with Author, Jannette Quackenbush

Explore your county. Discover the folklore. Find your scary place.

Hocking County, Ohio

Ghost stories and legends from around Ohio. Find your scary place.


Ghost Stories and Local Legends:

Ash Cave

Ash Cave Hiking Trail South Bloomingville, OH 43152

Ash Cave at Hocking Hills State Park -A ghostly lady walks the trail at Ash Cave dressed in the clothing of the 1920s and 1930s

Old Man’s Cave

Old Man’s Cave Upper Trail Logan, OH 43138

A man by the name of Retzler, who once lived near Lower Falls of Old Man's Cave has been greeting visitors in the park with his dogs for over a hundred years. His dog, Harper, has been heard baying in the night deep in the bowels of Old Man's Cave.

Death Hole

Scotts Creek Falls Logan, OH 43138

In August of 1887 while driving a load of wheat to Logan, newlyweds 19 year-old Clara and 29 year-old Johannes Bensenhafer began to cross Scotts Creek, only to have their wagon slip into what is known as the "Death Hole", a 15 foot pool with undertow. Tragically, they both drowned. After, people heard the sound of ghostly chatter of the couple along Scotts Creek Road and the creek itself. Then, they would hear the horses screaming in the area and saw a woman walking by the water.