with Author, Jannette Quackenbush

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

Pickaway County, Ohio

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

 

Ghost Stories and Local Legends:

Stages Pond

Stages Pond State Nature Preserve Ashville, OH 43103

One muggy August in the 1800s, a farmer who lived across Ward Road was taking in hay. A storm blew across the fields and he ran to get out of the rain. Lightning bolted across the sky along with an explosion of thunder right after. The wagon team he was using to take in the hay bolted down over the road, across the muddy land around Stages Pond. Straight into the marshy, quick-sand-like muck they went, mired and fighting until they sank so deeply they could not be retrieved. The screams of the horses and their stomping hooves can be heard before a storm in the pond area.

Lonely Soldier

Circleville Courthouse Circleville, OH 43113

The current courthouse was built in 1845, it was updated in 1888. It was somewhere after the remodeling, a ghostly soldier began to show up in the building. He has been seen in the upper floors.