with Author, Jannette Quackenbush

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

Vinton County, Ohio

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

 

Ghost Stories and Local Legends:

Moonville Tunnel

Moonville Near Zaleski, Ohio

The ghost of an engineer, a brakeman, a woman hit by a train and a bully haunt the tunnel.

Lake Hope Furnace

Lake Hope State Park Zaleski, OH 45698

The ghost of a night watchman who fell into its hot depths haunts the furnace.

Ingham Station - Bear Hollow

Ingham Station Moonville Rail Trail New Marshfield, OH 45766

Voices have been heard along the valley and trails of this long-gone mining town between Moonville Tunnel and Kings Station Tunnel. A miner who hitched a ride on a train lost his hand when it hit the tunnel coming out of Moonville. He died and fell off the train somewhere around Bear Hollow, but they didn't find him until a week later. He walks the tracks searching for his hand, and I've heard tell that the ghostly hand is out there waiting to hitch a ride on someone's ankle trying to find the body so watch out!