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Vinton County Ohio Ghosts and Hauntings - Murder Ridge (AKA Axtel Ridge)


Axtel Ridge

Vinton Experimental Station

McArthur, OH 45651 

There is an old road leading to what used to be a community of homes near Axtel Ridge above the busy coal, iron furnace, and brick-making community of Oreton, now a ghost town. The road eventually fades away to grassland and a pine forest. It would seem nothing is here or ever was there. But there was and still is . . .where a murder occurred, there is a ghost.


The old haunted well on Axtel Ridge, aka Murder Ridge- Vinton County, Ohio