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Wayne County Ohio Ghosts and Hauntings


Wayne County


Chidester Mill
Rogues Hollow
Doylestown, Ohio 44230

The ghost of a young man haunted the woolen, sawmill and dye House building once located where the museum now stands. He fell into a wheel and was crushed to death. He was seen in spirited form returning during the evening hours to finish the work he was never able to complete in life.


Chidester Mill - Rogues Hollow


Crybaby Bridge
Rogues Hollow

Near the mill and spanning Silver Creek is Wayne County's notorious Crybaby Bridge. The story goes that a young woman was spurned by her sweetheart when he found out she was pregnant. When the child was born, she tossed it into the cold waters. If you stand on the bridge, you can hear the child's wails. And you might even see the
mournful mama. She stands along the edge, staring into the water, forever lamenting her awful feat.


Crybaby Bridge - Rogues Hollow


River Styx Trestle
Rittman, Ohio 44270

The Erie west-bound passenger train No. 5 jumped the track and rolled at a small overpass called the River Styx Trestle on  March 22, 1899 near Rittman, Ohio. The Engineer was killed at the wreck. During the years after the wreck, many reputable people heard the sound of a ghostly  train crashing in the vicinity.



River Styx

Citations: Rogues Hollow History and Legends
by Russell Frey