with Author, Jannette Quackenbush

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

Wayne County, Ohio

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

 

Ghost Stories and Local Legends:

Rogues Hollow

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.

Crybaby Bridge

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.

River Styx Trestle Ghost Train

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.