When people think of haunted places to visit but my home state Ohio never shows up on the list.I thought I would put up a list of some places to visit in Ohio.Many people don't know that Ohio is filled with ghost towns and many odd destinations.
Hocking Hills is filled with natural parks and tons of outdoor recreational activities.Old Man Cave a popular attraction to Hocking Hill State Park there is a legend that baying ghost hounds can be heard at night.
Richard Roe was best known as the hermit who lived in Old Man's Cave with his hunting hounds in the early 1800's.He spent most of his life dwelling inside the recess cave located along the north wall of the main gorge.One winter,he had scrambled down the gorge wall to get water from the stream below.Upon reaching the water,he realized he had forgotten his tools to break the ice.
He looked around for something to crack the ice and the only thing he could find was his muzzle loading rifle.Without checking to see if it was loaded, he began to ram the butt of the gun into the ice.
After a few sharp blows,he jarred the trigger assembly and the gun went off,shooting him right in the face.Legend has it that those camping at the park campground have heard the baying of Richard Roe's hunting dogs on full moon nights crying for their master to return.
Roque's Hollow also know as Cry Baby Bridge is located near Doylestown,Ohio. This bridge is located on Galehouse Road,between Rogue Hollow Road and Hametown Road.
The bridge spans Silver Creek.Deep in Rogue's Hollow,this road previously led from the bottom of the hollow (Hametown Rd.) to the top (Rogue Hollow Rd).The bridge is only approachable from Hametown Rd. from October to May, as the steeper portion of the road is seasonally closed to prevent accidents.
The legend is summarized as follows: a young woman who was unmarried and have been abandoned by her lover and she threw her baby over the bridge into the cold river below.If you go there at night people have reported hearing the gurgling cries of the baby.
Another variation of the Roque's Hollow Cry Baby Bridge is that a newborn baby and his parents were killed after their car hit black ice and crashed into the icy river.While the parents were killed instantly,the baby died much later, from starvation.At midnight, you can still hear the baby crying for his parents.
Located along the banks of a river bed running from East 90th Street and Woodland Ave. to the Flats and Broadway Ave. in Cleveland, this urban wasteland is the site of the country's most infamous crimes.
From 1934 to 1938, Kingsbury Run became a grisly playground for the "Torso Killer".At least 13 documented murders are formally associated with the Torso Killer.Some say that he may have been responsible for more than 30 killings here in Ohio and other states.Most of the victims were never identified.Officially these crimes were never solved.
To read more about Kinsbury Run go to the link labeled Kinbury Run below.
Alliance is located in Stark and Mahoning counties in northeastern Ohio. The population of Alliance is approximately 25,000 residents.
Old Orphanage | Fairmont Children's Home Information:
According to one source, the Fairmount Children's Home is located behind the Fairmount Greenhouse on Route 62 going toward Minerva. Another source claimed that the Fairmount Children's Home is at 6774 Union Street NE.
A number of adults who lived in this home have reported vastly differing experiences staying at the Fairmount Children's Home. Some of them had pleasant happy memories of their time there, while others experienced it as "torture". According to David Giffels, the Fairmount Children's Home gained a reputation as a "miserable" place due to a particularly cruel headmaster who beat orphans and was responsible for the death of a few of them. According to Giffels, the orphans rose up in revolt in 1944 and lynched the cruel headmaster by a thick pipe in the basement.
The Fairmount Children's Home was a private residence for a period of time, but was abandoned in the 1990's and suffered from vandalism at that time. According to one source, the Fairmount Children's Home closed in the 1970's and burned down in the summer of 2002.
There are reportedly cold spots throughout the building. Some have reported that a baby doll moved without explanation from one room to another room. Another visitor reported similar phenomena with a rocking horse that suddenly appeared in a room they were in.
Some visitors have reported seeing "sparks" coming from a room where they claim that electro-shock treatments were done on little kids. However, it seems unlikely that an orphanage would be equipped with electro-shock therapy equipment.
Shadow figures have been reported at this location. Children staying at the orphanage apparently would report seeing this shadowy figure years ago and some have speculated that this is the cruel headmaster.
One person reported receiving scratches on their leg.Some have reported hearing disembodied children's voices throughout the area in and around the Fairmount Children's Home.Info found at http://www.hauntin.gs
Several vacant orphanages in Ohio or even the area where the buildings used to stand is said to be haunted.The cries and moans of the children are said to float around you on the wind.
The most common story behind these Mutant little creatures is that a Dr., Crowe to be exact, who lived on Wisner Road,In Kirtland Ohio, ran an orphanage with many children and did various experiments on their brains causing their heads to become larger in proportion to the rest of there bodies. It is said that they roam the woods at night looking for humans, they eat their flesh. The most notable description of a Melon Head is about 3/4 feet tall with a large head, glowing eyes, and sometimes said to have razor teeth. One day the children killed the Dr. as well as his staff. The mutants still roam the area on a killing spree.
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Another version is that these big headed children have been rumored to roam the woods surrounding Winser and King Memorial Roads in Chardon.They only come out at night and seem to be incredibly shy,often running away from the others who spot them.
Some believe these children were victims of freak medical experiments conducted by a Dr. Crow(or Crowe),who injected their heads with water or chemicals.
Another version of the story explained that the children's diseases were birth defects caused by Mr. Crowe's exposure to radiation during his work as a government scientist.The children later died and were buried in secret graves somewhere within the woods.
There is a cemetary nearby called King Memorial Cemetary.While it doesn't seem that Dr Crow is buried there, there is a marker for a man by the name of Crower.
I have not found or heard about any information about the other vacant orphanages if I find information I will add them at a later time to the list.
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