Witch’s Grave (Kirtland)

(Orig. published 9/2005)

They say that deep in the heart of mysterious Mormon country in Kirtland, a mysterious grave exists at the side of a rural road. Supposedly, it is the grave of a witch executed by local townsfolk in the early 1800’s. If you are lucky enough to find the grave, and even braver still to approach it, something *strange* happens:

If you stare at the grave, turn your back to it, then turn around again, the grave will move closer to you.

Is this another urban legend or is there some truth to this old piece of lore? Continue reading

Witches’ Hill (Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery)

(Orig. published 2002) This site is actually located within the Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Olmsted Falls.  The story, as widely circulated among various ghost websites by anonymous sources, goes something like this:  A woman accused of witchcraft was executed and buried at this cemetery. Continue reading

Helltown!

(Orig. Published 3/2002)

(Summit County, Ohio).   Hundreds of individuals have reported widespread violence, murder, stalking, wild animal attacks, satanic worship and other occult activity, and unexplained (possibly supernatural) phenomenon isolated within and around Boston Township, Bath, Sagamore Hills and Peninsula.  Continue reading

Return to Helltown

(Orig. Published 9/2002)

September 2002:

Almost one year has passed since our last triumphant investigation of Boston Township, or Helltown.  We conquered the cemetery mound with nary a scratch from the tired ghost and his tree-limbed brethren. We traversed the Highway to Hell like skilled navigators.  We escaped the clutches of that anonymous figure who stalked us in the woods.  And the cops didn’t catch us. Continue reading

Tinker’s Creek

(Orig. Published 10/25/2004)

Mostly hidden among a tree-covered, glacier-carved landscape, Tinker’s Creek remains largely untouched by human hands.  Some of those who have attempted to settle this land barely left a trace of their own existence. Today, many visitors to this area have reported strange occurrences–eerie sounds, lights and shadows; the uncanny sense of being chased away…even followed.

Is Tinker’s Creek haunted or cursed, as some say?  And if so, then why?

Understanding the mystery of Tinker’s Creek first requires a look back at its history.  And its history is quite mysterious indeed. Continue reading

Johnson’s Island

(Orig. Published 6/2002)

Within Johnson’s Island, surrounded by mostly private residential property, lies the Confederate Stockade Cemetery.  It is located near Marblehead Peninsula on Lake Erie near Sandusky.  The entire island served as a prison camp for Civil War Confederate soldiers between 1862 and 1865. Continue reading

Abbott’s Tomb

(Orig. Published 6/2002)

This legend was first published on the Forgotten Ohio website.  Located in the old Milan Cemetery in Erie County, the mausoleum is said to be inhabited by the restless ghosts of Mr. and Mrs. Abbott.  As the story goes, the Abbott ghosts like their privacy and will run off any intruder who knocks on the crypt’s door.

While this site normally covers Northeast Ohio haunts and cemeteries, this cemetery was too good to resist.  Continue reading