Brooke Court - It is
said that if you look down the street on a clear night, the fire
hydrant takes the form of a person holding a knife.
(Credits: DJ Kerth)
Fairfield Bowling Lanes
- The creek behind the bowling alley is said to be haunted by a
mother and her child. The woman appears to be in her mid-twenties
wearing a long white dress from the late 1700s to early 1800s
period. The child seems to be three or four wearing brown pants, a
white shirt and a cap. It is believed that they were brutally
murdered in a mass killing spree.
Fairfield Middle School
- It is said that a twelve-year-old boy got in trouble at school
with the principal and was afraid to face his parents. Right after
school, he went to the 200 wing of the school near a Spanish room,
broke a mirror, and killed himself in a bathroom stall. His remains
were found the next morning, but it was unclear if he committed
suicide or if he had someone help, as he was cut into five pieces.
Today teachers that stay after hours sometimes hear the boy's
screams coming from the restroom. The stall where he died is still
stained with his blood. No one should be in the building alone, as
he is believed to be an angry spirit.
Hammacher Schlemmer -
The second floor of this call center is haunted. Typing can be heard
coming from the half of the call center that is dark when no one is
in that area. Filing cabinets open themselves and there are severe
temperature changes without reason. These activities have been
witnessed by numerous people, but the building is only open to
Harbin Park Trails -
On clear nights, it is said you can hear the screams of a boy who
tragically fell to his death after climbing to the top of the water
YMCA - The YMCA in
Fairfield is haunted by the spirit of a six-year-old girl who
drowned in the pool there.
Butler County Fairgrounds
- During the night, a man who had shot himself in the head in one of
the public restrooms is said to roam the fairgrounds, blood dripping
from the wound to his head.
Butler County Treasurer's
Office - The office is haunted by a former watchman who was
killed during a robbery there in the 1860s. They killed him using
ether, but hung him to make it look like a suicide. He is said to
have materialized in front of employees and making the clock chime
East Butler County YMCA
- A young man fell in a well and died in the mid-1800s where the
newly built YMCA facility now sits. Late at night, the young man can
be heard crying or whistling. He sometimes makes his presence known
by slamming doors and turning on water faucets. Some have reported
hearing splashing in the pool, but when checked, no one is there.
Jewish Cemetery - The
Jewish Cemetery on Pleasant Avenue is said to be haunted. EVP
recordings have been made at the cemetery by some of those who have
visited the site.
(Credits: Susan Cooper)
Miami University Hamilton
- The fourth floor of Mosler Hall is said to be haunted by a woman
who fell down the elevator shaft from the fourth floor. At times,
witnesses have heard someone screaming. Phelps Hall is haunted by
the ghost of a man who shuts and locks doors, preventing people from
going into certain locations within the building.
New London Road - The
ghost of a wealthy doctor who lived in Southern Hills is said to be
seen jogging along this road. Witnesses claim that as they drive
there late at night, his spirit waves at them as they pass him
jogging up the hill. Once they get to the top of the hill, he is
standing there smiling at them only to disappear.
(Credits: Heather Jordan)
Princeton Road - A
woman who was killed in an automobile accident there is said to warn
drivers of the danger ahead. She has also been known to hitch a ride
with motorists. Some believe that she is still trying to get to prom
to see her boyfriend. The area where she is frequently seen is near
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Street Residence - Residents report hearing footsteps running
across the floor at night when no one else in the house is awake.
The kitchen sink turns on for no apparent reason and there are
feelings of uneasiness. One witness reported seeing a child's hand
coming from an upstairs bedroom as if it were trying to crawl out of
(Credits: Shonna Prickett)
Joseph Consolidated School - There is a mysterious bullet
hole in a door leading to the basement. Some students have claimed
seeing silhouettes of people in the basement at night.
Dave Finkelman Auditorium
- The old director of the auditorium is said to haunt the place. He
was an avid pipe smoker when he was alive and appears to continue
smoking from beyond the grave. Late at night, one can smell the
scent of pipe smoke fill the auditorium, even though no one there is
smoking. Other sources indicate the auditorium may be haunted by a
former patron who heckled performers pretty badly. Halfway through
one performance, the man started making a loud snoring noise. It was
discovered after the show that he had suffered some kind of heart
attack and subsequently died.
Fisher Hall -
Although it has since been torn down, the hall was haunted by its
namesake, Judge Elam Fisher. He was known as the "Diamond Judge"
because he always wore a diamond trinket around his neck. His ghost
would steal things and write his initials using the bust created of
him. The hall was also said to be haunted by Ronald Tammen, a
student who disappeared from his room in 9153. The site of Fisher
Hall is now accommodated by a new conference center, which is said
to be haunted.
Hepburn Hall - The
ghost of an Indian is said to roam the halls of the third floor. It
is believed that he was killed long ago on the land where Hepburn
Hall was built.
Sightings of a girl dressed in a long 1900s black dress is reported
by the dish line. She seems to be sad and will disappear once she's
been seen. An electrician quit when he was working upstairs in one
of the buildings. He would never say what he saw, but only would say
that he had seen something and will never go back again.
Peabody Hall - This
hall's namesake, Mrs. Helen Peabody, is said to haunt the building.
Many of the sightings of Mrs. Peabody take place in individual rooms
and hallways. It is said that she did not care for men and got angry
when the dorm became coed. Males close to windows feel a strong
pushing on them towards the window. Women who are sick and trying to
get out of bed feel themselves being pushed back into bed in a
motherly manner. A suicide took place in room 210, where a girl hanged
herself. Years later another girl hanged herself in the same room. In
other rooms, there have been times where window shades would flap
frantically, but no wind would be present and no one would be near
Reid Hall - On May 9,
1959, a murder took place in Reid Hall. Two students were arguing
and a fright broke out. A RA named Roger Sayles tried to break
things up, but one of the students pulled a gun, shooting and
killing Sayles. The student fled away to Ogden Hall where he shot
himself in the head. Today it is said that you can still see the
bloody handprint Sayles left on the door as he fell against the
wall. Strange noises and other ghostly activity are also reported.
Wilson Hall - Once a
tuberculosis hospital, it is said to be haunted by those who died
there. Doors unlock by themselves, alarm clocks go off at the wrong
time, and furniture moves around by itself. A doctor is also said to
haunt the hall. He used to live next to the hospital and built a
tunnel from his place to the hospital. The tunnel collapsed and he
was killed. Students have reported seeing the doctor in a white lab
coat roaming the halls and can feel his presence at times. The
tunnel entry can still be seen caved in down in the basement. It is
also said that an electro-shock therapy tub is in the basement that
used for insane patients. Students have to pass the tub on their way
to do laundry.
Jefferson Avenue Home
- A home on Jefferson Avenue in Middletown is haunted by the spirit
of a little boy in turn-of-the-century clothing. He has appeared
smiling and waving to those who witness him. A young child in the
home had reported that he couldn't sleep because people in
old-fashioned clothing were arguing in his room.
(Credits: Trish P.)
Jefferson Elementary School
- The school was the site of multiple hauntings, and was built atop
an old burial ground. Employees and students have reported hearing
sounds of children playing and balls bouncing in the gym when it was
empty. Sounds of children playing were also heard coming from the
stage area. A ghostly figure of a little girl also haunted the
school as she roamed the hallways and restroom.
UPDATE: This school has been demolished.
Old Adams Mansion -
The ghostly image of a dog dragging a body can sometimes be seen in
the streets around the Old Adams Mansion. Back in 1914, a man who
loved his dog dearly loved in the mansion. After his dog died, the
man would go into drunken rages. One night his rage became so great
that he walked around Middletown with a butcher knife, brutally
killing victims and hiding their bodies in the sewers. When he tried
to attack a girl one night, she pulled her own knife, stabbing the
man twice in the chest. When she returned with the authorities, the
man's body was not there. They decided to check out his home and
found his body on the front porch with scratch marks on his face and
bloody paw prints leading to the body.
(Credits: Brittany Thurter)
Sorg Mansion and Opera House
- Built in 1891, the theater is said to be haunted by its original
owner, Paul J. Sorg. His ghost is most often seen in his personal
seat, the middle seat of the first row in the first balcony. Many
witnesses have identified him with the portrait of him in the lobby.
He was an extremely wealthy man and built the theater for his wife.
Bob Hope had even performed there. During the early days of the
theater, African-Americans had a separate entrance and had to sit in
the upper balcony, where they only served peanuts. It is rumored
that at times, one can find peanuts on the floor. People who have
stayed here say that every night you can see and hear the former
residents walking through the tunnel and around the mansion.
Invisible footsteps can be heard regularly, as well as Sorg's
apparition, who paces backstage and on the catwalks. An actress who
once worked there mysteriously disappeared one night never to be
seen again, leaving her red dress in the dressing room. Janitors
sometimes hear a woman singing from the dressing rooms and when the
check it out, there is a lady wearing a red dress putting on makeup.
When she notices them there, she vanishes into thin air.
Sorg Paper Factory -
Security guards at the factory report strange activity during the
night at this former paper factory. Disembodied footsteps are heard,
shadowy figures dart around them, lights turn off, and doors shut
themselves. At least three spirits haunt the building. There have
been several deaths on the grounds since it opened in 1852.
(Credits: Pam and Angela)
Stephen Vail Middle School
- It is said that sometime during the 1960s-70s, a lesbian gym
teacher killed herself in the girls' locker room because of the
taunting from the other female gym teachers for being gay. She broke
a mirror and slit her wrists in the fourth stall. Now if you go in
the locker room during gym or after school, you can hear locker
doors slamming and basketballs bouncing. Reported sightings of the
gym teacher running on the track on top of the gym have also been
Trinity Place Apartments
- Many residents of this apartment complex have reported strange and
poltergeist-like activities taking place there. Doors have been
known to lock and unlock by themselves and slam shut at any given
time. Water faucets turn on full force for no reason. The son of one
resident would wake up screaming because he said a woman kept
telling him to get out. A ghostly man was seen in the hallway of one
of the townhomes, staring at the witness who was cooking in the
kitchen. (Credits: Robert Throroughman and
Verity Middle School
- This middle school is said to be haunted by the former principal,
who died years ago. His ghost has been seen walking the halls and is
known to ring the bell after hours.
Avenue Home - A home in the 2100 block of Wayne Avenue is
reportedly haunted. A former resident, who lived there from 1987
until 1990, reported that she laid her three month old son in his
crib with a bottle. She then left the room for about five minutes
and when she returned, the bottle cap and nipple was laying next to
his head and the bottle of milk was sitting straight up on the floor
about three feet from the crib. Not a drop of milk had spilled.
Before her son was born, her brother lived in the room. One night he
suddenly packed his belongings and moved out, saying something was
holding him down on the bed. The former residents also heard someone
walking on the stairs at night when everyone was already in bed.
Woodside Cemetery -
This cemetery was once home to a hanging tree, where ghostly figures
could be seen hanging from its branches. The locals had the tree cut
down, but the entire ghostly scene can still be seen on certain
Fudge Road Bridge -
Actually in Preble County, check
there for listing
Hopewell Cemetery -
Located near a place called Hueston Woods, Hopewell Cemetery is said
to be one of the best ghost hunting sites in southern Ohio. Strange
lights can regularly be seen and little 'surprises' will be waiting
in your car when you return. It is also said to bring bad luck to
those who visit during the night.
Medina Indian Mound -
This ancient Indian mound is said to be haunted. Strange images have
been known to appear in photographs.
Miami Univeristy - A
site of multiple hauntings. See Miami Univeristy above for details.
Milford Road -
Located just outside of Oxford, the story goes that two forbidden
lovers would meet up a certain driveway along Milford Road. The girl
would take her father's car and pull out to the end of the road,
flashing her headlights three times to signal her boyfriend to come
over. One night as he began down the road, a young boy was riding
his bicycle in the road. The boyfriend, riding a motorcycle, didn't
see the boy until it was too late. Both the boy and the boyfriend
died. The girl later hanged herself in the barn, of which, remnants
remain. It is said that if you go to the spot where the girl would
signal her boyfriend and flash your headlights three times toward
the road, you can see small flashing red lights (the reflectors of
the bicycle) and then a motorcycle headlight coming down the road.
Some have even reported seeing many flashing lights, like at the
scene of an accident, after the headlight disappears.
US Route 27 - Also
known as the "Highway to Heaven," this stretch of highway is known
for its many fatal accidents. One point along the highway is haunted
by the apparition of a motorcyclist who races straight toward you
and flies over your car at the last second.
Walmart - Employees
have reported that keys disappear, only to reappear in the same spot
later. Electric doors stick and won't shut and computer screen have
strange drawings on them in the morning.