Akron Civic Theater -
The life-long custodian of the theater, Fred, haunts the building.
He died on the premises but still tends to his duties, usually
keeping vandals at bay. Several people have even reported bing
attacked by Fred after they attempted to vandalize the place. A
ghostly crying woman is sometimes seen along the canal that runs
underneath the theater.
Archbishop Hoban High School
- In the new art rooms, tutoring center and admissions office,
reports of ghostly men in dark priest robes walking the halls are
frequent. These new rooms are in a remodeled section that used to be
the old Brothers dormitory. The mysterious figures are never seen
anywhere other than this section. The men's locker room is believed
to be haunted by a boy who may have played basketball for the
school. He was killed in a car accident in the late 1980s.
Carroll Street House
- A sorority member from the University of Akron is said to have
hanged herself in the boiler room of this house. Plates have been
thrown around and closet doors in the attic fly open and slam shut
by themselves. While on the first floor, one could sometimes hear
people walking around and moving furniture upstairs when no one else
is in the house. This house is now owned by the City of Akron Police
Department and is used for SWAT training.
Johnson House - A man
named Johnson is said to haunt this home, now used as a business.
Johnson built the house nearly 100 years ago and is protecting it in
death. He is believed to have died from a heart attack in the 1950s.
(Credits: Ben Shreve)
Litchfield Middle School
- The school's namesake, Mr. Litchfield, is said to haunt the
school. Doors and lockers open and close by themselves, and
footsteps and laughter are heard after hours. An old custodian is
also said to haunt the school.
Lockheed Martin - The
buildings were formerly Loral and were built in the 1920s as the
Goodyear plant that housed blimps and zeppelins. Many of the
buildings in the complex are haunted by various spirits. Night shift
security guards have reported many unexplainable sights, sounds and
Rogues Hollow - This
little bridge near a vacant house is one of many "Crybaby Bridges"
in Ohio. The story behind this one is that in the early 1900s, a
witch was impregnated by a married man. When the townspeople tried
to take the baby from her, she threw it off the bridge. It is
claimed that you can sometimes hear the baby crying in the middle of
Acres Mall - This now-defunct mall is haunted by ghosts of
unknown origin, mostly sticking to the security office and the
mall's fountain. There have reportedly been several deaths that
occurred in the mall during its heyday.
(Credits: Grant Hawkins)
Rose Hill Burial Park
- The back of this cemetery faces several acres of forest. Many
people have claimed to see a "Lady in White" in the area. A mist
will sometimes cover the ground at night, limiting visibility.
Stan Hywet Hall - The
master bedroom of this mansion is haunted by a lady wearing gray.
The ghost, believed to be an Englishwoman who died in the 1700s, may
have been inherited with the bedroom. It was originally part of an
English manor that was disassembled and fit into the architecture
plans already in progress.
Summit County Juvenile
Detention Home - The ghost of a matron who worked there
haunts the detention home. It is believed that the matron was killed
there, possibly by one of the inmates.
Summit Lake - Just
outside of Akron, the banks of this lake are haunted by the spirits
of children who drowned there. The ghost of a clown that was burned
alive in a tent fire is also said to haunt the area.
Top of the World - A
shadowy black figure is often seen on the property, now part of the
Hampton Hills Metro Park. It is said that a farmer and his family
who once owned the property were murdered there by a satanic cult.
Another version of the legend states that the farmer murdered his
wife and two children before hanging himself in the barn. Neither of
these stories have ever been confirmed. It is also believed that the
hill is part of a Native American burial mound. The old farmhouse
was torn down years ago, but the barn still stands.
University of Akron -
A site of multiple hauntings. See University of Akron below.