Brown County Hauntings & Legends

On this page you will find haunted locations and legends of Brown County. Many of these are genuine and documented haunts, but others may be legend or hearsay. Remember, we do not condone trespassing. Always seek permission before entering private property. If you know of a haunting or legend not listed for this county, please submit them through our Haunting Submission Form.

NewStarSmall New posting     EVPLogo EVP Recording     Video Video     360 360º Panoramic Photo     StoryPad Visitor Contribution/Story


Indian Burial Ground – An old Indian burial ground behind some apartments is said to be haunted. Reports say that if one takes something from the burial ground, an Indian will appear in your house or yard every night until you return whatever you had taken.


Dixie School – This schoolhouse was closed in the 1960s. Since then, the second floor has collapsed down onto the first floor. Despite this, mysterious lights have been spotted in the second floor windows along with other rooms. Locals entered the school years ago at night with flashlights and witnessed ghostly children walking single file up and down the hallways. Witnesses have also reported seeing a man walking around with a lantern and hearing a little girl screaming in the background, “No daddy, no! Please stop!”


Hammer Road – Legend says that a home where two people and their dog were murdered once occupied the site where the tractor store is today. The husband of the home was standing in the backyard next to a shed with his dog when the shot went through the dog, striking him. The wife heard the noise and she was also shot after going outside to investigate. She crawled back into the home but died before help arrived. After the murders, people would hear cars in the driveway and people talking, but no one would ever be around when they went to see what was going on. (Credits: Brian Berry)


Higginsport School – The school is haunted by a man who was burned to death by the boiler in the basement. Mysterious voices are often heard inside the school.

 New Hope 

State Route 68 – A man riding a bicycle can be seen at dawn and dusk between Kimball Ford Road and the Fairview Chapel on State Route 68. Once drivers pass the rider and look back, he mysteriously disappears.


Baird House – Built in 1825 as an inn, the original family who lived there is said to haunt the house. Singing, doors opening and closing, flickering lights and strange presences are all part of the paranormal activity that take place there. A ghostly cat can sometimes be seen as well.

Rankin House – This 200-year-old house was a stop on the Underground Railroad. It was even included in the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The house is said to be haunted by a little brown dog that is seen quite often by workers and visitors. Ghostly voices are heard at the top of the stairway that leads down to the Ohio River, where slaves would come up on their way to freedom.