Coshocton County Hauntings & Legends

On this page you will find haunted locations and legends of Coshocton 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.

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Bouquet’s Camp – This Revolutionary War camp is said to be haunted by Colonel Henry Bouquet. He is frequently seen on horseback near the old watering trough.

Carr House – This abandoned house on State Route 83 is said to be haunted by its murdered owner, George Carr. Carr was a heavy gambler and was shot by his poker buddies when they found him to be cheating. To this day you can still hear the sounds of a poker game going on inside the house.

Corner House – The abandoned home is located at the intersection of State Route 541 and 79. It is said to be haunted by a man who came home, found that his wife hadn’t made dinner, cut off her head and placed it in the oven. Hot drafts can be felt throughout the house and screams have been heard. The smell of burning flesh sometimes fills the air.

State Route 83 Gravel Road – There is a large dip in the road along a gravel road that runs off State Route 83. It is said that if one stops their vehicle just before the dip, a ghostly horseman can be seen in the mist. When the vehicle moves forward, the figure disappears. It is said that the man was hit and killed by a truck when he was trying to guide his horse across the road.

WTNS Radio Station – This radio station is rumored to have been built atop the site of a mass unmarked cemetery. When a flood devastated the area, the remains of those killed were buried in a mass unmarked grave next to the Coshocton Tribune. In the WTNS studios, you can sometimes feel unseen hands grab you. There are mysterious sounds of rushing water and lights turn on and off by themselves. A ghostly man who constantly checks his pocketwatch, as if waiting for someone, has been seen in the sales office. There is a definitive cold spot at the top of the stairs and on the way down the stairs, it feels as if you are entering a new world or time zone.

 Cow Corners 

Azbell’s Farm – The farm is said to always be cold, even in the summer. It is believed that the land is an old Indian burial ground.


Old Sweet Shop – Also known as Captain Nye’s, it is said to be haunted by ghostly children. Employees report hearing them whispering in the restrooms, but no one is there upon investigation.

Roscoe Hardware – Employees report feeling odd cold spots and dampness in the air. The body of a woman named Matilda was discovered after she was murdered by her husband and thrown down the covered-up well behind the store.

Triple Locks Theater – The theater is home to multiple cold spots and ghostly figures.

Warehouse – The laundry area in the sub-cellar is said to be haunted. It is also haunted by the ghost of an old lady and a ghostly child.


Murder Ridge – Now a stripped ravine that was extensively mined, this ridge was once home to a few families. One was the Reese family. According to local legend, the Reese’s only son, Cletus, would kill travelers along Route 26 whose vehicles would break down. He used his tow truck to bring their cars back to his garage, where he would kill the travelers. Cletus would store their bodies in his farmhouse and would later eat their remains. He would disassemble the victims’ cars and sell them for parts. Cletus was caught once he began selling whole cars. He admitted to three murders and was sentenced to life at the Lima State Hospital. Documentation shows he had never eaten his victims’ remains. His victims are said to haunt the ridge where their remains were discovered in shallow graves.

 West Lafayette 

Coshocton County Cemetery – The ghost of Mary Stockum is known to haunt the area. After her husband had killed their daughter and was hanged, she vowed revenge. One by one her nine remaining children began to die. When the fifth child died, Mary was burned as a witch. After her sixth child died, her body was dug up and her head was removed. Her children stopped dying after that. The cemetery is haunted by Mary as she searches for her head and her children. Many hunters in the area have reported seeing her ghost regularly.