Darke County Hauntings & Legends

On this page you will find haunted locations and legends of Darke 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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Ansonia Elementary School – Faucets in the bathroom have reportedly turned on by themselves.


Woodens Road Residence – A former schoolhouse converted into a private residence, mysterious noises have been heard and apparitions have been seen at the home. A thud was heard in the basement nearly every night just as the residents were going to bed. A woman dressed in Civil War-era clothing has been spotted in the upstairs window and perhaps the same woman brushing her hair has been seen in a doorway of the house. The inside corner of the house that faces the highway is always cold. Related: Contribution (Credits: Linda Blocher)


Cromer Cemetery – Shadowy figures have been seen inside the cemetery and people have reported being shoved by something unseen. (Credits: David Reed)


Bear’s Mill – This mill that has been operating for more than 150 years is said to be haunted. An old farmer is said to make footsteps as he walks on the wooden floorboards on the upper levels of the mill.

Leftwich House – Overnight guests have reported hearing conversations taking place in the kitchen, only to find no one there upon investigation. Lights turn on and doors open by themselves. Rapping noises are occasionally heard on the staircases.

McMecham Road – The homes built on this road are said to have been built atop old burial grounds. Many of the homes are haunted due to this. Some witnesses who were walking along the road at night claim to have been chased off by dark shadowy figures.

Memorial Hall – This place for plays and musicals is said to be haunted by an old man who fell to his death while changing one of the high lightbulbs hanging from the ceiling.

Stingley Road House – A tall, dark figure has been seen standing next to a tree in front of the home’s driveway late at night. Strange things have been spotted in the left upstairs window of the home as well.

Water Street Residence – A home built in the early 1900s on Water Street is haunted by the spirit of a woman. She has been seen and heard on several occasions. Related: Contribution

West Water Street Boulder – The boulder is said to have an Indian girl buried beneath it. She was supposedly sexually assaulted by soldiers stationed at Fort Greenville and later committed suicide. Her ghost now roams the area.

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Walker Farm – A former resident of the Walker Farm, who lived there from 1974 to 1977, experienced several deja vu scenes they had never seen before. The resident also claims the ghost of Mrs. Walker haunts the home. Doors would open and close unexpectedly and the residents would hear footsteps in the attic. (Credits: Jeff Jones)


Franklin-Monroe High School – The band room and the auditorium are particularly haunted at this high school. Students, teachers and custodians have heard a piano playing in the auditorium when no one is in there. The elevator just outside of the auditorium opens and closes for no apparent reason. Various people have heard mysterious footsteps in both the band room and on the auditorium stage.


Jamison Farm – The farmhouse is said to be haunted by a spirit known as Aunt Ella. She frequently rocks in a rocking chair, which appears to move by itself. A caretaker mowing the grass once looked up at the house to see all of the shutters open. A few minutes later, he looked up again and they were all closed.

Versailles High School – The sink closest to the entrance of the boys bathroom in the cafeteria turns on when no one else is there. No one knows for sure what the cause could be as the school was built in 2010.