Gallia County Hauntings & Legends

On this page you will find haunted locations and legends of Gallia 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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 Bidwell 

Knox Hollow – The hollow is haunted by twins who drowned in the creek there. Legend says the twins didn’t know how to swim when they wandered down to the creek one night while sleepwalking. When their father yelled to them, they awoke and drowned.

 Cadmus 

Shades of Death Forest – A forest between Cadmus and Patriot is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who was hanged by her husband.

 Cora 

Cora Mill Bridge – The bridge is said to be haunted by people who have fallen over the edge to their death in the shallow water and rocks below.

 Crown City 

Good Hope Cemetery – Multiple dark shadowy humanoid figures have been spotted in the cemetery at dusk. One witness stated he heard what sounded like lips smacking prior to seeing the figures.

Methodist Church – A ghostly house is sometimes seen standing next to the church. After being viewed for a few moments, the house vanishes.

The Narrows – Located south of Crown City, Route 7, known as The Narrows, is home to cold blasts of air, phantom boulders falling from cliffs, and ghostly headlights appearing in rearview mirrors.

 Gallia 

Chimney Rock – The ghostly screams of a woman who committed suicide by jumping off the rock can sometimes be heard during the night.

 Gallipolis 

Our House Museum – Built in 1819 by Henry Crushing, the museum was originally a tavern. Crushing invited people from the many boats docked on the Ohio River to “Come over to our house.” There have been many sightings and sounds in the museum. Mysterious footsteps have been heard in the foyer along with the sound of a woman singing in the second floor ballroom.

 Mercerville 

Fierbaugh Road – Witnesses have reported an animal-like creature that resembles a buffalo chasing their vehicles while driving on the road late at night. When the vehicle speeds up, the animal goes from all fours to two legs to keep up with the car.

 Oak Hill 

Bethel Cemetery – A dark, mysterious humanoid figure standing six to seven feet tall has been seen in the cemetery. When it is seen, the figure goes up a hill and disappears. The cemetery was heavily vandalized and the church was burned to the ground one night after an eyewitness had seen the figure. Related: Contribution

Rio Grande 

Tyn Rhos Cemetery – Strange lights and mysterious orbs have been seen inside the cemetery at night by late night visitors.

 Thivener 

Williams Hollow Road – Behind the strip mines on Williams Hollow Road is a path that leads to a clearing with a tree that only exists during certain parts of the fall. This tree is unmistakable when you see it. It is choked by several black vines with, at minimum, six-inch black thorns that have fallen around the bottom to form a halo at the base of the tree. The tree itself looks to have been struck by lightning as it is black in color and VERY dead (that is the feeling you get when you’re around it). Nothing grows around the tree within a thirty-foot radius and the “vibes” coming from the tree are disturbing. Behind the tree is a natural set of steps in the rocks that lead onto the ridge connecting to Perkins Road. Sheep in the fields would not pass through a twenty foot opening into the field that bordered the area. Residents along the road have talked about Native American burial grounds being unearthed by strip mining in the 1940s-50s. Human skulls have been found in addition to broken pottery, arrowheads, and other Native American tools. Sightings of strange lights in the woods, and most popularly, a war chieftain being seen on his horse jumping from ridge to ridge have been reported. Related: Contribution