Logan County Hauntings & Legends

On this page you will find haunted locations and legends of Logan 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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Camp Willson – This century-old camp is said to be haunted by numerous ghosts. The most haunted area is known as the “Y Tree,” as there are hundreds of sightings there every year. Two ghosts are most frequently seen at the camp. One known as Abe has been seen on the trails and roaming the grounds, wearing a stovepipe hat. The other ghost, Timmy, can be heard giggling and running around near the railroad tracks. A cabin from the pioneer days was relocated to the camp. The ghost that haunts the cabin does not like men and is usually more active when men stay there. Knocking sounds can be heard on the walls and door. Some of the children who stayed there for summer camp began speaking in tongues for no reason.

Mckeestown Trading Post – Objects fly off the walls, shadowy figures are seen, and the property in general has a weird feeling. A battle is said to have occurred on the property in the early 1800s between settlers and Indians, who had a trading post there. One witness said there is so much paranormal activity that the batteries in his metal detector were depleted within ten minutes when it usually holds a charge for five hours.


Harrod Cemetery – The gravestone where the legendary hatchet man (see below) is buried is said to glow with an eerie light on certain nights.

Hatchet Man – The ghost of a man who twice murdered his entire family by chopping them to pieces with a hatchet is said to haunt the area along McArthur Township Road 56 at night. Legend says that the ghost especially hates women and is ready to kill anyone passing through with his hatchet.

 Indian Lake 

O’Conner’s Hotel – Ghosts of the attendants that stayed at the hotel are said to haunt the spot where it was located. The hotel was burned down years ago.

Shawnee Island – A church on Shawnee Island is said to be haunted by an old lady, who sits in the front row. She disappears after looking at you.

 Lake View 

225 Market Street – The building at 255 Market Street is said to be the site of unexplained sounds and sightings. A website visitor sent in a possible explanation for the haunting. Hig grandfather passed away after a struggle with diabetes. One day his grandmother walked into the kitchen and saw the ghost of his grandfather standing before her. She told him that she loved him and he disappeared. She later sold the house and moved away because of that day. (Credits: Kodi Smotherman and Jimmy)


Quincy Smoke – Residents of the area experience a truly odd phenomenon every two to three weeks that has been going on for many years. The entire area from Quincy to DeGraff is overtaken by a smoky odor. It is said the odor is from the old Native American villages that were once in the area. (Credits: Nigel Harp)

 Rush Creek Township 

Railroad Ghost – A workman was killed during a fight with other workmen when the railroad was being built through the township. At that time it was known as the Bellefontaine & Indiana Railroad. His body was buried in secret and no one knew for certain where his grave was located. Over the years, railroad workers have reported seeing his ghost near an area called the “Big Fill.” Witnesses have described the ghost as looking grim, ghastly and terrible.


CenturyLink Building – The area currently occupied by the CenturyLink building next to the post office was once home to the town’s hanging tree. It is believed that several people who were executed were actually innocent. Residents have reported the feeling of being watched while in that immediate vicinity.