Putnam County Hauntings & Legends

On this page you will find haunted locations and legends of Putnam 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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Restless John – Known as “Restless John,” this ghost is said to haunt the place where his farm burned down, now roaming the abandoned house on the property. No one has lived in the home for long due to his ghost. Voices are heard inside and ghostly lights can be seen.


Gilboa Cemetery – The ghosts of children who died in the 1852 cholera epidemic haunt the cemetery. the voices of children can be heard, sometimes crying, and other times playing. Reportedly exhumations of some of their graves have turned up empty graves.


County Road 19 – The ghost of a girl who died in a car accident on prom night supposedly haunts the road. She can be seen standing in the middle of the road. Some motorists have run off the road in an effort to avoid hitting her. When they look back, she is gone.


Road R House – This house sits back on a long lane about five miles south of Pandora. Upon entering the house, floor boards will shake as if someone or something is chasing you. There have also been reports of satanic cults visiting the house and performing animal sacrifices.