Do you find castles, hayrides or graveyards filled with phony ghosts, weapons, chainsaws and mazes amusing? Are you done with the monotony of life and are looking forward to experiencing real paranormal activity?
Do deaths, gore, torture and spookiness give you an Adrenalin rush? You, my friend, are one of those adventurous folks who love to dig into weird mysteries of the world.
Join us at one of the creepiest ghost hunts in some of the most haunted houses in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Top 5 Haunted Houses In Cincinnati, Ohio…
1) Stenton House:
The Dutch built Stenton House in 1850. This eerie Victorian mansion witnessed the suicide of a Dutchman and two young pupils.
The past occupants of the building have reported ghostly apparitions, spooky sounds of objects hitting the floor on the topmost story and phantom footsteps.
After the Second World War, the mansion was subdivided into multi-unit dwellings known as the Cornell Place Apartments.
As of now, the owners use this property as private residence. Some apartments were sealed for safety purposes.
Guest tours and photography is discouraged because the government respects the privacy of its corporeal as well as spiritual residents.
2) Tracy’s Home on Dunham Road, Amelia:
The Tracy family occupied this farmhouse during 1802 to 1803. A group of native Indians called Cherokees from the surrounding woods raided the house in that period.
The riot resulted in sudden death of the youngest girl of the Tracy family. Since then, her spirit has been chasing people away.
In 2005, the descendants renovated the house for visitors. Some parts of it are open for tours while rest of the house is restricted for the guests.
3) McClung House:
A sweet little deserted house on the Main Street with a dark history of homicide. Who wouldn’t want to explore it?
The McClung House built in 1870 had no supernatural history until 1901, when two lovebirds by the name of John and Rebecca McClung moved there.
John was a jealous, aggressive and dominating character. He forbade Rebecca from mingling with the neighbors. She was not allowed to go outside without his permission. Often, the people saw Rebecca sitting by their bedroom window, admiring the outside scenery.
One day the neighbors heard her pleas for help. When the police arrived at the crime scene, they found John with a bloody log by the mutilated corpse of Rebecca.
However, John was later acquitted due to lack of substantial evidence. After the incident, many folks have seen Rebecca’s spirit walking around the graveyard.
A few neighbors have seen her sitting by the same window. She is still upset because John was not convicted for her murder.
4) Chambers Road House:
A deserted house in shambles, with unkempt lawn and a messy barn sets out the mood for a horror story. There are plenty of stories floating around this “supposedly” haunted place.
Two decades ago, a family of five occupied the house. The husband was mentally sick and as per the local tales, he shot his wife, two kids and horses occupying the barn. The youngest one escaped to a nearby tunnel. The father, who later committed suicide, eventually murdered him.
There are reports of ghostly sightings in the house, the barn and the nearby tunnel. You can see a few bullet holes and dry blood splattered across the walls.
The unnatural aura surrounding this place attracts ghost hunters and paranormal experts from all over the world. Some of them reported peculiar sounds like neighs, screams and gunshots after the sunset.
If you want to explore this place, be a little cautious and make sure, you are never alone!
5) The Handlebar Ranch:
Tiny Town AKA Munchkinville, formally known as the Handlebar Ranch has nothing to do with black magic, witches or murders, just a bunch of pissed off retired midgets.
It is a village of evil circus dwarfs, located towards the north of Cincinnati, near Mt. Rumpke. Like some bad rural myths, the stories surrounding this village pass on from one generation to another.
Annie and Percy Ritter, the last living owners of the house died in late 1990s. Although we’re not sure where the midget rumors started, but Annie’s barely 5-feet-tall frame and unfriendly attitude towards teenagers might have something to do with it.
In 2002, this 30-acre piece was transferred to the Rumpke. At present, the place is in mess. All that remains of it is cemented walls, lonely wooden bridge, crematory, the wagon wheel gate and a church for devil worshipers.
We don’t recommend trespassing, unless you want to irritate the midgets.
With this, we complete our list of the top five haunted houses in Cincinnati, Ohio. They go beyond the bogus Halloween homes and incite true fear in the hearts of the bravest men. Do remember to visit them!