You know how you hear all those crazy stories about ghosts or creepy abandoned places? Well, we got curious about where we could find them around Cincinnati, so we surfed the net and listened to the word on the street to find out exactly where we should go to find the best places to scare the absolute sh*t out of us. Luckily, we immediately stumbled on this page called Creepy Cincinnati. Apparently, this guy named Rick has been keeping his ear to the ground about all of the spookiest sights around the area. After going to all of his recommendations, we can affirm that this is the list of the seven creepiest places in Cincinnati. To see more, and check out all of the new places, follow @Creepy_Rick on Twitter or like the Creepy Cincinnati page on Facebook.
1. The Subway Tunnels
If you knew the number of people who died in the construction of this failure of a subway, you’d understand why so many people think it’s haunted. While getting inside can be a hassle, and the chances of ever getting in seem slimmer and slimmer by the year, people still claim that there are ways to get in under the radar. With close to two miles of track lain, it wouldn’t be surprising if that’s the case.
People have reported everything from strange, foggy apparitions to lights flickering on and off without much reason. It’s probably just one of those ghosts, tormenting the lights, because the true heights of this monument were never reached. Whatever the case may be, there have been more than one person to report that they feel there’s something supernatural about the place. We still want to get in there, regardless of the risk.
2. The Chambers Road House
A short drive south to Walton, KY will lead you to one of the most haunted places in the entire area. Oh, and the story behind it will probably leave you sh*ting your pants before you even dare to venture down. While there are plenty of stories that we’ve heard about the place, the creepiest definitely involves a man murdering his entire family before taking his own life.
They say that if you go out there late at night you can hear some bizarre noises. Some report hearing gunshots, others say that they can hear children screaming… we’d rather not hear either of the two out in the middle of the country at an abandoned house. We don’t know about you, but we’ll probably just take this ghost tale at face value.
3. The Ludlow Incinerators
Oh, would an abandoned place where they may have accidentally burned bodies be haunted? Surprise, surprise. We use the term “haunted” loosely, because it’s not the fact that you’ll see a ghostly apparition here or anything like that, but you definitely feel it. Just taking a look into the lower rooms sends chills up your spine even on the hottest of days. It’s not a spectacle to see, but you feel that something’s not quite right as you walk around in the room. Some have expressed feelings of becoming immediately depressed for no reasons, while others have said that it feels like someone just threw ice water all over them. We can confirm that this place will definitely give you chills. The short trip to Ludlow, KY will be worth it to all paranormal junkies.
4. Lick Road
“Help me!” This is all a lot of people hear from an apparent ghost that haunts Cincinnati’s Lick Rd. late at night. Some have claimed to hear a woman screaming, while even more say that they’ve heard nothing more than a woman crying for help. The craziest stories, though, revolve around the story that windows have been fogged up and the words have been printed in the windows.
What makes this super creepy is the fact that they say you have to turn your car completely off in the middle of the night to make her come out. Anyone down for sitting in the middle of a creepy, abandoned, pitch-black road in the middle of the night? No? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Apparently this is a ghost, so she doesn’t really need the help anyway.
5. Buffalo Ridge
How many creepy stories can be told about the same general area? Plenty if it’s already a hotbed for paranormal activity. There are legends from this place that speak of everything from Hellhounds that will run towards your car to a decapitated bride that wanders the roads, still searching for her head. There’s even a rumor that a crematorium that once stood there exploded. The weirdest thing is that there are rumors that the crematorium actually threw the bodies in the woods instead of burning them. Hence why the angered spirits still roam there at night. It’s even said that cults will go out there to perform rituals. All of it seemed a bit crazy to us.
After a trip out there, we can confirm that it’s one of the more bizarre experiences you’ll ever experience. Every single movement had us spooked, and there were definitely some strange, smoky apparitions that our eyes could detect in the moonlight. Needless to say, we won’t be coming back down there any time soon. It’s worth the trip, though. You just never know what you’re going to see.
6. Miami Cemetery
There certainly aren’t many cemeteries that stay open after dark, but Miami Cemetery is one of those rare exceptions to that fact. While one side closes at night, the other is open well into the wee hours of the morning. This is the time at which many have claimed to have seen the ghost of a little girl running around from headstone to headstone. Where she came from, or why she haunts this cemetery is as good a guess to yours as it is ours. Too many people had seen her to ignore it, though.
If you’ve never been to a graveyard at night; it’s definitely an experience. The silence late in the night is haunting in itself, because it kind of sets you up to start imagining things. We never saw anything straight on, but we kept thinking we were seeing white blurs in the corner of our eyes. Sleep deprivation is one thing, but it’s another thing to feel cold chills on a warm summer night over and over again…
7. The Twin Tunnels
Down in Ryland Heights, Kentucky there are two train tunnels that are supposed to be haunted by a male spirit. A common theme among people is that they like to venture down the tunnel at night. Some try to see how far they can get in there without getting scared and turning back. Let’s get something straight here: Trains still come down these tunnels, and they can come fast. So, venture in at your own risk.
Upon arriving there, the first thing that comes to mind is how desolate it can seem around the tunnels. It’s pretty lonely out there, which makes it even weirder if you’re thinking about venturing out by yourself or with a small group. Once we went into the tunnels, all of the sounds around us seemed to be that much louder. Maybe it was a rat, maybe it was a ghost messing with us, but it was unnerving. One of us even thought she heard a whisper when no one was talking. The light on a phone can only go so far, and it’s weird to think about whatever could be waiting right out of sight.A�People might think it’s crazy, but there’s something up with this place, and we’ve heard plenty of people tell us even weirder experiences.