Montgomery County Ohio Ghosts and Hauntings


Montgomerty County

 

Amber Rose Restaurant
1400 Valley St
Dayton, OH 45404
39.781869,-84.158503
Haunted by a  girl whose family once lived and worked at the home/grocery store.

 

Amberl Rose Restaurant

 

Bessie Little/ Ridge Street Bridge
Ridge Ave
Dayton, OH 45405
39.782652,-84.202566

A pregnant Bessie Little was murdered here on August 27, 1896, by her sweetheart, Albert J. Frantz. Her body was discovered under the bridge by a swimmer. Albert died for his crime. Bessie's spirit lives on --she has been seen walking along the bridge.

 

Bessie Little Bridge

 

Masonic Temple
525 W Riverview Ave,
City of Dayton, OH 45405
39.764676,-84.202824
Ghostly footsteps have been heard in the halls, the elevator has a mind of its own, and an apparition has been seen on the third floor. 

 

 

Memorial Hall
125 E 1st St
Dayton, OH 45402
39.763059,-84.189498
 Haunted by the spirit of a man who worked as a janitor - flickering lights and footsteps have been seen and heard.

 

Memorial Hall Dayton Ohio

 

Germantown Cemetery
11179 W Market St
Germantown, OH 45327
39.623243,-84.388046
A ghostly soldier from the civil war has been seen rambling around the cemetery.

 

Germantown Ohio Cemetery

 

Patterson's Tower... Castle
Hills & Dales MetroPark
2776 S Patterson Blvd
Kettering, OH 45409
 39.709894,-84.180508

Ghostly shadows have been seen around the building along with the sounds of bangs where an old doorway had once led to the tower. In the 1960s, a teen was killed here during an electrical storm.

 

Patterson Tower

 

Oakwood High School
Far Hills Ave
Dayton, OH 45419
39.720994,-84.172558
The ghostly sound of footsteps and shadows are seen inside the school. 

 

Oakwood High School, Dayton

 

Stivers School for the Arts
1313 E. Fifth Street
Dayton, OH 45402
39.75887,-84.175444

A teacher, who drowned in the pool, is said to haunt the building. Lights shut off and on and strange noises are heard after dark.

 

Stivers School for the Arts

 

Victoria Theatre
138 N Main St
Dayton, OH 45402
39.762334,-84.191837
Once a music hall, this building is haunted by ghostly sounds and shadow figures. One is thought to be a worker at the theatre who committed suicide in the early 1900s and another, a man who was killed during a fire in the 1860s in a nearby building.

 

Victoria Theatre  Dayton Ohio

 

Old Courthouse
23 North Main
Dayton, Ohio 45402
39.759563,-84.191773
Footsteps and moaning can be heard where the gallows once stood at this old courthouse.

 

Old Courthouse in Dayton Ohio

 

Third Street Ghost
444-598 W 3rd St
Dayton, OH 45402
39.75835,-84.19894
The ghost of 21 year old John McAffee, the first person to be hanged in Dayton, walked Third Street once and probably still does. He poisoned his sickly wife for the love of another. In the 1800s, when a band passed through the area, his ghost was seen sauntering away from the gallows.

 

Gallows

 

Sinclair Community College - Blair Hall
Blair Hall Theatre
401-461 W 4th St
Dayton, OH 45402
39.756569,-84.199224
Apparitions in the hallways, noises, bangs and shadows on the campus are just  a few ghostly occurrences at this college. A caped man has been seen in different areas around the campus.

 

Sinclair Community College

 

Miamisburg Library Park
426 E. Central Ave.,Miamisburg,OH,45342
39.64162,-84.283955

The ghost of a young woman who was murdered used to show up at 9 pm at this park when it was the Miamisburg Cemetery in the 1800s. Hundreds were said to show up to watch her walk from her grave night after night.

 

Miamisburg Park

 

Normandy Church
450 W Alex Bell Rd 
Dayton, OH 45459
39.645998,-84.168212
The family who once owned this once-luxurious farm that is now a church, haunt the grounds and buildings.

 

Normandy Church

 

Patterson Homestead  (Montgomery co historical society)
1815 Brown Street
Dayton, OH 45409
39.735219,-84.180969
The restored farm of Robert Patterson is haunted by the family. Doors have opened by themselves and footsteps have been heard. Some have even seen Robert Patterson on the property.

 

Patterson Homestead

 

Woodland Cemetery
118 Woodland Ave
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45409
39.742752,-84.179564
Legends state that Johnny Morehouse (1855-1860) was the  five year son of Barbara D. and John N. Morehouse who died while playing near the Miami & Erie Canal. He fell in and his dog repeatedly tried to save him, to no avail. After he was buried, his dog refused to leave his grave, staying by his young master even after death. Both are seen playing within the confines of the cemetery and a dog's bark can be heard at night.
And while you are there. . . if a mild-mannered young woman stops to talk to you, be nice. A ghostly girl has been known to stop people and take up a short conversation, only to disappear right after! 

 

Woodland Cemetery Dayton Ohio

 


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Citations:
http://mostmetro.com/life/haunted-dayton-ghost-stories-of-the-gem-city.html
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