Everyone has their favorite ‘haunt’, that place they think of when someone mentions ghosts or hauntings, or that place they used to take their friends for a scare when they were kids. But what are the most popular spots? Cincinnati certainly has plenty of supposedly haunted or evil locations to choose from, but which are the most popular?
I decided to check out the stats for the site, and have to admit, I was surprised at what the top 10 locations were. Some places that I thought would be in the top 5 didn’t even make the list! So anyway, here’s the 10 most viewed locations on creepycincinnati.com.
10. Harrison Avenue Dead Mans Curve – I’m really surprised this one made the list. This isn’t a place you normally hear a lot about, but then again, that may be why it’s looked up as much as it is….it’s not that well known. I was there a few years ago, and didn’t run into anything ghostly, but check it out yourself. You can read about it Here.
9. Lick Road – I thought this would would rate higher. Lick Road and the Legend of Amy is one of those legends just about everyone in Cincinnati has heard of, and probably checked out themselves. There are a few variations on the story of what happens if you go there, depending on who you ask, but every version involves Amy. She’s certainly the most famous “ghost” in Cincinnati. Read about Amy Here.
8. Witch Hill/ The Witches Tree – I found this one to be pretty boring myself, but the tree was long gone by the time I decided to go check it out. This is another one of those legends that has a different story depending on who you ask, but also one that most people, especially in Northern Kentucky, have heard. By the way, if anyone has a picture of the tree before it was cut down, please, send us a copy…we’ll give you the credit for it. Read about the now gone tree Here.
7. The Screaming Bridge of Maud Hughes Road – There are probably hundreds of so called screaming bridges around the county, and ours makes the list at number 7. I’ve been here several times, and though I’ve never seen a ghost train or heard a crying baby, it’s still one of my favorites. Check it out Here.
6. Satan’s Hollow – I thought this would be number one, it’s my favorite anyway. Having explored the tunnels, I can say its one of the creepiest places around, but you’re not gonna find any Satan worshippers running around in there. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this place. The property owners are pretty fed up with people coming to explore the tunnels, and they will prosecute for trespassing if they catch you. Play it safe and just look at some pictures Here.
5. The Buffalo Ridge Crematorium – This is another well known haunt, but for all the wrong reasons. No, it was NOT a crematorium, it was an observatory that was started but never completed. Unfortunately the ruins there are gone now, they’ve been buried and trees planted on the spot. I assume to keep kids from hanging out in the woods there. Read more about the site and see some old pictures Here.
4. Clermont County Dead Mans Curve – This is another haunting we’ve checked out several times, but never with any results. A lot of people have reported seeing the faceless Hitchhiker along this stretch of road, but I haven’t heard of anyone offering to pick him up. Poor guy. Read about him Here.
3. The Chambers Road House – An old, deserted house sitting back off the road, with a history of murder? Who wouldn’t want to go in? I spent a few hours there a couple of years ago, and while I didn’t run into any murderous ghosts, I did leave feeling kinda creeped out. I don’t know who owns it, or if they will prosecute you if they catch you in there, but I didn’t have any problems when I was there. See the house without risk of jail time Here.
2. The Devils Church – We’ve been here several times over the years, and something out of the ordinary happens EVERY time. There’s a lot of stories about satanists and such here, none of which I believe, but I’ve still had some creepy experiences there regardless. In all the times I’ve been there, I still don’t have a picture of the so called church…something always interferes. Read about it Here.
And the number 1 most popular location here at Creepy Cincinnati is…….
Handlebar Ranch (AKA Munchkinville, AKA Tiny Town, AKA Munchkin Town)
This place doesn’t have anything to do with ghost or Satanists, just pissed off little people. Sadly, Handlebar Ranch was torn down awhile ago, but just about everyone has a story from their childhood about it. Some about riding the hayride there, but most about ringing the bell in the middle if the night to see if the little folk would come out and start throwing rocks at them. While there weren’t actually any little people living there, the Urban Legend that grew from the tiny houses there is so popular that this is our #1 location at Creepy Cincinnati. Read about it Here, and leave us your stories about it and the other locations in the comments section.