Known mostly for the allegedly haunted ‘Underground Church’, there’s really not much to Utopia. It’s a small, unincorporated town along the Ohio River in Clermont County. Anyway, the underground ruins are all anyone reading this cares about, so that’s what I’ll talk about.
The Sedamsville Rectory, located at 639 Steiner Avenue in Cincinnati, has been around for a long freaking time. In recent years, it’s become a popular place for ghost hunters, being featured on several paranormal themed, so called reality shows.
Here’s a map put together by WCPO’s Maxim Alter of several of the areas creepy or haunted locations. This is a great resource for visiting the local haunts (especially since I usually forget to post directions on here). BUT…we don’t endorse trespassing at these or any other location. Always get permission before stepping on private property.
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?
The Dent Schoolhouse, built in 1894, on Harrison Avenue in Dent, is one of Cincinnati’s most popular haunted houses, drawing huge crowds every Halloween season. It is also believed, by some, to be haunted for real!
The Peters Cartridge Company, in Kings Mills, is a favorite of locals when it comes to abandoned or supposedly haunted buildings. Though calling it abandoned isn’t exactly true, but more on that later. While it is commonly called “The Powder Factory,” they didn’t actually make any gun powder at the site. The gun powder was made across the Little Miami River at the Kings Powder facility. The Peters Cartridge Company made shotgun shells and rifle and pistol cartridges., hence the name. Continue reading “The Peters Cartridge Company”
The Golden Lamb, The oldest Inn in Ohio, began operating in Lebanon in 1803. The current building housing the Inn was built in 1815, with additional floors and other renovations coming years later. Several Presidents have stayed there over the years, as well as writers like Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. Along with boasting a long list of famous guests over the years, The Golden Lamb also has it’s share of ghost stories, but I guess after being around over two hundred years, that’s to be expected.