Looking for something to do off campus this spooky season? Athens, Ohio is not only the home of Ohio University, but also considered one of the most haunted places in the United States. There are haunted places and scary attractions all over the Athens area that are definitely worth checking out, here's a list of 5 things to do in the Athens area in the Halloween spirit.
The Asylum that was established in Southeastern Ohio was built right outside of Ohio University. There were a handful of mental hospitals built, however only one is still remaining. The Asylum in Athens is also known as the Ridges. This place is said to be haunted which makes Ohio University one of the most haunted campuses. It has been said that a female went upstairs into the attic to die. When they found her body it was months later, no matter how hard they tried to clean up the area where her body was, there was always a stain. To this day it is said that the stain still remains where her body laid.
Ghosts on the Bricks - A Haunted Itinerary
This is your all inclusive guide to a haunted Athens Halloween. The guide will give you an in-depth look at all of the haunted locations around Athens, Ohio. Ohio University is said to be one of the most haunted college campuses in the world. We'll begin slow with mild haunting tales and work you up to intense horror stories. If you are easily frightened you have been warned!
We'll start you off with an exploration of Old Man's Cave, followed by The Ridges Asylum for the Insane, and leave you with the hauntings of Wilson Hall.