In the very early 1900s, this mine was the scene of a series of explosions. The cemetery that had only been opened a week previously in Chauncey was filled in one day because of these explosions. It is said that on the disaster’s anniversary, if you know where to stand, you can feel the ground shake underfoot, followed by muffled sounds of hoof beats. Screams can also be heard and as the fire catches up with them, everything becomes silent.
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Built in 1811, this now abandoned inn is haunted by two ghosts. One is said to be the ghost of a slave named Luther, who died there of an infected wound when the building was part of the Underground Railroad. Since his death, his spirit has been seen floating about the home, dragging his damaged leg. The other ghost of the inn is of a bootlegger named Sam. He was killed while in a drunken state when his illegal still exploded. Witnesses have reported drunken laughter coming from the inn.
Many stories belong to this cemetery on West State Street.This cemetery covers a few hundred feet containing tombstones dating far back as the early 1800′s.Some legends have it that the angel statue moves and supposedly cries too.
Angel statue looks so sad with the eyes looking down towards the ground.I just recently made a visit to the cemetery i didn’t see any tears running down the angel’s face.
The weeping Angel is the main focal point in the cemetery which is surrounded in many ghost stories and i heard from people that the whole cemetery is supposedly haunted.The cemetery is littered with hundreds of broken or smashed tombstones.
There is a famous story about a runaway slave his name was Daniel Walden, he escaped from slavery in the middle 1850′s and he lived a free life in Athens for many many years and he lived under his real name.West State Street Cemetery is very creepy even during the day.That is what you can expect from Athens,OH.I think i will do a much more in depth investigation at West State Street Cemetery.