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Buxton Inn

Granville, Ohio

In this nineteenth century themed inn appears a friendly ghost that is frequently seen by both employees and guests at the establishment.

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TYNE says:

October 18, 2005, 4:48 pm


Linsey says:

April 14, 2006, 7:19 pm

no it aint casper

Adara says:

July 20, 2006, 10:37 pm

My aunt was in there she said it was cold in some rooms AND CASPER AINT REAL YOU DUFFS!

horrorchick23 says:

September 24, 2006, 5:30 pm

points and laughs at the one you belives in casper hahahahahahahahaha.

alexa faller says:

March 22, 2007, 12:41 pm

all of you people can shut up cuz i live in granville!!!

unknown says:

April 2, 2007, 3:39 pm

i need stories !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tosha says:

October 9, 2007, 11:16 am

I can’t believe people would waste time leaving absolutely usless comments as such above without first visiting the place that is spoke of. Quite intruiging at the least if I must say so myself. My family and I visited there last fall and yes…….we had many stories to recall to many in the following days thereafter. Later to our dismay, the taperecordings had vanished!!!

mason says:

October 26, 2007, 2:55 am

I stayed there with a girlfriend in 2001. I dont remember what room we stayed in but I do remember that during the nite I kicked a “cat” off the bed. It was at my feet and I was “half-awake when I did it. I actually could feel the weight of the animal. The next day when she and I went to dinner at the inn, we were reading on the wall about others “strange events” while there and there were other instances of cats in peoples rooms. This was a very real experience for me personally, as I had not experienced anything like that before

beckie says:

October 29, 2007, 11:48 am

My husband, my sister, her husband and I just stayed at the Inn for the SECOND time in three years and none of us saw or heard anything either time.

Emily says:

June 26, 2008, 3:21 pm

I live in Granville, Ohio and I have been in the Buxton Inn a lot of times for Trick or Treating on Halloween and sometimes just to go down their for stories and it is not haunted. There is nothing spooky about it. No sounds or anything. It is just a regular Inn and their is nothing in it. Believe me! NOTHING!

Amy says:

September 3, 2008, 8:55 am

You are wrong…I was always sceptical as well. My husband and I stayed at the Buxton Inn in room 7 back around Holloween 2006. I have gone to the Buxton Inn for years since I was a child for dinning and special occassions and never saw a thing or caught anything in pictures. I had also never stayed in a room before either. It was a very quite dark night and there were not a lot of guests staying at the Inn at the time. We caught in our our video camera a orb that came out of the back bedroom into the front bedroom and bounced around the bed and moved right towards us. My husband said as he caught it on tape “I see something.” I didn’t believe him so we stopped filming and rewound the tape. Sure enough there was clearly a small white ball of light that did bounce around. The room was dark and the curtains were closed. There was in no way it was any kind of light reflecting not to mention the motion in which the orb bounced. It sent chills up our backs – WOW! We again set the camera on the TV after going to sleep for a short time in the dark and we watched the tape later and sure enough another orb was right in front of the camera bouncing around, like it was checking it out. Go see for yourself and take a video camera. We are going back and want to check out room 9 this time. I hope to see more! Until this exsperience I thought there was nothing too! Seeing is believing.

Michele says:

October 2, 2008, 4:47 pm

I just came back from lunch at the Buxton. When I was a child of seven or eight I had read about the Inn and the Lady in Blue and it has been a life long desire to go, which a friend just took me there for my birthday. We asked to see room #9, where Bonnie died. It was the most stifling atmosphere and when I walked to the back bedroom, I felt an oppressive heaviness to the air, as well as a weird tingling (if I had hackles, they’d have been standing staight up). It could have been just my imagination, but it felt really strange in that room. I was ready to leave, that’s for sure.

jonda says:

October 9, 2008, 1:05 pm

My family and I have stayed here on many occasions..and i am defently a husband got up and locked the door to room 7 and it was a deadbolt and when he sat back on the bed the door flew open and shut a couple of times.i also have a picture i tok of the wine cellar and at the bottom of the stairs there was a black cat with green eyes..but when i took the pic i never seen any cat.also in room 7 there is a smaller bed near the bathroom and that bed shook the whole night and kept hitting the wall…so can u skeptics explain this to me

lyne says:

October 23, 2008, 10:47 pm

stayed in room 9, slightly eerie vibe in the back room where bonnie died but im sure i was just caught up in all the hype. NO ghosts but a beautiful hotel with great food and service, i will definitely be going back!!

B says:

November 11, 2008, 5:37 pm

If any of you have any sitings, or stories please forward them to me via myspace! I am one of the 8 founders of a group called CPR -Citizens for Paranormal Research.

B says:

November 11, 2008, 5:38 pm

here’s my myspace address
Thank you

mommyof2 says:

January 15, 2009, 3:19 pm

ok so i have to say i do truly belive in this sort of thing! and i am happy for all of you have have seen things at the buxton inn. but i have to say, i used to work there back in 2000 and i was there till late in the evening several times and to my dismay i never did see anything! nor did i ever feel anything strange!! in fact i felt quite comfortable there! but i am happy some of you have seen and felt things! i wish i would have!

Amanda says:

February 11, 2009, 9:57 pm

I have to say something on the subject of the buxton inn. I currently work there and never have seen anything. the only thing that has ever happened when ive been around is in one of the rooms a chair was shoved in front of the door. and no one had been in that room and there was only one way in that room. just to let you know i do believe that strange things happen at the inn and i would love to see something. I have heard all the story’s and its not all limited to rooms 7 and 9.

Amanda says:

July 22, 2009, 1:22 pm

The ghosts arent real… I worked there and never ever saw anything…. Its all a crock…. The owners are real jerks and dont follow rules. The food there is gross and i WOULDNT let my worst enemy eat there. The rooms are dirty and the bathrooms are disgusting.. take my advice and spread the word DO NOT GO TO THE BUXTON INN in Granville Ohio

Lizzie says:

August 16, 2009, 3:59 pm

okay heres what happenned to me in the cellar :
My parents and I walked down into the bar/wine cellar. Sure, it was creepy, but it did have somewhat of a homey feel to it. If you ever go to the buxton inn, you’ll see that the basement walls are COVERED in old clippings from newspapers and such about the “hauntings” that go on. I was captivated by the story of a little boy that is supposedly inhabiting the certain areas of the inn. My parents on the other hand were reading about bonnie, the lady that died in room #9. As i read, i could hear my dad creeping up behind me because, being the typical dad, he likes to scare his kids randomly. I was about to say “Dad, I hear you.” when he yanked my ponytail. I turned around, ready to pummell good ol’ pop, when to my surprise i was the only one in the dang cellar.


P.S. also if you watch the door in the greenhouse / dining area, you’ll see that the inside of it will sway in and out like somethings passing through it. Just watch sometime.

Lizzie says:

August 16, 2009, 4:01 pm

just saying.

Torrie says:

January 4, 2010, 1:49 am

I’ve stayed at the Buxton twice with my family, both times around the Christmas holidays, and we all love it there! Things have happened on both occasions, and to more than one member of my family. The most reccent visit wasn’t as eventful, but that may be because we were staying in the house adjacent to the main house. We were in the ‘Children’s Room’ on the second floor, and I was getting eerie feelings from the bathroom and bed next to the door leading to the ballcony enterance all night. As I was asleep on the floor the next morning, my younger brother stepped over my body to turn on the TV, and as he did, a lamp on the table next to the wall flicked on by it’s own accord…odd, considering it was the type of lamp you have to twist to turn on. Later, my family went down to get breakfast, but since I was so tired, I decided to stay in the room and sleep on the bigger bed. Bad idea. Shortly after they had left, I was woken by the sound of someone walking from the door that led to the ballcony enterance towards the head of the bed I was sleeping in. I distinctly heard a breathing sound, and out of fear, laid completely still and pretended that I was asleep. I header a low chuckle, and then the ‘whatever’ turned towards the bathroom and walked into it. I heard the breathing turn in that direction, and listened as the footsteps continued to the small ‘punishment cupboard’ next to the toilet. I didn’t hear anything else after that.
On our first trip, we stayed in Room 9, more commonly known as ‘Bonnie’s Room’. Walking through the room, I was taking photos as random, and later discovered in a picture of the vanity table, a woman’s figure in the mirror. The figure was shaded blue, and looked as though it was wearing a hat. She was not smiling, and looked to be in her late forties. After examining the room, I realized that there was no way a reflection could have mistakenly be the source of the image, and no one was in the room when I took the picture, myself included, as I was standing in the doorway in an angle to where my reflection was not in the mirror.
Later, while everyone was asleep, my mother got up to use the bathroom. She left the door open, as we had left the light on to see, and had just sat down on the toilet when the door began to close on it’s own. She watched it move until it was almost completely closed, at which point she said ‘I don’t like that!’ and the door flung back open. At first, she thought it was one of us playing a trick on her, until she realized we were all dead asleep. She also noticed that, just as it was when we had gone to bed, the door was still propped open with one of my father’s dress shoes.
Once more, after coming back upstairs from dinner, I decided to walk around and try to get something on camera. Walking past the second floor ballroom, I heard my name called very clearly. I turned around, thinking someone would be standing in the doorway, and realized that the lights were out and no one was inside.

ghost are real says:

March 10, 2010, 4:46 pm

so who’s ghost was it?

MB says:

September 26, 2010, 12:15 am

Never believed in ghosts, and didn’t know that the Buxton was haunted even though I had been a student at Denison. Years after graduating (2000?), a few girlfriends and I went back for a late fall visit and booked a room at Buxton. We didn’t intend to do so, but we booked room 9 which is one of the most haunted rooms, supposedly where an inn keeper had died. Sure enough, the room felt “dark and heavy” immediately. Odd sounds filled the room around me, so much so, that I slept with the covers over my head the whole night. I felt a very strong presence that someone was very close to me and checking me out. My friend sleeping next to me felt the same presence and later said she saw a woman sitting at the foot of our bed. The night started off extremely cold in the room and got extremely hot like hell was breathing down my neck!! Two girls were sleeping in the adjoining room and were snoring loudly. Then I heard a very loud stomping (3 stomps) on the wooden floor in their room and they both stopped snoring due to the loud sound…Although neither girl woke up. It was like the “thing” was mad that they were snoring. I know this sounds bizarre, but I absolutely 100% know that there was a being not-of-this-earth in that room with us. I did not sleep a wink…Really the toughest night of my life.

Patricia Dobler says:

October 25, 2010, 12:52 pm

A friend and I were having a beer in the basement of the Buxton Inn several years ago. In the course of our conversation, I looked up to see my friend staring oddly at me. He asked me, “why did you say that”? I asked what and he said I stared off oddly and said “corsets, corsets, corsets”. I had absolutely no recollection of saying any such thing and he was being totally honest. He was freaked out… I was unaware of haunting issues at the time.

Patricia Dobler says:

October 25, 2010, 12:53 pm

my experience at the Buxton Inn several years ago….

Gail says:

October 31, 2010, 11:46 am

I just have to say, I stayed at the Buxton for the first time in my life this past weekend and it was the most lovely place I think I have ever seen. The food was sheer perfection and the atmosphere was welcoming and wonderful. We did not see or hear anything while there, altho my daughter did take a picture of one of the beautiful fountains in the courtyard, only to have the picture come out in the form of a shadowy apparition surrounded by a soft white mist, with light streaks streaking off to the right side of the picture…….??? I honestly don’t know how that happened, I was standing immediately behind her looking at the screen on her camera as she snapped the picture and her screen merely showed a clear-as-a-bell picture of the fountain. So maybe it was ‘something’, and maybe it wasn’t, we’ll never know. But it was kind of a neat experience. I have to admit that I am not ‘attuned’ to things of this nature, so the only ‘vibes’ I got from the Inn were calming and peaceful, as it was such a beautiful area. I also have to say that I got the best night’s sleep I’ve probably had in the last ten years! We do plan to go back at some point and try to rent the two most ‘haunted’ rooms, just to see what happens, but given that it was Halloween weekend, they were already taken this trip. But I would recommend this inn to anyone who wanted a wonderful place to get away for a night or two, it was a wonderful experience for us.

B says:

October 31, 2010, 7:40 pm

If any of you have any sitings, or stories please forward them to me via myspace! I am one of the founding members of a group called CPR -Citizens for Paranormal Research.

shayla says:

November 29, 2010, 1:28 pm

wow i live in ohio in summer and this isnt even a 100th as scary as some of the houses and places likethe manfield prizon, or marietta comfort in my father works there i go there in summer

Brian says:

December 12, 2010, 12:41 am

Ten years ago I remember walking after dinner in the gardens and walked past an open was around 9:30 or so and my girlfriend and I both saw a very small blue light coming from the back of the shed. We watched it and tried to figure out what it was and then left thinking it was nothing…We came back from walking around the gardens past the shed and it was not there. Still not sure what it was.

My best story came across the street at the Granville Inn. We were staying all night there in a end room so it was very isolated. Around 3:00 I heard what sounded like someone picking up boxes and putting them down….right outside our door! It was loud and both heard it. After I heard it again I opened the door to see the hallway was empty. I noticed across from our room was a storage room with the doors locked and shut. There was no doubt in what we both heard because I was going to complain about it to the front desk that if you want to do some housekeeping wait until morning…not 3:00….now that was weird

Kairi says:

March 30, 2011, 7:28 pm

I am 15 years old and I’m staying in room seven as I type this. I am staying here with my father and, being ghost enthusists, we came here to try to capture evidence of anything. As soon as I walked into the room, I though, “oh wow, this place is very nice and quaint” the first thing I noticed was the bedside table pulled away from the wall and the glass cover on the bed, & the small chair next to the tv was in the middle of the room. My father and I dismissd these to assume the maids were vacuming and forgot to place these items back. As I walked towards the back room with the smaller bed, my mood changed. Even now just looking into the room, I get an erie feeling, like someone’s in there and it doesn’t want me in there. Thankfully my father will be staying in that room and by the end of our night I will make another update on what I have seen &/or heard.

foofadoodlez says:

October 28, 2011, 12:15 pm

yall all r so stupid

Doug says:

November 13, 2011, 5:20 pm

We were at the Buxton on 11/12/2011 for dinner. A few of us went to the second floor (up the front stairs at the front desk) to use the restroom. There is a a banquet room of sorts off the upstairs hallway. We had a digital recorder with us. The banquet room was empty and dark. One person in our party took the digital recorder and asked, “is anyone here?” then commented about the pictures on the walls. At the time we heard nothing. Upon reviewing the recording a couple of hours later, we heard what sounded like chamber orchestra music and a muffled voice. It was truly an experience.

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