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Madison City Hall

Madison, Ohio

Once a Civil War hospital and later an insane asylum, the city hall is now reportedly haunted. Each night, it is said that the police chief’s desk would be rearranged. Cameras will not work inside the building. People have also reported seeing others walking down the hall, but on second glance, no one will be there.

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horrorchick23 says:

September 17, 2006, 6:42 pm

what the hell man!!!!!!!


November 13, 2006, 10:14 am

that would be freaky to be in i wouldn’t want to work there!!

ghost_eater777 says:

November 16, 2006, 7:08 pm

awesome! i wanna spend the night there!

Brent says:

February 16, 2007, 11:55 am

My mom worked there as a receptionist in the late 80’s. She told that most of the activities happened on the third floor and in the attic. She had some pretty crazy stories but the one that I’ll never forget was when Denise Dufala, a local anchorwoman for the Cleveland news did a halloween story about the building and it’s history. When the story was complete she stood outside for a while chatting with everyone. As soon as she had left the spot she was standing in a glass window from the attic fell and shattered. Luckily no one was injured, but Denise quickly ran to the van saying that she needed to get the hell out of there.

Drema says:

December 26, 2007, 1:06 pm

that is so cool but also scary .

cliff w says:

February 25, 2008, 8:59 am


Emily says:

March 2, 2008, 2:24 am

I live in Madison in a house I can honestly say scares the heck out of me on a daily basis. I always thought it would be “cool” to live in a haunted house. That was before I moved into one.

stephanie says:

May 16, 2008, 4:49 pm

I live in Madison and have for 16 yrs. and dont even no where this is. I wanna go, sounds fun. but scary 🙂

william says:

June 18, 2008, 1:56 pm

omg i live on madison omg omg omg omg

Ron says:

August 17, 2008, 10:33 pm

Its the old city hall on middle ridge rd on the north side, not to far down from the convenient food mart.

brittany says:

October 4, 2008, 10:39 pm

i always like reading about haunted houses and i youst to live in one it was one heres a little about it you could see the devils monkey on the wall dancing and laughing really if you dont belive me then come down to my house and i will prove it i relly mean it its haunted iam really really lieing!!!!!!!!!!

Don says:

October 23, 2008, 4:37 pm

Im looking for a nice place to gaurentee me some real Hauntings!
I would like to know where emily lives or someone that knows for real a haunted house……

Liz says:

October 25, 2008, 1:25 am

I live across the street from the building and have seen 2 little girls standing in the upper left hand door waving at me. Every since the remodeling though (after Mr. Castle bought it) they are not there as often.

Eric says:

January 5, 2009, 11:26 am

My wife and I drive by every so often going back home from the library, and she didn’t know the story until I told her what I had been told years ago. Whenever we drive by the Old Tavern at night, I make a point to take a look while at the stop sign if we are not in front of anyone.

maryfr1955 says:

April 12, 2009, 10:11 pm

I want to stay the night in someones haunted home..It has always been an interest of mine…one of you need to have a slumber party…LOL I live in Ashtabula

sherry says:

April 21, 2009, 2:13 am

i have never been in the old tavern but i have had a few exp… when it comes to that place…. flashing lights woman in the window and ppl walking accross the street and a dark figure going from stop sign to stop sign… i want to go inside so badly

jason says:

July 17, 2009, 11:26 pm

hi my name is jason ,and i am the founder of north east ghost hunters.i also live in madison.i am looking for houses with paranormal activity to investigate ,there is no charge to the client,send me an email at and we will see what we can do for you thanks

Mary says:

July 18, 2009, 4:43 am

Jason, How cool that you investigate. I will keep my ears open on that and let you know. I hear all the time, that Kingsville have them, but I dont know anyone personally that live there. I will let you know if I ever do. I would love to go sometime with you, when You find a real one with activity. It is a dream of mine. God Bless you and May God’s Angels protect you when you are doing your investigations. Thank you for your post…Mary

jason says:

July 18, 2009, 11:29 am

hi everyone,my name is jason and i am the founder of north east ghost hunters,here in madison,oh.i am looking for real houses with real paranormal activity.if you have a paranormal haunting or know of someone who does email me.investigating the paranormal can be fun,but also there are risks i try to not involve people because the investigation can become very emotional and dangerous.having a great understanding in the paranormal is a must,and doing or saying the wrong things can be detrimental.although these are people like you and me they are in a different setting some very angry,some very emotional,thus making the perfect catalyst for anything negative to happen.negative spirits can be the worst to deal with,so please have a great understanding with the paranormal before attempting to make any type of contact,it could take a turn for the worse.any questions feel free to email me at thanks jay

Mary says:

July 18, 2009, 11:37 pm

Jason, I understand totally that you want to keep us all safe. My feelings are not hurt. I will still keep you posted if I find anyone that can use your expertise. Stay safe..and God Bless…Mary

Jen says:

July 31, 2009, 12:05 pm

Some of the events such as seeing shadows or movements that are then gone could be explained. Depending on where in the building, based on inside and outside movements of everyday objects. It definitely sounds like a place our group needs to visit. I have driven by it a few times I think and just never knew exactly where or what it was. I’m fascinated by the abandoned house down 122? I think.. with the pole out in the field in front of it…

McGee Paranormal says:

August 9, 2010, 6:49 pm

Hello my name is Don from McGee Paranormal, if you guys are getting any paranormal activity at all even if its minor, give us an email at and we will investigate for free and give you and copy of our findings

Jenna says:

October 16, 2010, 12:47 pm

hi everyone my name is jenna. I have been wanting to go here for quite a while now and i dont know how to get a hold of anyone to go there. If anyone knows a number please respond.

shasha says:

November 17, 2010, 11:30 am

My cousin bought it at auction a few years back..My sister lives across the street from the building..When I visit I cant help but look and watch for something…I know the police station used to be there and they would hear screams on occasion..They say the hauntings take place mostly on the 3rd floor where a woman has been seen wandering the halls.

Eric says:

November 18, 2010, 6:56 am

I can remember when the “HAUNTED?” sign was out front. I wish that I would have been able to call about it, but was always too busy.

PSI says:

November 18, 2010, 12:44 pm

My team has been wanting to go there, were located in Madison so if you all want an investigation we do it for free. But that place looks like it would be fun to investigate. My team member and i have been asking around to see who can let us in.

He got hit by a car a few weeks ago and now is in a nursing home and cant talk or anything so i want to do this as a dedication to him.

Kassie says:

January 8, 2011, 3:56 pm

I’ve lived in Madison for a year and I have heard voices inside my room and on the street conor in the early morning

alyssa says:

February 5, 2011, 12:45 pm

i live right across the street from that building. I saw lights flashing through the window and shadows running through the light. Sometimes around midnight I hear the noise of something moving like its right out my door. I am scared to this day.

keith says:

February 5, 2011, 6:06 pm

i wish i lived across the street from that place! can i sleep over your house? (: jk! did you see anything else other than flashing lights? like maybe a couple ghosts or creepy things running through your yard?

Thomas Cassell says:

March 3, 2011, 1:41 am

Hi, my name is Thomas Cassell i run paranormal investigations through the madison city hall aka the Madison Seminary. Feel free to check out our website, or our facebook page,, If you have any questions give us a call at 440-415-3059 or shoot us an email at

malinda says:

March 8, 2011, 12:15 am

i live in madison and i can say that almost every house is haunted….so if you live in madison and wanna stay at a haunted house just stay at home and stay awake all night

Katie says:

April 3, 2011, 4:56 pm

I live in Madison, too. Right by a golf course. And I believe my house is haunted. I was home alone one day and I was downstairs on the computer then I wanted to go to bed and my room is the only room upstairs, it’s like an attic. And then I was going back downstairs to get something to drink and all the lights in the house were off except for my room. I’m scared of the dark so I had all the lights in the house on. Then when my family finally got home all the lights were back on. Then that exact same night I heard somebody walking up and down my stairs at two in the morning and that happened for a long time. Then I usually hear strange stuff like that or weird things always happen on October 11th each year.

mariah says:

April 25, 2011, 1:17 am

Hi my name is mariah rodriguez. I am in a grouo called north coast ghost.. and i would love to take our group and come investigate..we have been trying to get into city hall.. but havent gotten the chance to yet.. butt please if u have any sightings or need someone to help out please contact me at

John (MHS 1977) says:

June 7, 2011, 3:43 pm

I used to live in North Madison, down the road from Township Park. In my house I witnessed paranormal activity such as full-body apparitions, light bulbs exploding, scratching/clawing from the walls, knocking noises and I even had my hand grabbed from underneath a blanket that was on the bed when I put my hand on the blanket. This was in the late 1960’s. i lived in that house for 12-years and was glad to leave it.

John (MHS 1977) says:

June 7, 2011, 4:08 pm

About 12 years ago I had a heart-fluttering experience at the cemetery on Arcola Road when I was visiting there. I parked the car and walked over to the gravesite. As I was standing by the gravesite my car suddenly lurched forward several inches. It was very noticeable. It was similiar to when you get behind a car and give it a good push with the car in park. I was the only one in the cemetery at the time and it was nearing dusk. I finished my visit and then calmly left. It gave me quite a fright. Imagine standing away from your car and see it lurch forward.

Lori Stout says:

July 31, 2011, 5:58 pm

Hey Madison Ohio, my husband and I run a database that helps people like you find a reliable team to investigate your home. If you register to the sight it will do a 200 mile radius search for teams in your area. Also if you are a ghost hunting team, please feel free to register also. It is free to register, so check it out.

Emily WIlliams says:

October 31, 2011, 3:40 pm

I went there for my AV class for school!! (: it was really creepy. I wouldnt go on the top floor by myself in a million years. FREAKY! Ask any of my friends, I was pretty much possessed for 2 hours while we were there. I wouldnt respond to anyone and I would just stare off into space with a blank face. Weird thing is… I dont remember what happened during the 2 hours I was supposedly like that.

shanna says:

December 16, 2011, 4:07 pm

iv only lived in madison on middle ridge rd three minutes away from the building for about three months,but after a month of being here we were driving home one afternoon the sun just started going down and seen some one walking acrossed the street i slowed down to make sure i didnt hit them and they vanished right there,it was creepy so when i got home i looked up haunted madison and found this sit.

cody I says:

December 8, 2017, 3:20 pm

i am trying to make a parranormal investigating service, any suggesions for me so i don’t screw up and end up missing?

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