Akron Area

Summit County Juvenile Detention Home – a ghost of a matron that worked and was killed here is seen.
The Akron Civic Theatre – Well-known story still told by some of the theatre’s tour guides is the story of Fred the janitor. Fred was a life-long employee of the Civic, back in the days when it was called the “Loews Theatre”. He died on the premises, but his ghost still tends to duties, namely keeping vandals at bay in the bathrooms. The Civic has been the site of many high school proms, and several sightings have been reported of a figure that “attacks” would-be vandals. Another ghost reported many times is that of a young woman that weeps by the canal that still runs under the theatre and through parts of the city underground. This same canal was the lifeline of the city in the early 1800’s, so many think she is a “shade” that remains from the early canal days.

Hower House and TKE House – The Hower House, currently owned by the University of Akron, has a well-known female ghost purported to be one of the Howers. She apparently is angry due to husband’s infidelity and likes to scare male workers and guests. There are also reports that one of the fraternity houses nearby is also haunted, and this ghost has been seen by students. The ghost is that of a young girl servant who died in the home when it was still used as a residence and is buried in a hard to find grave located behind the house. She has been seen both in the house itself and on the grounds outside.