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Poasttown Elementary School

Poasttown Elementary School

6600 Trenton Franklin Road
Middletown, Ohio
45042 USA

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Middletown, OH is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Poasttown Elementary School. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

The History

Poasttown Elementary School was dedicated in 1937 and ran a dedicated academic service until its closure in 2000. Chillingly, what adds to the tales of the children and teachers that have left their imprints there are several tragedies that occurred not far from where this spiritual portal exists today.

Such was the case on July 25th, 1891, when staff from the National Cash Register Company were on their way to Dayton as they returned from their company picnic. What normally would have been a time of fun and celebration, turned tragic. Their passenger train collided with a freight train, causing four deaths and more than 50 injuries. Unfortunately, this was not isolated.

On July 4th, 1910, another dreadful train accident occurred when an engineer of the Big Four passenger train ran off schedule following a detour. With this chaos, an oncoming freight-filled train was unable to avoid a massive collision. All passengers in the 2 cars closest to the engine either died or were seriously injured. Altogether, there were multitudes deaths at the scene of the accident and countless others were severely hurt. With no hospitals in Middletown at the time, many came to (what is today) the Poasttown School property, which served as a makeshift triage. Relief trains were sent out, and the passengers who survived were taken to hospitals in other nearby cities. In the end, there were 36 deaths as a result of this accident.

The Hauntings

This haunted property is not fit for paranormal enthusiasts that cannot withstand the spiritual complexities within its walls. The air within its collegiate halls often feels heavy. There is a sense of always being watched, and at every turn, every hallway seems to be filled with an energy never previously experienced.

You will hear what sounds like desks being drug across a floor above you, yet there is no one there! Footsteps belonging to children followed by whispers and giggles coming from the children that still call this their safe home. Apparitions are part of the expectations here, coming in as all sorts as full and shadow figures. There are black floating masses, white mists, and strange glowing lights floating through the rooms. Once even a gremlin-like creature was found! Wrapping it up, paranormal investigators have obtained the most amazing EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon recordings) and visual evidence that undoubtedly support that this is one very special haunted place.

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More reads...

The Big Book of Ohio Ghost Stories (Big Book of Ghost Stories) by [James A. Willis]
     Ohio's Historic Haunts: Investigating the Paranormal in the Buckeye State Paperback – September 30, 2015   Haunted Ohio: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Buckeye State (Haunted Series) Paperback – March 14, 2008

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Date added: May/25/2020 | Last time updated: Oct/20/2021

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