Most of us have encountered an old creepy tree or two when we were kids. The Indian Signal Tree is the king of scary looking trees in Ohio. Some say that the old oak may very well be haunted and that the land that surrounds the tree is visited by Native American spirits.
The Indian Signal Tree is a bur oak tree that was once used by Native Americans for the portage between the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Rivers. They removed their canoes at this tree and carried them eight miles south to Summit Lake. The trail tree stands over 100 feet tall and spreads nearly 75 feet. It is one of the oldest landmarks in Summit County and is believed to be over 300 years old. The tree is shaped like a candelabrum and the mystery that people wonder is, was the tree formed naturally or by Native Americans?
Some hikers on the nearby Chuckery Trail have witnessed odd lights and other strange occurences. Hike the trail near the crooked river after sunset and you may find yourself with a ghostly stranger following close behind you.
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