The Hammond-Cranz Farm near the Hale Farm and Village is rumored to have paranormal activity. A lot of people have witnessed strange things on or near the property. Many people think that the farm and nearby cemetery is haunted. Passersby have reported seeing fleeting shadows. Some people have even witnessed a ghost. Nearly everyone who visits this area notices there is a creepy feel to it.
The Hammond-Cranz House has been rebuilt many times. The first house on the land was a one-room cabin built by Gibson Gates in 1810. Jason Hammond, brother-in-law of Jonathan Hale, came to the area in 1810. The same year, Hammond purchased 1100 acres from the Connecticut Land Company. Hammond began construction of his family's house in 1817. Jason Hammond passed away in 1830 and his son, Lewis Hammond inherited the property. Lewis rebuilt the house in 1833. In 1864, Lewis Hammond sold the house to William Cranz. The property is now part of the National Park Service.
The entire area is considered haunted by many people. Just down the road is the Ira Cemetery and the Hale Farm and Village. Both locations have many reports of ghost sightings. The Hammond-Cranz Farm is believed to be haunted as well. Passersby see strange lights flickering in the windows of the home. Many people have reported seeing shadow figures and some claim to have even encountered a ghost. This location is also part of the Seven Barn legend.
The Hammond-Cranz Farm is located at 2401 Ira Road, in Bath Township, Ohio.
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