On Moxahala and Putnam Avenues, strange things to seem to happen often. Local residents have witnessed ghosts of soldiers walking through their neighborhood at night. Other people have reported seeing the ghosts of slaves. A lot of people that live nearby say that the whole area is haunted.
Zanesville was Ohio's second city capital from 1810 to 1812. During the Civil War, over 5,000 Union soldiers were stationed in the city. US 40, the National Road also travels through the town.
On Moxahala and Putnam Avenues, ghosts of Civil War soldiers and escaped slaves are often seen wandering the neighborhood in the evening. Witnesses have seen odd lights and fleeting shadows near the VFW.
The VFW is located at 600 Moxahala Avenue, in Zanesville, Ohio.
If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive email updates when a new article is published. Join John on Facebook, follow on Twitter, or connect on Google+. For more information on the author, visit his website.
Many locations that are listed in John's Hunting the Haunted series require permission to visit or investigate. Most of these places are patrolled by the authorities and trespassers could face fines or possibly even be arrested.
Copyright © 2013 by John Albrecht, All Rights Reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced without permission from the author. Partial reposting is permitted with a link back to the original article.