Haunted Marietta, History and Mystery in Ohio’s Oldest City


One of Southeast Ohio’s oldest cities, Haunted Marietta will take you to some of the most ‘active’ locations for paranormal activity.



Haunted Marietta: History and Mystery in Ohio’s Oldest City explores the supernatural side of the state’s first settlement. Visit a crumbling 1855 mansion whose original owner still roams the halls, sit in the plush red seats of an abandoned theatre and climb an ancient Indian burial mound. Encounter river pirates, fugitive slaves, an axe murderer, jealous lovers and inept morticians. Haunted Marietta delves into various types of otherworldly phenomena, examines the difference between ghost stories and reports of supernatural activity and discusses why certain people become spirits. From an 1815 goblin sighting to a bartender’s brush with the unexplained, local author Lynne Sturtevant covers it all.

About the author

Lynne Sturtevant has been collecting local legends, superstitions and odd tales-especially those that involve paranormal elements-since childhood. A Marietta resident and certified ghost hunter, she is the creator and lead guide of Ghost Trek, a popular walking tour of historic and haunted downtown Marietta. She also conducts tours of the areas ancient earthworks and offers special programs and events throughout the year. Ms. Sturtevant is a frequent guest on WMOA radio and is an active member of Marietta’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.


125 pages

Black and white photos

Additional information

Weight 13.9 oz
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 1 in