Moonville Tunnel

The pictures for Moonville Tunnel are now up. I’ll be adding additional information about the history of Moonville at a later time. I’ll also be going back at some point to get some pictures of the cemetery as well. After I parked off the side of the road just before the bridge I was heading back to the tunnel down the long trail  and heard a loud bang. I thought that initially someone was firing a gun but when I got back to my car the passenger front tire had blown out. I’m not sure if I parked on something sharp or exactly what might have happened to it. It was getting dark though so I had to put the spare on and get out while I could still see.

 

13 Responses to Moonville Tunnel

  • xnode says:

    Anyone have any good stories from trips to Moonville? Love to hear about them!

  • Athens county prince says:

    been to moonville many years ago. saw the swinging light. could never figure out the source. moonville was an old mining town for so many years, the B&O railroad ran right through it. now only foundations and the tunnel remain there. my father owns the old caboose that ran through the tunnel. there is another tunnel in haydenville. the old mining trains ran through it.

  • justin says:

    what about the mental hospital i work with someone who told me to check it out do u know anything . thanks justin

  • Marsha says:

    I was born inside that tunnel. My mother was with her husband looking for there nephew because he did graffitti. My mom was nine months pregnant and she had me there.

    • Bill Cullen says:

      Did this really happen; and, if so, when did this happen?
      I’m intrigued by this because that would be oddly cool, in a way.
      Is there a newspaper story about it, which I could read; and if so, what newspaper?
      Thanks.

  • Amanda Sencer says:

    I went with a group of friends 2 days ago. We visited the tunnel and the nearby cemetary. I have the most phenominal pictures I have ever seen of a ghostly activity!

  • Alec Castro says:

    Ohio is a very haunted place. That tunnel one of the most haunted places there. At night you can see lights going by, rocks from the top of the tunnel have been said to fly down and try to hit you… The Moonville cemetery isnt far from the tunnel and there is many rumors of people trying to go up and having this sensation like something is trying to make you go back down.

  • Tamrisa says:

    Would be awesome to go into that tunnel at night or even during the daytime.

  • Mouse says:

    My friend and I have been to Moonville on numerous occasions and have more often than not found paranormal activity. The first time we went, we visited only the tunnel. As we were walking up to the pitch black tunnel, my friend felt someone grab her shoulder. As I shined the light on her, you could see a very distinct, very LARGE hand print. As I raised my camera to take a picture, the batteries died. We got out of there real quick like and in a hurry.

    We returned a few months later, this time to check out the poor little cemetery. Vandals have knocked over just about every headstone there. As we were walking around, getting a feel for the place, we ran into a couple of guys who were looking for ghosts. As we stood chatting, we heard footsteps like someone walking in the woods, but never saw a light or person. We chalked it up to deer or the like, considering the remote nature of the site. But then one of the fellows snapped a picture of the old oak tree that stands towards the back of the cemetery. Near it, was a black shadow, human in shape and size.

    The last time my friend and I went, we took my sister. We went up to the cemetery. We hadn’t been there for 5 minutes, and we had noticed the “leftovers” of some sort of occult activity- although I cannot say with certainty if it was a seance, or something more sinister. All of a sudden, my sister says she smells something putrid, and starts gagging. Her face turns white, and she looks genuinely ill. My friend and I put her in the car and get out of there. When we get past the lake ( a good distance) she finally started to feel better.

    I’ve never experienced anything like this since. The tunnel is well traveled to, the path requires tennis shoes and I would suggest not going immediately after a rain (lots of mud). Some people do occasionally camp inside the tunnel, and you can find remnants of their adventures scattered throughout. I will not return to the cemetery after dark, but the tunnel is still a fun mini-adventure :-)

  • E says:

    I have been to both the tunnel and the cemetery on two different occasions. The first time I went it was just after sundown and it had actually started to rain a bit by the time I had crossed the river to get to the tunnel. Didn’t see or hear anything out of the norm at the tunnel or the cemetery but still a cool place to visit if you get the chance. I went back almost a year after my first visit during the day but the river was flooded so I had to go up and around the side of the tunnel to reach it. I could tell that some of the lettering on the tunnel entrance had crumbled since my last visit but not much else had changed despite the fact that Moonville is a pretty popular hangout spot in the area. If I recall correctly the cemetery was also the same aside from some coins that had been left on the top of some of the grave markers.

  • Brenda says:

    We have been to the tunnel and cemetery hundreds of times. Have never ever seen anything paranormal. Had several picnics there, saw my first Ohio lizards there. Saw a lot of drunk people hanging out in the tunnel and others coming to search for ghosts. Heard loud splashes in the creek made by beavers. Met the grandson of the engineer involved in the accident. Actually he told us the accident was not AT the tunnel but a little further south on the railing. He has his metal detector at the site searching for train parts. If there is anything haunting this place we have vener seen it and we are open to seeing.

  • Jeff says:

    This is VERY intriguing because I currently live in Jackson Ohio on State Rt 327 and just a little bit from Athens, I never knew it was a haunted place until I saw this :P Any rumored hauntings in Jackson and 327?

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