The abandoned town of Newville in Ohio is home to another small village that has been given the name ‘Hell Town’ and we’re going to share why.
The surrounding region was previously known as Boston, Ohio and was founded in 1806. But when President Gerald Ford signed a bill that gave the federal government the right to expropriate the land under the National Park Services, the residents were forced to leave.
The citizens who were forced out of their homes left a message on the wall of one of the houses saying “Now we know how the Indians felt”.
The U.S. government attached ‘No Trespassing’ signs on the empty homes, but their plans for the park never came to fruition, turning this Native-American village into an abandoned ghost town.
Over its years of being deserted, toxic chemicals were improperly disposed of there and in 1985, when the area was highly polluted, Rangers who visited were said to become ill and rashes appeared all over their bodies.
A church there, which was said to be built by Satanists, was suggested to fuel a little bit of the paranormal belief. An abandoned bus that sits there is also said to host a spirit that’s been reported by numerous people.
There are more unrealistic reports of mutants that were created due to the toxic chemicals, one said to be a monstrous snake known as the ‘Peninsula Python’.
Much of the reports that give Hell Town its haunted reputation have actually been discovered to be false and we assume the name itself has given wandering minds the belief that its haunted.
We would rank Ohio’s Hell Town far below Pennsylvania’s Centralia that was the real-life inspiration for Silent Hill and we’d even rank it below Fabbriche di Careggine’s ghost town in Italy. We’ve just seen nothing whatsoever to convince us it has any relation to paranormal activity.
What do you make of the haunted ghost town? Would you visit to check out the spooky abandoned Hell Town or do you think its haunted reputation is all in the name?