Rabbit Hash shop owners, community members swear their town is totally 'haunted'

WCPOPublished: October 26, 2017
Published: October 26, 2017

It’s 2 a.m., and Gina Ward is with her daughter smoking meat at their little barbeque shop along the banks of the Ohio River. It’s their favorite time to cook because there’s not another soul in town. Or so they think. “We hear this loud pounding on the side of the store. Bang, bang, bang. So we jump up and run outside, but nobody’s there,” Ward said. “...That’s just your average day in Rabbit Hash.” Dating back to 1813, the tiny Boone County community has a rich past of early settlers, pirates, murder and supposed-buried treasure. And if you ask most people in the town, that history has left behind an “otherworldly presence.” “The stuff you’ll see will startle you once in a while,” Ward said. “You’ll be walking through town and you’ll get this feeling like you’re being watched or something comes over you where the hair stands up on your arms.”

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