The trail: Haunted

The Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail spans around eighty miles through Southwest Ohio.  It starts in Milford, Ohio and ends around Springfield.  There are quite a few entry points to the trail near my house.  So far, I’ve shown you the trail at South Lebanon.  This time I am going to show you scenes of the Kings Mill area taken tonight while on a sunset walk with Todd.

At Kings Mill there is an old ammunition’s factory called the Peters Cartridge Factory.  It was built in the 1800’s and made bullets for the Union army during the American Civil War.  Throughout the years the factory has had numerous accidents and deaths and local legend is that the place is quite haunted.  In fact, the ghosts seem to be photo bombers, often appearing as shadows in windows.  The property is privately owned and the local authorities strictly enforce the no trespassing signs posted throughout the area because of the dangerous conditions found in the rundown buildings.  However, most of the site can be seen from the trail.  There are also numerous buildings built into the ground where ammunition was once stored.  A few of these can be seen along side the trail near the old factory.

Tonight, the only ghost I saw was that of a raccoon as I caught a glimpse of his tail before he jetted somewhere into the forest.  It does feel quite eery around there and one gets the sense that many folks worked tirelessly throughout the years.  The wind seemed to whisper their names through the trees while the river played a song as it passed up and over rocks and earth. To see more of my photos take a tour of my galleries.

Peters Cartridge

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61 responses to “The trail: Haunted

  1. “Tonight, the only ghost I saw was that of a raccoon as I caught a glimpse of his tail before he jetted somewhere into the forest. “- The best commentary ever! LOL!

    It does have a creepy factor to it. I dont see any ghosts …:pouts: but its almost like i dont want to look at the building too long either. Definitely something creepy to it.

    • Thanks! Yes, I am with you. I don’t want to stare at the building too long. When I am on the trail, it is right there and I always feel like an old ghost worker is standing behind me and if I turn around he will say “boo.”

  2. I love abandoned buildings – I don’t really have an explanation as to why, I just think their really neat. Something to do with how they’ve just been forgotten and the way things decay and how nature takes back the space that humans built. So cool. Too bad you couldn’t go inside!

    Great photos!

  3. I still remember the first time I saw the factory. It was many years ago, I was new to the area, thus exploring. I was driving down Kings Mills Rd, then the hairpin turn, and another right turn … and just across the old bridge (that is now longer), there was the factory. Simply a wow moment.

    • Yeah. It is amazing. When I moved here I had the same feeling. I wanted to know what the building was and why hadn’t it been restored to make apartments or something.

  4. Rusted and battered, shattered and torn, blown away by times unknown. Spirits they visit the tower alone, one by one, they climb up before they are gone. Branches are broken, signage blurred, ghosts are on vacation, you got them alert.

  5. I like the second last photo. 🙂 You certainly described it good.. From the description and the photos. Sounds like quite an eery place. 😀 But sadly(?) I don’t (can’t) see any ghosts… 😛

  6. Nice! I think the lightness of the pictures gives that feeling of something slightly otherworldly. Doesn’t look like a place to spend the night 😉

  7. A very nice set.

    I didn’t see any ghosts in your photos. They were probably hiding in the shadows, or just out of frame. May be a night time shoot is in order. 🙂

  8. I love to visit such places..perfect for outing with a “adventurous” touch. (rather creepy)
    Love this…would love to sight some “ghosts” as such..
    i think they would have appeared, if you were friendly enough…
    Try that… 😛

  9. I went through this property as a younger man… “Haunted” is an understatement because there is so much happening at one time!spirits roam here… just not allot of them are even sad. Some however, are.

  10. I went through this property as a younger man… “Haunted” is an understatement because there is so much happening at one time! Spirits roam here… Just not allot of them are even sad. Some however, are.

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  12. What a visual delight of a photo walk!! It is so great that you take advantage of the local points of interest where you live. Great shots!

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  14. Seth, after your intriguing comment, I just had to stop by for a look. Yes, I see at least two, maybe three faces of men in the top left windows. Unfortunately I can’t zoom in but you can…so take a closer look. Looks like they have their faces pressed against the glass – probably watching you! I think there were more than racoons on the premises!

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