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Helltown Ohio: Scariest Abandoned Town

Friday, October 21, 2016 11:24
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A perfectly once-pleasant town called Boston, Ohio had no idea what its future held. Today, the abandoned area is referred to as “Helltown” and with good reason!

This Summit County town was founded in the early 1800s. It was doing just fine until politics literally swept the town away.

In 1974, under the presidency of Gerald Ford, eminent domain was proclaimed and the properties bought up by the government. The plan was to protect and preserve the size of national parks and woodlands.

Angry residents had no choice. Some scrawled angry messages on their houses before they were boarded up and they were forced to leave.


A generation goes by without anyone knowing the history of the town or understanding how it closed. Soon, urban legends abound about this forgotten place in the woods. Those who hike in and experience things, bring back tales including ghosts, satanists, and toxic spills and mutant creatures.

Pretty much, if anyone happens through the area of anyone is sighted going in and out, more stories unfold. 

More Info:
Photos of Helltown 
Atlas Obscura
Week In Weird Article
The Truth About Helltown

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  • Pink Slime

    Abuse of eminent domain, obviously.

    • Phd

      Morning Pink Slime ~ had your fill of doughnuts today….. ?

      Me i like Cupcakes now cause loving doughnuts makes one look like a doughnut
      or a lifesaver with a flotation device around his middle….

      Did you get ahold of Angle for tea and scones yet ?

      See ya later….

  • truck driver

    This is like that coal mine fire that’s been burning for 70 years in Pennsylvania . They say its the mouth of hell.

  • presidentofme

    It’s a park, with gift shop, walking and bike trails, hotel, it’s in between 77 & 80 highly busy and populated area near fair lawn …ain’t haunted just trees an park

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