40 minutes | Feb 6, 2021

Moonville Tunnel

One monument to an era gone by once laid hidden in the overgrown hills of Ohio’s Vinton County.  Thanks to the efforts of countless local enthusiasts and state ODNR officials, this antiquated railway tunnel is now easily reached.  In fact, it’s handicap accessible.   All who dare can now visit the Moonville Tunnel.  However, it’s not just the living who answer its beckoning call.  Claims of ghostly apparitions at this desolate location began in the late 1800’s, and persist yet today.  With the multitude of violent rail deaths that have been documented through the years, it’s no real surprise that perhaps some lost souls are still waiting for the next train. Come hear the story of Mr. Rich Dahn, historian for the Moonville Rail Trail Association.  He’s been visiting the site for more than 40 years, and still can’t get enough.  Come hear the ghostly tales and the documented history of this legendary spot left yet untouched by modern civilization. Come aboard this episode revealing a sparkling jewel of Ohio’s railway folklore.   If you enjoy this episode, please rate, review and subscribe to Ohio Folklore on your chosen podcast platform.  You can also find Ohio Folklore at: Ohiofolkore.comFacebook.com/ohiofolklore And as always, keep wondering… Special thanks to The Rarely Herd for their permission in using their song “Moonville Brakeman” as part of today’s episode.  Find them on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/The-Rarely-Herd-113910075327852/  To learn more about the Moonville Rail Trail Association, click here: https://vintoncountytravel.com/parks-and-recreation/moonville-rail-trail/.  
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