Local Urban Legends: Lucy Run Cemetery Road

I first heard of this place just the other day when I was visiting some members of my wife’s family who live on the road. The story I was told was that it was the most haunted road in Ohio. It got its name from a girl named Lucy, who a long time ago lived near where the road is now and she was engaged to a guy. She caught him cheating and in a fit of anger she took off on a horse in the night, riding through the creek to get away. Somehow she fell off the horse and died in the creek, and her body was never found. But now her ghost hangs out all up and down the road. My wife’s cousin who lives there, lives right alongside the creek. He also said he often hears his name being called when nobody is around, but he passes it off as other stuff.

I did some research and found this video and another story that more people typically tell, and it says this all took place in 1806 and she was engaged, but her soon-to-be came to the house one stormy night to tell her he had fallen in love with another woman and was going to be with her, not Lucy. He then left the house quickly and she went after him, out into the storm. She missed the bridge crossing the creek and the high waters washed her off of her horse and she drowned.

She does have a grave at the nearby cemetery, so I’m guessing the first story I heard was only mostly true. And as far as I know, this story is mostly urban legend and folklore, but the street is named Lucy Run cemetery Road, so maybe there is truth to the story.

Other variations exist, saying she was bucked off of her horse, or she was washed away by the deep creek waters. One thing is for sure, there are a lot of people who claim that she can be seen running from her grave, down the hill, across the road, and into the creek. I haven’t seen her do that, but to be fair I’ve only been on the road once.

Regardless if this one is true or not, it’s a cool tale and one that could easily be checked out. Maybe one day I’ll go down there and give it a proper haunt hunt.

The road is off of 132 in Batavia, OH. If you go, be respectful. People live there.

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One response to “Local Urban Legends: Lucy Run Cemetery Road

  1. Very interesting my friend! XOXO – Bacon

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