Goll’s Woods is a park area with a small cemetery near Lockport, Ohio. It is located in Fulton County 1-1/2 miles north of Archbold, Ohio then 3 miles west on Township Rd F, and 1/4 mile south on Township Rd 26 to the parking lot. The trail system is present. From Archbold in Fulton County, go north on State Rte 66 for 1-1/2 miles to Township Rd F, go west for 3 miles to the junction with Township Rd 26, go south about 1/4 mile to the preserve parking lot located on the east side of the road.
Goll’s Woods is said to be haunted by Mr. Goll as well as several other spirits including a young child. It’s possible that some of these ghosts have wondered from the Goll cemetery which sits in the Goll’s woods.
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The Golls were one of the first families in Williams County; legend says that they were eventually banished into the woods. The father was the last to die, and he is said to haunt the woods. In addition to this, the cemetery is haunted by balls of light, and a big black tombstone near the center is always warm to the touch.
TOGHS lead investigator Butch went to visit the Goll’s woods one evening in May 2009. He was accompanied by Alan and Dan who help our group with investigations from time to time. Butch was not expecting to do a documented investigation but took EVP equipment as well as a digital camera. Butch visited the cemetery first. While audio recording his visit and taking digital pictures Butch found that his equipment began to malfunction. His recorder began to shut itself off several times despite being checked previously. His digital camera also began to malfunction while in the cemetery. After realizing that this place had some type of paranormal activity to it Butch decided to investigate further and came upon an abandoned house and barn in the woods.
Once Butch, Alan and Dan went inside the old home the activity increased. Butch found the air heavy and very hard to breath. He never said anything to his group members at the time but was quickly told the same thing by them. Butch’s equipment began to malfunction again throughout his investigation of the home and wished he would have brought more equipment with him to document his findings. Although Butch had a hard time getting his camera and EVP equipment to function properly he was able to take several great photo’s as well as capture a voice of a young child saying (yes) to his question I think your in here with us aren’t you? TOGHS will be investigating the Goll’s woods again this summer and will share our findings with you once we finish.