Legend has it, a murder took place in one of the houses many years ago. The father, a drinker, went “crazy” one night and used an axe to kill his entire family, including the family pets. On foggy nights, he is said to be seen walking the field near his former home, still carrying the axe. There is also a story of a “witch’s house” located on Carpenter Road as well. I have not heard much about this, just the firm assertion that it does, in fact, exist.
I have personally participated in pursuing this urban legend. Many nights, my friends and I spent hours driving down this road. We took turns terrifying each other, and daring the driver to turn the car off at the bend in the road to see if it would turn back on (with one exception, the car always turned on). The bend was once practically a 90° turn, but it no longer exists due to a new housing development.
In Haunted Ohio IV, there is an anecdote shared about two guys breaking into a home on the bend of Carpenter Road and placing a mannequin in the window facing the street, further perpetuating the creepy stories. Also mentioned in the book is that there are also sightings of a “ghost driver on a ghost tractor.”
The scariest thing I ever experienced on Carpenter Road was a truck with yellow headlights. To warn everyone that dares to cruise this road, there is a home owner who wishes to scare everyone that comes down the road. As a teenager, while driving with friends, a man in a truck started following us, with only his yellow parking lights on. He would tail us very closely, then back off, then come back up very close behind us. Based on his actions, I believe his intent was to run us off the road.
Did a murder take place on this road? Hard to say for sure, but without a doubt I have never truly seen anything haunted on this street, although that hasn’t stopped us from revisiting.