Haunted Log Cabin Antique Store in Morehead Ky

Posted on August 31, 2007

My wife and I visited an old log cabin in�Morehead Kentucky this past weekend. This log cabin was used many years ago as an antique store. The people who owned it also lived there. According to a lot of stories I have heard the place is haunted. Supposedly a multiple murder happened there some years back involving an axe.

According to the ‘story’ a woman and either her daughter or niece was attacked there. The woman was murdered, hacked to death with an axe. The daughter’s (or niece’s) son had made a dash to the bathroom and climbed out the window and ran for help.

His mother survived, but just barely. The people haven’t opened the old shop since. This story was on America’s most wanted because the murderer was wanted in several states.

Haunted Log Cabin in Kentucky

Here is a small picture of the log cabin. You may not be able to tell from this thumbnail, but there is actually an orb that appears to float above the cabin.

When you go to the actual page (link below) you will see several pictures of the cabin and two of the wooden “Antiques” sign out front. Why do orbs often appear in pictures such as this?

You can check out more pictures of this location at

Haunted Log Cabin in Eastern Kentucky

//www.trueghosttales.com/ghost-pictures-hlc.php

If anyone has information about this cabin contact us to let us know.

UPDATE TO THIS STORY:

We received some new information about this story from a visitor who actually lives in Morehead. Here is what he had to say about the story:

I am a long time resident of Morehead, Ky. and a teacher and high school baseball coach in the Rowan County school system. The log cabin you speak of was an antique store at one time about 20 years ago. However, it was not the scene of multiple ax murders. It was the scene of an assault with an ax.

The real story goes like this. One evening a man, just recently released from prison, stopped by the antique store with the intentions of robbing the owners. He entered the cabin and picked up an old ax from a barrel of old tools and forced the owner, her daughter and her grandson into a back room where he hit the owner in the head with the ax and then hit the daughter in the head, but did not harm the owner’s grandson.

He locked them all in the back room, took money from the register and ran from the scene. The young grandson made his way out a small window in the back room and ran about a mile into town to get help.

The owner lived as did her daughter and the young man was given a hero’s celebration for his swift and calmly collected actions. He was seven years old at the time.

The man that robbed and assaulted the owner and her daughter appeared on America’s Most Wanted and was caught in the southwest U.S. about a year later, being recognized by a citizen watching America’s Most Wanted. He was sentenced to a lengthy prison term and the owner and her daughter made a full recovery but closed the antique store for good after that.

The young man that was responsible for saving his grandmother’s and mother’s life and providing a description of the robber, graduated from Rowan County High School with my daughter in 2001. His name is Jason Hodges. I know him and his family well, so the story of multiple ax murders is a falsehood. Whoever told you this story was either lying or did not know the truth or was passing on an untruthful rumor.

Sent in by John K. Maggard of Morehead, Ky. Copyright 2008 all rights reserved.




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Comments

5 Responses to “Haunted Log Cabin Antique Store in Morehead Ky”
  1. Pat says:

    Well, although the “original” tale was much more grisley and terrifying… it is good to know there was a hint of truth to it and that the man was captured… thank you for the REAL story… I can see how this could have been embellished easily enough! Still a good tale with a much nicer ending!

  2. Janetta says:

    That is still not the right story. It was the woman’s son and daughter that were with her. I am friends with their family. The man that did it turned himself in a few hours after the America’s Most Wanted show aired. I was about 10 when it happened. Morehead is such a small town, so this was a big deal for us.

  3. Morehead resident says:

    The grandson’s name was actually Jesse Hodges. He just passed away yesterday. Our prayers go out to his family.

  4. FaerchFan says:

    orbs aren’t necessarily ghosts, they’re energy. but its still a good story :) my sister lives near morehead so i wonder if she knows about this story…

  5. Destiny says:

    Ok, both stories are scary….really scary! (i would have put ‘really’ in capitol and bold letters but I cant) anyways, im glad that the 7 yr. old boy didnt freak out and try to attack the axe man but instead he ran for help…i would have probably cried and cried and im 15. Just wanted to say ” right on!” to the brave boy!! You saved those people who are somehow related to you! Good job!

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