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Best Haunted Stories in Ohio I have ever read ! CREEPY !
on August 11, 2010
Haunted Ohio V tells some of the best Haunted Ohio stories to date. There are many gruesome and violent stories drawn directly from Ohio's history: The siege of Ft. Meigs and Dudley's Massacre. The Ashtabula Bridge Disaster. The "Black Death" cholera epidemic which led to patients sometimes being buried alive. The story of a real "Hatchetman" serial killer. The horrible story of the Native Americans slaughtered at Gnadenhutten.
The author is at her best when telling what she experiences when visiting a haunted place. I especially liked the story about her visit to a former strip club in Toledo where one ghost looked like Peggy Lipton of Mod Squad and another was so real she said, "excuse me" as she brushed past him. Also the story about the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield where a friendly projectionist ghost told her his name. The current staff didn't recognize the name, but it was later verified as having been the name of a real projectionist from the theatre up the street who apparently came to the Renaissance when his projectors were moved.
Sometimes I get the feeling that the author is using the "we report you decide" technique when she is too polite to say she really doesn't believe someone's story as in the section on EVP at Snow Hill Country Club or an interview with an alleged witness about gargoyle-like creatures at a possible Underground Railroad stop, Prospect Place.
There are plenty of ghosts and chills in this book, and a lot of Ohio's creepiest history!