Supernatural Lore of Ohio

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A rich vein of bizarre and uncanny tales snakes through Ohio’s cornfields and cityscapes. In the earliest days of statehood, dark reports spoke of witches causing feathers to form a deadly ring in one’s bed, magically strangling its sleeping victims. For years, the ghost of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train rolled through Urbana, a small town in the center of the state, and caused clocks and watches to stop in its wake. A vampiric entity was said to haunt a strange cabin in the Black Swamp, and a werewolf reportedly roamed a Defiance train yard. Join Cincinnati historian Steven J. Rolfes on a tour of Ohio’s strangest supernatural lore, from wailing banshees to the devil himself.
ISBN: 9781467144148
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: American Heritage
Images: 60
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Steven J. Rolfes, a lifelong Ohioan, is a freelance writer and volunteer docent at the Cincinnati History Museum. He is the author of nine books on history, including The Cincinnati Court Riot, Cincinnati Landmarks and Cincinnati Under Water: The 1937 Flood, and is coauthor of Cincinnati Art Deco and Historic Downtown Cincinnati. For years, he hosted a radio talk show on the supernatural, Bolgia 4. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife and two children.