Weird Ohio

Weird Ohio Ah Ohio so nice and normal We have apple pie heroes like Hopalong Cassidy Neil Armstrong Thomas Edison and Doris Day Our state bird is the jaunty and ever popular cardinal and our state flower i

  • Title: Weird Ohio
  • Author: James A. Willis Loren L. Coleman Andy Henderson Mark Moran Mark Sceurman
  • ISBN: 9781402733826
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ah, Ohio, so nice and normal We have apple pie heroes like Hopalong Cassidy, Neil Armstrong, Thomas Edison, and Doris Day Our state bird is the jaunty and ever popular cardinal, and our state flower is the carnation, found in the buttonholes of politicians and bridegrooms everywhere We started America rolling by opening the country s first gas station, and we have a musAh, Ohio, so nice and normal We have apple pie heroes like Hopalong Cassidy, Neil Armstrong, Thomas Edison, and Doris Day Our state bird is the jaunty and ever popular cardinal, and our state flower is the carnation, found in the buttonholes of politicians and bridegrooms everywhere We started America rolling by opening the country s first gas station, and we have a museum dedicated to America s music, rock and roll Why, we re just so all American normal, it can bring a tear to the eye Okay, fine But there s something else we have a whole lot of, and that sweirdness Yes, the Buckeye State has lots and lots of strange people and unusual sites, and they burst forth from every page of this, the biggest, most bizarre collection of Ohio stories ever assembled Weird Ohio.Our weird quotient is so high that we needed three authors to put this book together With cameras and notepads in hand, James Willis, Andrew Henderson, and Loren Coleman traveled the highways, byways, hills, and dales of our fair state, seeking out the odd and the offbeat And they found it Whether it s ghosts at Ohio State, a slew of screaming bridges, Frogman, a witches grave, or a flying cigar, our fearless authors have researched the stories with care and present them here for you, fellow admirers of the weird.So turn the pages and visit with the Melonheads, have a fun day at Satan s Hollow, Hell House, and the Devil s Pit, but watch out for the Demon Tree Bike with Oxford s phantom bicyclist, chat with the Lady in White, check out Oberlin s giant three way plug and the really big rocking chair in Austinberg Tiptoe through Dublin s concrete corncobs, take a brief detour down the world s shortest street, and look for Bigfoot in Minerva And as night descends, gaze longingly at a whole bunch of abandoned drive in theaters.Yes, it s all here weirdness in the heartland A brand new entry in the best selling Weird U.S series, Weird Ohio is chock full of everything your history teacher never taught you Some of the people you ll meet and the places you ll go are disturbing, others are hilarious, but all are very, very weird We guarantee you ll enjoy the journey.James A Willis was born and raised in Upstate New York In 1999, he moved to Ohio and founded the Ghosts of Ohio ghostsofohio , a nationally recognized paranormal research organization James has been featured in numerous publications, television and radio programs, and live webcasts He has given presentations throughout the state on how one may hope to find evidence of the existence of ghosts James currently resides in Columbus with his Queen loving parrot and the world s whiniest cat When he s not seeking out all things weird and wonderful, James often stays awake nights wondering if he will ever lose the moniker of the Man Who Debunked Hell Town.Andrew Henderson is a writer and researcher who has been exploring Ohio s abandoned buildings, old cemeteries, ghost towns, ghost stories, and weird history for years Since 1999, he has run the popular Web site Forgotten Ohio, and his first book, Forgotten Columbus, was published in 2002 His work has been featured both locally and nationally most notably in the Washington Post An alumnus of Ohio State University, Andrew lives in Columbus.Loren Coleman has been investigating cryptozoology and unexplained phenomena since 1960 He is the author of than two dozen books, including The Copycat Effect Bigfoot The True Story of Apes in America The Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other Mystery Denizens of the Deep Tom Slick, Mothman and Other Curious Encounters Mysterious America The Revised Edition The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide and Cryptozoology A to Z Having grown up in Illinois before moving to New England, Coleman often traveled to Ohio to investigate breaking cases and has continued to visit the state frequently for fieldwork and conferences.

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    1. James A. Willis Loren L. Coleman Andy Henderson Mark Moran Mark Sceurman

      Not since the Headless Horseman went charging through Sleepy Hollow has something come out of the Hudson highlands of upstate New York as thrilling and chilling as author and paranormal researcher James A Willis Fueled by a steady diet of boo berry cereal, Creepy Magazine and late night Vincent Price movies, Willis soon developed a taste for the unexplained and quickly began seeking out all things strange and spooky.When he wasn t trying to coax the boogeyman out from under his bed for a photo shoot, Willis pondered such eternal questions as what happens to us when we die is there life on other planets, and what possesses someone to decorate their house with 1,001 milk jugs In 1999, after spending than 15 years chasing after ghosts and visiting crybaby bridges, Willis moved to Ohio and founded The Ghosts of Ohio ghostsofohio , a nationally recognized paranormal research organization Willis has grown the organization to well over 35 members in three divisions throughout the state Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati.In 2004, in what seemed to be destiny, Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman, the brainchild s of the Weird US series of books, approached Willis and asked him to contribute to their latest volume, Weird US To date, Willis has been involved with 6 books in the Weird US series He is the co author of Weird Ohio 2005 and Weird Indiana 2008 and was also a contributing author to Weird US 2004 , Weird Hauntings 2006 , Weird US II The ODDyssey Continues 2008 , and Weird Encounters 2010 Willis unique and offbeat writing style was officially recognized in 2006 with his induction into the Grand Order of Weird Writers In addition, Willis has been a contributing author to several books in the Armchair Reader series, beginning with Weird, Scary Unusual 2008 and continuing with several books released in 2010 Armchair Reader Goes Hollywood, Armchair Reader s All about Ohio, and The Mammoth Armchair Reader 2011 marked the release of Willis latest collaboration with Armchair Reader, Haunted America For 2012, Willis released Haunted Indiana, his first work with Stackpole Books In the fall of 2012, Willis The Big Book Of Ohio Ghost Stories was unleashed.Look for Willis next book, Ohio s Historic Haunts, to be released in late summer of 2015.A sought after public speaker, Willis has given presentations throughout the United States, during which he has educated and entertained tens of thousands of people of all ages in crowd sizes ranging from 10 to well over 600 He has also been featured in than 50 media sources, including CNN, USA Today, Columbus Business First, Midwest Living, The Canadian Press, and even the Kuwait Times He is also currently a contributing author to Mysteries Magazine.Willis currently resides in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and daughter, a Queen loving parrot, and three narcoleptic cats.

    232 thoughts on “Weird Ohio”

    1. Despite having hack writer and former Decaturian Troy Taylor at the helm, Weird Illinois—a companion to this volume—makes for great bathroom reading. The production values and colorful images more than compensate for Taylor's leaden prose and inane editorializing. I love this book so much that every time I visit my best friend's Chicago apartment, I make time to secrete myself away in the john and hunch over it. I got to wondering what I would think of the book if the writing were as good as [...]


    2. I got this signed by the authors at the Mothman festival last year. It’s one of the Weird American series. It’s a ‘travel guide’ to the weird and wacky. It’s broken into Local Legends, Ancient Mysteries, Fabled People and Places, Unexplained Phenomena, Bizarre Beasts, Local Heroes and villains, personalized properties, roadside distractions, roads less traveled, haunted places and ghostly tales, cemetery safari and abandoned in Ohio.So for the most of the stories are of the supernatura [...]


    3. A couple of things were inaccurate, like where the original crybaby bridge is in Rogue's Hollow. My Dad and grandfather are from Doylestown and they both said that that's the wrong one. The original burned down years ago, I've been to where it was. Also, the railroad tracks ARE still in use.Also, I've been to "Hell Town" in Boston Mills many many times and have never seen a thing. It's a beautiful, old town and is actually quite peaceful. There is no bench in the cemetery and I've been past the [...]


    4. Look, I'm biased. A dear friend was one of the co-authors of this book, and there's a big old picture of me on the first page and deep inside the book. But sentiment aside, this is a great compilation of all the strangeness that Ohio has to offer. Whether you're into spooky tales, UFOs, cryptozoology (Bigfoot, etc.), roadside attractions, or other wacky things, this book likely has it. It's pretty beautiful to boot--not flimsy or disposable, this is hardcover and packed with color photos. Perhap [...]


    5. A coffee-table book. No more, no less. It looks great on the bookstore shelf; the reality is a lot less exciting. Some of it's interesting and surprising, really it has little to do with Ohio; all this stuff undoubtedly exists in every state of the Union. The pictures are average, at best, and have little to do with the writing most of the time. I was surprised that there was little in the way of addresses or exact instructions on how to find many of the points of interest. But, again, there wou [...]


    6. If you grew up in Ohio or spent a large amount of time in the state, this is a very interesting book. To be fair, you must keep an open mind and take most of these stories with a grain of salt. Some of the ghost stories are strange and laughable but still fun to read. The book is well researched and presented with many pictures. Overall, this book is a curiosity piece that will have guests leafing through it as it sits on your coffee table or bookshelf.


    7. Interesting read. From crybaby bridges to haunted stretches of road to roadside attractions that are a little odd, Ohio just seems to have a knack of being a magnet for unusual stuff. I am still amused with the fact that Ohio can take the cake with weird sounding town names like Knockemstiff. Just a great book that I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn about the kookie side of Ohio.


    8. I enjoyed this book. There is much to discover in Ohio, some of it I already knew about, some I just discovered. This was really good on the scare factor. It is one of the better written "Weird" books.


    9. As a boy we traveled to Ohio for its many attractions like Kings Island, Ceder Point, and Prehistoric Forrest, but this book shows that there is more to this state than having to worry about getting a speeding ticket everytime you pass through. A must read for the curious.


    10. it's definitely fueling a trip next summer. there are amazing places that are nearby and farther away from my part of ohio that I can't wait to visit. The author listed the town and the road that is needed to visit the site. Very good and I believe there is a book for each state.


    11. wonderful for those of you who love abnormal non-fiction and hauntings, great pictures. It includes many places i've seen like "touch down jesus" and the cemetary right down the street from where i grew up.











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