Haunted Ohio: Ghostly Tales from the Buckeye State

Haunted Ohio I

Title: Haunted Ohio: Ghostly Tales from the Buckeye State

Author: Chris Woodyard
ISBN: 0-962847208
Publisher: Kestrel Publications, 1811 Stonewood Drive, Dayton, OH 45432-4002, 937 426-5110
Publication Date: October 1991
Pages: 224 (xii + 212)
Retail Price: $12.95

Features: General index, index of stories by county, references, bibliography of Ohio ghost books

Blurb: A chilling collection of over 125 tales from around the Buckeye state, Haunted Ohio is the first of Chris Woodyard’s collection of Ohio ghost stories. Most stories in this collection have never before been published. There are tales as old as Native American ghostlore; as new as the one about a haunted airplane. There are stories about haunted presidents and haunted swimming pools. There are tales of the dead and famous and of the faceless dead. Ghosts of all kinds flit, shriek, and move furniture throughout these terrifying pages. Visit that altered state of consciousness: Haunted Ohio.

Stories from the following Ohio counties: Ashland, Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Erie, Fairfield, Franklin, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hardin, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Meigs, Miami, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Portage, Richland, Sandusky, Summit, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Wood, Wyandot.

Table of Contents

  • Prelude: All Flesh is Grass
  1. The Haunted Garden-Party Dress: Clothes to die for
  2. Dearly Departed: Ghostly lovers
  3. It Is Very Beautiful Over There: Mr. Edison calls up the dead
  4. The Ghostly Grandpa: Children and the supernatural
  5. Old Soldiers Never Die: Custer’s last march, John Brown’s soul
  6. The Phantoms of the Opera: Theatrical ghosts
  7. Grave Matters; Final resting? Places
  8. A Ghost Around the House: Household hauntings
  9. Resting in Pieces: Dis-embodied spirits
  10. Our Haunted Presidents: From The Harrison Horror to Harding’s Doom
  11. Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them, O Lord: Haunted houses and servants of God
  12. The Old School Spirit: The ghosts of higher education
  13. The Happy Haunting Grounds: The haunted skull and other Native American hauntings
  14. Ghost Writers: Ohio’s haunted authors
  15. The Headless Motorcyclist: And other haunted conveyances
  • References
  • Ohio Ghost Books: A Bibliography
  • Index – By location
  • Index – General