The Face in the Window: Haunting Ohio Tales

The Face in the Window: Haunting Ohio Tales

The Face in the Window: Haunting Ohio Tales


THE FACE IN THE WINDOW: Haunting Ohio Tales
Selected and edited by Chris Woodyard
Publisher: Kestrel Publications, 1811 Stonewood Dr, Dayton, OH 45432-4002 (937) 426-5110,
Publication Date: October 2012
ISBN: 0-9628472-9-1 trade PB
Pages and format: 256 pages (xiv + 242) 6 x 9”
Price: $16.95 trade pb
Features: bibliography, sources, general index, index of stories by county. ALL NEW stories. First in The Ghosts of the Past series.

BLURB: Chris Woodyard, author of the popular Haunted Ohio series, brings you a scrapbook of Victorian hauntings and horrors. These chilling tales include sightings of spook lights, hell-bound trains, cemetery wraiths, headless ghosts, and stone-throwing spooks, all unearthed from 19th-century sources.
The Face in the Window includes:
*a snapshot of a ghostly skeleton
*the strange saga of a Wooster family plagued by a clothes-slashing spirit
*the mystery of the ghostly faces seen in windows all over Ohio
*the ghastly Woman in Black of Dayton
*the snake who swallowed the peddler
*a cat named “Death” who spelled doom for Cincinnati hospital patients
*true stories of “cry-baby bridge” ghosts
*terrifying fire-starter poltergeists
*and many more, all-new tales of Ohio ghosts and hauntings.


Foreword – Joseph A. Citro
Introduction – A Scrapbook of Victorian Horrors

1. Snapshot of a Ghost: Spirit Photos, Women in White, and Haunted Bridges
2. The Face in the Window: Strange Images in the Glass
3. That Hellbound Train: Headless Conductors and Train Wreck Horrors
4. Rock, Fire, and Scissors: The Mysterious Poltergeist
5. The Death-Bed Promise: Revenge Beyond the Grave in Coshocton
6. Great Balls of Fire: Spook Lights and Mystery Lights
7. The Awful Fate of a Mercer County Blasphemer: The Pinnacle of Prevaricating Perfection
8. A Cat Named Death: Cemetery Spirits, Omens of Death, and Curious Cadavers
9. A Family Bewitched: The Hoffman Poltergeist of Wooster
10. Death in Black Silk: Ohio’s Women in Black
11. The Horrors: Vampires, Madness, and a Haunted Morgue
12. The Babe in the River: The Ghosts of Murder
13. Haunted by Fire: A Fire-Spook in Springfield

Appendix: Spook Squibs: Shavings from the Coffin of News
General Index
Index by County

Counties covered: Adams, Allen, Belmont, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Darke, Defiance, Erie, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Highland, Holmes, Huron, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Medina, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Morrow, Ottawa, Paulding, Pickaway, Portage, Preble, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Seneca, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wood

Review: The Face in the Window, Dr Beachcombing’s Bizarre History Blog.