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Spooky Ohio

“So the boyfriend’s ghost returns on his motorcycle?” she inquired. “Yes,” I said. “The house was torn down a long time ago, but if you park in the place where the house used to be and blink your lights three times, the ghost of the young man will appear on his motorcycle.”

Spooky Ohio

Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for twenty-five creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in this all-new addition to the best-selling Spooky series. Set in the Buckeye State’s big cities and rural communities, along the shores of Lake Erie in the north to the Appalachian Mountains in the south, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have readers looking over their shoulders again and again.

Ohio’s folklore is kept alive in these expert retellings by master storyteller S. E. Schlosser and in artist Paul Hoffman’s evocative illustrations. Readers will see the mystery of the missing postmaster’s cousin solved, relive the long night a ghost captain saved a sinking ship, laugh along with a prankster who capitalizes on a barber’s ghost, and feel an icy wind on the back of their necks on a warm Ohio evening. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and stormy night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to Grandma’s, this is a collection to treasure.

Spooky Ohio by S.E. Schlosser
Spooky Ohio by S.E. Schlosser

TABLE OF CONTENTS                                   

The Motorcycle from Spooky Ohio by S.E. Schlosser
The Motorcycle from Spooky Ohio by S.E. Schlosser

Part One: Ghost Stories

1. One Hundred Skulls – Kenton

2. An Unsolved Mystery – Liberty Township, Wood County

3. The Motorcycle – Oxford

4. The Hope Chest – Dayton

5.  Red Rover – Toledo

6. Memorial – Put in Bay

7. Ohio State Reformatory – Mansfield

8. Isle of Pines – Gallipolis

 9. The Barber’s Ghost – Columbus

10. Buxton Inn – Granville

11. Fido Returns – Cleveland

12. The Last Laugh – Ravenna

Part Two: Powers of Darkness and Light

 13. Marrying a Ghost – Cincinnati

14. The Hounds of Hell – Springfield

 15. The Contract – Defiance

16. Devil Wind – Xenia

17. Ghost Oak – Doylestown

18. Flaming Reflection – Chillicothe

19. Sudden Snow – Cleveland

20. The Bleeding Barn – Fort Recovery

21. Three Warnings – Ashtabula

22. Centennial Ghost – Cincinnati

23. Mother Makes the Match – Sandusky

24. Ghost Raiser – Chester

25.  The Bloody Horseshoe – Somerset