Weird Ohio: Your Travel Guide to Ohio's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

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Sterling Publishing, 2005 - Reference - 285 pages
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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 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's...weirdness. 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.

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Review: Weird Ohio (Weird Travel Guides)

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrea Batteas - Goodreads

This is such a fun book! Read full review

About the author (2005)

James A. Willis lives in Columbus, Ohio, and is coauthor of James A. Willis lives in Columbus, Ohio, and is coauthor of Weird Indiana (978-1-4027-5452-4) and Weird Ohio (978-1-4027Weird Indiana (978-1-4027-5452-4) and Weird Ohio (978-1-4027-3382-6). He is the founder of The Ghosts of Ohio, a nationa-3382-6). He is the founder of The Ghosts of Ohio, a nationally recognized paranormal research organization. lly recognized paranormal research organization.

Henderson is a graduate of Ohio State University in Columbus.

Loren Coleman, a forty-year veteran of cryptozoological field expeditions and research, has written several books on nature's mysterious creatures, including "The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Mysterious America, " and "Tom Slick and the Search for the Yeti, " and has served as both on- and off-camera consultant to NBC-TV's "Unsolved Mysteries" and A&E's "Ancient Mysteries." Coleman is the mission cryptozoologist for the 1999 Nessa Project's search for the Loch Ness Monster, and a consultant to a forthcoming expedition in search of Mongolia's hairy wildmen, the Almas. He is a professor at the University of Southern Maine and lives in Portland.

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