It Came from Ohio: True Tales of the Weird, Wild, and Unexplained

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Gray & Company, Publishers, 2012 - History - 111 pages
Turn on a night light, lock your door, and close the window blinds . . . Join investigative reporter James Renner as he looks into 13 tales of mysterious, creepy, and unexplained events in the Buckeye State, including:

- The giant, spark-emitting Loveland Frog

- The bloodthirsty Melon Heads of Kirtland

- The lumber-wielding Werewolf of Defiance

- The Mothman of the Ohio River

- The UFO that inspired "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

- and more!


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User Review  - bookwormteri - LibraryThing

Love James Renner. This is a departure from his previous books. While still nonfiction, this one has nothing to do with serial killers or unsolved mysteries. This book covers local legends and stories ... Read full review

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User Review  - wearylibrarian - LibraryThing

Short stories from Ohio including UFO's, humanize do frogs, melonheads,Beth. Well written. Quick read. Read full review


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James Renner is a novelist, freelance journalist, and blogger. In his spare time, he hunts serial killers.  His true crime stories have been published in the Best American Crime Reporting and Best Creative Nonfiction anthologies. His film adaptation of a Stephen King story was an official selection at the 2005 Montreal World Film Festival. A graduate of Kent State University, Renner lives in Akron, Ohio.

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