Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Name That Location #8

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OK, this one is going to be pretty easy. Or not. To be honest, I’m a bit amazed at how many people have never seen or heard of this magnificent building before. Regardless, here it is: The building that appears on page 205 of Ohio’s Historic Haunts.

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Want to take a peek at all the other Name That Location places? Click here!

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Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Name That Location #7!

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Let’s jump right into this since we’re less than 2 weeks away from the release of Ohio’s Historic Haunts.

Here’s the photograph that will appear on page 202 of Ohio’s Historic Haunts:

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This one’s kinda tough, isn’t it? Well, let me give you a couple of hints. First, you’re looking at a freight elevator. Second, the photo was taken on the third floor of the building. The reason the photo includes so much of the floor in front of the elevator is because something rather horrific is said to have taken place here.

So, can you name the location?

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Click here to get caught up on all the other locations from Ohio’s Historic Haunts.

Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Name That Location #6!

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WIthout further ado, allow me to present the photograph that will appear on page 32 of Ohio’s Historic Haunts.

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Sorry for the odd crop, but in the full photograph, there’s a historical marker on the left side and a big ol’ sign with the location’s name on it on the right side. Figured it wouldn’t be much of a test if I left either of those in!

So, can you name the location?

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Need to catch up on the other 5 locations that have been revealed to date? Click here!

Greely Chapel Road Added To Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project

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Long before my personal addiction to Kewpee hamburgers, my love affair with Lima, Ohio, began with the bridge on Greely Chapel Road. During my first trip out there around 2001, it was just another Crybaby Bridge. Of course, the more I dug, the stranger the stories surrounding this bridge got.

Several years later, I got involved with the annual Lima Lantern Tours and that’s when the stories really took off! Seems like everyone I spoke with during the Lantern Tours had a weird story to tell me about the bridge on Greely Chapel Bridge. There were so many stories that when the idea to create a database of all reported Crybaby Bridges in Ohio popped into my head, Greely Chapel Road was the first bridge I wrote down on my list of “must-haves”.

OK, enough reminiscing! Click here and enjoy a virtual visit to the latest edition to the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project: Greely Chapel Road Crybaby Bridge.

If this is the first time you’ve stumbled upon my little Crybaby Project, swing on over to the Ohio Crybaby Bridge Project home page first to get caught up on what this whole thing’s about!

Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Name That Location #5

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Hard to believe, but we’re only about a month away from the official release of Ohio’s Historic Haunts. So the Name That Location photos are going to start coming a lot faster. With that in mind, take a peek at the photo that will appear on age 59 of Ohio’s Historic Haunts. Can you name the location?

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If you can’t wait to see a copy of Ohio’s Historic Haunts sitting on a shelf in a local bookstore, eagerly awaiting your purchase, you can preorder it now on Amazon or directly through Kent State University Press.

Oh yeah, and click here if you want to see all of the locations that I’ve revealed so far!

Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Name That Location #4

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OK, so this may or may not be an easy one for you. But if you live anywhere in the central/northern part of Ohio (or have a love for all things Halloween), you should recognize this place.

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This photo will appear on page 14 of Ohio’s Historic Haunts, available this fall through all major online booksellers as well as most Ohio brick-and-mortar bookstores. But why wait? It’s available for preorder now on Amazon!

So…can you name the location?

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Need to catch up on all the other locations that I’ve revealed so far? Go here!

If Amazon’s not your thing, you can pre-order Ohio’s Historic Haunts directly through Kent State University Press here.

Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Location #3 Revealed!

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OK, one last peek before I tell you there this picture was taken:

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It’s the Loveland Castle!

Those of you not familiar with the Loveland Castle, click here right now because it is one of the most amazing structures you’ll ever set your eyes upon! Go ahead, click away…just come back!

Exterior of Loveland Castle

Not sure what else I can say about Loveland Castle that hasn’t been said already, except the fact that as soon as I started kicking around ideas for Ohio’s Historic Haunts, I knew I wanted Loveland Castle to be part of the book.

Simply put, the idea that one man, Harry Andrews, spent close to 50 years building a multi-storied castle by hand was something that needed to be shared with the world. That’s right; Loveland Castle was essentially created by one man. Oh yeah, and he would pull all the rocks for his castle out of the river himself!

Of course, rumors that the place is haunted didn’t hurt, either. Since he spent decades working on (and living in) the Castle, most just assume Harry Andrews would be one of the ghosts hanging around. And some believe he is. But what I found fascinating was the discovery that Harry himself claimed to have encountered a ghost on numerous occasions inside the Castle. There are also reports of a ghostly woman in white who floats above the portion of the Little Miami River that runs in front of the Castle. You heard me right; she floats above the water!

So did anything happen to me while I was at Loveland Castle during the writing of Ohio’s Historic Haunts? Yes! Here’s the weird part: It happened even before my investigation began. In fact, it was during the initial interviews. Oh yeah, and we got it on audio, too!

What was it? Well, you’ll just have a grab a copy of Ohio’s Historic Haunts to find out! And if you really want the inside scoop, have a look at my Schedule of Appearances because I just might be playing the Loveland Castle audio at some of my presentations!

Closeup of Loveland Castle

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If you need to catch up on all the other locations I’ve revealed so far, click here.

Want to see Loveland Castle for yourself? It’s open to the public, so check our their hours of operation (and other cool stuff) here.

Preorder (or order, depending on when you’re reading this) your copy of Ohio’s Historic Haunts right here.

Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Name That Location #3

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I figured a nice way to slide on into the July 4th weekend would be with another Name That Location!

If you just stumbled upon this page and have no idea what all the fuss is about Ohio’s Historic Haunts, let me get you up to speed. It’s my new book that’s slated to come out this fall. To give everyone some nice little teasers, I’m posting photos of the locations covered in the book, asking people to guess where the picture was taken. When I think the suspense has gotten to be too much, I’ll post the answer and some inside scoop on what happened at the location during the writing of the book.

You can check out the other two Name That Location photos here and here.

As for Location #3, all I’m telling you at this point is that it will appear on page 229 of Ohio’s Historic Haunts. Care to guess the location?

Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Name That Location #2

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What better way to start off the week than with another Name That Location!

What’s Name That Location, you ask? Well, it’s my way of teasing my upcoming book, Ohio’s Historic Haunts. I’m posting pictures of locations that will be covered in the book and asking you to guess where the picture was taken. After you’ve pondered the photo for a while, I’ll post the answer and some inside scoop on what happened at the location during the writing of the book. Just a couple of things, though. Can’t spoil the whole book now, can I?

So here you go: the photo that will appear on page 282 of Ohio’s Historic Haunts. Name the location!

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Oh yeah, and if you missed Name That Location #1, click here to get caught up!

Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Name That Location #1

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Well, the page proofs for my upcoming book, Ohio’s Historic Haunts, are finally here! And I figured a fun way to give everyone a sneak peek at what’s to come would be to “leak” some actual photos from the book and see if you guys can guess the location!

Some of the locations are instantly recognizable, so in those cases, I’ll probably crop the photos a bit just to make it a bit harder for you to guess. And after I’ve let you all scratch your heads for a while, I’ll post the answer, along with a brief description of the location and maybe, just maybe, a couple of hints as to what happened when I spent the night inside the place.

So here you go: your first test. This photo will appear on page 38 of Ohio’s Historic Haunts. Name the location! Feel free to post your answer below…or just scream it real loud at your computer screen. Either way, good luck!