The Big Book Of Ohio Ghost Stories
More than 100 of the best, most spine-tingling accounts of ghosts from the Buckeye State, including . . . *The ghost-infested Franklin Castle *Moonville Tunnel's spectral brakeman *The state's urban legend capital Hell Town *Tortured souls of the inmates at Mansfield Reformatory *Ghostly handprints at the Gore Orphanage *The infamous "Stain" at The Ridges
When it comes to chronicling the haunted history and supernatural mysteries of Ohio, there is no author more knowledgeable about the subject matter than James Willis. He is hands down the most thorough in his research of the known information and the most tenacious in his investigations into the unknown and unexplainable. But more important than his comprehensive documentation is what James does with all the material he gathers--and that is to weave it into chillingly entertaining ghostly tales through his supreme talent as a master storyteller. --Mark Moran, Co-creator of the Weird U.S. book series
"Every state worth its psi salt has a crybaby bridge--some rickety crossing where spook seekers can hear doomed infants of the past scream their ghostly little lungs out at midnight. Ohio has two such bridges. That's only one of the freakish, phantom facts revealed by 'Expert Tour Guide to the Beyond' James A. Willis. In this book, he not only delivers the who, where, when, and 'what the . . .' of Ohio ghost stories, but spins each tale into a smooth blend of storytelling, legend, and history. Sure to satisfy anyone's hankering for hauntings, havoc, and horror in the 'boo-tiful' Buckeye State." --Linda S. Godfrey, Author of Haunted Wisconsin and Real Wolfmen
About James A. Willis (Columbus, Ohio Author)
James A. Willis has been walking on the weird side of history for over thirty years. When not chasing after all things strange and spooky, Willis found the time to author more than a dozen books, including Ohio's Historic Haunts: Investigating the Paranormal in the Buckeye State, Haunted Indiana and Weird Ohio.
A sought-after public speaker, Willis has given presentations throughout the United States, during which he has educated and entertained tens of thousands of people of all ages before crowd sizes ranging from ten to well over six hundred. He has also been featured in more than seventy-five media sources, including CNN, USA Today, Columbus Business First, Midwest Living, the Canadian Press and even the Kuwait Times.
Willis currently resides in Galena, Ohio, with his wife and daughter, a Queen-loving parrot and three narcoleptic cats. He can often be found lurking around his virtual abode, strangeandspookyworld.com.