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"Hauntings, Halloween, and Ohio history are woven together by mystery writer Minerva Moonlight in this spectacular work of fun facts & fiction. You'll find that the pages will keep turning, well after the lights go out."
From 1803 to today, Ohio has had quite the hair-raising history of fright & frolic on Halloween night.
But in one small town, the fun lasts all year long...
Welcome to Haunted Sylvania
Ghosts and goblins
For trick and treat
Know this is the land
Where sun and moon meet.
On All Hallow‘s Eve
When the midnight bells ring
The Spirits awake
And their song we shall sing.
Ten Mile Creek Is their road in & out
On the banks they will dance
‘Til morn comes about.
But beware the white lady
If she bids them to stay
They may choose to remain here
And never go away.
Beginning with the legend of The White Lady, then on to paranormal events experienced by an incredible number of residents in modern-day Sylvania, and ending with true-life murders and mayhem, Sylvania, Ohio truly has a tale to tell. And for the first time in print, Haunted Sylvania: The Book, Volume I includes the complete, true story of Return Jonathon Meigs Ward, Sylvania's infamous and gruesome killer that shocked the nation in 1857. He was caught, but only after he spread the ashes of his murdered wife up and down the streets of Sylvania.
Since 1680, the area from the Maumee River to the Michigan state line has been a stage where grisly and gruesome acts of passion have been playing out. Old books, journals and newspapers tell us of battles between the French, British, traders, settlers, and Native Americans; with soldiers ripping out the hearts of their victims, curses laid upon the land by departing Native Americans, and later, husbands murdering their wives. Could this be the cause of the astonishingly high amount of paranormal activity in this quaint little midwestern town?
Whispered tales of ghostly spirits on the prowl began to rise almost as soon as the first blow fell over three hundred years ago, and the annual celebration of Halloween did nothing to tamp it down--then, and now.
The Sylvanians of today find themselves right in the middle of it all, leaving some to often wonder...Is this Sylvania, Ohio, the beloved City of Trees, or is this Haunted Sylvania?
Enjoy a step back in time as you discover the answer to that question...If you dare!
Published by Sylvania History Buffs;
Edited by Amanda Kay, the 2019 #1 Hot New Release author on the Amazon book charts, five weeks running.
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