Haunted Ohio: Ghostly Tales from the Buckeye State is the first in a series of four books on ghostly happenings in Ohio. This book has numerous stories ranging from a single paragraph to five or so pages. The author effectively mixes historical background with contemporary as well as long-past ocurrences. She also includes plenty of dialogue. Just a few of the subjects: children and the supernatural, theatrical ghosts, household hauntings, disembodied spirits, our haunted presidents, ghosts of higher education, haunted houses and servants of God, and more.
Chris Woodyard is a skillful, descriptive writer. Her stories will draw you in and there you will stay until way past your bedtime! Only one aspect of the series confused me a bit. She warns readers not to communicate with supernatural entities thru ouija boards , but she then lists names of mediums, psychics, tarot card readers, etc. in the appendix. In fact one should never attempt to communicate in any way with those in another plane of existence; you never know what you might bring forth. Nonetheless, the Haunted Ohio series is the best I have ever read in this genre. If you buy one, you will want the others. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.