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3 chances to get creeped out next week

• One Bluffton ghost story presentation Tuesday • Two presentations Wednesday


Three Bluffton ghost story talks by Fred Steiner take place this week, according to the author of the newly released “Where Bluffton’s Ghosts Sleep.”

The talks, presented with PowerPoint graphics, are open to the public on the following dates:




• Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m.

Bluffton Public Library

145 S. Main St., Bluffton


• Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m.

Bluffton Senior Citizens Center

132 N. Main. St., Bluffton


• Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

Ada Public Library

320 N. Main St., Ada


Additional programs may be scheduled.


With a subtitle “Unexpected stories from a small Ohio town,” the 196-page book includes what Steiner says is “every unexpected and cryptic Bluffton epic ever imagined.” This is Steiner’s fifth Bluffton-based history book.


Among stories include:

• An 1860s woman’s fear of being buried alive – it almost happened

• Five bodies buried in the same grave during a typhoid epidemic

• A UFO spotted 24 years before Roswell

• A Sunday Bluffton church service attended by members of the KKK

• Description of a Bluffton location where hoofed animals regularly went to die

• 300-plus bodies uncovered in a native American burial mound, not far from Bluffton


The book is available from the author and the following Bluffton businesses: • Bluffton Senior Center

• The Black Lab

• The Food Store

• Greenhorn Restaurant

• Bluffton University bookstore


The book is priced at $24.95 plus tax.


Steiner is available to other area groups interested in have the ghost story presentation. Contact him at 419-889-3065, or a fsteiner@roadrunner.com







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