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4 chances to get creeped out by Bluffton ghosts

Presentations set for Bluffton, Ada and Findlay in October


Four Bluffton ghost story talks by Fred Steiner take place in October, 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:

• Thursday, Oct. 5, noon

Hancock Historical Museum, brown bag lecture

422 W. Sandusky St., Findlay


• 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


• Thursday, Oct, 19, 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 is being placed is several Bluffton businesses. Those outlets include the Senior Citizens Center and The Food Store. Additional outlets will be announced shortly. The book is also available from the author.


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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