Bluffton ghost stories presentation Sunday at
Allen County Historical Museum, Lima
Bluffton ghost stories
Theme of Oct. 30 talk
Just in time for Halloween, Bluffton resident Fred Steiner will present “Where Bluffton’s ghosts sleep,” given at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, in the Folsom Auditorium of the Allen County Historical Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima.
He will share unexplained stories about his hometown collected during a career as editor of the Bluffton News and Bluffton Icon. These range from the native American-era to today.
Stories include mystery beasts, a 1920 UFO, ghost sightings, graveyard incidents, a woman almost buried before she was dead and mysterious events surrounding a Revolutionary War veteran’s grave in rural Bluffton.
“Every town has its ghost stories,” said Steiner. “Like many of these, Bluffton’s stories have several versions, developed from oral history. I’ve documented the sources of stories I’ll share, helping listeners gain an understanding of each story’s origin.”
The talk includes a Power Point, showing photographs and new clippings.
Steiner grew up in Bluffton where he lives and has a history website Blufftonforever.com.