Haunted Akron, Ohio


Haunted Akron takes a look at the haunted tales of historic Akron, Ohio. Local ghost expert Jeri Holland takes readers on a tour of Akron's historic hauntings, from the ghosts who prowl about the University of Akron to Glendale Cemetery and the supernatural Firestone Tunnels.

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Haunted Akron takes a look at the haunted tales of historic Akron, Ohio. Local ghost expert Jeri Holland takes readers on a tour of Akron's historic hauntings, from the ghosts who prowl about the University of Akron to Glendale Cemetery and the supernatural Firestone Tunnels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609493677
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/8/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 945,106
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

From family photos to important historical events about her hometown of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Jeri Holland has dedicated passion, time, knowledge and colossal effort in the pursuit of compiling and documenting the treasured past. She has joined several historical societies, including the Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society and the Summit County Historical Society, to share this past with anyone who wishes to know it.
From this love of history comes a love of paranormal history. Jeri has spent many hours studying firsthand what goes bump in the night, be it in the dark woods or run-down sanitariums and prisons. She believes that without historical context, the stories and legends of the haunted present wouldn't be nearly as fascinating or spooky. Jeri is the creator and director of the paranormal group Cuyahoga Valley Paranormal. She uses this perspective when speaking about the paranormal world on radio and television and in print, like with WNIR, 19 Action News and Cleveland Scene magazine. For those who share her passion for historical hauntings, she currently provides a variety of classes about the paranormal at the Quirk Cultural Center in Cuyahoga Falls throughout the year and delivers information through lectures at public libraries. Jeri also shares her experience of investigating eerie places by organizing community events such as haunted scavenger hunts and hikes. Imparting the fact that the world is far more mysterious than what we see and hear every day is Jeri's goal; the goose bumps aren't bad either.
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Table of Contents

Preface 7

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

The Stone-Throwing Ghost 15

The Juvenile Detention Home Murder 19

The Ghost Blimp 23

Botzum: A Real Ghost Town 30

Libertine Dixon; The "Brave" Indian Hunter 43

Will-O'-the-Wisps 48

The Ohio and Erie Canal 52

High Bridge Glens 59

The Blazing Red Ball 53

Mary Campbell and the Lenape Indians 72

The Phantoms of River Styx 81

The Historic Portage Path 87

Ghosts of the Civic Theater 100

The Submariner's Trunk 105

Historical Ghosts 109

Conclusion 113

Appendix I Common Paranormal Terms 115

Appendix II Local Paranormal Groups 123

Sources 125

About the Author 127

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