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Ohio Mysteries

Dec 23, 2019

Episode Notes:

For more than 50 years, the country accepted without question that Wooster, Ohio immigrant August Imgard was the first to decorate a Christmas tree in America. His charming story was told and retold by newspapers from coast to coast every December.

But was Imgard really the first? Ninety-nine years after...

Dec 19, 2019

On Christmas Eve in 1933, a stranger walked through the streets of Willoughby, Ohio - a young woman dressed head to toe in blue, with 90 cents in her purse and hopes of getting home to Pennsylvania by Christmas. No one understood her intent as she sprinted for an approaching train, running into its side and glancing off...

Dec 16, 2019

In 1991, Margaret and Howard Hood returned home late at night from a card party at their daughter's home. An hour later, a killer entered their New Franklin home and slit their throats. A man living with one of the Hood's daughters had previously been questioned in two other murders, though police could never...

Dec 12, 2019

In 1892, newspapers around the country printed the stunning account of a Portuguese sailor serving time in the Ohio Penitentiary for killing and drinking the blood of his shipmates. Modern researchers have sought to explain why 19th century Americans thought they had a living vampire.

Dec 9, 2019

Actress Agnes Moorehead was a two-time Oscar nominee perhaps best known for playing Endora on the television series Bewitched. When she died in 1974, she became one of 46 cast and crew who died of cancer following the filming of The Conqueror. Movie production included 13 weeks on location at a Utah site that was...