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Ohio Mysteries

Sep 30, 2019

Sharon Lynn Pretorius was 13 years old when she left her Dayton home in 1973 to collect from customers on her newspaper route. She never even made it to her first house. She vanished that day in a case that has never even come close to being solved.

Sep 26, 2019

In 1926, Rear Admiral Richard Byrd became a household name after being the first to fly over the North Pole. But after his diary from the trip was re-discovered in the 1990s, experts disputed his claim. If Byrd wasn't the the first man to fly to the pole, then that honor would belong to Lincoln Ellsworth of Hudson,

Sep 23, 2019

In the 1930s, Cleveland had its own gruesome version of Jack the Ripper. The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run - also known as the Torso Murderer - targeted men and women living on the fringes of society during the Great Depression, beheading his victims and leaving their body parts strewn about the city. Famed lawman...

Sep 19, 2019

Lake Erie has a reputation for swallowing ships whole in a storm, but what reason did it have for taking the tug Cornell? The boat left Cleveland for Buffalo four days before Christmas, under fair skies and little wind, but within hours, it had vanished. The frozen bodies of two of its 8-member crew would eventually...

Sep 16, 2019

Some say Athens is one of the most haunted places in the world. If true, much of it is owed to an old asylum that spent a century using barbaric practices on its patients, and features the infamous concrete floor stain that shows the outline of a body that decomposed there for more than a month. Today, the old...