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Ohio Mysteries

Aug 31, 2020

It took five years to identify one of the people who was with 9-year-old Erica Baker at the moment she took her last breath. But without a body, police only have only that witnesses' word about what happened - and the fact that he won't reveal the body's location suggests he might not be telling the whole story.


Aug 27, 2020

In 1985, 14-year-old Swanton, Ohio youth Lori Ann Hill got into a fight with her boyfriend at a Halloween party and walked away. She didn't make it home. Her nude and tortured body was found a few days later. More than two decades later, a trial against a former boyfriend ended up in a hung jury. And new revelations...


Aug 24, 2020

In 2006, Ohio State University  medical student Brian Shaffer vanished into thin air. A grainy image captured on a camera at the Ugly Tuna Saloona bar showed him standing outside the bar chatting with a couple of women, then turning as if to return to the bar. He was never seen again, despite no camera capturing him...


Aug 20, 2020

In 1851, at the second National Woman's Rights Convention held in Akron, Ohio, a runaway slave named Sojourner Truth used her compelling life as an argument in favor of gender equality. Her speech electrified the crowd and her catch phrase "Ain't I a woman?" became a battle cry for feminists. But did Truth really say...


Aug 17, 2020

In 1892, a man named John wrote a three-part series for the local Middletown, Ohio newspaper detailing two tragic events that led to at least 25 deaths in a cave leaking, presumably, natural gas. One event involved 21 escaping slaves, the other involved four geologists who went in but never came out. His tale led to a...