It Came From Ohio

True Tales of the Weird, Wild, and Unexplained

James Renner


An investigative reporter looks into 13 tales of mysterious, creepy, and unexplained events in the Buckeye State. Includes the giant, spark-emitting Loveland Frog; the bloodthirsty Melon Heads of Kirtland; the lumber-wielding Werewolf of Defiance; the Mothman of the Ohio River; the UFO that inspired “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”; and more.

Softcover / 116 pages / 5 x 8 in. / 13 illustrations / ISBN 9781598510638


Turn on a night light, lock your door, and close the window blinds . . . Join investigative reporter James Renner as he looks into 13 tales of mysterious, creepy, and unexplained events in the Buckeye State, including:

• The giant, spark-emitting Loveland Frog

• The bloodthirsty Melon Heads of Kirtland

• The lumber-wielding Werewolf of Defiance

• The Mothman of the Ohio River

• The UFO that inspired “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

• and more!

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Table of Contents

Foreword: In the darkness, we believe

Cops and Aliens: The flying saucer named Floyd and the many lives it ruined

A Big, Fat, Hairy Deal: Did a werewolf terrorize a small Ohio town in 1972?

The Ballad of the Loveland Frog: An Indian legend still haunts the Little Miami River

The Mothman Cometh: Its first victim was from Ohio

The Legend of “Red Eyes”: The evil spirit of Camp Manatoc

Bigfoot’s Lair: Salt Fork State Park is Sasquatch Central

The Coyne Incident: Flying saucer vs. helicopter above Mansfield

Resurrect Dead on Planet Jupiter! Who created the Toynbee tiles and what did they want with Ohio?

The WOW Signal: Did aliens really contact an Ohio State University professor in 1977?

Goodnight, Gracie: The angry ghosts of Hower House hate men

Dr. Kroh’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Melon Heads of Kirtland crave revenge . . . and your blood!

Ohio’s Oldest Monster: For centuries, a sea serpent has stalked the shores of Lake Erie

What Happens on Rattlesnake Island Stays on Rattlesnake Island: The true story of the most elite secret society in Ohio

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