Cleves, OH (PressExposure) June 05, 2009 -- Haunting Past of Southwest Ohio Brought to Life in New Book Local tour guide founders author book
The newest release from Arcadia Publishing is Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio by local authors Jeff Morris and Michael A. Morris. There is a dark history in southwest Ohio that some people would much rather forget. Many of these tragedies have begun to fade away, forgotten in dusty books hidden on library shelves.
The spirits of those involved in these tragedies, though, are not so easily forgotten. Many of the most popular historic sites and some of the lesser-known and forgotten corners of southwest Ohio are haunted by the spirits of those who lived and died there. Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio examines the ghostly history of more than 30 such locations.
Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio tells ghost stories and reports historic events from area theaters, cemeteries, museums, parks, roads, railroad tracks and even a castle through more than 200 images. Perhaps the ghosts are historyâs way of remembering the past.
The authors hope the book will bring some of the lesser-known stories to light, and even educate Cincinnatians about ghosts that may roam in their own backyard! Also, by putting the history into print, they hope that they are able to help save some of the historic sites that are in danger of being torn down.
Highlights of Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio: â¢ The majority of the images were donated from local historical societies and companies. â¢ The locations within the book are arranged in geographical order, making it easy for anyone to visit the sites. â¢ Included in the book are several stories that are lost of forgotten historic events, such as the Salvation Army fire in 1800, Cincinnati riots and the tale of Fiddlerâs Green.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at http://www.arcadiapublishing.com or (888)-313-2665.
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Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio by Jeff Morris and Michael A. Morris Price: $24.99 128 pages/ softcover Available: June 8, 2009
About the Author of Haunted Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio
Jeff Morris, 31, and Michael A Morris, 28, are natives of Cincinnati. Over the last few years, Jeff and Michael have built up an interest in the paranormal and they hope to bring about further interest in Cincinnatiâs paranormal history through this book.
Jeff graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH with a bachelorâs degree in writing. For several years, he taught English at a community college in Cincinnati but has recently switched focus to running his ghost tour and to his writing. Michael graduated American InterContinental University with a graphic design degree.
Together, Jeff and Michael founded a ghost tour in Miamitown, OH in late 2006. While compiling stories for the tour, they became very closely associated with the Miamitown Historical Society as well as many of the local businesses. Their tour is currently a favorite Cincinnati attraction during Halloween time, and it is a popular paranormal attraction throughout the year. Further, through the compilation of stories for this book, Jeff and Mike have built relationships with several other historical societies and haunted properties throughout the cities of Cincinnati and Hamilton.
When Michael is not doing paranormal work or running ghost tours he enjoys spending time on his computer and with his family. Jeff recently started a new family of his own. He was married in March of 2008 and had his first child in February of 2009.
They hope that this work will bring some interest to the Cincinnati ghosts while educating the readers of the history behind these various locations.