Author Talk at Dayton Metro Library – November 8th

This Spooky Season has given so many opportunities for Sara to share her book with everyone! This coming Tuesday, Sara is giving another author talk!

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Dayton Metro Library Main Branch
215 East Third Street
Dayton Ohio 45402
6:30pm – 8pm

As always, you can buy an autographed copy directly from Sara here!

You can also purchase at the following links:

Dayton and Ohio’s Supernatural Significances

It’s Spooky Season! In real estate, it’s all about “location location location”. Here in the Dayton area, we have plenty to add to our location:

  • Bellbrook is considered to be Ohio’s “Sleepy Hollow.”
  • Ohio is the 8th in the nation for UFO sightings, and Dayton is a significant city in UFO sightings.
  • Ohio is the 3rd in the nation for Bigfoot sightings.
  • Miamisburg holds the record for the most sightings of a ghost in one location.
  • Germantown is the “mecca for dogman sightings.”
  • Bellbrook is on the migratory path for Bigfoot.

Let us know if you have seen or experienced any of this! Sara is currently working on her next book, “Dayton Ghosts & Legends” and many of these stories will be in it!

Author Talks in West Carrollton and Bellbrook!

Sara is giving another author talk! Tis the season for Murder & Mayhem! Sara will be sharing her book with the book clubs at the West Carrollton Branch Library on Monday, October 17th, and the Winters-Bellbrook Community Library on October 18th!

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West Carrollton Branch Library
300 East Central Ave
West Carrollton, Ohio 45449
Monday, October 17th
7pm – 8:15pm

The Winters-Bellbrook Community Library event is semi-private – if you want to attend you’ll need to register here and have read the book and be ready to discuss the stories!

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Winters-Bellbrook Community Library
57 West Franklin Street
Bellbrook, Ohio 45305
Tuesday, October 18th
6:30 – 7:30pm

As always, you can buy an autographed copy directly from Sara here!

You can also purchase at the following links:

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Author Talk at Lewisburg Library – October 13th

Sara is giving another author talk! She will be sharing her book at the Brown Memorial Library on Thursday, October 13th.

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101 S. Commerce Street
Lewisburg, OH 45338
6:30pm – 7:30pm

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As always, you can buy an autographed copy directly from Sara here!

You can also purchase at the following links:

Do you have any spooky Dayton stories/experiences?

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Do you have any experiences with urban legends, hauntings, cryptid sightings, or spooky stories from Dayton and the Dayton area? Share with us!

You can email Sara directly at authorsarakaushal@gmail.com, or send your story through our Contact Us page!

Fun Dayton Facts

Here are a few more interesting facts about Dayton!

  • Of the original purchasers of the land for Dayton, Jonathan Dayton’s name was chosen because it was considered the most pleasing name to grace the township.
  • Dayton’s first hanging took place on a gallows east of the river, where Sinclair Community College is now located. This fact is the basis for the storied hauntings of the campus.
  • Dayton’s flood of 1866 cost the city a quarter of a million dollars and left only the corn crops standing in its wake.
  • Dayton born Daniel Denison Bickham pitched for the Cincinnati Reds in 1886 for one game. He returned to Dayton when his father called him home because he felt baseball was “not a gentlemanly sport.”
  • Charles Bickham, Daniel’s brother, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1904 because he “crossed a fire-swept field, in close range of the enemy and bought a wounded soldier to a place of shelter.
  • Father to Daniel and Charles Bickham, William Bickham, was Dayton’s leading newspaper editor. After the riot that burned the office of the Dayton Journal, Bickham arrived to revive the paper and return it to financial stability.
  • The Wright brothers built their first glider for about $15.

“Black Magic” Threats

It wasn’t a normal day of business January 30, 2018 when Dayton police responded to “black magic” or “Voodoo” threats at Honeywell First Responder Products on Innovation Court.

Two workers at Honeywell found threatening notes on their desks. In total, five notes had been left around their work stations throughout that day, making statements and allegations about the male and female victims that they claimed were untrue. These were not the first threats, as both the male and female described receiving nasty text messages in April and September 2017, from an unknown number. The notes left around the workstation threatened to make the man sick, and that he should not waste his time consulting a doctor when it happens.

Additionally, salt was spread across the male’s desk, with crosses and faces imprinted in the salt. Two eggs had been left on the desk as well, with crosses drawn on them. Other employees have reported receiving threats via text or notes as well.

This case mirrors one from 1976 in Circleville, Ohio. A bus driver named Mary Gillespie started receiving threatening letters accusing her of having an affair with the superintendent of schools. Mary vehemently denied the accusation, but the letters continued and even escalated to the point of Mary’s life being at risk, her husband dying, and the wrong man being convicted of the letter writing.

Unsolved Mysteries aired an episode covering this case and right before it aired, they received a letter threatening them if they aired the case, stating:

Forget Circleville Ohio: If You Come to Ohio You El Sickos Will Pay.

Signed, The Circleville Writer

In both cases, there are no leads and the mystery remains.

We were on Gem City Tonight!

Our appearance on Gem City Tonight is now live! Thanks so much to Andrew Mitakides and Gem City Tonight for having us!

The line up for the episode was:

Dayton Unknown
And Lucky, Mr. Gay Ohio 2018

And always, the musical stylings of Aimee James and the Gems!

Check it out!

Dayton’s UFO Sighting/Hoax

A cell phone video showing what appears to be a blue flying object hovering over Wright Patterson Air Force Base went viral in May 2016.

The video, supposedly captured by an unidentified woman, was shown on Fox News and other news circuits around the world. It showed a blue object flying in and out of sight behind a cloud, appearing to “move with the clouds” as the woman in the video stated.

Experts ranging from a Dayton Astrophysicist to a UFO Investigator from Cleveland have debunked the video, presuming that the website promoting the video, Secureteam 10 may have been getting paid for advertising every time they showed the video. The website did not release the source of the video, the identity of the couple they claimed filmed the video, or any other information.

A spokesperson from WPAFB denied any connection to the video or any activities related to it.