Clued Upp Dayton: The Dayton Ripper

Have you ever wanted to play detective? Now’s your chance! Clued Upp: The Dayton Ripper is coming to Dayton!

According to their website, “CluedUpp Detective Days are like giant, outdoor escape games. It’s where clue-solving meets adventure. It’s the most exciting murder-mystery you’ll ever attend.” One $51 ticket covers a team of 6 players in a self-guided murder mystery!

When: Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
Where: Dayton
What you’ll need: 2-6 players, one smartphone, a team name, and optional costume

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • fastest team
  • best detective-inspired fancy dress
  • best team picture
  • best team name
  • best under-16 young detective
  • best K-9

The Story of Mary Knight

There was no question about it – Mary Knight and her mother, Catherine Hark, argued constantly. There was a long history; Mary had shown a lifelong disrespect toward her mother. Mary was the type of lady who liked to stay out with “questionable companions” in bad parts of the city.

Marriage did not settle the spirit of Mary Knight. Drinking caused much strife in her marriage and after a particularly ugly argument with Mr. Knight, Mary moved in with her mother.

The arguments that ensued brought neighbors from their homes, attempting to calm the ladies and bring peace back to their street. On the morning of May 10, 1895, the screaming became so loud that neighbors considered calling the police. Once the shouting stopped, neighbors saw Mary stagger out of the house, obviously drunk.

As this behavior was typical, they went about their daily business, ignorant of the events to come.

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