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Each week Paula and Stephen explore unsolved murders, lost shipwrecks, local legends and more!

Each week Paula and Stephen explore unsolved murders, lost shipwrecks, local legends and more!
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Each week Paula and Stephen explore unsolved murders, lost shipwrecks, local legends and more!

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Episodes

Episode 39: The Treasure of Meyers Lake

5/19/2019
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Meyers Lake in Stark County is best known for its former amusement park. But in the early 1800s - a century before that attraction was even conceived - Andrew Meyer was famed for being one of Ohio's wealthiest residents. Were neighbors right in saying he used to bury his treasure on his 3,000-acre property to avoid using banks? Special guest: Wendy Koile, author of Legends and Lost Treasure of Northern...

Duration:00:30:29

10 Minute Mystery: The Gore Orphanage

5/15/2019
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Just outside Vermilion is one of Ohio's most notoriously spooked locales, where tales of a horrific fire that killed a hundred orphans has attracted ghosthunters and visitors for more than a century. The event never happened - but join us as we explore how some disturbing factual events might be responsible for the birth of a legend. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries The Great...

Duration:00:14:53

Episode 37: Who Really killed Ora Lee?

5/12/2019
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The 1908 trial of Guy Rasor for the murder of his pregnant fiance captivated Northeast Ohio and divided the town of Wadsworth on whether the guilty verdict was justified. Special guest: Linda Buesch, who authored two books on the case, reveals an alternative theory of who killed Ora Lee. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries Music: Devil Child, by Noah Smith. Find more...

Duration:00:51:04

10 Minute Mystery: The Hinckley Buzzards

5/8/2019
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Episode Notes: It was 1957 when someone mentioned that buzzards seemed to be returning to the same spot in Medina County's Hinckley Township every year on the same day - an event that has been celebrated on March 15 for more than half a century. But why do they come to this same spot? Some say it's a perfect mix of field and stream and hills. But others say a great hunt in 1818 that killed off the township's wildlife attracted the carrion lovers - and the memory of that feast was written...

Duration:00:12:19

Episode 36: Buckskin Girl

5/5/2019
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Episode Notes: She was discovered on the side of the road in Miami County in 1981. She wore a purple-lined, tasseled buckskin coat - a garment that would become her name for the next 37 years as authorities tried everything to figure out who she was, where she was from, and what she was doing in Ohio. In time, technology would solve one big question, but another still remains: Who killed her? www.ohiomysteries.com...

Duration:00:33:49

10 Minute Mystery: Roderick Clemons

5/1/2019
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Episode NotesRoderick Clemons, 26, was working hard to make life better for he and his mom. He worked his way up to assistant manager of a Church's Fried Chicken in Akron, and was happy when he got transferred to a store near his home. But after a few months, he told his mom the neighborhood scared him and he was thinking of asking for a transfer out. He didn't ask fast...

Duration:00:09:03

Episode 35: Hangar 18

4/28/2019
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For decades, there have been stories identifying Wright Patterson Air Force Base - and specifically, Hangar 18 - as the location where the government stores and tests alien debris, alien technology, and even alien corpses. Among those who have named it are high ranking military officers who say they witnessed it first hand. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries Music: You...

Duration:00:52:52

10 Minute Mystery: Ronald and Elaine Wright

4/24/2019
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On April 15, 1995, Ronald and Elaine Wright are supposed to be enjoying their weekend off at their home in Mansfield. But come Monday, their employers will be asking police to find out why they haven't shown up for work. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries the great unknown audionautix New Horizon- Aderin

Duration:00:09:32

Episode 34: The Brutal Death of Frances South

4/21/2019
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Episode Notes: In March of 1920, 11-year-old Frances South is sent off to the village drug store in Adena, Ohio to get medicine for her sick mother. She'll never return home. Hours later, a search party will find her bound, gagged, raped and kicked to death, and citizens will become convinced that a flawed investigation let her killer get...

Duration:00:30:20

10 Minute Mystery: So exactly who is Ohio Mysteries?

4/17/2019
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Episode Notes: For many months, we've just been a pair of voices whispering in your earbuds. Here's your chance to learn a little more about your Ohio Mysteries hosts, Steve Yoder and Paula Schleis. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries Audionautix-The great Unknown New Horizon- Aderin

Duration:00:10:24

Episode 33: Who Stalked Renee Wise?

4/14/2019
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Episode Notes: In 1997, everything was coming together for Renee Wise. The Portage County woman was newly engaged and pursuing an exciting new career change. The one shadow in her life was her apartment, where things started moving and disappearing. By the time Renee realized she'd been having a visitor, it was too late. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries Music: Bedridden, by The...

Duration:00:26:46

10 Minute Mystery: The WOW Signal

4/10/2019
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Episode Notes: One of Planet Earth's biggest mysteries is the question of whether we are alone in the universe. The closest we have ever come to scientifically answering that question happened in Ohio in 1977. .www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries The Great Unknown Audionautix New Horizon Aderin

Duration:00:12:28

Episode 32: The tragedy of the Parma school teachers

4/7/2019
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Episode Notes: In February of 1921, three students on their way to Parma Central school happened across a gruesome sight - two women bludgeoned beyond recognition, lying dead in the icy mud off a dirt road. The students raced to school to inform their teachers of the discovery, only to find the school building was still locked. That's because their teacher and principal - the two women who normally had the one-room schoolhouse opened and warmed up by now - hadn't arrived...

Duration:00:31:08

10-Minute Mystery: Sylvia Beach

4/3/2019
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Episode Notes: In 1824, Sylvia Beach - left deaf and mute from scarlet fever - strolled away from the family's pioneer home in Medina County. Hundreds of area settlers would answer the call, spending weeks scouring field and forest in search of her. www.ohiomysteries.com feedback@ohiomysteries.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries The Great Unknown Audionautix New Horizon Aderin

Duration:00:09:33

Episode 31: The Circleville Letter Writer

3/31/2019
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Episode Notes: Over several years in the late 1970s and early 1980s, someone in the small town of Circleville, Ohio was paying more than casual attention to what all the neighbors were up to.More than 1,000 letters would be mailed, composed of strange block-lettered handwriting that accused townsfolk of everything from capital crimes to naughty behavior. But one woman would bear the brunt of the phantom writer's obsession. Was the letter writer responsible for the death of her husband and...

Duration:00:40:11

Episode 30: The I-70 Strangler

3/24/2019
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Episode Notes: In July of 1996, Herb Baumeister drove to a park outside Toronto, wrote a suicide note, then killed himself. In his final communication, the millionaire Indianapolis businessman penned pages about his failed thrift store chain and angst over his marriage. But he didn't say a thing about what authorities really wanted to know: Why were there skeletal remains of 11 men in his backyard, and what did he know about six men whose bodies were dumped in western...

Duration:00:28:40

Episode 29: Who was Joseph Newton Chandler III?

3/17/2019
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In 2002, a man co-workers and acquaintances had always known as Joseph Newton Chandler III killed himself in the bathroom of his Eastlake apartment. But a probate court's search for next of kin would find Chandler had been living under a stolen identity for 30 years. Their investigation would eventually reveal the mysterious suicide victim had been born Robert Ivan Nichols, a father of three sons from Indiana who abandoned his family in the 1960s with the cryptic message: "In due time,...

Duration:00:37:38

Episode 28: The search for Amy Mihaljevic's killer - James Renner

3/10/2019
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Episode Notes: In 1989, 10-year-old Amy Mihaljevic was in her home in the comfortable Cleveland suburb of Bay Village when the phone rang. A man introduced himself as her mother's co-worker, and asked for her help in picking out a gift to celebrate her mother's promotion. Amy agreed. Friends who walked her to the shopping center on the appointed day were the last to see her alive as she calmly walked away with the stranger. Her body would be found three months later. Special guest:...

Duration:00:45:20

Episode 27: Who killed Rachael Johnson?

3/3/2019
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Episode Notes: In 1991, Rachael Johnson left a nightclub with a friend and headed home. She would never make it. After the friend's car got a flat tire and the interior filled with the smell of burning rubber, she insisted on finding her own way home. She got out of her friend's car - and was picked up by a killer. Her body was found the next day, raped, beaten, stabbed and set afire in the middle of an Akron street. Special guest: Katelin Puzakulics, who was two years old when her mother...

Duration:00:48:57

Episode 26: The Tragic End Of Charles Collins

2/24/2019
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Episode Notes: The tragic end of Charles CollinsCharles Collins, a renowned railroad builder from Cleveland and the man for whom the city's Collinwood neighborhood was named, was found dead in his home in 1877. For a century, people believed he'd killed himself, profoundly disturbed by a train accident that took the lives of nearly 100 people. But in 1975, a man in Geauga County discovered records that showed a second secret autopsy revealed that was not the case at all.The story of an...

Duration:00:35:29