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Rogues Hollow Bridge: A Mystery in Song

In April 2015, Steve Smith created a music video purporting to contain clues to the “true story” behind Rogue’s Hollow Bridge. Rogue’s Hollow, outside Doylestown in northeastern Ohio, is home to many legends, including a crybaby bridge. In his song/video “The Haunting of Rogue’s Hollow Bridge,” Smith invites you to “Solve the riddles within these […]

The Many Mysteries of Rogues Hollow Road

[Mysteriousheartland.com] Rogues Hollow is a geologic depression and former town located south of the village of Doylestown in northeastern Ohio, a few miles southwest of Akron. Though long defunct, the road and bridge of the same name has long been a magnet for legends. Today, Doylestown celebrates its unique heritage with the Rogues’ Hollow Festival, an […]

The Midwest is alive today still with such tales…

“In your hands you hold a bit of curiosity, a personal offering from me to you. Ever since I can remember, and probably even before that, I’ve been fascinated by the voices of the past. Folk tales and legends have always drawn me, rich in their language, mysterious in their telling and retelling. At a […]

Haunted Beauty by Tim Weldon

Haunted Beauty: Aesthetics and Mindfulness in the Traditional Ghost Story by Tim Weldon is a brief but insightful book. Published in 2015, Haunted Beauty examines the literary tradition of the ghost story. Weldon, a Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, succinctly explains what makes ghost stories so popular. Though […]

Questions Surround ‘Haunted Schools’

Earlier this month, I wrote a post for Mysterious Heartland called “Top 10 Most Haunted Schools in the Midwest.” While I’m happy this list went viral and attracted over 40,000 views in its first week, many readers took issue with several of the tales on the list, particularly #8, Churchill High School in Livonia, Michigan, […]