The heroin epidemic is destroying families by the thousands, and no one, it seems, is immune.
Robinson bought land in the wild, southern portion of Delaware County in 1825 and set about building a grand, castle-like mansion filled with the finest furniture and draperies imported from Europe, all paid for with pieces of solid gold. He would become known as the pirate of Delaware County.
Though packed with the history of his life, it’s not James Thurber who purportedly haunts the author’s one-time home. Thurber himself believed the house was possessed by a spirit, and he humorously described his experiences in 1933’s “My Life and Hard Times,” in a story in which he changed the home’s address to avoid scaring off future tenants. We spoke with a few Thurber House experts about their spooky experiences in the East Side abode—and got their take on who may be wandering the halls.
The key to storytelling is the delivery. Sure, you need a compelling story to tell in the first place—but your success hinges on how you tell it. We asked two members of Storytellers of Central Ohio, an organization that promotes the art of storytelling, to school us on sharing spooky stories. Here, Cathy Jo Smith, the group’s president, and Frank McGarvey give tips and techniques for scaring the living daylights out of everyone sitting around the campfire.
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