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Return Ward: His Evil Lives On

Ohio’s most chilling ghost story, a tale of murder and supernatural unrest, unexpectedly unfolded in the suburban heart of Sylvania’s downtown district. Five distinct locations in this serene setting claim connections to haunting phenomena, attributed to the spirits of a murdered wife and her assailant. The eerie narrative dates back to 1857, when Return Ward,…

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The Ghost of Ohio’s First Serial Killer and His Victim

In this installment of Chelten’s vlog, Sarah Chelten discusses Haunted Toledo’s two-year investigation covering Ohio’s first serial killer, Return Ward, and the haunting phenomena which surrounds the location of his last killing. In February of 1857, Ward brutally murdered his wife, Olive. In order to cover up his crime, he dismembered her body and burned…

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