Author Series presents Ohio author John Kachuba

01 May 2014 4:17 PM | Julie Klein (Administrator)

Writer explores the presence of the paranormal 

 By Mardy Hanlon-Stolte

 Ohio Writer John Kachuba shared his ghosthunting experiences with audience members at the Friends of the Marysville Public Library Author Series last evening at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium.

 Kachuba teaches Creative Writing at Ohio University and Antioch University Midwest.  He also serves on the Gotham Writers Workshop faculty and is a speaker on the paranormal at conferences, libraries and universities.

 Kachuba began the program by presenting three responses to the question:  What is a ghost?  He explained the impact of quantum physics and quantum mechanics on understanding the paranormal.

 “Some of the discoveries in these areas are unbelievable,” Kachuba said. 

 According to Kachuba, a ghost could also be an entity created in a person’s mind or an entity from the “dark side.”

 “A true paranormal investigator will keep all (three) in mind.” he said.

 Kachuba showcased two of his books, “Ghosthunting Ohio” (2004) and “Ghosthunting Ohio: On the Road Again” (2011).  These publications are selections from the America’s Haunted Road Series and feature information about haunted locales, pertinent ghost stories and a paranormal travel guide for those who are interested in ghosthunting excursions of their own.

 Research for his ghosthunting books involved historical documentation, traveling to sites, personal interviews of witnesses and hunting along side paranormal investigators.  Usually on ghosthunts, Kachuba packs a recorder and a camera.

 “I don’t carry much,” he said. “I’m basically a writer.”

 Kachuba highlighted several haunted sites in the Buckeye state and explained the significance, background and popular culture of the historical periods. A few are as follows: Collingwood Art Center in Toledo, Thurber House in Columbus, and the Cincinnati Observatory.

 Concluding this year’s Author Series will be James Renner on Tuesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The Friends of the Marysville Public Library is a separate non-profit 501(c)(3) organization,
established to support the library and its mission in the community. 

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