In case you haven’t noticed, Ohio is kind of a weird state. From mysterious abandoned towns to electricity failures that started here and effected other states, Ohio can come off as a pretty shady sort of character at times. The following are just a few of the conspiracy theories that have developed over the years concerning Ohio-related events and/or places.
1) The Great Serpent Mound
A gateway to another dimension? A defunct alien fuel mine? An ancient mystery school? The world may never exactly know the who, what, when, where and why of this mysterious mound.
2) The former town of Boston Mills ("Hell Town")
The area known as Hell Town today was once known as Boston Mills, before the town was bought out by the U.S. government to make way for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The once thriving town eventually turned into a ghost town. Today, some people claim that the government actually closed the town after some sort of chemical accident that caused the citizens to mutate—and some people claim to have actually seen disfigured, mutated people still hiding in the area. Legend has it, there is also a decaying church with an upside down cross within the abandoned town that was once (and possibly still) used for satanic worship.
3) "The Mothman" sightings in Gallipolis
Several people speculate that the Mothman sightings in Gallipolis, Ohio and Point Pleasant, West Virginia served as a prediction and warning for the collapse of the Silver Bridge in 1967.
4) The Northeast blackout of 2003
Hackers/the Order of the Illuminati/a military experiment/aliens REALLY caused the Northeast blackout of 2003...
5) UFO buildings
The Futuro House in Carlisle (pictured above) and this office building in Canton (pictured below) could actually just be housing evidence of Ohio's connection to extraterrestrial life...
6) The Wow! Signal
The Wow! signal was a strong narrowband radio signal detected by Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977, at the Big Ear radio telescope of Ohio State University, (then located at Ohio Wesleyan University's Perkins Observatory in Delaware.) The signal lasted for a full 72 seconds and indicted a non-terrestrial and non-Solar System origin. Ehman circled the signal on the computer printout and wrote the comment "Wow!" beside of it, which became the unofficial name of the signal. The signal has never been detected again, and could serve as further evidence of Ohio's connection to extraterrestrial life.
What do you think? Do any of these resonate with you? (…Or do you simply think people have too much time on their hands to come up with these?)