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This Is The Number One Unsolved Mystery In Ohio And It Will Leave You Baffled

There’s always more than what meets the eye.

The friendly town of Circleville, Ohio is mostly known for its annual Circleville Pumpkin Show, “The Greatest Free Show On Earth,” which draws thousands of people from all over the state of Ohio (and even out of state) together every year for family fun, contests and pumpkin flavored everything.

But what many people don’t know is that for several years a dark mystery hovered over the town.

The small town of Circleville and the people of Pickaway County began to encounter what some might call a real life A -from-Pretty-Little-Liars-experience in the late 70s when thousands of individuals started receiving mysterious letters in their mailboxes about their personal lives.

The letters were written in block style and contained vindictive, violent and vulgar material. Thousands of threatening letters were sent to residents for several years. An attempted murder was even believed to have been connected to the letters—and in spite of a convicted suspect, the letters continued even after the suspect was placed in prison.

Throughout the years, the letters continued to arrive in residents’ mailboxes—both city officials and average citizens alike—until the late 90s. The writer was never revealed, and to this day the people of Circleville don’t know who was watching them so closely.

For a more in-depth look at this baffling unsolved mystery, check out the video below:

What do you think about this unsolved mystery? What are your theories about the Circleville Letter Writer?

April Dray
Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance journalist and blogger. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.