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OHA Book Club and Author Signing: Haunted Onondaga County, by Neil K. MacMillan
August 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join the OHA Book Club on October 27th for Haunted Onondaga County along with a book signing with the author, Neil K. MacMillan.
About the book: From the halls of Syracuse University to the quiet neighborhoods of Fayetteville and Marcellus, the communities of Onondaga County have a haunted history. Some sites are hotbeds of paranormal activity, like Syracuse’s Woodlawn Cemetery, the Jamesville Penitentiary and Split Rock Quarry, where a blast killed several workers. Visitors at the Clay Hotel debate whose ghost walks the halls of the former German beer house and restaurant. Patrons of the Ancestor’s Inn in Liverpool have also encountered unregistered and unwelcome guests. After Albert Fyler murdered his wife in a jealous rage, their spirits refused to leave the home they shared. Even the iconic Syracuse City Hall cannot rid itself of the otherworldly. Local author Neil K. MacMillan delves into this eerie past to uncover Onondaga County’s most haunted locations.
About the author: Neil K. MacMillan holds a BA in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in history and creative writing from SUNY Empire State College. He has been an American Civil War re-enactor for eighteen years. He is a veteran of the navy with combat service in the Gulf War. He lives in Syracuse with his wife Peggy and belongs to the Onondaga Historical Association.