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  • Thurber Center 91 Jefferson Avenue Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)
 Photo credit: Cathy J. Martin

Online ticket sales are closed. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $15. Ghost Hunt Raffle tickets can be purchased at the event.

The Thurber Center Series is a new quarterly series featuring authors with an Ohio connection.

Back by popular demand, James A. Willis will tell more spooky and strange tales about Ohio, delving into the Buckeye State’s most unusual sightings and citizens. Ghosts, monsters, UFOs, oh MY! Willis has been walking on the weird side of history for over 30 years. When not chasing after all things strange and spooky, Willis found the time to author more than a dozen books, including Ohio's Historic Haunts: Investigating the Paranormal in the Buckeye State, Haunted Indiana, and Weird Ohio.

All event tickets are $15 in advance and at the door. Tickets are non-refundable.

Win a private ghost hunt at Thurber House!

Thurber House

What really happened "The Night The Ghost Got In"? Did James Thurber actually have an encounter with a ghost? Well, now is your chance to find out for yourself!
One lucky winner and a guest will win a private ghost hunt with James A. Willis inside Thurber House on Saturday, November 17th—the anniversary of "The Night The Ghost Got In." You will have the unique opportunity to stand in the exact spot (and at the same time) where James Thurber had his famous ghostly encounter. Will the ghost decide to make an appearance? That’s for you to find out . . . if you dare!
Ghost hunt raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20. All proceeds benefit Thurber House.