Tom Baker

Author of Haunted Indianapolis , Indiana Ghost Folklore, Scary Urban Legends, Midwest Maniacs, Midwest UFOs and Beyond, Scary Urban Legends, 50 Famous Fables and Folk Tales Notorious Crimes of the Upper Midwest : 

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Where, Oh Where Did Oliver Go?
7 days ago
Indiana history is haunted by the tale of young OLIVER LERCH. One fine evening, long, long ago, young Oliver went out to the well after dinner. To getet himself a drink, one supposes. The family—Ma, P...
Top 13 Scary Urban Legends
9 days ago
I've written two books on horrible urban legends. The first, Scary Urban Legends, was illustrated by John C. Eng, and is, really, quite good, if I do say so myself. It was published by Schiffer publishing, long, long ago. In that book, I recount the great urban legends, retelling them in my own inimitable fashion. I do this excellently, of course, and, the darn thing is terrific reading for children young and old. I'm glad we've established that fact. NOW... Let's get to the meat of this little ...
The Noxious Nuptials of Mad Sir John
19 days ago
We want to tell a little tale here. One that, really, we only know the bare bones concerning. (And there is really no humor intended by that first line. But, there is irony. Sir Johnathan Pryce, we ta...
The Portrait
22 days ago
A Charming Little Tale of a Painter and the Paranormal
a month ago
Kluge woke up that morning, rolled out of bed, went to the sink. He looked in the cracked, yellow mirror, wiped a hand across his eyes, twisted the little brass knob of the spigot. A trickle of water ...
The Handless Haunt of Spedlin's Tower
a month ago
Imagine being confined in a dark pit, a dungeon, and left manacled until, in an act of utter desperation, YOU EAT YOUR OWN HANDS. Apparently, it really happened. In Spedlin's Tower, an ancient hellhol...