I'm from Ypsi and I think it says something about my hometown that not many people even know about that book. If you've ever been to Salem, Mass you'd know there are a number of marketing opportunities we've totally chosen to ignore with this. Only in Ypsi would we just shrug our shoulders and say, "yeah, lots of crazy shit happens here."
BTW: I did read about this in college and was blown away. It is simultaneously awesome and horrific that this ever happened.