Glenn Morris was born in Clermont County, Ohio, about ten miles from Cincinnati. His parents taught him the love of history starting at a young age and it has stuck with him ever since. After spending many years working in a stuffy welding shop, he left on his own accord in 2012 to pursue metal detecting and historical research. The metal detecting trips turned into a love of ghost towns and abandoned places, so he created the website ohioghosttowns.org. The website gets thousands of visits every month and has over 29,000 Facebook fans and an extensive online network.