Category Archive: Ohio

Aug 21

The Ohio State Reformatory

kjby Lyza Treadway

The Ohio State Reformatory has been at the top of the list for many people from thrill seekers to ghost hunters, movie buffs, and history buffs for years.

The land was originally a training site for soldiers during the Civil War. In 1886, the cornerstone was laid for the prison, and opened its doors in 1896. The prison was built in a mix of Victorian Gothic, Richardsonian Romanesque, and Queen Anne styles in hopes to inspire the young men to change their lives. This is the only prison in the world with a 6 story free standing cellblock.

There are many stories surrounding the prison and many believe it to be haunted. There are tales of an inmate drowning in the pond at the front of the property, stories of deplorable overcrowding conditions, inmate on inmate violence and murders, an even accounts of an inmate being set on fire.

The Mansfield Reformatory has also been the setting for several well known movies and music videos. Some of the movies include The Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One and Fallen Angels. Music videos by artists such as Lil Wayne and Godsmack have also been filmed there.

When you go to visit, you can take different tours; one highlights the Hollywood involvement of famous scenes and a few props, one takes you through the solitary areas, yet another walks you around the cellblocks and prison towers. Out back of the prison, you can catch a glimpse of the small grave markers spread over a large field, marking graves of inmates who never left.

On display in the museum is also Ohio’s Electric Chair known as “Old Sparky” and various items like antique handcuffs and pictures from throughout the years.

All money raised from tours, events and overnight ghost hunts go toward restoration. For more information, please visit their website at www.mrps.org

Oct 28

Cincinnati Music Hall

1187077_10151524433720882_318228157_n Address 1241 Elm St
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone (513) 744-3344
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Website cincinnatiarts.org/
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Oct 28

Cleveland Agora

1794589_10152240103631061_1346801963_n Address 5000 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Phone (216) 881-2221
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Website www.clevelandagora.com
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Oct 28

A Georgian Manner Bed and Breakfast

429543_355919194441221_760003738_n Address 29055 Evans Road
Logan, Ohio 43756
Phone (740) 380-9567
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Website www.georgianmanner.com/
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Oct 28

Twin City Opera House

1538655_10151956257846875_1310627021_n Address 15 W Main St
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756
Phone (740) 962-3030
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Website www.operahouseinc.com/
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Oct 28

The Cobbler Shop Bed & Breakfast & Antiques

11917511_204114468336_1984158_n Address 121 N 2nd St
Zoar, Ohio 44697
Phone (800) 287-1547
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Website cobblershop.com/
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Oct 28

The Franklin Castle

10402639_654977971244074_1912968278477717790_n Address 4308 Franklin Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
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Website www.forgottenoh.com/Franklin/franklin.html
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Oct 28

Akron Civic Theater

227186_10150241579078832_777176_n Address 182 S Main St
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone (330) 535-3179
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Website www.akroncivic.com
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Oct 28

Old Stone House Bed and Breakfast

419214_493829950647219_1224065837_n Address 8505 State Route 534 (PO BOX 177)
Mesopotamia, Ohio 44439
Phone (937) 987-2491
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Website www.oldstonebandb.com
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Oct 28

Snow Hill Country Club

30227_127260257293589_7450978_n Address 11093 St 73 West
New Vienna, Ohio 45159
Phone (937) 987-2491
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Website www.snowhillcountryclub.com/
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Oct 28

Loveland Castle

25186_105069409530262_7601391_n Address 12025 Shore Dr
Loveland, Ohio 45140
Phone (513) 683-4686
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Website lovelandcastle.com/
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Oct 28

Rider’s Inn

20636_269363441055_8242371_n Address 792 Mentor Ave
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Phone (440) 354-8200
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Website www.ridersinn.com
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Oct 28

Crosskeys Tavern and 17 East

10368223_640005992741388_6563547008204154855_n Address 19 E Main St
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Phone (740) 774-4157
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Website www.crosskeysand17east.com
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Oct 28

Thurber House

10325595_10152164176199952_1751379567014489969_n Address 77 Jefferson Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone (614) 464-1032
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Website www.thurberhouse.org
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Oct 28

The Ohio State Reformatory

Haunted Mansfield Ohio Reformatory Address 100 Reformatory Rd
Mansfield, OH  44905
Phone (419) 522-2644
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Website www.mrps.org/
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Jul 14

The Bell Nursing Home Ohio

 

The Bell Nursing Home

 

 

The Bell Nursing Home in Kimbolton Ohio is a 14000 sq. ft. facility.  The original house was built in the 1800s, two large additions have been added since.  The building has served as a family home, funeral home, tannery, nursing home, and now offers paranormal tours.

Many that have come to visit and many who have worked there in the past, have reported seeing, hearing, feeling, and smelling things that could not be rationally explained.  Visitors have reported hearing a woman scream, hearing footsteps and voices, seeing misty and shadowy figures throughout the building, and much more.

The owners have personally heard footsteps while no one else was in the building, seen lights turn on by themselves, heard doors slam, seen doors open, seen figures in the empty halls, and countless other unexplained occurrences.

The owners have captured photos of figures that were not there, video of movement in empty halls, and audio of people who were not present at the time of the recordings.

Some footage is available on YouTube. Search for the Bell Nursing Home. Other audio recordings are posted on our information site:

 

http://www.apparitioncommission.com/

We have a Facebook page also, search for the Apparition Commission.

 

Contact the Apparition Commission for more information, or to schedule a tour or investigation.

 

www.bellnursinghome.com

 

Kimbolton, Ohio

 

Natalie Dickendasher
tac.thebell@gmail.com

 

(330)671-7001

 

 

 

 

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