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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

EVP Mediums

evpo Contact Name David Hensley
Location Lorain, Ohio
Phone (440) 225-5716
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We specialize in EVP communication using various methods. We also utilize numerous remote IR cameras and motion detection. We get incredible results. Often our EVP communication can be validated through research. Our team members include an ordained minister and a clairsentient.

Cincinnati Music Hall

1187077_10151524433720882_318228157_n Address 1241 Elm St
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone (513) 744-3344
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Cleveland Agora

1794589_10152240103631061_1346801963_n Address 5000 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Phone (216) 881-2221
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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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Twin City Opera House

1538655_10151956257846875_1310627021_n Address 15 W Main St
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756
Phone (740) 962-3030
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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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The Franklin Castle

10402639_654977971244074_1912968278477717790_n Address 4308 Franklin Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
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Akron Civic Theater

227186_10150241579078832_777176_n Address 182 S Main St
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone (330) 535-3179
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Old Stone House Bed and Breakfast

419214_493829950647219_1224065837_n Address 8505 State Route 534 (PO BOX 177)
Mesopotamia, Ohio 44439
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Snow Hill Country Club

30227_127260257293589_7450978_n Address 11093 St 73 West
New Vienna, Ohio 45159
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Loveland Castle

25186_105069409530262_7601391_n Address 12025 Shore Dr
Loveland, Ohio 45140
Phone (513) 683-4686
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Rider’s Inn

20636_269363441055_8242371_n Address 792 Mentor Ave
Painesville, Ohio 44077
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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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Thurber House

10325595_10152164176199952_1751379567014489969_n Address 77 Jefferson Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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The Ohio State Reformatory

Haunted Mansfield Ohio Reformatory Address 100 Reformatory Rd
Mansfield, OH  44905
Phone (419) 522-2644
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Tri-C Ghost Hunters

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Our team consists of investigators, tech specialists, audio specialists, researchers, psychics/mediums and a Chaplain. We have come together as a team to share our experiences and expertise in investigating the paranormal and to give our clients the best they can possibly receive in investigations and research of their homes and businesses.

Brian Athey, Ghost Photographer

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Interface Death

interface-death Contact Name Justin Borwn
Location Hillsboro, Ohio
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Interface Death is a paranormal research and investigative group that helps the community with their paranormal interests and needs. We do consultation, test theories and investigate hauntings and paranormal activity. No psychics or mediums are used unless suggested by the client.

The Haunted Housewives and America’s Most Haunted

America's Most Haunted Contact Name Theresa Argie
Location Ohio
Phone (440) 478-6366
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I am a para-historian/researcher founder of the Haunted Housewives. I have investigated hundreds of haunted cases over the years including public and private venues, but my passion is for historical preservation. The Haunted Housewives host many paranormal themed fundraisers for local and national organizations in an effort to preserve history.

My book “America’s Most Haunted” was released on Sept 30, 2014. My website and Blog Talk radio show of the same name focus on all things paranormal, unusual, or just plain weird. I  embrace the unknown and enjoy others who share my passion.

Jeffrey Thomas

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EctoVision Paranormal

EctoVision Paranormal Contact Name Eric McGill
Location Ohio
Phone (330) 631-7665
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Southeastern Ohio Paranormal Society

NPS-Default Contact Name Eric Blake
Location Proctorville, OH
Phone (760) 845-0191
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Residential;  Business Ghost Hunting

R.A.P.S. Michigan

RAPS Contact Name Bradley Luoma
Location Detroit MI
Phone (734) 469-7910
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Demonic Infestation, Demonic Oppression, Demonic Possession.  We bless, cleanse and will perform rights of Exorcism (worst case scenario’s) for afflicted people.  Trained minister by the A.A.E. with blessings of the Church.  We do NOT Ghost Hunt, we remove the entities out of the home or lives of people.  Our group consists of 5 team
members currently to assist the Minister.  We will work all cases in a 6 state region from Detroit (Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan).  We will travel to other states depending on the level of need.  We do NOT condone Psychic’s, Seances, Tarot Cards, Mediums or other Occult falseness.

Mid Ohio Valley Ghost Hunters

Mid Ohio Valley Ghost Hunters Contact Name Valerie
Location Mid Ohio Valley area, Ohio and West Virginia
Phone (681) 229-6105
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We specialize in paranormal investigations, paranormal research all for private homes and business.

Northeast Cryptids

Ted Milam

Ted Milam

Ted grew up in Maryland and spent his early years near Antietam Battlefield, where he witnessed a few unexplained things as a young kid. When Ted graduated high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps, and spent 10 years on active duty traveling the United States and quite a few Countries along the way. After a paranormal experience while serving in Japan, Ted knew he had to find out some answers. After leaving the Marines in 2002, Ted was hired as a Firefighter in the San Diego area, where he spent the next 6 years. In 2008, he went to Iraq as a contractor for a year, then in 2009, moved to Georgia where he works today as a Firefighter in the Savannah area. Ted founded Ghost Watchers Paranormal Investigations – Savannah, in 2010. Ted’s goal is to find some common answers in the paranormal field.
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Ohio Grassman

The Ohio Grassman, like its name suggests, is found in the farming fields of Ohio. Is it a Sasquatch, Neanderthal, or giant Gorilla? I think it cover all three theories, smaller than a Sasquatch (6ft to 7ft tall), has facial features of a Gorilla and social norms of a Neanderthal. It is thought that they live in small communities of 5 to 6 individuals including their young. The Grassman also have a social hierarchy, much like a pack of wolves, with an alpha male as the leader. The alpha male is extremely aggressive and it is thought that several human deaths were caused by the alpha male Grassman.

It is widely understood to be a herbivore, although it can be an omnivore, the creature is often spotted near cornfields. It is not quite understood if the Grassman is feeding on the corn or stalking deer that come to the corn fields to feed.

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http://www.bigfootencounters.com/creatures/grassman.htm

 

Jersey Devil

From the Pine Barons of Southern New Jersey is the legend of the Jersey Devil. Was it a mistake? A boo boo? There are several thoughts about origin the Jersey Devil, but the description is universal…candid like upper torso and head, bat like wings and deer like lower body with hooves. It stands under 6ft with a wingspan in flight of about 10ft.

Is it a harbinger of death or tragedy? Much like the Mothman, it is spotted shortly before or after tragic events. Several large deadly fires have occurred in the Pine Barons of New Jersey and the Jersey Devil has been spotted a short time before these events. Is it directly responsible for the tragedies? It is up for debate but caution should be used when the Jersey Devil is spotted.

One theory about the origin of the Jersey Devil is the mother practiced witchcraft in the 17th century. She “immaculately” conceived a child, the town folk found out and hunted down the mother…much like the Salem witch trials in New England. Before she was burned at a stake, she put a curse on the area and child…making the Jersey Devil.

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http://weirdnj.com/stories/jersey-devil/

Ted Milam

Ted Milam

Ted grew up in Maryland and spent his early years near Antietam Battlefield, where he witnessed a few unexplained things as a young kid. When Ted graduated high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps, and spent 10 years on active duty traveling the United States and quite a few Countries along the way. After a paranormal experience while serving in Japan, Ted knew he had to find out some answers. After leaving the Marines in 2002, Ted was hired as a Firefighter in the San Diego area, where he spent the next 6 years. In 2008, he went to Iraq as a contractor for a year, then in 2009, moved to Georgia where he works today as a Firefighter in the Savannah area. Ted founded Ghost Watchers Paranormal Investigations – Savannah, in 2010. Ted’s goal is to find some common answers in the paranormal field.
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Spirit Rescue California

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Spirit Rescue is different than other paranormal teams. Like those other teams, we investigate your home or business which includes taking photos and recording audio and video (if wanted), however the difference is that at the end of the investigation we help the unwanted spirits go through the doorway to the white light that takes them Home To The Other Side. Then we bless your family and property thus removing the negativity that has been plaguing you.

Big Dawg Paranormal Investigations

Big Dawg Paranormal Investigations Contact Name Eddie Berberick
Location Fremont, Ohio
Phone (419) 307-0782
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Helping clients with activity…….client’s always come 1st!

Searching the Ohio Paranormal (STOP)

NPS-Default Contact Name Steffani Dauch
Location Sandusky, Ohio
Phone (419) 656-5065
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We investigate possible paranormal activity in homes, businesses and public locations using state-of-the-art scientific equipment.  We have a psychic/medium working with us who will perform cleansings upon request. Our investigations our free of charge and client satisfaction is our goal.

Akron Paranormal Entity Research

APER Contact Name Lance Tipton
Location Akron, Ohio
Phone (330) 252-7682
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Ohio Gothic Paranormal

Ohio Gothic Paranormal Contact Name
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Phone (614) 314-7575
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Paranormal In Dayton

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Ghosting 12 Paranormal

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Location East Liverpool, Ohio
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Ohio Paranormal Seekers 2.0

 

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The NPS Goes Live

 

The National Paranormal Society Goes Live

Editorial submitted by Jennifer Oberski

 

 

 

It has been a busy week, here behind the scenes of the NPS.  Seven days ago the website you are visiting right now was secured, and design and data entry began as soon as the server was ready.  Kevin provided some of the graphics, and NPS members from Facebook began sending in their contact information.

 

Now that the site is up and running, it will be even easier for you to add your team, location, or specialty service to the directory by visiting the Submit Your Information page and filling out the form directly on the site.  We’ll keep up on the regular database updates on our end, so you keep adding to it.

 

I’m excited to have completed the groundwork for this site, and I think it is already on its way to becoming a valuable resource for all of us in the paranormal community.  This is a place to publish your research for peer review, and articles on new equipment, or editorials about your experiences; as well as a directory covering not just investigative groups, but events, independent researchers, haunted locations, and any other paranormal service or industry individual, that will be constantly growing and evolving.

 

The other state representatives you’ll find listed on this site and I have had our heads together, working to provide a quality location that can meet the needs of the membership.  And with over TWO THOUSAND members, that seemed like a tall order, but I think things turned out just fine.

 

We will always welcome your comments, so feel free to drop a line!

 

 

 

Jennifer Oberski a member of the Troy Truth Seekers, from Troy, Ohio.

 

 

 

 

Pareidolia – An Example

Photography – Is it paranormal? An example of Pareidolia

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One of the things that you have to be very careful of as a paranormal investigator is being too quick to call something ghostly, or paranormal, before sitting down to take a closer look at what you may actually have in front of you.

 

Troy Truth Seekers offers an Introduction to Paranormal Investigation course in partnership with the local cultural center, and we took the last attendees to an investigation at the Overfield Tavern Museum here in Troy, Ohio.  There haven’t been any specific claims of haunting or paranormal activity at the Overfield, and that, coupled with its well documented history and layout, make it the perfect place to run through an investigation for the first time.

 

One of my favorite pieces at the Overfield is an antique mirror that hangs in the hallway on the first floor.  You can see it above, the picture was taken by one of the Intro to Para-Investigation attendees on our last mock investigation.

 

Wikipedia has a great article on Pareidolia, and this is a perfect example.  As the mirror in the picture above aged, the silver backing had become damaged, and the shape just happens to be vaguely human, especially when viewed on a three inch lcd screen on the back of a digital camera.

The lesson to take away from this example is to always be aware of your surroundings, take multiple shots of the same area, and don’t be afraid to look at something with your own eyes, instead of from behind the lens.

 

 

Jennifer Oberski a member of the Troy Truth Seekers, from Troy, Ohio.

Troy Truth Seekers Ohio

 Troy Truth Seekers Contact Name
Location  Troy
Phone  937-506-0887
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APEX

 

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Location Greenfield/Washington Courthouse
Phone 740-505-6905
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