Ohio State Reformatory; April 25, 2009

Case Background:2009_04_25-OhioStateReformatory_Picture_Cells

The Ohio State Reformatory has a reputation as being very haunted and draws in paranormal seekers from around the world.


  • InvestigatorsJohn, Sue, Art, Jesse, Patti, Nan
  • Weather: clear and cool, mid 50s overnight
  • Date: April 25, 2009

Investigative Findings:

MCGH investigated the prison going from cell block to cell block, including all the prison offices, “the warden’s home,” “solitary confinement,” and “the shower areas.”  We had a grim feeling of being watched in the Infirmary (John had a shoulder tapped), as well as the Commissary and the Solitary Areas (John’s hair was tugged). Throughout the prison, we heard whispers just out of range of hearing what was being said. The pictures that were taken show many “ORBS” to which WE believe to be dust from construction, from a vast remodeling project that is taking place. In many areas, you can hear shuffling around and cell doors moving with no presence to be seen and a sense of being watched by unseen eyes. A feeling of dread is felt in the Warden’s Home where his wife was shot and killed in an accident “while removing a gun from a shelf.”  Patti got a very creepy feeling and heard movement around her in the back of “the toilet room” at 2:30am when a ghost is supposed to come down the stairs there — this is only remarkable because it takes a lot for Patti to feel creeped out, but she stayed and tried to capture the sounds on tape to no avail.

Photos Obtained During the Investigation:

The toilet room

The toilet room

Solitary confinement

Solitary confinement

The team

The team






This trip did not turn up any videos and few pictures worth noting except Susan’s picture taken out side of a mist in the Court Yard. All in all, we believe that our visit was worthwhile, and the staff has a wonderful location and has been working with a passion and a purpose. We shall return for many years to gather any evidence in the paranormal at this location. The place is huge and amazing.

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