Public Ghost Hunt

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Ghost Hunts

Ghost Hunts® are serious, yet informal attempts to document paranormal activity at the castle-like, former prison. Ghost Hunts provide an unusual, first-hand experience to search other realms. Ghost Hunts at OSR are the first of their kind in the United States.

light capture in the west cell block

Public Hunt admission is $70* per person and includes access to the building from 8:00 pm until 5:00 am and a late dinner of pizza and soda.  Complimentary water, soda, coffee and hot chocolate available throughout the evening. 

*All Public Hunts, except EXTREME HUNTS, are $70. Extreme Hunts are $50 a person due to their amended time. 

  • Gates open 7 pm* (Extreme Hunts, gates open at 9:00 pm)
  • Check in between 7 pm-8 pm * (Extreme Hunts check in is 9 pm-10 pm)
  • Guided tour of facility 8:30-9:30 * (Extreme Hunts guided tour is 10 pm - 11:00 pm)
  • Independent investigating 10 pm-5 am (Extreme Hunts 11 pm-3 am)
  • Must be 18 and over to participate

*Please note, there are no physical tickets for ghost events. An email confirmation is sent automatically to the person who registered. All registered participants will check in with a photo ID. 

*The building contains hazards including, but not limited to: steep steps, uneven surfaces, and lead-based paint.  It is not recommended for pregnant women. Sleeping during a hunt is prohibited. For a full list of rules and regulations, please see below.

If you have purchased your ticket online, there is no need to send in a license agreement.  All participants will be required to sign in at check in and present a valid photo ID.

*Any changes to participant registration can be made at the registration table on the day of the hunt. Replacement participants must be at least 18 years of age and provide a photo ID.

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