Intermediate/Advanced Ghost Hunt

Intermediate and advanced paranormal enthusiasts are welcome to join other experienced ghost hunters at one of the nations most notoriously haunted locations for an intensive, 8-hour overnight ghost hunt. 

Those looking for an authentic paranormal investigation will enjoy the privilege of extended access to the 250,00 sq. ft building, the quiet and visceral environment, and the feeling of exclusivity of the space as the number of participants is kept intentionally intimate. 

Intermediate to advanced ghost hunters who have completed at least 3 paranormal investigators either at the Ohio State Reformatory or elsewhere in a formal setting. Must have a working knowledge of ghost hunting practices, etiquette, and equipment.

I/A Ghost Hunts are offered on select Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. Participants arrive between 6 pm and 7 pm to complete registration. Interested investigators are welcome to join a knowledgeable tour guide on a 1-hour tour of the facility to better understand the footprint of the building and to hear the stories of the most documented hot-spots. This tour is optional and participants may choose to tour the facility for themselves, especially if prior participation in an OSR hunt has been achieved. Pizza dinner is served between 9-10 pm in a centrally located area. Independent investigation time is available until 3 am. 

 I/A Ghost Hunts have exclusive access to 80% of the abandoned prison including the following areas which are ONLY accessible during an I/A Hunt: original commissary, sub-basement (original solitary), and the Quarter Masters area. The main areas of investigation include the West Cell Block, East Cell Block, solitary confinement, shower rooms, infirmary, chapel, Warden’s living quarters, and chaplains areas. 


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.

**Due to the fact that our ghosts aren't on the payroll, we cannot promise paranormal activity. 

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Walk the same halls as history's most infamous prisoners. Immerse yourself into the foundation that formed The Shawshank Redemption. Whether you're hunting for the paranormal or simply looking to tour the beautiful architecture, you can find it here at The Ohio State Reformatory.