Paranormal Programs

Explore the darker side of the Reformatory's history.

The Paranormal Program at the Ohio State Reformatory provides a unique way to experience the building's macabre history. Most of the paranormal programs are conducted in the evening with the guidance of a knowledgeable tour guide.  The Paranormal Program includes Ghost Hunt Challenge, Intermediate/Advanced Ghost Hunts, Private Paranormal Investigations, Ghost Walks, Ghost Hunt Classes, and Special Paranormal Events.  Ghost hunting equipment, books, and merchandise are available through our Museum Store. 

 

Ghost Hunt Challenge 

If you’re curious about the paranormal and crave a unique thrilling adventure, accept the challenge and join us on a Ghost Hunt at The Ohio State Reformatory. This program is specifically designed for novice ghost hunters that perhaps have seen the shows and are ready to experience the foreboding history of the notoriously violent prison.

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Intermediate/Advanced 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. 

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Private Paranormal Investigation

Groups and professional ghost hunters will enjoy the exclusivity of a private event. 

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Ghost Walks

Let our guides fill you with stories of hauntings and horror as they lead you through the prison in the dark.

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Ghost Hunt Classes

Interested in understanding the field of paranormal investigating better? Try various forms of ghost hunting equipment while professional investigators instruct you on the world and culture of ghost hunting.

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Special Ghost Hunt Events

The Reformatory often hosts celebrity investigators and renowned ghost hunters and historians. Check out these upcoming dates to join in! 

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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.