Private Paranormal Investigations


Private Paranormal Investigations are available at the Ohio State Reformatory Historic Site under the following conditions:

  • Friday and Saturday the cost is $2400 for 30 people or less.  For more than 30 people the cost is $80 per person. Maximum of 100 people.
  • Sunday through Thursday the cost is $1200 for 15 people or less. For more than 15 people the cost is $80 per person.  Maximum of 100 people.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 must be made 2 weeks after placing your hunt on the calendar.  The balance due must be received at least 2 weeks prior to your hunt, along with all license agreements/waivers.
  • Each participant must be age 18 and older. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Payments are to be submitted by the ORGANIZER ONLY, in (1) one complete payment; multiple forms of payment will not be accepted. We currently accept check, money order, or credit card payments. DO NOT SEND CASH. The ORGANIZER must also collect and submit ALL license agreements as one complete package. Individually submitted agreements will not be accepted.
  • Rules and regulations for public hunts apply to private hunts.
  • Pizza will be served approximately at 9 pm.  Soft drinks, water, coffee and hot cocoa will be served throughout the night.
  • Check-in is at 6 pm.  You will be given a rules and regulations speech, followed by approximately 1 hour guided tour.  After the tour, the lights will be turned off. Independent investigation runs until  3 am. 
  • The Museum Store will be open only by request. 


Further questions and inquiries can be addressed to Hallie Statham-Kitzler via email (

Once you have decided to book a private hunt with the Ohio State Reformatory, please use this form to begin the booking process:


Paranormal Investigations Request Form



Available dates are extremely limited. For further questions, please email

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.