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Ohio State Reformatory - Mansfield OH Real Haunted Places

  • 100 Reformatory Road
  • Mansfield, OH
  • 419-522-2644
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This defunct state prison in Mansfield closed its door in 1990, but that hasn't stopped the sounds of doors slamming and people shrieking. The haunted space is now open for guided tours. Some of the most haunted locations within the prison are the east wing first floor bathroom, and third floor of the administration building where showdy figures have been seen on multiple occasions. The subbasement, chapel and west attic have all been sites of physical interaction with the supernatural, with reports of unseen entities grabbing people. The cell blocks are especially known to host ghost sightings in the place where dozens of suicides and murders took place. Visitors expect to see the same ghostly figures in the prison's former solitary confinement wing.
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  • Went during a quiet off day, so much activity!

    On a rainy Monday in 2019 .my husband and I took, what we like to call, a " spirit" trip to visit the Mansfield Reformatory. It has been on our bucket list to visit for a long time. It did not disappoint. We loved the history, the architecture, and the experiences. Only a hand full of people around and very quiet. I am an empath, I pick up, and on many occasion have seen, apparitions. My first encounter was in the east wing, top floor of the cell block. I was walking along the front of the cells, alone, and something hit me hard from behind. It threw me to the metal floor. As I stood up I looked behind me to see who was there, no one. It really startled me. I looked into the cell where I fell and saw an image of a tall man, no features, standing there. It didn't take me long to get out of that area. I had many other encounters that day, but that was the one that got to me the most. Go experience it, but try to go on a quiet off day. The spirits will play with you!

    Posted 8/21/21

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  • Went in the 1990s

    Wasn't blood prison but it was as scary too! It called think get out of crazy prison I think but Jason Voorhees was there!

    Posted 10/7/20

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  • ghosts are real

    ghosts are people who have died decades ago from illnesses,murder and even form overdoses of drugs. these ghosts do haunt even the living like, kids for instance.

    Posted 2/18/19

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  • Been Touched

    As soon as we enter the building ,we were standing at the entrance to look at the scenery when I felt something brushed my very bottom of my pants leg in the inside. I looked around saw nothing and said i do not want to know and went on!

    Posted 1/11/16

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  • Death row

    Around Halloween I went to the prison for the haunted house tour. Upon entering, I could just sense something. I was amazed at the history of this place. And I honestly couldn't care less about the "boo" parts. I wanted to feel the bars as I ran my fingers across the bar. In a sense, feeling those prisoners pain & greif. The mess hall, where I'm sure, fights broke out. So as the tour continues, we approach death row. Again, not suppose to touch anything, I did. I remember a flying witch coming at me. And my reaction was to drop to the floor. At that moment, with the group many steps ahead of me. I had a voice whisper in my ear. WATCH... There was absolutely no one around me. Talk about crapping your pants. I about did. But I was so happy to experience it. And I'll keep going back every year.

    Posted 12/29/15

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  • Been there

    I live 15 mins from there. I've been there, in October they use it as a haunted house & ive gone to that. I've seen what looked like ghostly figures, but never been touched by any or bothered by any. They use to do where you could have a group of people & you pay so much & you can spend the night in there. They lock you in at a certain time then in the morning they come let you out. I've never done this, and idk if they still do it, but I bet it would b a real neat experience.

    Posted 12/29/15

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    7 out of 7 found this review helpful

  • good

    Ive woke up to stuff ive seen ghost ive been smarked by them waking up to it when i was dreaming about something idk how. It got there

    Posted 8/9/15

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    2 out of 4 found this review helpful

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