Thursday, February 6, 2014

Travel here if you dare! The Ohio State Reformatory (Mansfield Reformatory)

Have you ever wanted to go to a place where you wanted to explore and hopefully catch some ghosts on film or audio?  Well, you can!  If you live in Ohio, or want to travel to Ohio to visit interesting locations, you can head to Mansfield, Ohio, and visit the Ohio State Reformatory, or Mansfield Reformatory!  This prison was built in 1886 to hold prisoners of different degrees of arrest, and is built like that of the other prisons at the time, where it looks more like that of a castle compared to that of the modern prisons.  This prison housed thousands of prisoners in its life time, and has had around two-hundred deaths of inmates from within its walls.  This prison, at the time of its operation, was the most important and biggest prison in all of Ohio, and it holds the world record for having the tallest hanging cell block in the world, which is called the East Cell Block.  The East Cell Block, pictured here, is the highest hanging cell block, with having at around six tiers, or six stories, with each floor being full wall to wall of inmates who have been incarcerated in the prison. 

With regards to the inmates of the prison, there are rumored to be many spirits that still linger within the walls of this prison.  If you are interested in searching for the paranormal, you can visit the prison during the fall season, and explore the prison.  With a price of around seventy dollars, you can spend the entire night within the prison, with equipment that you are given, and explore everything at your own will.  You are allowed to go around the entire prison, at your own risk, in complete darkness, so that you may experience an event that may be paranormal, or a prisoner just wanting to say hello.  If that is not for you, you can also visit there during the day, and take a tour of the prison, either with a tour guide or at your own leisure.  There are several tours that you can go on, with one of them being the Shawshank Tour, which takes you through the prison and shows you the famous scenes where the film The Shawshank Redemption was filmed.  This is a once in a lifetime experience, and you should take the opportunity to come and visit the Ohio State Reformatory

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