Ohio State Reformatory announces 2012 Ghost Hunt dates

Ohio State Reformatory
Mansfield, Ohio – The infamous Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio has announced dates for the 2012 Ghost Hunts® and Ghost Walks®. The popular overnight Ghost Hunts were named one of the Travel Channel’s “101 Things to do before you die.” These unusual nocturnal experiences are a hit with anyone interested in paranormal activity — or travelers seeking a truly unusual getaway. Visit www.MansfieldTourism.com and click on the Ohio State Reformatory under “things to do”.

The Ghost Hunts® offer an overnight experience for those with serious interest in paranormal activity. They have grown dramatically in popularity, with spots selling out months in advance. Thus, rapid reservations are highly encouraged. All proceeds from the tours go directly to restore the incredible architecture of this important historical structure.

Dates for the 2012 Ghost Hunts:

2012 Ghost Hunts
• March dates: Fri., Mar. 2, Sat., Mar. 10, Sat., Mar. 24

• April dates: Sat., Apr. 7, Fri., Apr. 13, Fri., Apr. 20, Fri., Apr. 27

• May dates: Sat., May 5, Fri., May 18, Sat., May 26,

• June dates: Sat., Jun. 2, Sat., June. 9, Fri., Jun. 15, Sat., Jun 30

• July dates: Fri., Jul. 13, Sat., Jul 28

• August dates: Fri., Aug 3, Sat., Aug 11, Sat., Aug 25, Fri., Aug. 31

• September dates: Sat., Sep. 8

• November dates: Sat., Nov. 17, Fri., Nov. 30

Ghost Walks feature knowledgeable tour guides leading guests through the dark halls and corridors of the reformatory, highlighting spots where paranormal activity has been reported, while sharing stories of eerie experiences, murder and death. Dates for 2012 Ghost Walks are:

2012 Ghost Walks

• Friday, May 11,
• Sunday, May 20
• Friday, June 1
• Sunday, June 17
• Friday, July 6
• Sunday, July 17
• Friday, Aug. 17
• Sunday, Sept. 9

Built in 1886, The Ohio State Reformatory (OSR) served for 94 years as a working prison, housing more than 154,000 prisoners and setting the scene for major motion pictures, including The Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One and others. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the prison boasts the world’s largest free-standing steel cellblock and is known as the ultimate place to ghost hunt.