Actual Haunted places in our area My grandfathers started our family Paranormal team called Gaston County Paranormal way back in the 40s after local churches had my grandfathers assist in Exorcisms and these are the places we have investigated in the last 69 years.
Re: Ok that is amazing.. I did't realize back in the 40's there were any 'Paranormal Investigators'..
I used to watch Ghost Hunters all the time when it first was on.. later it just started to get too commercial. I am curious Johnny Lee.. I know you had an Out of body experience, but in your investigations, have you or others encountered Ghosts? I would love to hear some stories.
Re: Well Bec they did not consider themselves paranormal investigators but my whole family are medians including myself and once my grandpaw did one exorcism the word traveled to other churches,but once my grandpaw handed the team over to me in 1986 I added the name Gaston County paranormal before that they were called Stameys Investigation.
Built in 1886, the Ohio State Reformatory was designed to humanely rehabilitate first-time offenders, and was initially applauded as a positive step toward prison reform. However, conditions rapidly deteriorated. After 94 years of operation, the prison’s legacy became one of abuse, torture, and murder. Denounced by civil rights activists for its "brutalizing and inhumane conditions,” the prison eventually shut down in 1990.
Now, within the decaying walls of this abandoned prison, the restless spirits of its prisoners and workers are said to still remain confined.
After taking over ownership of the prison in 1995, the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society (“MRPS”) unsealed the prison for ghost tours. Since the prison opened its gates to the public, it has been considered among ghost hunters as one of the most active haunted places in the United States. Paranormal investigators have captured numerous orb photographs and haunting EVPs. Many report unexplained cold spots and equipment malfunctions.
The imposing architecture, modeled to resemble Old World German castles and Victorian Gothic churches, succinctly conveys the atmosphere of the prison. Inmates recall deplorable conditions, including rats, inedible food, and disease. Violence among prisoners was an everyday way of life. Tales are told of inmates being sliced by shanks, beaten by soap bars, or thrown from six-story walkways, all over petty grievances. One African-American inmate reports of being disciplined by being placed in a “sweatbox”, a special type of torture that white prisoners escaped.