History & Tourism

Public Ghost Hunts This Month And Next

11 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The venerable Ohio State Reformatory is a place where the unknown becomes known — sometimes without warning!

This month, it is also the venue for Public Ghost Walks where visitors can experience the thrill of paranormal hunting under the watchful eye of MRPS guides. Listen to stories of hauntings and horror as you are led through the prison in the dark.

Because of the nature of these events, participants must be at least 13 years old, and anyone 17 or younger must bring proof of age. All others must bring a valid photo ID. More…


All About Richland, History & Tourism

Take A Public Ghost Walk

12 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Interested in all things ghost-related? You’re in luck, as many of Ohio’s historic attractions have reopened, and that includes many place where guests can attempt to experience the paranormal.

Mansfield is, after all, home to what is likely the top such attraction in the Midwest — the Ohio State Reformatory. The fine folks at OSR have been adding events back to their lineup, and that now includes the opportunity to share in a Public Ghost Walk. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Paranormal Enthusiasts To Gather In Mansfield This May

9 Feb , 2019  

Ohio Haunters Association, a non-profit group of Halloween Enthusiasts and Haunted Attraction Industry professionals and amateurs, is debuting an all-new convention at the historic Ohio State Reformatory from May 17 to May 19.

This convention is designed for Halloween and Haunted Attraction enthusiasts as well as all members of the Haunted Attraction Industry but is open to the public. More…

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All About Richland

More Stephen King On Tap At The Ren

7 Feb , 2018  

The Renaissance Theatre will show the second film in its year-long Stephen King Film Festival, “The Dead Zone,” on February 15, 2018 at 7 PM. The festival launched last week with a screening of “The Shawshank Redemption” during the theatre’s Ninetieth Anniversary Celebration. The film festival is presented thanks to funding from Charles P. Hahn, Cleveland Financial with guest speakers provided by the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library. More…

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All About Richland

New At OSR: Take A Course In Paranormal Investigating

3 Oct , 2017  

Would you like to go back to school this fall, just for the day? If so, there’s an opportunity to take a course in something appropriate for the season.

The event is a two-part course in paranormal investigating, Ghost Hunting 101 at the Ohio State Reformatory. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Bissman Building Set For 2017 Paranormal Investigations

23 Feb , 2017  

For the intrepid paranormal investigator, the Haunted Bissman Building on North Main Street in Mansfield now is taking reservations for the coming season.

According to its website, the Bissman “… is currently 130 years old and is still full of life! The building also has an annex where a slaughter house, cigar jobber, photographer’s studio, and Salvation Army Union Hall once sat, now sits a repair and restoration shop for cars of all makes and models. More…