Investigation Adventures At The Mansfield-Ohio State Reformatory
On Tuesday, June 21st seven members of the EDPI team drove about an hour south to
investigate the alleged spirit activity at the Mansfield Reformatory. The prison’s main claim to fame is that it was used in the filming of several movies, including the “Shawshank Redemption” and scenes from “Air Force One.” Ruminants of the movies still remain at the prison, and so do the spirits of the men who had been incarcerated there. Although everyone in our group felt a great deal of energy at the prison, no one felt that there was any negative energy there at all. The energy that was felt was more depressing and sad. I have attached some of the photographs that we took while at the Reformatory.
Although the building is impressive from the outside the interior shows it’s age as every room has many layers of peeling lead paint on the ceilings and the walls. The main building was constructed in 1886 and was in operation until 1995, when it was finally closed. During that period over 155,000 men were incarcerated at the prison. The 4’ x 6’ cells held two men, two bunks, a toilet and a sink. The cells were so small that both men could not stand side-by-side next to the top and bottom bunks. The doorways into the cells were less than 2’ wide.
All of our team members had a healthy respect for the law after investigating this site. We found it difficult to believe that anyone could survive living in such horrible conditions for any length of time.
To view the video of our investigation go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsINb9gAO3k
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