On this episode of LivinRvision, we take a private tour of one of the most haunted prisons in America that will give you the chills! It’s the Mansfield Prison, also known as the Ohio State Reformatory. As you will see in the video, they had to open the gate when we arrived because they were still closed.
Located in Mansfield, Ohio, this late-19th-century building looks more like a grand hotel that once housed the rich and famous. Built between 1886 and 1910, the Ohio State Reformatory was once operated as a maximum-security prison.
This facility was seen in a number of films, TV shows and music videos but was made famous by the 1994 film, The Shawshank Redemption, when it was used for most scenes of the movie. This prison is also known as one of the most haunted prisons in the United States!
This prison saw thousands of prisoners during its operation between 1896 and 1986. Originally believed to be a humane prison where offenders could be rehabilitated, it quickly devolved into a place known for torture, abuse and murder. Inmates eventually filed a lawsuit describing its inhabitable conditions.
The ghosts of the violent and maltreated men from this prison are not easily silenced. Visitors and tour guides have been pushed and punched by unseen forces. As with other haunted locations, many claim to feel an inexplicable chill while on prison grounds. Witnesses have heard cell doors slam and seen dark apparitions. Shaken tour guides swear they hear voices still to this day. Some say they hear a man and woman talking that is too faint to understand, to persistent to ignore and chilling to listeners who think they’re alone.
Don’t let that scare you though, this historic prison has so much history and architecture that you will be glad you stopped for a visit…and if you don’t like to be in a place that is known to be haunted, then we hope you will enjoy this video instead. 😊🤓