Welcome to the Ohio Exploration Society website. Founded in the summer of 2000, the OES is a group of urban explorers who visit both well-known historical locations and those forgotten with time. Members of the Ohio Exploration Society research and photograph locations that include everything from abandoned buildings to rural cemeteries to ancient Indian mounds to wonders of nature. We publish our research and photos on this website in an attempt to preserve the history and the memory of these important sites. Within this website you'll find videos that were shot on location, 360º interactive panoramic photos, thousands of digital photos and the stories behind the places we've visited throughout the years. While some of the locations are safe for anyone to visit, others are extremely dangerous. The OES is not responsible if you decide to visit any of the locations listed in this website. Please keep in mind that many of the locations listed within are located on private property. Always seek permission before entering private property and always be respectful if you pay a visit to any location. Adhere to the urban explorer's creed of "Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints." If you know of a location that you'd like to see featured by the OES, please complete our Exploration Submission Form.
In addition to documenting Ohio's forgotten and historical sites, the Ohio Exploration Society offers paranormal investigations to property owners free of charge. The core paranormal team of the OES has over 30 years of combined experience in investigating paranormal claims. Unlike some paranormal groups (or fan clubs) who emulate what they have seen on paranormal television shows or mistakenly claim to be scientific, the OES and our partners have developed our own investigative techniques. Our team uses an observe and report method through the use video recorders, digital cameras, audio recorders and other equipment combined with historical research to document paranormal events. We also use intuitive research in some investigations through OES intuitive medium Larry Copeland. If you would like to request the OES' paranormal services, please complete our Paranormal Investigation Form.
Above are the sections of the OES website. Simply click the type of location you would like to visit and you'll see a list with all of the locations we have visited. If you do not see the menu above, click here to go to our alternate navigation page. Visit the Internet links section below for other interesting urban exploration and paranormal-related websites. Thank you for stopping by the OES website...enjoy your stay and come back soon!