This is an archive of the Ohio Exploration Society’s news and updates dating from 2001, when we introduced the News & Updates feature, through 2015, the last year prior to switching to our current format. To stay informed of current news and updates, make sure to subscribe to our email list on the News & Updates page or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
09/22/2015 Thanks to everyone who joined us in Zanesville and to WHIZ-TV for covering our presentation! We’re still working on the new version of the OES website. We’ll have some new content, updated information and lots of corrections when the new site goes live. On a sad note, the legendary Mudhouse Mansion was demolished yesterday. It is a shame that such a unique structure could not be restored and preserved for future generations.
08/29/2015 Join the Ohio Exploration Society at the John McIntire Library in Zanesville on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM for a paranormal presentation! Please click here for details. In other news, we are hard at work on a new layout and content management system for the OES site. The new layout will be mobile and tablet friendly as well as looking good on a traditional PC. As you can imagine, it is quite a lengthy process to completely rebuild this entire website. Hopefully we’ll have it ready by 2016! Check us out on Facebook to see sneak peek photos of the new OES site.
05/22/2015 Take time to remember our heroes this Memorial Day weekend. Watch our video tribute.
02/26/2015 Welcome to the first update of 2015! Our April 2014 trip to the Fairfield County Poorhouse has been added to the structures section, complete with EVP recordings and two videos from our exploration and mini-paranormal investigation. Photos from our 2008 trip to the Fairfield County Infirmary Cemetery have also been added. New hauntings and legends have been added to Defiance, Delaware, Franklin, Paulding, Portage and Sandusky counties. Ramar Acres was added to Stories & Contributions.
11/09/2014 Never before seen videos from our 2004 trip to Hayden Mausoleum and 2005 trip to Lakin Industrial School in West Virginia have been added to the website! They’re also available to watch on our YouTube channel.
10/20/2014 How about some news for a change? Over the past few weeks, we have been improving the older videos on the website. Whenever possible, we have re-digitized footage from the original analog source and updated the video overlay graphics. Those videos that we no longer have the original analog source for are being updated with new graphics only. We’re also added many of them to our YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure!
10/12/2014 Perkins Observatory has been added to the Structures section. And just in time for the Halloween season, new hauntings and legends have been added to Adams, Butler, Clermont, Champaign, Columbiana, Gallia, Hardin, Harrison, Jackson, Logan, Marion, Meigs, Noble, Washington, and Wood counties. Gahanna Lincoln High School and Lonesome Road have been added to Stories & Contributions.
08/20/2014 The OES’ recent trip to the Orange Road Bridge has been added to the Structures section. More updates are just around the corner!
08/08/2014 Our 2005 visit to the Ponn Humpback Bridge has been added to the Structures section. Caldwell Cemetery and Millheim Cemetery have been added to the Cemeteries section. Added a new contribution story to the Milford Road page. New hauntings/legends have been added to Cuyahoga and Darke counties.
07/25/2014 Schrader Road Tunnel has been added to the Structures section. Added hauntings and legends to Ashland, Butler, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Guernsey, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Mahoning, Ross, Scioto, Summit, Union and Wayne counties. Old Bag of Nails Pub and Sugar Street House were added to Stories & Contributions.
02/11/2014 Our 2005 trip to the Broadwin Apartments has been added to the Structures section.
02/02/2014 Ranger Station Mound has been added to the Indian Mounds section. Delaware County’s Hill Cemetery has been added to the Cemeteries section. New hauntings and legends have been added to Butler, Delaware, Montgomery, Noble, Preble and Summit counties.
11/10/2013 Added Whetstone Township School #7 to the Structures section. Photos from our trip to Shawnee, Ohio have been added to the Miscellaneous section. New hauntings and legends have been added to Belmont, Hocking, Licking, Lorain, Pike, Trumbull and Wyandot counties.
10/03/2013 Bowers Cemetery, Hiestand Cemetery, Looker-James-Rice Cemetery and Young-Pickering Cemetery have been added to the Cemeteries section. Cox Covered Bridge has been added to the Structures section. And just in time for the Halloween season, new hauntings and legends have been added to Adams, Butler, Cuyahoga, Darke, Fairfield, Franklin, Lucas, Marion, Mercer, Montgomery, Muskingum, Sandusky, Summit, Van Wert and Wayne counties. Brown Road House, Columbia Street House, Dave Finkelman Auditorium and Mendon Road have been added to Contributed Stories.
03/22/2013 A small update today, our 2010 visit to the Wright Road House has been added to the Structures section. If you have not already done so, please consider joining our Ohio Exploration and/or Paranormal Ohio communities on Google+ to interact with our members and others who share your interests!
03/14/2013 Our recent trips to Glencoe Tunnel and North Robinson Consolidated School have been added to the Structures section. Tunis Newkirk Cemetery has been added to the Cemeteries section. East Fork Cemetery, South Broadway Sally and Tar Hollow State Park have been added to Contributed Stories. Hauntings and legends have been added to Auglaize, Clermont, Clinton, Cuyahoga, Erie, Franklin, Geauga, Greene, Mahoning, Summit and Wayne counties.
10/16/2012 New or updated hauntings have been added just in time for the Halloween season. Counties with new or updated hauntings and legends include Athens, Butler, Clermont, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Darke, Defiance, Delaware, Franklin, Hamilton, Holmes, Lawrence, Medina, Morgan, Muskingum, Pickaway, Richland, Trumbull and Tuscarawas. New Contributed Stories added are Art Attack, Lick Road, Gleim Road Home, Homes on Washington, Williams Hollow Road, Woodens Road Residence and The Villas at Eden of Whitehall.
06/17/2012 Two new locations have been added to the Structures section! They are Cooper Stadium in Franklin County and the Toledo House of Corrections in Lucas County. New or updated hauntings have been added to Columbiana, Franklin, Lorain, Marion, Montgomery, Scioto, Stark, Trumbull and Wood counties. Columbus Steel Castings and Wood County Historical Museum have been added to Contributed Stories.
08/23/2011 As you may have noticed by viewing our main page, the OES website is undergoing a facelift! Pages currently on the website will be updated as they are completed. We’ll update you here in the News & Updates section once the entire conversion has been completed. We are also working on getting new photos online, including our recent exploration of Cooper Stadium in Franklin County. Stay tuned for the new content or like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date.
05/15/2011 The Ohio Exploration Society hopes to be accepting new membership applications for urban exploration and historical research in 2012. Membership to our paranormal team will remain closed. Check our Application page for more.
05/13/2011 B&T Metals and Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church have been added to the Structures section. The B&T Metals page includes nearly 40 minutes of video footage of our exploration. Added new articles from Columbus Alive!, Wapakoneta Daily News, The Daily Standard, Newark Advocate and Tribune Chronicle to the In The Media page. Added new hauntings and legends to Auglaize, Fairfield, Mahoning, Medina and Ross counties. Added Grandview Cemetery to the Contributed Stories page. We’re also gradually converting all of our photo galleries and multimedia players to be backwards compatible with Adobe Flash and HTML5 for optimal browsing on various devices. if you enjoy the OES website and the work we do, please consider making a donation to help us cover our webhost fees this year…even a dollar or two will help!
10/22/2010 Added Bowman Cemetery, Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Pretty Boy Floyd, Sherwood Tracks, Stephen’s Lounge and Timken Senior High School to the Contributed Stories page, and a new story was added to the Morley Music Hall page. The Ohio National Bank has been added to the Structures section, including a 360° interactive panoramic photo of the breathtaking lobby. Added audio from our appearance on Q92’s DeLuca Show and an article from the Wapakoneta Daily News about the hauntings of Fort Amanda to the In The Media page.
06/07/2010 The Ohio Exploration Society turned 10-years-old this month! Check out the Ten Year Anniversary page and leave a comment about your experiences on the OES website.
06/04/2010 Dell Ruse (Feasel) Cemetery has been added to the Cemeteries section. Brandywine Falls has been added to the Parks & Nature section. Added the Thorla-McKee Well to the Miscellaneous section. New hauntings and legends have been added to the following counties: Athens, Brown, Delaware, Marion, Richland and Warren. A new contributed story has been added to the Lick Road page. An article from the Aurora Advocate has been added to the In The Media page.
04/24/2010 Added Doctors Hospital of Stark County to the Structures section, the USS Shenandoah to the Miscellaneous section and Mound City to the Indian Mounds section. New hauntings and legends have been added to the following counties: Holmes, Lucas, Meigs, Seneca, Scioto, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Warren. Brubaker Bridge, Buffington Island, Screaming Mimi Bridge and Stivers Middle School have been added to the Contributed Stories page. Updated information for Loucks Bridge.
10/16/2009 Just in time for Halloween, new hauntings have been added to the following counties: Cuyahoga, Darke, Erie, Franklin, Jefferson, Lorain, Marion, Trumbull, Vinton and Wood. Bell Cemetery, Clyde Railroad Tracks, Egypt Valley Creature, Holcomb Road, Nashville Elementary, Portage House and Sand Hill have been added to the Contributed stories page. Serpent Mound, Seip Earthworks and Jeffers Mound have been added to the Indian Mounds section. A Donate link has been added to the navigation menu, replacing the online stores link. Keep updated by becoming a fan on Facebook, a friend on MySpace or by submitting your email address to our subscriptions list.
08/13/2009 Clifton School, Grandview Theatre, Palmer Road Crybaby Bridge and Poindexter Tower have been added to the Structures section. The second page of the GE Peebles Test Operation has been updated with additional information that includes some detail on the 2007-2009 expansion plans and a video from the television show Sightings about a strange video shot by a resident of Chillicothe with a possible link to the GE Peebles facility, also known as Ohio’s Area 51. New hauntings have been added to the following counties: Butler, Clark, Columbiana, Defiance, Franklin, Hamilton, Hardin, Henry, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Noble, Perry, Scioto, Summit, Trumbull and Wood. Bridgetown Road, Bussey Road Farmhouse, Forest Rose Cemetery and nine EVPs recorded at Fields Cemetery have been added to the Contributed Stories page. Lastly, all of the 360° panoramic photos on the website have been converted to a Flash-based player!
03/02/2009 We have updated all video files on the site to play with a Flash-based player. We’re also in the process of converting all of the 360° panoramic photos to play with Flash-based players as well, which should be completed soon. The Books & Reference page was updated to include An Incident At Moonville: The Conductor’s Revenge by William M. Cullen. The book is a fictional horror story based on Moonville’s history and legends. The OES and our experience at the tunnel was cited in Chapter 20 of the book through a character’s preservation report on Moonville. Thanks goes to William for including the OES in his book!
01/30/2009 You may have noticed the website is laid out a little differently. Welcome to the 5th version of the OES website! After months of retooling the underlying code of the website, we think you’ll like some of the new features. All of the photo galleries have been converted to Flash-based galleries for easier viewing. A share icon appears on all of the pages to allow you to easily share your favorite pages with your friends. The navigation menu has been moved to the top and simplified. There will be a few more features rolled out in the near future along with new content. Subscribe to your email updates to be notified when new stuff is online.
10/20/2008 New hauntings have been added just in time for Halloween! Counties with new or updated hauntings include: Auglaize, Columbiana, Darke, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Harrison, Henry, Lake, Logan, Mercer, Muskingum, Pickaway, Pike, Sandusky, Trumbull and Tuscarawas. New contributed stories have been added to Lick Road and Schrader Road Tunnel. Stay tuned, a major site overhaul is on the way!
09/07/2008 It has been slightly over four months since our last posted update, but work is being completed and uploaded to the site nearly every week. We have been slowly upgrading our photo galleries to Flash-based galleries that allow for optimal viewing and better control. We have also been upgrading links to EVP files from text to an embedded Flash player for easier playback. Videos on the site are being embedded as well using Microsoft Silverlight for instant playback. We will be adding new content soon, but in the meantime, here are some photos from Iraq that have been added to the Miscellaneous section. The photos include some of the bombed-out palaces and other interesting places that you’ll never see in Ohio!
05/02/2008 While it has been three months since the last update, small tweaks were being made here and there. First up, regular visitors will notice that the banner has changed! It features the state of Ohio with the state flag in the center along with a new font and shading. Now for the new content. Several new cemeteries were updated; they are Luray Cemetery, Niesz Cemetery, Parkinson & Babcock Cemetery, Stewart Cemetery and York Street Cemetery. All of the new cemeteries include complete photographic record of all standing tombstones. Results from a second paranormal investigation at the Greater Columbus Antique Mall have been posted, including four new EVPs. The results from an investigation at an Undisclosed Cemetery in Scioto County have been posted as well, including three EVPs. The Structures section was refined once again to include more accurate titles for each subcategory. Lastly, we are proud to announce that our very own Larry Copeland has opened a website to offer his intuitive mediumistic abilities to everyone. Take a look at LarryCopelandPsychic.com [website is no longer operational].
01/26/2008 Welcome to the first update of 2008, it is a big one! New cemeteries have been added today; they are Carlisle Cemetery, Greencastle Cemetery, Lilly-Dyer Cemetery and Raver Cemetery. All of the newly added cemeteries include complete photographic records of all standing tombstones. The Elisabeth’s Grave page has been updated with new historical information and previously unpublished daytime photos of our trip there in 2004. The Structures section has been updated with a new location key to avoid confusion of demolished versus renovated locations. RED still represents a building that has been demolished and ORANGE means the building has been renovated and is now under private ownership/no longer abandoned. The demolished Lakin Industrial School for Colored Boys (AKA Larkin State Hospital) has been added to the Structures section and is our first featured structure from out of state. Stories & Contributions in the Paranormal section has been appropriately renamed Contributed Stories with the following additions: Pleasant Home Residence, Magnolia Cemetery, Baylan House, Orchard Road Residence, and Norwood Middle School. Tidied up some hauntings and added new hauntings to Athens, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Scioto and Trumbull counties. Updated Doctor Snook’s page with Theora Hix’ and Dr. Snook’s death certificates. Last but not least, we added a link to our friends at The Ohio Society for Paranormal Investigation [now defunct] to the External Links page.
10/31/2007 HAPPY HALLOWEEN! A small update today just to celebrate the holiday. Added a new article from the City Beat in Cincinnati to the In The Media page. Hauntings have been added to Hardin, Summit and Tuscarawas counties. A new submitted story has been added, the Mitchellace Building, by Duke Conley.
10/19/2007 It is October, the month of Halloween! New hauntings have been added or updated for the following counties: Adams, Brown, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Franklin, Gallia, Hamilton, Lawrence, Mahoning, Marion, Muskingum, Paulding and Scioto. A new submitted story has been added as well, the Spring Valley Road House, by AJ. We’ve also replaced our EVP Recordings page with the Paranormal Evidence page, conveniently located all of the paranormal evidence that we’ve collected ourselves over the years on a single page.
09/30/2007 More cemeteries have been added today. They include Conklin Cemetery, Kramer Cemetery, Shoemaker Cemetery and Stevenson Cemetery. The Berliner Treatment Plant was added to the Structures section. A new story was also added to the Elisabeth’s Grave Submission page along with a possible ghost photo.
07/29/2007 It has been four days and another update already! Madison-Truro Cemetery, Pisgah Cemetery and Taylor Cemetery have been added to the Cemeteries section, with full photographic records of all standing tombstones. The Coshocton House has been added to the Structures section. Remember to purchase your copy of John Kachuba’s Ghosthunters soon! Stay tuned for more updates.
07/25/2007 Several new pages have been added today. First up, Indian Run Falls has been added to the Parks & Nature section. Next is one of Columbus’ underground landmarks, the Blood Bowl / Gates of Hell has been added to the Structures section. High Street Cemetery has been added to the Cemeteries section, complete with a full photographic record of all standing tombstones. Unlocked Paranormal Investigation #05OJR70032, the Athens Ridges investigation. We’re also pleased to announce the release of our friend John Kachuba’s new book, Ghosthunters: On The Trail of Mediums, Dowsers, Spirit Seekers, And Other Investigators of America’s Paranormal World. John investigates with paranormal teams across the country in this book, including with the OES at the Athens Ridges in Chapter 13! Click Here to order your copy of John’s book from Amazon.com today!
07/10/2007 All of the location pages on the website have been updated to give location information and display photos in a slideshow format rather than thumbnails. Each section also includes the condition of each site in a color-coded format. Hauntings were added to Mahoning and Seneca counties. New photos will be added in the near future. Subscribe to the updates list to receive an email about new material!
03/14/2007 Another small update today. Added the secretive GE Peebles Test Operation, also known as Ohio’s Area 51, to the Miscellaneous section. Added another submitted story to the Lick Road submissions page.
02/15/2007 Added an article from Ohio Magazine about the Ohio Exploration Society to the In The Media page. Thanks to Steve Herrick and Linda Feagler for including the OES in the magazine!
01/21/2007 Added Mooney’s Mansion to the Structures section. Thank you to all of those who sent in exploration submissions for locations in the Cleveland area!
01/08/2007 Welcome to the first update of 2007! First of all, the OES still needs your help! We could still use a few more exploration submissions for abandoned locations in or around Cleveland. Please fill out our Exploration Submission Form with potential sites. Now on to the updates! First are results from our paranormal investigation of the Greater Columbus Antique Mall. Several strange things occurred during the investigation and a few EVPs and some odd noises were captured on audio and film. The remnants of Loucks Bridge have been added to the Structures section. Last, but not least, hauntings have been added to the following counties: Cuyahoga, Licking, Logan and Scioto. Look for another update in the next week or two.
12/21/2006 The OES needs your help! We were recently contacted by the media in Northeast Ohio who are interested in writing an article about urban exploration / the OES. The only problem is we are lacking in location where we could take their writer for the story. If you know of any locations in or around the Cleveland area that would make an interesting visit, we would greatly appreciate correspondence from you! Please complete our Exploration Submission Form with the potential sites we could visit. Make sure to include your contact information in the directions field so we can contact/credit you if we decide to visit your location.
12/03/2006 The Majestic Theatre has been added to the Structures section. Also added the results from our paranormal investigation conducted at Majestic Theatre to the Paranormal section. These pages include many photos of the Majestic’s interior and EVPs that were recorded.
11/28/2006 For those without a MySpace account, the video from the FOX 28 NewsCenter broadcast on November 2 has been added to the In The Media page of the News & Updates section.
11/02/2006 The story about Camp Chase Cemetery was aired on FOX 28 NewsCenter tonight. Thank you to all of those who tuned in to see it, and another thanks to Sean Cuellar for having us appear in her story. If you missed the broadcast or would like to see the story again, you can watch the entire segment exclusively posted on our MySpace profile.
11/01/2006 A small update today. Historical photos of Camp Chase – Historical have been added to the Historical Photos page in the Miscellaneous section, along with seven new photos added to the Miscellaneous Pictures page. A story from The Community Press has been added to the In The Media page. It looks like the FOX 28 NewsCenter story about Camp Chase has been pushed back to Thursday’s (11/6/2006) 10:00 PM newscast. Make sure to tune in then!
10/24/2006 Added three new articles to the In The Media page. They are from MyHometownOhio, Blogging Ohio, and The Canton Repository. Also added two EVPs to the Camp Chase Cemetery page that we obtained while filming a story with ABC 6 / FOX 28 NewsCenter. The story will be airing on either November 1 or 2 during the 10:00 PM news on FOX 28 in Columbus. Make sure to tune in if you live in the area!
10/08/2006 Just in time for the Halloween season, new hauntings have been added/updated to the following counties: Adams, Franklin, Gallia, Geauga, Hamilton, Holmes, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Union. Stories & Contributions have been updated with a possible apparition video from the pathway to Moonville Tunnel and a photo of a possible vortex at the School for Creative & Performing Arts in Cincinnati. Also updated the Nelsonville Brick Plant with previously unpublished photos.
09/25/2006 The OES has joined MySpace! Add the OES profile as a friend to receive bulletins about updates to the OES website and future OES public events. Even more, join the OES group to interact with Ohio urban explorers and OES members.
09/04/2006 Happy Labor Day! We have another update for you in less than a week! Today’s first addition preserves a bit of OES history. The OES Banner Evolution has been added to the Information section. It includes the various banners used on the homepage over the years. Secondly, new hauntings/legends have been added to the following counties: Brown, Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Medina, Paulding, and Portage. And last but not least, the OES Gear Shop has been added to the Online Stores page for your shopping convenience. It features essential items for urban exploration and paranormal investigation.
08/29/2006 As you may have noticed, our logo banners at the top of each page has been updated over the past month or so. But that’s not the only thing new on the OES website. First, two new EVPs have been added to the Forest Rose Cemetery page that were recorded during one of our many visits to the graveyard. The Stetson House has been added to the Stories & Contributions page with a photo of what seems to be a ghost in the upstairs window. Also added Investigation #INV06OJR70191 to the Paranormal Investigation Results page; it includes several EVPs. More updates just around be bend.
07/19/2006 No new locations added today, but look for some new stuff soon! Performed maintenance on the website, cleaning up a few pages and adding updated information here and there. The EVP Recording Tips page has been updated with new tips and information. We have discovered there are several audio recorders on the market that allow instantaneous playback through headphones while recording. This will allow the user to listen to EVP in real-time. We have successfully recognized several EVPs that were heard on the headphones and heard during playback. Look for those in the next update!
06/12/2006 No new content today, just a new phone number! The OES has obtained an Ohio phone number to receive your calls it is (614) 835—–. Unlike our old phone number, we are actually able to answer this phone if we’re available. Long distance charges may still apply if dialed from outside of the 614 (Columbus) area code. The old 530 area code phone number may still be used to send faxes. We look forward to your calls!
05/29/2006 Happy Memorial Day! After a long void of no updates, today’s update is a huge one! First a clip from Coast to Coast AM was added that aired on March 27, 2006, when a photo taken by OES Coordinator Philip Niklas was mentioned on the air and posted to the Coast to Coast AM website. Added the P.P. Mast Castle in Springfield to the Structures section. Updated the I-71 Rest Area page with new information about a murder that occurred there and may have led to its closing. Also updated the EVP Recordings page with a new EVP from what may be Ohio’s real crybaby bridge on Palmer Road in Mercer County. New hauntings/legends have been added to the following counties: Adams, Ashtabula, Columbiana, Delaware, Fayette, Hamilton, Medina, Muskingum, Ross and Scioto. Also added an Ohio county map to the hauntings and legends page for quick navigation. And lastly, these stories have been added to the Stories & Contributions page: The Spillway, Morley Music Hall (with video), and Rapid Run Park.
03/25/2006 Performed maintenance, added links and updated several pages with new information. A real update is just around the bend! Make sure to sign up to receive an email for any new material by entering your email address in our subscription form.
02/05/2006 Welcome to the first update of 2006! Just one update today as far as content goes. New photos of the Rohr Road Brick House have been added. It was torched by an arsonist during the summer of 2005. A Google-powered search box has been added to the Search Engine page that will search the OES site for content a little better than the older search engine. Lastly, some code under the hood of the website has changed. Now if you reach a certain page via a search engine or an external link, you’ll actually see the page you were looking for! Stay tuned as a HUGE update is on the way.
12/05/2005 The Stories & Contributions page in the Paranormal section has been updated with a story and photos from Lutheran Ridge Cemetery in Carey, Ohio. It includes photographs of the cemetery’s legendary Copley tombstones taken in 1958. Added our appearances on Q92 and Mix 102.7, and a mention in a Marion Star article about OAPI to the In The Media page. A new category entitled Historical Photos has been added to the Miscellaneous section. It features historical photos of locations throughout the State of Ohio. Pages added to this section include Circleville, Junction City Prison, Lockbourne and Lockbourne Air Force Base. Paranormal investigation requests are now offered exclusively through our partnership with Ohio Paranormal. Lastly, we’d like to congratulate our friend Andy Henderson of Forgotten Ohio on the release of his new book Weird Ohio.
10/25/2005 Added two EVPs from the Q92 Warehouse On The Canal investigation. Both were recorded by Investigator Matt Stilwell in the basement, the same man who was punched in the stomach. More updates to come!
10/23/2005 Updated the Moonville Tunnel page in the Stories & Contributions section with a new story. Hauntings have been added/updated for the following counties: Erie, Franklin, Hamilton, Hardin, Lucas, Meigs, Morrow, Shelby and Wood. Lastly, added the paranormal investigation results from the Warehouse On The Canal to the Paranormal section. It includes a video of one of our investigators being punched in the stomach by something unseen. Make sure to tune in to Q92 tomorrow night for our investigation at the Hercules Engine Factory, AKA The Factory of Terror! Results from the Haunted Laboratory will be published soon, along with any new evidence found from our other Q92 hunts.
10/09/2005 Added the paranormal investigation results from the Q92 Radio Station to the Paranormal section. The update includes one EVP recording and a description of events during the investigation. Tune in tomorrow night for our next appearance on Q92! A hauntings update is coming. Make sure you know when it arrives by subscribing to our updates list.
10/01/2005 Renamed the Parks & Fields section to Parks & Nature and split into three categories: Local/City Parks, State/National Parks and Nature Sites. Also, thanks to all who showed up at the Factory of Terror last night and for checking out our appearance on Q92! Make sure to tune in Monday for our first official Q92 ghost hunt.
09/22/2005 Our trip to Malabar Farm has been added to the Parks & Nature section, as well as our Paranormal Investigation results from the farm to the Paranormal section. It includes fifteen EVPs and a possible apparition photo! Added an article from Cleveland’s Scene Magazine featuring our friends Matt and George of Ohio Lost. Thanks to James Renner, Scene Magazine writer, for mentioning the OES in his article. Also added an article featuring the OES and COPS paranormal investigation at Malabar Farm. Thanks to Kevin Parks, his wife, and photographer Chris Parker for attending the investigation with us and publishing this great article.
09/01/2005 The domain name transfer mentioned below is complete! Luckily there was no outage to the website. Look for more updates soon!
08/30/2005 The Ohio Exploration Society is transferring their domain name to a different registrar. The website may go down for up to seven days while this process takes place. But for now, we’ve added Equipment We Use to the Information section.
08/23/2005 A bit of sad news today. Ninjalicious (of Infiltration.org and Infiltration Zine magazine) has passed away after battling a terminal illness for the past few months. For those who did not know Ninjalicious, he was the forefather of the modern day urban exploration subculture. It was he that sparked interest in urban exploration for so many people and if not for him, many of today’s best urban exploration websites and groups would not exist. Thank you Ninjalicious, you will be missed.
08/08/2005 Hauntings have been added to or updated for the following counties: Ashtabula, Butler, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Knox, Miami, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Tuscarawas. The Ohio Statehouse and the Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Division have been added to the Stories & Contributions page, and Elisabeth’s Grave has been updated. Finally, the Athens Ridges has been added to the Structures section along with two EVPs that are also included on the EVP Recordings page.
07/21/2005 Updated the Haydenville Tunnel page with new photos from the far side of the tunnel that is rarely seen. Also added yet another EVP that was recorded in the tunnel saying, “Take that!” A submitted photo of a possible Ghost In The Window has been added to the Stories & Contributions page. Thanks to Abe and Jamie for submitting it! Last but not least, the Forest Rose Cemetery has been added to the Cemeteries section. It includes four EVPs recorded in partnership with COPS and an awesome photo of what appears to be an apparition standing on the hillside, a MUST SEE!
07/12/2005 Could it be? Another update in less than 24 hours? Well you’re not dreaming, and this update solves a mystery more than 75 years old. If you have ever heard of Doctor James Howard Snook, you know his gruesome tale of adultery and murder. You’ll also know that Green Lawn Cemetery has kept the location of his grave a secret ever since his burial in 1930 after being executed. The OES has solved the mystery of his grave’s location! Added today is the Doctor James Howard Snook page to the Miscellaneous section. Included are his story, photos of his tombstone and the exact location of his burial!
07/11/2005 As promised, this update is a big one! First on the list is the Huntington Chapel/Mausoleum to the Structures section, including a 360° interactive panoramic and four EVPs. An abandoned I-71 Rest Area has been added to the Miscellaneous section. EVPs have been added to the Haydenville Tunnel and Elisabeth’s Grave pages, as well as the EVP Recordings page. Haydenville Tunnel has also been updated with a video of a possible rod. A breath-taking photo of what appears to be an apparition taken by Michelle Schrader of Alliance, Ohio, at the Moonville Tunnel has been added to the Stories & Contributions page and to the Moonville Tunnel page in Structures. Green Lawn Cemetery and the Old Agudas Achim Cemetery have been added to the Cemeteries section. Each cemetery includes an EVP recording. Lastly, a Meet The Members page has been added to the Information section.
06/10/2005 The OES if five years old this month! Check out the Five Year Anniversary page located in the Information section. Updated information on the Trash Burning Power Plant that once loomed over south Columbus after discovering that a worker was killed during the construction of the plant in 1981. New hauntings have been added to Ashtabula, Belmont, Fairfield, Franklin, Pike and Tuscarawas counties. New pages in Stories & Contributions are the Garnett Wilson Library, College Hall – Lake Erie College and the East King Street Residence. The next update will be a large one, so be prepared!
04/29/2005 Three pages of new content have been added today. First, what may be a genuine Orb Photograph was added to the Stories & Contributions page. The Wesley Chapel and Harding Memorial were added to the Structures section. More updates to come, subscribe to our email update list to be notified of new material.
04/25/2005 Renamed UE Information to Information and reorganized its content. A new section for Books & Reference has been added to the Information section. Also added today are photos from the CSX/Norfolk Southern Railroad Tower to the Structures section.
04/13/2005 Changed the name of the Hauntings Section to Paranormal Section.
04/10/2005 A new mysterious video taken during an OES trip to Moonville Tunnel in March 2005 has been added to the Moonville Tunnel page along with an EVP recorded there the same night. Also added a new article to the In The Media section from October 2004 where the OES was mentioned in the Our Town Newspaper.
03/23/2005 Three updates today. First, added to the Structures section is the Trash Burning Power Plant in Columbus that was recently destroyed. It includes a video of the smoke stack implosion. The haunted Lick Road near Cincinnati has been uploaded to Miscellaneous and more first-hand accounts from Lick Road have been added to the Stories & Contributions section. Lastly, the first public paranormal investigation results posting has been added for Investigation #INV05CMR70041. Nine EVPs were recorded during the case and are also listed on the EVP Recordings page. Added in the past few days, but not documented, is a PayPal button on the OES FAQs page for those who wish to donate to the OES. We’re also proud to announce that we are an official member of the Ohio Association of Paranormal Societies webring.
03/01/2005 A small update, two links were added to the Links Section today. They are to the Central Ohio Paranormal Society (COPS) and Afterlife Ohio websites. A larger update with new content is coming soon!
02/06/2005 A new section has been added to the Hauntings section entitled Paranormal Investigation Results. This is the area where descriptions of our paranormal investigations and the evidence collected are posted. All of the cases as of today’s update are private and therefore, password protected. Public access will be posted in the near future for everyone to enjoy.
01/16/2005 The first update of 2005 brings some new photos. Added today is the very dilapidated Swisher Brick House and the haunted Hayden Mausoleum to the Structures section. New hauntings and plenty more locations will be coming soon.
12/22/2004 Four mysterious videos were uploaded to the Stories & Contributions page of the Hauntings section. The videos were sent to us by a website visitor named Billy. He captured these odd images with his webcam. If you have any idea what the videos show, email us and we’ll pass along the information.
12/21/2004 Added a new online store, the Paranormal Investigator store. Check out all of the stores and stop by to make a purchase today!
12/18/2004 Our server crashed earlier today due to a hard drive failure. That is why some of you were unable to reach the website earlier today. Luckily our host regularly makes back-ups and was able to restore the entire website. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.
12/16/2004 The OES is now officially offering paranormal investigations to property owners who are experiencing paranormal phenomenon. We had previously conducted investigations on special request or as part of an exploration. If you would like an investigation conducted on your property, please visit the Paranormal Investigation Form to submit your request.
11/14/2004 New updates for you today. The first is for Moonville Tunnel. During an investigation there last month, the OES and a documentary crew experienced something truly unexplainable. It included a running sound from an unseen source, temperature drops and a strange smell. Visit the Moonville Tunnel page to read more. Added to the Structures section is the Edwin Shaw Hospital. The hospital is reportedly haunted by those who died there.
11/01/2004 Hopefully everyone had a very frightful Halloween weekend. Just in case you did not get scared enough, here’s some new spooky material for you to enjoy! Hauntings have been added to Butler, Franklin, Henry, Lawrence, Ottawa, Pike, Summit and Warren counties. Photos of Grove City Cemetery have been uploaded to the Cemeteries section. And to top everything off, a new EVP has been added to the EVP Recordings page from the State of Ohio Library in Columbus.
10/17/2004 A new article has been added to the Media section. The OES was mentioned in an About.com article on Central Ohio haunts. And to go with the article, a new batch of hauntings have been added. This round includes Coshocton, Franklin, Holmes, Muskingum, Putnam and Wayne counties. Two new EVPs have been added to the EVP Recordings page. They are from Old Agudas Achim Cemetery and Berliner Park in Franklin County.
10/10/2004 Two days later and more hauntings have been added. Counties included in this update are Butler, Clark, Columbiana, Darke, Franklin, Highland, Holmes, Lucas, Pickaway, Stark, Washington, Wayne and Williams. Several new stories have been placed online as well including Club Bijou, Hale Farm and Village, Lick Road, Mound Cemetery, Nashville Cemetery, Schrader Road Tunnel, Water Street Residence and Woodgate Road Ouija.
10/08/2004 The website has been updated with spooky material today. Hauntings have been added to Ashland, Ashtabula, Belmont, Butler, Gallia, Greene, Hamilton, Holmes, Knox, Lawrence, Logan, Lucas, Muskingum, Ross, Stark and Wayne counties. We also have three new eyewitness stories online. They include Bethel Cemetery, Trebein Road and the Higby House. Don’t worry though, we still have many more hauntings to come for the haunted month of October.
09/22/2004 The Glen Echo Park has been added to the Parks & Nature section. New hauntings have been added to the following counties: Franklin, Hamilton, Lorain, Trumbull and Wood. There are plenty more hauntings to upload before Halloween, so stay tuned!
09/11/2004 Added an EVP Recordings section to Hauntings that lists all of the EVPs on the website within one page.
09/06/2004 The miscellaneous menu has been changed to include for separate sections; Transportation, Times of War, Towns/Cities and Other Stuff. Photos from the Vietnam Wall Experience have been added to the Times of War section. The Elevator Restaurant & Brewery was added to the Structures section.
09/04/2004 The link for the Jacob J. Woodgerd page has been moved.
08/24/2004 The conversation of the OES website is complete! All pages have been updated to the new style, so look for some brand new material coming soon. Also, if you haven’t already, please check the Jacob J. Woodgerd page. Any donations to the family will be greatly appreciated.
08/11/2004 Progress in converting every page has continued, but there is still plenty to do. The new content added today is a newly discovered article mentioning the Ohio Exploration Society from Muskingum College’s newspaper, Black & Magenta. We’d like to thank Kristen Losey for including us!
08/02/2004 Updates have been made daily for the past few days, converting many more pages to the new style. However, there is some new content today. Five new EVPs have been added to the Green Lawn Abbey page; pretty creepy stuff, make sure to check it out.
07/29/2004 As you probably have noticed by now, the Ohio Exploration Society’s website has undergone its fourth renovation since its existence. All of our menu pages and the main page have been converted to the new style. All other pages on the website will be converted throughout the next few weeks. We’ve added a link to Ohio Paranormal, a joint operation between paranormal investigators and the OES, on the main page of the site. If you would like to have a paranormal investigation done on your property, please submit a Paranormal Investigation request form. New material will be added soon and there are plenty of hauntings to be posted, stay tuned!
07/12/2004 Another hauntings update today. Counties included in this round are Athens, Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clinton, Cuyahoga, Darke, Geauga, Greene, Henry, Highland, Huron, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Lorain, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Portage, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Van Wert, Wayne and Unknown.
07/09/2004 Hauntings have been added to Athens, Auglaize, Butler, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Erie, Fairfield, Franklin, Hamilton, Mahoning, Medina, Perry, Stark, Warren and Unknown counties. A video has been added to the Safety page as a reminder to always use caution if you decide to explore an abandoned building.
06/20/2004 The Cemeteries section was updated today with the additions of Hoover Hill Cemetery and Hendren Cemetery. Hayden Falls have been added to the Parks & Nature section. There are now six online stores, so make sure to pay one a visit today.
05/09/2004 Video of the Grant Hospital Baldwin Tower implosion has been added to the Structures section. Pictures of the tower previous to its destruction will be uploaded soon.
04/18/2004 New hauntings have been added to Columbiana and Muskingum counties, but there are still many more hauntings to come. There is a new visitor-submitted story about Elisabeth’s Grave in the Stories section. Very strange things going on there. Also updated information in regard to the MM Crites Octagon House.
04/17/2004 Updated the Structures section with the Griggs Dam-Tender House, Scioto Township District No. 2 Schoolhouse and the Meggenhofen Winery Tunnel. Lastly, Ashville Cemetery was added to the Cemetery section. Stay tuned for more updates!
03/23/2004 Updated the Cemeteries section with Paint Creek Memorial Cemetery. The next few updates will round up our trips from 2002 and we have plenty more from 2003-04!
03/21/2004 All forms and search engines are back online! As it turns out, our FrontPage Extensions became corrupt on the server side. The extensions have been reinstalled and everything is now operational.
03/16/2004 For a third day in a row, the OES site has been updated! Added today is a clip from Twentieth Century Fox’s 1980 film Brubaker to the Junction City Prison. The video shows the prison as it appeared nearly 25 years ago when the movie was filmed.
03/15/2004 The Moonville Tunnel page was updated today. A bluegrass song entitled Moonville Brakeman by The Rarely Herd was uploaded to the page. Thanks to The Rarely Herd for giving the OES permission to post their song.
03/14/2004 The OES was mentioned on Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell on February 7, 2004. The show was discussing EVPs and playing them on-the-air. Our Paranormal Investigations Director Jason Colwell sent a Fast-Blast about his EVP experiences. We’re still working on getting the forms back online. If anyone has FrontPage experience that may be able to help out, please email our webmaster from our main page.
03/03/2004 A little update today. The Pancake Schoolhouse (AKA Selsor-Moon Schoolhouse) has been uploaded to the Structures section. Also uploaded the Pancake Cemetery to the Cemeteries section. The two sites added today go hand-in-hand and are said to be haunted. All forms on the site are currently down. For some reason they keep asking for a username and password. We’re working with our host to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible.
02/29/2004 Updated the hauntings section today with a new submitted story. Counties include in the update are Adams, Butler, Columbiana, Darke, Delaware, Franklin, Hamilton, Licking, Lorain, Miami, Portage and Union. A Medical Building in downtown Columbus and the Paint Creek Schoolhouse have been added to the Structures section. The Scioto-Strader Cemetery and the Williamsville Cemetery have been added to the Cemeteries section. A video taken at the Moonville Tunnel during a 2002 OES trip has been added. The video shows an unknown object floating around the camera. Added a link to the Scioto Spirit Seekers and Ghost Roads of Ohio websites to the links section.
01/27/2004 A small update to the website today. Added a few more photos of the Shawnee Lookout Tower that we took in July of last year. Our next update will be a big one with more hauntings, new structures and some cemeteries.
01/17/2004 The Ohio Exploration Society was recently mentioned in a newspaper article about the abandoned and haunted cement factory in Ironton. On January 5, 2004, writer Michael Caldwell with The Ironton Tribune published the article. Many thanks to him and Thomas Wilson (who told us about the article).
01/04/2004 Happy New Year! Our first update of 2004 does not include any new material. All of the alternate navigation menus have been changed to allow more accurate navigation. The haunting from East Rushville in Unknown Counties was moved to Fairfield County thanks to information provided by a website visitor. We still have plenty of material to be uploaded to the website, it’s just a matter of finding time. Stay tuned and subscribe to the OES Update Mail List.
12/23/2003 Two new cemeteries have been added to the website today. They are Counts Cemetery and Thomas Seeds Cemetery. New or updated hauntings have been added to Erie, Fayette, Franklin and Richland counties.
12/19/2003 After a nearly two year wait, interior photos of Parsons School have been added to the Structures section. Stay tuned for more updates before the New Year!
12/08/2003 Added today is the Poston Farm House to the Structures section. Plenty more updates are being prepared at this time, including more video, EVPs, 360° panoramas and hauntings. If you’d like to be kept informed of any updates, please subscribe to our email updates list.
11/27/2003 Happy Thanksgiving! The first video clips have been added to the website today. Two clips were added to the Civil War Camp Anderson page. They show cannon and musket fire. You may need to download the video codecs from the Downloads page if you haven’t already.
11/24/2003 The Route 23 Delaware House was added to the Structures section today. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon.
10/24/2003 We love you Willie. Rest in peace and we’ll meet again. 4/26/1933-10/24/2003 4:00 AM.
10/17/2003 Our guestbook crashed yesterday causing us to lose most of the data. Our last backup was back in January, so we were only able to restore from that point. If you’ve signed the guestbook in the past few months, please top by and sign it again.
10/15/2003 We love you Pappa. Rest in peace and we’ll see you in heaven. 7/26/1927-10/15/2003 9:30 PM.
10/07/2003 Updated hauntings for the following counties: Ashtabula, Butler, Hamilton, Lorain and Wood. Added a second contribution to the Ohio Penitentiary page of the Stories & Contributions section.
09/28/2003 Otterbein Cemetery, the location of the infamous Horseshoe Grave, has been added to the Cemeteries section today. The navigation menu was revamped to provide more room for the website’s growth. Structures can be found by type and cemeteries by size. Categories will be added to other sections as they grow.
09/26/2003 New hauntings have been added to the following counties: Butler, Columbiana, Hamilton, Mahoning, Pike and Wyandot. Three new stories have been added to the Stories & Contributions page. They include Schrader Road Tunnel, Beloit House and the Witch Board Haunting.
09/22/2003 Just a small update today. Franklinton Cemetery has been added to the Cemeteries section. It is the oldest cemetery in Central Ohio, being established in 1799. Make sure to check it out!
09/14/2003 There’s a few new updates today! Three buildings from our 2002 season were added. They are the Harrison House, Franklinton Post Office and the Sullivant Land Office. St. Joseph’s Chapel from the 2003 season was added as well. We still have over 1,500 pictures waiting to be uploaded to the website, so there are plenty of updates to come. Subscribe to our update forum today!
09/08/2003 Green Lawn Abbey has been added to the Structures section! It includes 360° panoramic photos of both the first and second floors. Three EVPs were recorded and are also included on the Abbey’s page. Small changes have been made to the site over the past month, but weren’t noted here. We’re still working on getting videos on the site, so in preparation, please download the correct video codecs on our Downloads page.
08/07/2003 A new Online Store has been added to the main page. The store features our “Got Ghosts?” line of products. As with our original store, all proceeds will be put back into the website. If you’d like to support us, please follow either of these links: Official OES Merchandise or OES Got Ghosts? Merchandise.
08/05/2003 Added an Exploration Submission Form to the UE Information Section of the website. If you know of a cool place that you’d like to see on the website, simply fill out the form and we will do our best to bring it to you. With the success that we’ve had with the Hauntings Submission Form, we’re looking forward to exploring the places that you want to see. We’ve also updated our email list; we no longer use 3rd parties to send out email updates.
08/03/2003 Added or updated hauntings for the following counties: Butler, Erie, Henry, Knox, Lake, Lorain and Stark. More hauntings and contributions are coming soon. There will be many updates of structures and cemeteries that we have visited coming in the near future. We currently have over 1,500 pictures waiting to be resized and added to the site.
07/04/2003 Added a submitted story about the Jacob’s Funeral Home in Kokomo, Indiana to the Stories & Contributions page. Check it out, and if you’d like to help the guy out, check out the haunted items he has for sale on eBay.
07/02/2003 Updated the Structures section with the Groveport Road House that we checked out in May of this year. Also added some new EVPs to the Haydenville Tunnel, as well as a photo of a possible apparition! Check it out!
06/22/2003 Added a Hauntings Submission Page to the Hauntings section with a form to complete when you wish to share any hauntings or stories. A Downloads Page has been added to the News & Updates section with links to necessary files needed to view some material on the website. Video clips are coming! Make sure you download the proper video codecs from our downloads page today!
06/16/2003 Added an EVP to the Moonville Tunnel page, as well as updating some of the commentary on that page. More EVPs will be added to that page as soon as we get them converted over from analog to digital. Photos of a possible orb will be added soon as well.
05/29/2003 Added an EVP we recorded on a recent trip to Haydenville Tunnel. It screams, “No, not that tunnel!” Take a listen, it is pretty odd. We’ve also separated the EVP recording for Hope Furnace into easily downloadable clips. If you haven’t already checked them out, what are you waiting for?!
05/27/2003 Added multiple hauntings to the Hauntings section today. Counties included are: Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Butler, Champaign, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Erie, Franklin, Greene, Licking, Logan, Lucas, Marion, Medina, Portage, Scioto, Summit, Trumbull, Warren and Wood. We’re working on getting more EVP and video on the site soon, so stay tuned!
04/29/2003 Added the Civil War Camp Anderson to the Miscellaneous section of the website. The OES used a time machine to travel back to April 1861 to bring you photos of the camp. Also added links to Ghosts of the Valley and Ohio Pics and Legends to the links section of the website.
03/30/2003 Added Shrum Mound to the Mounds section today, which includes a 360° interactive panoramic view from the top of the mound! Rarey Cemetery has been added to the Cemeteries section. The Parks & Fields section has been updated with the additions of Slate Run Park and Slate Run Historical Farm.
03/23/2003 Updated the Junction City Prison page with 65 new photos and additional history. Added Stonewall Cemetery and Marcy Cemetery to the Cemeteries section. Blackburn Bridge with an included 360° panoramic picture has been added to the Structures section.
03/02/2003 New Contributed Stories have been added. These include tales from the Ohio State Pen, a Williams County House, and a ghost photo from Schrader Road Tunnel. More hauntings have been added to the following counties: Butler, Clermont, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Fairfield, Franklin, Fulton, Gallia, Hardin, Lake, Licking, Muskingum, Ottawa, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Warren, Wayne and Unknown. Also added a link to Leut’s Jersey Devil website in the links section.
02/09/2003 Updated hauntings for Mahoning and Franklin counties. Added Portage, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Scioto, Seneca, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Van Wert, Vinton, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Williams, Wood and Wyandot counties to the Hauntings section. Also added to the hauntings section is a slot for Unknown counties, where the county of the haunting is unknown. Added a story about Milford Road submitted by Tom Glaze.
01/29/2003 An online OES Membership Application has been added to the UE Information Section.
01/28/2003 The OES website has been moved to a different server! We will now have more interactivity added to the site, starting with a site-specific search engine! Many hauntings have been added today as well. The new counties in this update are Mahoning, Medina, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Paulding, and Pike, as well as an update to Franklin County.
01/14/2003 After nearly a month off, our first update of 2003 is finally here! All of the updates from last year have been archived. More hauntings have been added to the hauntings section. The counties updated include Adams, Fairfield, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Lawrence, Logan, Lorain and Lucas. We’ve also added our first story submitted by Sara Miller from Chillicothe, many thanks to her for being the first to submit a story. We’ve also updated our Code of Conduct to be more specific in how we conduct all of our explorations.
12/16/2002 The Ohio State Reformatory has been added to the Structures section. Also added sixteen more counties to the Hauntings section. These counties include Crawford, Cuyahoga, Darke, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry and Highland. More counties will be up soon as well as some more explorations, including updates on places previously visited.
11/24/2002 More hauntings have been added to the Hauntings section. Counties included in this update are Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Columbiana and Coshocton. There’s plenty of hauntings to come and pictures from our August 18th trip to the Ohio State Reformatory will be uploaded soon.
11/08/2002 Even more hauntings have been added to the Hauntings section today. The counties in this update include Adams, Allen, Ashtabula, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont and Brown. More updates are being worked on for the Hauntings section, so keep an eye out on this section for the latest updates.
11/06/2002 More hauntings have been added to the Hauntings section today. The counties include Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, Madison, Union, Delaware, Fayette, Ross, Hocking, Perry, Marion and Knox. Also added a page for Stories & Contributions. Be the first to submit a personal story! More updates will be coming soon. Subscribe to our email update form.
10/31/2002 Happy Halloween! The Hauntings section is now officially open with hauntings from Franklin County. Also added a link to Fortunate Mind, who explores abandoned hospitals and asylums, including Danver State Asylum as seen in the film Session 9.
10/19/2002 Added an article about the OES by the Internet Scout Project in the Media section. Added a link to Unusual Kentucky in the links section.
10/14/2002 Added today are pictures from our trip to the Sunset Crematory and Hampton Cemetery this past March, both of which we found while casually driving the countryside. Also added to the Cemetery section is Wolfe Cemetery, which concludes our trip to the Hocking Valley region earlier this year.
09/24/2002 All photos from our 2001 season are finally uploaded. In this update, Mound Hill Cemetery and May Cemetery from our July 1, 2001 trip to Eaton have been added to the Cemeteries section. Also added Tinker’s Cave from our trip to Southeastern Ohio on April 27, 2002 to the Parks & Fields section.
09/15/2002 Added today is the very-long awaited Cemetery Mound and Mound Cemetery from our Marietta trip in June 2001. The addition of these pages finalize all of our photos from Marietta. Also added Fort Saint Clair and Fort Saint Clair Museum from our July 1, 2001 visit to Eaton. Updated the main page and added a picture to the Hartman & Peruna page as well.
09/02/2002 After a VERY long upgrade/redesign and moving to a new server, we’re finally back with an update. We’re beginning to use FrontPage 2002 to build our site, our old program was outdated. This will make all future updates come along faster and more frequently. We’ve introduced the new frames & thumbnails design to make the site easier to navigate. New material includes an updated links page and the Lockbourne Cemetery. Look for many more updates to come soon!
07/25/2002 Added today is a new section under News & Updates called Media. This section will feature any media attention the OES receives. Our first article, published for the ThisWeek Newspapers, is included in this new section. A huge thanks goes to Kevin Parks for writing the awesome article about the OES.
07/09/2002 After a long vacation and a trip to Florida, we’re back with another update. Added today to the Structures section are the Greendale School and the Haydenville House. Updates will be coming often in the next couple of weeks.
05/24/2002 We added a new tunnel to the Structures section today, the King’s Hollow Tunnel. It includes a fully interactive 360° panoramic. There are many updates coming, make sure to subscribe to the update mailing list to be notified.
05/15/2002 Today we added two new structures, the Shawnee Lookout Tower and the Greendale Brick Plant. The lookout tower includes a fully interactive 360° panoramic. Even more updates from this trip are coming soon.
05/06/2002 We’ve added a new structure today, the Haydenville Tunnel. It includes a fully interactive 360° panoramic and a photo with a strange mist in it. There are many more photos to be added from this trip, so stay tuned!
05/03/2002 Added today to Structures, the Nelsonville Brick Plant. If you haven’t noticed already, the OES site has had a major upgrade. Make sure to use the URL http://www.ohioexploration.com to view the upgrade. Also added recently to the links section are Ohio Trespassers and Dead Ohio. Check them out sometime. Updates for the Haydenville trip are coming.
04/09/2002 Today we added two new structures, Moonville Tunnel (including a fully interactive 360° panoramic) and Hope Furnace (including a six minute unedited EVP session). We have many more pages to add in the near future, make sure to subscribe to our email list to be notified of any updates.
04/01/2002 We’ve added two new structures today, the Rohr Road Brick House and Parsons School. Added a couple of pages with night shots from downtown Columbus taken with our new Hewlett-Packard 912 digital camera to the Miscellaneous Photos section. We also added a new link in the links section to Midnight Exposure, who has many more cool night-time photographs of and around Central Ohio; check it out. We will have some EVP recordings on the site soon, after a follow-up investigation is done this coming weekend.
02/24/2002 Added multiple pages to the site today. These include the Scioto Trail Pool in the Miscellaneous section and an Information section with info on Exploration Gear, Safety, Code of Conduct and an EVP Recordings page.
02/06/2002 We’ve added two new cemeteries to the Cemeteries section. They are Ray Watkins Cemetery and Landes (Plum Travis) Cemetery, also known as the Lockbourne Plague Cemetery. Added a Hauntings section temporarily. If enough support is shown, we will make a permanent hauntings section for our site. Also added four new links to the Links section.
02/01/2002 We’ve added two new cemeteries to the Cemetery section. They are the Williams Family Cemetery and Clime Cemetery. Also added a link to the Links section to a website about cemeteries in Franklin County, Ohio. A very cool website, make sure to pay it a visit.
01/15/2002 Sorry for the lack of updates recently. Things have been very busy for the past month during the holiday season. Now that things have calmed down a bit, the website will be updated with new material more frequently. We’ve added two near pages to the site today. The Hartman & Peruna page and a page on Eaton Middle School that was visited last July. There’s plenty more photos to put up as soon as we can get some time to do it. If you’d like to subscribe to our email list to be informed whenever we make an update, please submit your email address to our subscription form.
11/19/2001 Updated website. Added four pages of Marietta, Ohio photos from June 16, 2001 to the Miscellaneous section. Also added a link to the Members Only section of the website on the main page. Added more merchandise to the online store. Make sure to stop by soon and place your orders for Christmas!
10/21/2001 Updated website. Added more photos and two 360° interactive panoramas to the Three Rivers Park page. Many more updates coming!
10/09/2001 Updated website. Added Lockville Park, including a 360° interactive panoramic photo, and the Hartman Covered Bridge #2. Also revisited Three Rivers Park to take 360° panoramas. They will be on the website shortly.
09/29/2001 Updated website. Acquired URL http://www.ohioexploration.com. We’re proud to announce that we’re the first Ohio exploration site to offer fully interactive 360° panoramic photos. Added an additional page to Lockbourne Brick House including photos from the basement and five 360° panoramic photos.
09/16/2001 Updated website. Added the Junction City Prison to the Structures section.
09/12/2001 Updated website. Added two pages for the Lockbourne Brick House, updated the 317 Post Office page with correct information, changing it to Hamilton Township Police Department. We here at the OES give our condolences to all of the families and friends of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack.
09/10/2001 Updated website. Added link to OES Online Shops. Working on several new pages that shall be up shortly.
07/28/2001 Updated website. Added Winters Road Cemetery. Thanks to Corrine for taking us to this one.
07/26/2001 Updated website. Added Elisabeth’s Grave to the Cemeteries section. Thanks to Craz for showing us around.
07/21/2001 Updated website. New URL is http://www.ohioexploration.net. Also added Roberts Bridge.
07/08/2001 Updated links section. Added a link to Columbus Underground. Updated website. Added Denison University Cemetery, Old Colony Burying Ground, Newark Earthworks and Alligator Mound. Also added email notifications.
07/01/2001 Visited Eaton, Ohio. Places visited include Fort St. Clair, Roberts Bridge, Winters Road Cemetery and more. Thanks to Corrine for showing us around.
06/16/2001 Visited Marietta, Ohio. Some places visited include Mound Cemetery, Quadranaou Mound, the W.P. Snyder Jr. and more.
06/11/2001 Visited Denison University Cemetery, Old Colony Burying Grounds, Newark Earthworks and Alligator Mound.
06/06/2001 Received a TriField Natural EM Meter for EMF readings.
06/01/2001 Updated links section. Added a link to Ohio Lost.
05/07/2001 Updated website. Added Oak Grove Cemetery, Yates Family Cemetery, Battelle-Darby Metro Park and updated backgrounds and index page. Visited Concord United Methodist Cemetery, Johnson Road Cemetery, Thomas Adams Cemetery, Gantz Family Homestead and Marsh Cemetery.
05/06/2001 News & Updates section opens. Visited Oak Grove Cemetery Yates Family Cemetery, Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park and searched for Woolyburger Cemetery.