Warehouse On The Canal Investigation

Investigation #05ORQ70122

The Ohio Exploration Society conducted this investigation at the Warehouse On The Canal in Canal Fulton, Ohio, on October 17, 2005. The start time was 9:00 PM with an end time of 11:15 PM.

General Information

Numerous paranormal events have been reported at this old building, dating back to 1906. At the time of our investigation the building’s owners often hosted psychic nights and ghost tours, one of the only ghost-tours in the state held year round. A mysterious dark figure named Lester has often been seen. It is believed that Lester may be the ghost of an undertaker who once ran a mortuary in the building’s basement for a number of years. The ghost of a disturbed young man is said to hang out in a corner of the attic, along with a ghostly girl who fell down the narrow stairs. Many psychics have reported feeling sadness and loneliness while in the attic.

Broken tombstones from a nearby cemetery were kept in the attic for many years, but had been cleared out by the time we investigated the building. Several spirits are said to haunt the second floor, one in particular being a man who passed away after suffering a heart attack in an office. It is believed there is a vortex in the basement across from an old elevator shaft. A local television news station once placed a webcam pointed in the direction of the vortex and many viewers reported seeing images of faces appearing on the floor. Unexplainable footsteps can be heard, lights have turned on and off by themselves, and radios changed stations without reason, usually tuning to country music.

Thanks again to DeLuca and Charlotte of Q92 for giving us the opportunity to investigate with them!

Investigators Attending

  • Jason Robinson – Ohio Exploration Society Founder
  • Jason Colwell – Director of Paranormal Investigations
  • Matt Stilwell – Vice President
  • Partnered with Cleveland’s Psychic Sonya

Equipment Used

  • 1 Sony MiniDV Camcorder
  • 1 Sony Hi8mm Camcorder
  • 1 Sony NightVision Extender
  • 2 Digital Cameras
  • 1 35mm Film Camera
  • 1 Digital Audio Recorder
  • 2 Microcassette Recorders
  • 2 External Microphones
  • 1 TriField Natural EM Meter
  • 1 Thermocouple Thermometer
  • 1 Laptop Computer

Paranormal / Unusual Activity

Our electromagnetic field meter picked up slightly elevated levels near the supposed vortex area in the basement. It was also in this area where Stilwell experienced a great pain in his stomach, as if he had been punched. The event took place as Psychic Sonya was performing a summoning at the spot of the vortex. Stilwell felt fine after a few minutes had passed, but stated that he had never been hit so hard by something living or dead! The video clip below is from a camcorder that was set up in the basement when Stilwell was struck. Stilwell managed to record two instances of electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) as well. The first was recorded just after we had entered the basement, insulting Stilwell with profanity saying, “F*ck you.” Maybe something here just did not like him for some reason. The second EVP recording sounds like a name, possible Alex Green. Upon reviewing our photos, we discovered a strange light near the vortex area, but later determined that it was lens flare from a red light bulb.

Evidence – EVP Recordings

F*ck You: Recorded by Stilwell just after we had entered the basement and before he was hit.
F*ck You Radio Edit: The same recording as above, but the first word of the EVP was bleeped for sensitive ears.
Alex Green: Recorded just as Psychic Sonya began a summoning. The voice sounds like it says, “Alex…Green.”


Evidence – Video


Site Information

Warehouse On The Canal
239 North Canal Street
Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614
(330) 854-1111