Ghosts of Ohio History
Who Are The Ghosts of Ohio?
Founded in 1999 by James A. Willis, The Ghosts of Ohio is a nationally recognized
paranormal-research organization that uses scientific and historic methods
to investigate and document reported hauntings in the state of Ohio. We are
one of the most reputable and prominent not-for-profit organizations in the
state and have been in continuous operation since our founding. Currently, we have close to 30 members stationed throughout the state of Ohio.
Where Can You Find The Ghosts of Ohio?
From its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, The Ghosts of Ohio operates and
maintains two fully operational outposts–in Cincinnati and Cleveland–to
better meet the needs of our clients.
Whenever a request for an investigation or consultation comes into our headquarters, it is immediately forwarded to the closest Team Leader, geographically speaking, to expedite a response.
Additionally, both Outposts have the full support of headquarters and have access to all of our resources, including equipment and additional researchers.
Skeptics. Believers. Seekers.
The members of The Ghosts of Ohio are volunteers who come from different
backgrounds, with varying beliefs in ghosts and the afterlife. So while The
Ghosts of Ohio will always look for "natural" reasons for reported
occurrences before assuming paranormal ones, our unique diversity of
beliefs, backgrounds, and education allows us to consider a range of
possible explanations for reported paranormal activity.
Some of us may be skeptics and some might be believers, but we are all
seeking the truth.
In the years that The Ghosts of Ohio has been in operation, group members
have collectively visited more than 200 public haunted locations in the
state of Ohio alone. They have also conducted more than 50 investigations of
In addition, The Ghosts of Ohio maintains a database of all reported haunted
sites in Ohio. Currently, the database contains well over 2000 entries.
We respect the fact that individuals who contact us are not necessarily
looking for ghosts, merely answers. We understand the possible stigma
attached to reputedly haunted houses. The Ghosts of Ohio operates under a
strict code of bylaws that forbid making public any information regarding a
private investigation. We never post any information about private
investigations on our web site. The Ghosts of Ohio takes every step possible
to ensure the highest level of discretion and to keep private information
We are proud of The Ghosts of Ohio's ethical code and believe that our
commitment to privacy and research makes us unique in our field.
When conducting an investigation, The Ghosts of Ohio uses a combination of
historical data and scientific equipment. Prior to visiting a location, its
history will be studied and reviewed to determine if an event (e.g., a death)
occurred that might possibly result in a haunting. During the onsite
investigation, a wide variety of equipment is used to detect atmospheric and
electrical changes that may suggest paranormal activity. An assortment of
audio and video equipment, including infrared video cameras, is also
invaluable; tapes are meticulously analyzed by our team of experts following
The Ghosts of Ohio prides itself on giving back to the community. Over the years, we have been involved in such community activities as cemetery cleanups and grave maintenance to Adopt-A-Road programs and fundraisers for historical buildings and organizations.
The Ghosts of Ohio also offers a series of presentations that allow people
to get a first-hand look inside the world of scientific ghost research.
These presentations give audience members the chance to learn about the
nature of ghosts, try out paranormal-investigation equipment, have their
questions answered, and hear hair-raising tales of hauntings in their own
backyard. More information about presentations can be found here.
Do You Believe?
The Ghosts of Ohio web site has additional information to allow you to
decide for yourself where you stand on the belief in the existence of
ghosts. This site contains ghost stories and legends from across Ohio, as
well as information about signing up for our free bi-monthly newsletter and
other ways that you can get involved with The Ghosts of Ohio.
For more information concerning The Ghosts of Ohio organization, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.