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I must have missed this when originally posted. I've been to four of those places, (OU, Buxton Inn, Mansfield Reformatory, and Hotel Layfette), saw nothing of a paranormal nature.

The wife and I stayed in "the" haunted room at Buxton for two nights back fifteen years or so ago.

I've been on two different ghost hunts at Mansfield, spooky place in the dark, but no activity that we saw.

The Layfette is in my wife's hometown, we've been there many time, including a family reunion/Christmas dinner there this past December. My wife's grandneice is employed there, she told us the various ghosts stories associated with the building but added she'd never personally seen anything. It's a beautiful old hotel, sits right on the Ohio River.

Trips to Ohio University and Athens were primarily to visit friends back when I was in college and later to attend football games.
I have seen some very strange things at OU, but none paranormal.
 

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I must have missed this when originally posted. I've been to four of those places, (OU, Buxton Inn, Mansfield Reformatory, and Hotel Layfette), saw nothing of a paranormal nature.

The wife and I stayed in "the" haunted room at Buxton for two nights back fifteen years or so ago.

I've been on two different ghost hunts at Mansfield, spooky place in the dark, but no activity that we saw.

The Layfette is in my wife's hometown, we've been there many time, including a family reunion/Christmas dinner there this past December. My wife's grandneice is employed there, she told us the various ghosts stories associated with the building but added she'd never personally seen anything. It's a beautiful old hotel, sits right on the Ohio River.

Trips to Ohio University and Athens were primarily to visit friends back when I was in college and later to attend football games.
I have seen some very strange things at OU, but none paranormal.
I was hoping for some ghost stories lol.
 

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The Ostrich Inn, Colnbrook...Near Heathrow UK. Ostrich Inn
Dating from 1106 famous guests have been King John and Dick Turpin.
But is probably more infamous for the innkeeper Jarman and his wife in the 17th century.

Jarman was in the habit of taking in guests, and if they appeared to be travelling alone, would get them drunk, kill and rob them. His wife would then cut up the bodies, cook the meat and sell them as pies in the tavern.
Things became easier for Jarman when he installed a special trap door in one of the guest bedrooms. When a likely traveller was spotted, he would tell his wife that "a fat pig would be ready later" - and she would start to boil a very large pot of water in the kitchen. When the "Pig was in the sty" (upstairs in bed) a pulley system would tip the sleeping person through the trapdoor straight into the boiling water - thus killing him.

This went on for years and is estimated that he killed over 60 travellers that they know of....possibly a lot more.

I think this is the basis of the Sweeny Todd legend.

It was only discovered what was going on when one of the travellers horses was spotted wandering the streets and they started looking for him, and was last seen entering the Ostrich.

(£275 for a weekend double) - but I wouldn't eat the pies, and not sure which bedroom has the trapdoor.
 

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I'm going to be going to Stull Cemetery in Lecompton KS again when the weather breaks. It can be freaky to visit a place that even the pope would make his pilot fly around and not over due to the evil that's contained there. If you aren't prepared both mentally and physically for possible repercussions for what you do while there (like sitting in the devils chair) then it would be best that you avoid this one.
 

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I'm going to be going to Stull Cemetery in Lecompton KS again when the weather breaks. It can be freaky to visit a place that even the pope would make his pilot fly around and not over due to the evil that's contained there. If you aren't prepared both mentally and physically for possible repercussions for what you do while there (like sitting in the devils chair) then it would be best that you avoid this one.
Why are you visiting and how do you prepare yourself ? Just curious.
 
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Call me weird if you want, but I'm drawn to things like this. The darker and more evil it is, the more I'm drawn to it. Take things like Annabelle, the Basano vase, Dybbuk box, and other paranormal items containing evil. I'm drawn to them. The draw is so strong, that I've put myself in extreme danger more than once. I'm not going to get into that right now. As for preparing yourself, you have to make sure you're mentally ready to deal with pure evil when it can go wherever it wants. After you're mentally ready, then you can start getting physically ready. You have to have the physical strength to hold your ground when challenged, and the mental strength to not tuck tail and run. Running, whether from something unseen or an animal, is an invitation to being chased. Then you're bringing that energy, and possibly the entity, back with you to those you love. I've been studying daemonology almost my entire life. I've learned both by experience and, I guess you could call it book study.
 
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