Many of the criminals sent to this Ohio prison never left. At least one inmate succeeded in hanging himself, another set himself on fire, and the list goes on. And the prisoners aren’t the only spirits believed to be haunting the former prison. In 1950, the warden's wife accidentally shot herself with a hidden pistol while removing a jewelry box from a closet. A few years later, the warden died of a massive heart attack. Today, tour guides and guests swear they hear this husband and wife talking from beyond the grave.
Each year, this former penitentiary hosts a bridal show called “Glamour in the Slammer.” The castle-like façade truly is stunning. "The room is beautiful. It's seated right between both of our cell blocks, in the very center of the building, with large granite columns, black and white marble floors, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls," Susan Nirode, operations manager of the Preservation Society, told ABC News. This unique venue is ideal for brides on a budget — rates start at only $1,000 (mrps.org).
Photo courtesy of Ohio State Reformatory Prison