Poasttown Elementary sits in the quiet background of Middletown, Ohio.
As you drive up to the school it's quite apparent that you will not spend your evening here alone. The air often feels heavy, and just around the bend of the hallways, you wonder if someone is watching you. Audible voices often carry through the hallway, and residual sounds and whistles are either caught by EVP or heard audibly. The school was dedicated in 1937 and had a long run until 2000. Although the staff have all left, many say that class is still in session behind these doors.
We are often asked what makes the school haunted, and there are several theories as to why.
The Middletown rails were pretty treacherous in the late 1800's into the 1900's. On July, 25th 1891 Employees of National Cash Register were on their way back up to Dayton from their company picnic. Their passenger train collided with a freight train causing 4 deaths, and 50 injuries.
On July 4th, 1910 there was a horrific train accident that occurred when an Engineer of the Big Four passenger train ran off schedule after a detour. This caused mass chaos and when the second train, full of freight, saw the original train it was too late. All passengers in the 2 cars closest to the engine either died or were seriously injured. There were 19 deaths at the scene of the accident, and countless others who were hurt. There were no hospitals at the time, so the land where the school currently sits, was used as a makeshift triage. Relief trains were sent out, and the passengers who survived were taken to hospitals in other nearby cities. In the end, there were a total of 36 deaths.
You can imagine, how much energy an accident like that would leave behind.
Flood of 1913:
Most of Butler County was a scene of mass destruction due to the great flood of 1913. It swept through cities with a vengeance, and 6 people were killed just outside of the city of Middletown. However, the flood destroyed so many homes and businesses in the area that it may have left some residual energy behind as well.
With the onset of both of these tragic events, the Middletown Regional Hospital was slated to open.
The paranormal teams have told me, when you pass away, sometimes if you don’t cross over, you go where you were the happiest, And a lot of children were happiest at the elementary school. To me, that makes more sense."
This is one location on your paranormal journey that you do not want to miss!! Check our calendar and book your night soon...
Sunday thru Thursday: There is a $350 dollar minimum charge for an investigation. This is based on a 1 to 10 person crew. Anyone over 10 people is an additional $35 dollar charge per extra person. A $175 dollar NON REFUNDABLE deposit is due at time of booking and the remainder of your balance is due 7 DAYS prior to your investigation.
Friday and Saturday: There is a $500 dollar minimum charge for an investigation. This is based on a 1 to 10 person crew. Anyone over 10 people is an additional $50 dollar charge per extra person. A $250 dollar NON REFUNDABLE deposit is due at time of booking and the remainder of your balance is due 7 DAYS prior to your investigation.
*** We now offer a room that can be booked to extend your stay! The cost of the room is an additional $100. Check in time is 4:00 pm and checkout time is 2:00 pm the next day! There are 2 Queen sized beds and a couch to sleep on. (Also plenty of additional room for an air mattress if need be.) That gives you a ton of extra time to explore the school both during the day and the night!
We can’t wait to meet you when you come to see us and we hope you enjoy your evening!
Darrell & Brenda
Brenda & Darrell put all of their love and resources into keeping this old gem around.
Nick & Beth
Tour Manager/Events Promoter
Nick is back in his second home leading tours and Poasttown once again! Beth, organizes the reservations and schedules the events!
Mr. Bones & Coyote
They watch out to make sure all the teams are having a good time and being respectful at the school. They can be pretty stern sometimes!