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Old Bissman

Mansfield, OH            July 15, 2017


Mike, Missy, Troy, Kim, Lois, Rod, Jody +1


K2, Mel Meter, RemPod, Spirit Box (sb-7 and sb-11), Voice Recorders, 
Various digital, IR, Full Spectrum and thermal camcorders & cameras, etc.


WeatherClear, Temp 60-72, DP 63, Humidity 70-85%, BP 30.04, Winds Calm

Moon:     Waning Gibbous (62% illuminated)

Fields:     Solar X-Rays = ACTIVE, Geomagnetic Fields = Quiet


The Bissman Building, along with all of its Gothic Romantic styling, was commissioned by Peter Bissman in 1886. Engineered and constructed by the same contractors as the Ohio State Reformatory, it was the home to Peters’ wholesale grocery distribution center up until the mid 1970’s.

The Bissman Building does have a dark and tragic history. That history is the history of a little girl named Ruthie. The poor little girl was murdered in the building and stuffed in a pickle barrel in the basement. She was raped and killed with particular cruelty and her ghost still wanders the building looking for the justice. It is rumored that one of the employees of the building named Simon was suspected of committing the crimes against little Ruthie. He was asked to leave and as he was saying goodbye from the elevator it malfunctioned and he was decapitated by the elevator.


Synopsis or Personal experiences:

  • 08:30pm - During setup, Missy and Troy saw a white figure in the hallway headed toward the basement.
  • 09:30pm - During a session in Ruthie’s room on the 4th floor, the team heard a laugh and shortly after Missy gets pushed in the back of the neck.
  • 01:15am -  The ladies were investigating on the 3rd floor when they got a banging response to a question.  At the same time one of our investigators felt an electric charge and our EMFs spiked to over 2 Mg.
  • Several investigators experienced shadows or the feeling of being touched throughout the night.
  • While we did not catch much EVP evidence, we did get several interesting spirit box responses.

Collected Evidence:  

Basement - several voices, one says “Ashley”

4th floor - I don’t know.

2nd floor - Response of  “up here”?

2nd floor - Where’s Ruthie? “She left”

4th floor - Albert?

3rd floor - Don’t enter?  F** you?

2nd floor - Deep male voices / get out

3rd floor - Mommy?

3rd floor - Extremely loud bangs and noises