was invited by Erie Paranormal Research Society to
participate in their investigation of the Hotel Rieger in
Sandusky, Ohio. One of our team members, Megan Price, was able to work it into
her schedule. She made the
three hour journey to Sandusky and arrived around 6:30PM.
Price from INPR. TJ, and Jen
from Erie Paranormal.
Hotel Rieger was originally built, as its name
suggests, as a hotel in 1912 with 60 rooms. It was
later expanded to 5 floors housing 120 rooms and
several retail spaces on the ground floor. In 1964
the Rieger was sold and renamed Erie Inn Motor
Hotel. In 1969 the 5th floor was turned into a
nursing home called Erie Care Center. By 1982 the
entire hotel was transformed into the Sandusky
Nursing Home which lasted until 1988 when the state
forced the closure of the nursing facility. In
1992, the old hotel took on another transformation
into the Sanduskian Bed and Breakfast. In 1996,
due to financial reasons the Sanduskian was
closed. There have been several attempts since
1996 to breathe life into the old building, most
recently the city of Sandusky has entered into an
agreement to purchase the building and restore it
to its glory days.
of the reported activity centers around the 5th
floor. Everything from shadows to disembodied
voices are reported. The ghost of small child is
also rumored to haunt the old hotel. Apparently
the 3rd floor was a children's wing. You can still
see evidence of it today by the Disney characters
adorning the hallways.
covered all 5 floors of the hotel and the basement
area. At one point during an EVP session footsteps
were heard in the doorway to a room we were in. No
one else was on the floor at that time. We also
captured an interesting "orb event" on a
remote DVR camera. The orb seems to streak down
the hallway toward the camera and just as it
reaches our camera some kind of electrical
interference causes the camera picture to warp.
Much of the EMF spikes we received during the
investigation were caused by electrical wiring in
the building. We are still reviewing evidence at
this time and I will post updates to this report
if anything noteworthy is discovered.
- K2 EMF Meter
- Digital EMF Meter
- Digital Cameras
- DVR System with (2)
remote IR cameras
- Digital Audio Recorders
- IR Thermometers
closed pending owners permission to allow us to
investigate again. City of Sandusky, OH not on
board and do not want us in there.