Co-Founder of TAPS and Lead Investigator
Founder of TAPS and Lead Investigator
Research & Development
The investigation at the Mansfield Reformatory took place on June 15-16, 2005, according to the date embedded in the camera footage. The investigation of the Lizzie Borden House was a few weeks later on July 2-3, 2005.
Goof: Donna corrects Jason when he says that the Bordens received 40 and 41 axe strokes when they were murdered, saying that it was actually 9 and 11. However, she was mistaken as well- Mr Borden did indeed receive 11 blows, but Lizzie's stepmother took 19, not 9.
Investigation 1: Mansfield Reformatory - Mansfield, Ohio
Jan Urban - Site Coordinator
Frank Horvath - Reformatory Board Member
Investigation 2: Lizzie Borden House - Fall River, Massachusetts
Lee Ann Wilber - Owner
Eleanor Thibault - Night Manager
Ed Thibault - Tour Guide
Grant: Ohio is pretty much corn and this prison.
Dustin: You guys have done a prison before so you're gonna show us the ropes a little bit.
Grant: I've eaten corn before.
Jason: So he should know Ohio like the back of his hand.
Grant: (point to an unhappy face painted on the prison wall) Come on, this is not the kind of attitude you want to have in a prison.
Jason: (entering a room full of sinks and bathroom fixtures) G., this is our room.
Grant: Oh, my god! (singing) Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Jason: Wow, this is like the sink and urinal graveyard!
Grant: I think I'm in Roto Rooter plumber's paradise. I've come home!
Grant: It'll be so nice to put so many of these myths down to bed, but some of them surprise you. You think you can debunk them but then don't.
The Lizzie Borden House has been featured on Scariest Places on Earth in the fourth season episode "Urban Legends 2". The Ohio State Penitentiary at Mansfield was featured on The Scariest Places on Earth in the second season's "Episode 8".
As TAPS arrives at Mansfield, they are shown driving past the Bissman Building, which would later be featured on the sixth season episode "The Chopping Block".
This episode is listed under the title "The Lizzie Borden House" at the official Ghost Hunters website.
The Mansfield Reformatory would later be featured on the spin-off series Ghost Hunters Academy, who investigated the location with its second class of cadets, in the episode "Schooled At Shawshank". It has also been investigated on the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures in the third season episode "Ohio Reformatory". The site would also be used for a first season episode of the Travel Channel's show Zak Bagans' Paranormal Challenge titled "Ohio State Reformatory". The Lizzie Borden House would later be investigated on the second season Ghost Lab episode "Lizzie Borden". The Ghost Adventures crew would later investigate the location in their fifth season episode "Lizzie Borden House". Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal visited the Borden House in the third season episode "Messages From The Dead: The Lizzie Borden Case".
Grant: Prepare to get slimed...
Grant is making a reference to perhaps the best know movie about ghost hunters, the '80s comedy Ghostbusters.
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