Paranormal Investigation Rules

  1. Payments are to be submitted to the Pioneer Village by check, money order, or cash payments.
    • Payments to be sent to:
    • CCPV
      P.O. Box 652
      Waynesville, Ohio 45068
  1. All people participating in the event must be 18 years of age or older. Picture ID must be provided.
  2. Alcohol, drugs, or weapons will not be allowed on the premises during the event. Anybody deemed under the influence once they arrive will be told to leave the premises and will forfeit all money paid. This is at the discretion of the Pioneer Village Representative.
  3. The event will have no more than 20 guests per night (not including Pioneer Village members working as staff for the event).
  4. Advanced registration is needed for the event since we are limiting the number of people.
  5. If any cameras or other equipment needs to be set up, the time to set up and tear down the equipment will be factored into the time allotment. There will be no time exemption for set up/tear down of equipment.
  6. Investigations will be conducted regardless of the weather (with the exception of weather conditions which can be deemed dangerous)
  7. All furniture and items already in the buildings are not to be moved. Many of the items in our buildings are fragile. There are exceptions like chairs but there is not to be any “re-arranging” of the items inside of a building and any chairs which are moved need to be put back in their original location.
  8. Removal, damage, or desecration of any Pioneer Village property will result in immediate expulsion from the property and possible legal action
  9. At least 1 member of the Pioneer Village will be part of every group as a “guide” which is investigating at the village to ensure our private property is treated with the utmost respect
  10. No person who is part of the group shall be outside of view of the guide.
  11. The groups will only have access to the building(s) which are agreed upon prior to the visit.
  12. The investigators are limited to only the building(s) provided for the investigation and the grounds immediately surrounding the building. They will not be permitted to wander the grounds of the Village.
  13. No seances or use of Ouija boards or anything of the similar will be allowed within the buildings or on the grounds. If these items are found to be in possession of anyone in the group that person will be told to leave the Village and take the item with them.
  14. Except where allowed, no open flames inside of the buildings.
  15. No disrespectful evoking or provocation will be allowed for any reason. This is a means for expulsion from the event.
  16. All items brought with the group must also leave with the group. No leaving items behind to see if they change location by the time you come for your next visit.
  17. Investigators will be allowed to use their own electronic devices. No electricity will be provided for charging batteries or plugging in of electrical devices. No generators are permitted.
  18. Restroom facilities will be made available to the investigators
  19. No Pets are allowed to accompany the investigators
  20. Once the investigation begins, the investigators will not be allowed to return to their cars until the investigation is finished
  21. Participants are allowed to leave at any time during the investigation but may not depart the premises and return.
  22. All people coming for the investigation will need to park in the parking lot. There will be no parking within the gates (exception made to Pioneer Village Members acting as staff for the event)
  23. Any photography or images captured during a Paranormal Investigation are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Any use of this footage without the written permission from the Pioneer Village Board of Trustees may result in legal action.
  24. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the Pioneer Village grounds
  25. Anyone found in violation of the rules or found returning to the village to conduct an “independent” investigation will be banned from the property for all future Pioneer Village events.
  26. All Funds raised through this Paranormal Investigation will be used towards the preservation of the Pioneer Village.