Ravenwood Detective Agency
Like every good castle, Ravenwood has its share of intrigue. Over the last few years we’ve even seen more than a few murders. So many, in fact, that we’ve had to form a squad of guests and volunteers to look into them: the Ravenwood Detective Agency.
Join our intrepid detectives as they search for clues, solve puzzles, avoid killers and monsters alike, and endeavor to solve the latest mystery plaguing our erstwhile castle.
Tickets for one of our mystery events are $100, and include dinner Saturday night, breakfast Saturday and Sunday (of course!), and all the mystery and hi-jinks you can handle! Due to the nature of these events, tickets are limited to those staying on site.
Upcoming mystery events are listed below, and stay tuned to our blog Quoth the Raven for announcements of new events!
Anatomy of a Murder Mystery
Our mysteries aren't your typical four hour dinner theater. When you attend one of our events, the mystery starts at dinner Friday night and the final clues aren’t wrapped up until breakfast on Sunday. The intervening 40 hours or so are filled with activity. You will be gathering evidence, searching for clues, solving puzzles, making dead drops, avoiding the killer (unless you ARE the killer!), and a myriad of other activities that you just can’t fit in a box.
Upcoming Mystery Events
Jurassic Death - Nov 3rd & 4th, 2017
On a lonely hilltop deep in the forest sits a quaint castle. A little less than a year ago this site was the scene of a science bred horror. A team of scientists pushed the boundaries of genetics and recreated a dozen species of long dead dinosaurs. They proved that they could do it. The dinosaurs proved that they should not have.
Teams of specialists have spent the last nine months securing the area. Hunters and mercenaries have tracked down and eradicated the remaining dinosaur threat, while government scientists have removed all trace of the dangerous research. Life in this primeval forest is set to return to normal.
The day before departure a team of hunters set out for a final sweep of the woods near the castle. They’d barely disappeared into the trees before the screams began. A single surviving member of the patrol stumbled from the woods covered in claw marks… and what appears to be a stab wound. As if that weren’t enough, the project’s chief scientist has disappeared from his lab, along with the repository of cloning research.
Has a previously hidden dinosaur survived the cleanse, or is it just meant to look that way? Are the hunters – and perhaps the missing scientist – victims of deadly dinosaurs, or something more sinister?
Join the Ravenwood Detective Agency November 3rd & 4th for Jurassic Death to answer these questions and more!
Curse of von Ravenwood - Nov 10th & 11th, 2017
Ravenwood Castle has a secret. Behind the façade of a quite country inn lurks a terrible truth. The literature claims that Ravenwood was built in the 1990s as an upscale vacation destination. What the brochures leave out is that the inn was built on the ruins of a much, much older castle.
Little is known of the original castle. Nobody is quite sure who built it, or when. An eccentric local historian recently published an article theorizing that the castle was constructed by the long lost Count von Ravenwood, a minor Eastern European noble who mysteriously disappeared in the mid seventeenth century. The article was laughed out of all reputable academic publications. Locals soon forgot the whole incident.
But then they started to arrive.
These were not your ordinary tourists. Arriving alone, in pairs or small groups, these mysterious travelers shared some curious commonalities: the faint whiff of garlic, an affinity for sharpened stakes, and an unhealthy interest in the local cemeteries. To a one, they all asked about the castle, the article… and von Ravenwood.
Could there be something to the crazy theory? Could the long lost von Ravenwood really have built a castle in central Ohio? And what’s up with all the garlic?
Join the Ravenwood Detective Agency November 10th & 11th for the Curse of von Ravenwood to answer these questions and more!
The Scarlet Raven’s New Year’s Nightmare – Dec 30th & 31st, 2017
Even super heroes deserve a break every now and then. And what better way to blow off a little steam than with a New Year’s Eve celebration? One hero told another. Word got around on the sidekick’s network. The next thing you know, there’s a Super Hero New Year’s Eve party at Ravenwood Castle.
But you know how these things go. Wherever there is a gathering of super heroes, you’re sure to find super villains. So it should come as no surprise – though somehow it always does – that this party has a crasher. Just as the revelry kicks into gear, the celebration is interrupted with a tremendous BANG! and a flash of light. When the smoke clears, our heroes discover a large brightly wrapped – and suspiciously ticking – box in their midst. The note on the box reads:
Tick tock, tick tock, there’s no way to stop the clock.
The world’s last New Year’s is surely going to rock!
– The Scarlet Raven
Who, or what, is the Scarlet Raven? Can our heroes disarm the doomsday device? Or will this really be the last New Year’s Eve… ever?!
Tune in December 30th & 31st, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel! Dust off your utility belt, pin on your cape and join the Ravenwood Detective Agency for The Scarlet Raven’s New Year’s Nightmare to answer these questions and more!
The twisted minds at the Shadow Stalkers and Ravenwood Castle are always coming up with new themes to challenge the sleuths of the Ravenwood Detective Agency. Here's just a few of the mysteries our guests have faced to date!
Murder in Mirkwood (Lord of the Rings)
Havoc on Hoth (Star Wars)
Murder in Brown(coat) (Firefly)
Trail of the Living Dead
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Deadly Hand
The Killers Grimm (Dark Fairy Tales)
Slytherin' Slayings (Harry Potter)
Murder at Casterly Rock (Game of Thrones)
Sherlock Holmes and the Steampunk Killings
Murders in Masquerade (Classic Mystery)
Murders Outside of Time (Doctor Who)
Young Frankenshteen (Mel Brooks)
The Night of the Living Dead (Zombies!)
The Adventure of the Dragon's Claw (Classic Mystery)
The Cold Hand of Death (Classic Mystery)
Death in Small Doses (Classic Mystery)