MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - "Some of the evidence and the pictures people get, it's amazing," Darrell Whisman said.
"I try to recreate or find out what causes what people get (on paranormal investigations). Some things I can't," Whisman said.
The couple pulled money from their own pocket to renovate the space when they moved in. Now, they often open their doors for opportunities.
"I let the fire departments train here," Whisman said. "I let police K9s do training here."
When the weather gets ugly, they transform it into a storm shelter. But things took a turn earlier this year when Whisman said he learned he needed to raise more than $100,000 to save the school.
"I was going to give up and just quit and not have anything happen here anymore," Whisman said.
Instead, supporters, such as those seeking the supernatural and those who savor the history, stepped in and said they wanted to help. Currently, community fundraisers, donation pages and a Save Poasttown website each do their part in bringing in the bucks. Still, Whisman said so far, it hasn't been enough.
"I'm afraid if we leave here, it'll be torn down," Whisman said. "It's more than a building to us. It's our home."
For them, it's an overwhelming challenge, but it's not one they're willing to give up.
"Eventually I'm going to own the building one way or another," Whisman said. "That's what I feel in my heart."