One Of Most Haunted Places On Earth Is Only One Hour Away. Scared?
To find abandoned places in Missouri would not be a hard thing to do. As an example, there is an abandoned resort called Indian Ridge that is eerily fascinating. You can click HERE for that article I wrote many months ago. The pictures will amaze you.
One abandoned place in our state capital Jefferson City, however, may take the cake. It has become a tourist attraction, a place to have a concert, and just might be one of the most haunted places on Earth. That would be the Missouri State Penitentiary.
This is Housing Unit 4, commonly known as “A-Hall,”. It housed famous & infamous inmates such as General John McDonald, Sonny Liston, and John Reno, who was involved with first official train robbery gang in the U.S. Built in 1868, A-Hall remains the oldest existing housing unit on the MSP site.
This abandoned penitentiary has been abandoned since 2004. It has a bloody history and many people believe it is still haunted. With good reason. Time Magazine once called it the "47 bloodiest acres in America".
The place opened in 1836. James Earl Ray, the man who killed MLK Jr. was once an inmate and actually managed to escape from here. Missouri State Penitentiary was a tightly-controlled maximum security prison.
The was a prison riot here in 1954. You can read a bit more about it HERE. 50 injuries, 4 deaths, and over $5 million in damage. There are rumors that those spirits haunt this place.
This penitentiary was also known for their use of the death penalty. Inmates were originally executed by hanging and later lethal gas and finally lethal injection. The prison doors closed in 2004, but the spirits of some of the prisoners may often haunt this place and will make their presence felt.
Former employees, and visitors who visit have often said they feel something paranormal, or seen ghosts of inmates trying to escape. If you wish to brave a tour, you can click HERE.
Visitors can choose to take a history, ghost, or photography tour, and will walk through several incredibly historic housing units, the vast upper yard of the property and the gas chamber, where 40 men and women were executed. Have a group of students looking for an unforgettable learning experience? All of our tour types can be adapted for student groups! Visit their Facebook page HERE for more info, or their website HERE.
Is this place one of the most haunted places on earth? You can decide for yourself. Maybe this video will also interest you. Scared?