Haunted Old Licking County Jail open to ghost hunting events October 12th & 19th
Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:58 AM
October 12th and 19th 2013
Decades after the last inmate walked out of the old Licking County jail, echoes of the lives spent within its walls and the deaths that have occurred here still resonate among the empty cells.
The Old Jail has had far more than its share of horror. It was built in an age where punishment was deemed more important than correction and in a place where corruption was as likely an outcome as justice. The Imposing structure was designed to look more like an ancient castle and has more in common with the Tower of London than with any modern correctional facility. The Jailor/Sherriff and his family lived within these glum walls as well as the inmates and within the walls of this Castle like structure 3 of the Sheriff's died, along with numerous inmates. Infamous murderers including "The Hand Saw Slayer", "The 22 Caliber Serial Killers", "The Proposal Day Murderer" and many more were housed here, but the most infamous death/killing here at the old jail was so shocking it made national news., that of Carl Etherington, a Dry-Agent Detective being held at the jail for protection from an angry mob of over a thousand people who had gathered demanding he be turned over to them to face their lynch mob justice. They stormed the jail and rammed the North entrance of the jail door down before finally gaining entry. They rushed up to the second floor cell block where Etherinton was being held and beat him to death with a hammer. The mob then drug him out of the jail and up to the Southeast side of the Town Square where they lynched him to a telegraph pole. It is said that nearly 5,000 people including women and children all came to take a peak at the hanging agent.
Then there is the case of "Laura Devlin" a 72 year old women who went mad and killed her husband then cut his arms and legs off with a hand saw and placed his arms and head in her oven and cooked them who also called the old jail her temporary home for awhile. Click on the links a to learn more. www.parajail.com/deadly-and-infamous-inmates.php
Already paranormal phenomina has been witnessed and even recorded at the jail during investigations and as renovation of the historic building continues activity seems to be on the rise. An apparition has been caught on video stalking behind an investigator in the matrons/women's section on the 4th floor. Another apparition has been caught in photographs standing in the basement/ dungeon under the jail. Don't miss out on being some of the first to explore and experience this unique location. these can be seen on the jails website.
October 12th at 9pm there will be a ghost walk/tour of the jail $ 20 dollars a person and then on the following weekend October 19th their will be a public ghost hunt at the jail from 9pm to 3 am Cost is $ 40 dollars a person by online order or $ 50 dollars ticket price at the door.
Ever thought about spending the night in a Haunted Jail? Well this one has 14 Known Deaths that have occurred in it, 6 of them being Suicides. From a Woman setting herself on Fire to a Man slitting his own throat with a Razor. The Paranormal Activity here is VERY STRONG! These hunts are designed for folks who are not members of a Paranormal Team. Our Public Ghost Hunts last from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am and the check-in time is 8:30 pm. After everyone is registered and divided into groups, guides will assist you in your exploration of this historic building. After a brief paranormal tour you will be with one of our experienced ghost hunting guides. Our guides are here to ensure that you have a positive and safe evening. Some equipment will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own. Everyone should bring a small flashlight for navigating in the dark. Everyone is required to act in a respectful manner or they will be asked to leave without a refund.
Anyone wanting to schedule their own private investigation of the Licking County Jail may do so here www.parajail.com/schedule-a-ghost-hunt.php
Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:27 PM
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