A haunted Florida jailhouse nestled between a residential neighborhood in Trenton may be all yours for $140,000.
However beware — the property shouldn’t be for the faint of coronary heart.
Pegged as “certifiably haunted” by listing agents, the Gilchrist County jail has been untouched because it closed in 1968.
Situated at 313 NW Second St., the itemizing describes the construction as a unique attraction where thrill-seekers come to experience “heavy paranormal activity.”
“See apparitions walking around the grounds in broad daylight. Possibly the spirits within will voice what’s on their mind when you arrive before you even make it inside,” the itemizing creepily reads.
For years after the jail opened in 1928, prisoners spent nights alone with out a jailer — and that’s when things would take a flip for the more serious. With none authoritative determine current, all of the grotesque toppings of what you’d anticipate to occur if criminals have been left unattended inside a jail — together with murders, grisly stand-offs and beatings — grew to become the norm.
A house for the jailer wouldn’t be attached till 1966, only two years earlier than the entire construction was deserted.
“As you can imagine, that opened the door up for extreme nefarious activity,” the itemizing continues. “It’s no surprise this location is loaded with visible and audible paranormal activity.”
There’s even a blog dedicated to ghost-hunter types and their experiences on the former jail.
“Great night with SPARS! A little drizzle never hurt anyone, and it sure did not stop the spirits from coming out to play,” one customer wrote. “It was fun to get to come in and finish out their night with them and see how other teams do investigations and check out the setups. Arlene and I had a great time and got to hang out with a lot of shadow dudes as well!!”
Another visitor said they went via “5 recorders of 4-5 hours that night and have 475 possible EVP’s.” They continued: “So is that Jail haunted? HELL YEAH from a guy that cusses to a child approx 11 years old.”
There are even more spooky tales courtesy of Old Gilchrist County Jail Ghost Hunters, which walked teams via as part of haunted excursions at one point. In 2015, Michelle Vance, who served as an events coordinator for the jail and paranormal investigator, told local news station WUFT about one creepy story of a former inmate named Frank and his cell.
“People come in here and report a tightness thing in their chest,” Vance said. “I don’t know whether it’s a breathing thing or if it’s a heart condition thing because rumor was he died of a heart attack in here, and… they didn’t find him for a couple days.”
The itemizing, which first hit the market on March 12, goes on to explain the property as an ideal business alternative.
At present, there are eight cells, every with its personal sink and bathroom together with useful plumbing.