Haunted Florida jail recognized for paranormal activity on sale for $140K

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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.

The elements have taken over the abandoned jail.
The weather have taken over the deserted jail.

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. 

The listing describes the jail as an 8 bedroom, 8 bathroom property.
A brown rusty door and shattered glass are proven within the jail.
One of the jail cells pegged as one of eight of bedrooms with a sink and a toilet.
One of many jail cells pegged as one in all eight of bedrooms comes with a sink and a bathroom.
A jail cell.
A jail cell door.
The iron beds that the prisoners used to sleep on.
The iron beds that prisoners slept on.

“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.

A closer look of the sink and toilet used by the prisoners.
The sink and bathroom in one other cell are accompanied by a wall scribbling that reads “Ann Williams loves Bob Cribbs.”
A creepy mannequin in a prison suit appears in one of the common areas.
A creepy model in a jail go well with seems in one of many frequent areas.

“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 Old Gilchrist County Jail sits on a .23 acre lot.
The old Gilchrist County jail sits on a 0.23-acre lot.
An exterior shot of the Old Gilchrist County Jail.
Some worn exteriors.
Black dusting has drenched the concrete structure.
Black dusting has drenched the concrete construction over the the previous few many years.

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.

This is a common area likely used to check-in the inmates.
It is a frequent area doubtless used to check within the inmates.
Another expansive room, likely used as an office.
One other expansive room, doubtless used as an office.
The stairs that lead to the second floor, which houses five of the eight jail cells.
The steps that result in the second flooring, which houses 5 of the eight jail cells.

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