"Behind every man now alive stand 30 ghosts,for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. "
~Arthur C. Clarke 2001:A Space Odyssey
There are several haunted jails
located around the world according to a large number of ghost investigators. Throughout the years, many legends and real life ghost stories have circulated these structures. It is not at all uncommon to real of true ghost video and real photographs of ghosts being captured in the haunted jails that are located throughout the world. Jails typically have an extensive history of varying degrees of pain and all types of physical and emotional suffering. As a result of this intensity, it is believed that they attract a wide number of ghosts, spirits, poltergeists, demons, and other types of hauntings.
There are many different rationalizations on exactly why jails are haunted. Many believe that some of the souls that passed away in and around the confinement facilities exhibited pure evil throughout life and that evil continued on once they passed away. Many others believe that many of the spirits that roam the corridors of the haunted prisons throughout the world are seeking revenge on those that transgressed against them throughout their lives. Many ghost investigators believe that the hauntings that occur in the jails around the world are a direct result of unfinished business that the lingering spirit had in life.
Individuals that are made to serve time in jails and prisons located throughout the world are stripped of many basic freedoms. These include movement, speech, privacy, and in most cases, happiness. As a result, these individuals often experience a high level of anger, sadness, and/or depression. Once this individual passes away – especially if they are still confined within the institution – they are likely to continue experience the emotional complications that they experienced in life. As a result, it is common to see apparitions, hear disembodied voices, screams, and cries throughout the corridors of the haunted jails that exist throughout the world today. In this section of Greatest Unsolved Mysteries, you will learn about the ghosts that are believed to exist in the jails, prisons, and other correctional institutions throughout the world.
Eastern State Penitentiary Paranormal Mysteries
There are many shadow people or shadow spirits that are said to be within the haunted Eastern State Penitentiary.
Signs of Paranormal Activity at the Old Jail in St. Augustine, Florida
The Old Jail in St. Augustine, Florida stayed in complete operation until the year 1953. Since that time, many have reported signs of paranormal activity in and around the building.
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