The Tour of This Scary Abandoned Prison in Mississippi Will Send Chills Down Your Spine
Entertainment| | By David Clarke
While it also one of the oldest cities in Mississippi, Natchez is most known for also being one of the most haunted. Dozens of different sites in the town are believed to be haunted, but none more so than the old Natchez jail. For decades, there have been numerous supernatural claims surrounding this eerie building.
The site we are talking about now is home to offices, but it used to have a more sinister use. The Victorian-style building used to be home to the jail in Natchez. The old Adams County Jail was built way back in 1891, and it served as the town’s jail until 1975.
While it has been many decades since the building was a jail, you can still get a sense of its dark past. In fact, look no further than the second floor for evidence. To this day, the second floor of this building still contains the original death row cells. In addition to that, they still have the trap door that was used for hanging. Even when you just drive by this building, the bars on some of the windows are a constant reminder of what this building used to be.
The dark history of this building is attributable to the numerous supernatural occurrences that happened here. As soon as this building was first built, there were already claims and rumors of hauntings swirling. The first complaints were actually made by prisoners. A number of them came forward and said that they heard footsteps, moaning, and cells opening and closing when no one was around.
At first, these claims were simply dismissed. But soon after, employees and other individuals in the jail began experiencing some things that they could simply not explain. An example of this is when some contractors were painting inside the jail. They could hear voices coming from the trap door, which just wasn’t possible.
Stories like this continued throughout the time the building was a jail. But even years after the building had stopped being a jail, the hauntings continued. Even as the building is currently used for office space, a ton of employees have complained about supernatural occurrences happening. Their claims from lights turning off and on, water faucets turning on, noises with no explanation and a shadowy figure that can sometimes be seen.
These claims by people over the decades haven’t gone unnoticed. Several different teams of paranormal investigators visited the building and done investigations.
However, you don’t have to be a paranormal investigator to get a closer look at this eerie building. In fact, there is a tour you can take that will get you up close and personal with the old Adams County Jail. In addition to the jail, this tour will also take you to several other haunted places in Natchez.