National Museum of Crime and Punishment

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On display is the Tennessee electric chair, used on 125 men from 1916 to 1960. It is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the men whose lives it took.

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575 7th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
United States

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38.8966772, -77.02167700000001
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Washington, D. C., DC (0.8 mi.)
Mount Rainier, MD (4.3 mi.)
Arlington, VA (4.6 mi.)
Brentwood, MD (4.7 mi.)
Colmar Manor, MD (4.8 mi.)
Queenstown, MD (4.8 mi.)
Cottage City, MD (4.9 mi.)
Chillum, MD (4.9 mi.)
North Brentwood, MD (5.0 mi.)
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  1. I was coming out the art museum in dc which was cross the street from the crime and punishment museum. It’s was about 6-7 pm it was sorta getting dark. I wanted to look inside but I didn’t have time. I looked at the cool electric chair. I saw a black figure sitting there, no face, cannot see the body because it was literally pitch blacked figure. I thought it was like a blaxk stiroform figure that they used for display. The next day I came back to see the museum. I called my friend Shia because she loves to collect and see antique medical supplies she told me that I should take a picture of it. So I went there,took the metro, and went to see this place, I went there early in the morning. I saw the extricate chair but this figure Wasent there. I thought they took it out for a reason. I asked one of those co workers about the foam figure that was in there. A guy in there told me they have no foam figures in that building and he also told me that more then 150 men where killed on that electric chair. I was frozen with fear.

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