Old Charleston Jail

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The Old City Jail, built in 1802 and in operation until 1939, today is used by the American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) as a laboratory and classroom. In its day, it housed many infamous criminals, including Lavinia Fisher, the first female mass murderer. It is believed to be haunted, and in fact, on an episode of TV’s Ghost Adventures, the voice of Fisher was reportedly recorded. Misty orbs have been seen here as well as other spooky phenomena.

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Geographic Information

Address:
21 Magazine Street
Charleston, SC
United States

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GPS:
32.7784978, -79.93716749999999
County:
Charleston County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Charleston, SC (0.4 mi.)
Mount Pleasant, SC (4.5 mi.)
Sullivans Island, SC (5.9 mi.)
Isle of Palms, SC (8.3 mi.)
Folly Beach, SC (8.5 mi.)
North Charleston, SC (8.6 mi.)
Shell Point, SC (9.9 mi.)
Hanahan, SC (10.9 mi.)
Kiawah Island, SC (14.6 mi.)
Goose Creek, SC (15.0 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Charleston_Jail

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  1. Hi,

    I had sent you a message via facebook with a photo I took this past Saturday night. If you have time, please check that photo out or if you’d like to contact me via email I can email you the photo. I feel there are quite a few images that appear in the photo. I’ve filtered it a few times in different ways which helped my eyes focus on the original to see much more. I believe there may be as many as 8 faces/bodies appearing in the image. It is of the stairwell. It appears there are 3 males at the top of the staircase. An image that came through in color in the middle of the staircase. Two men (a side profile and one facing forward) in the lower left of the staircase and upon further inspection, I think I may see two faces in the lower spectrum of light peering through the iron railing. My friend and I have looked at it each more than a dozen times and I’ve shared it with other family/friends. It’s about the spookiest thing I’ve ever seen. I think the inmates and soldiers were standing in attention that night. 🙂

    Melissa Brown
    melib413@yahoo.com

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