1859 Jail and Marshal's Museum

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The 1859 Jail and Marshal’s Museum is said to be visited by spirits, including Henry Bugler, a former Jackson County sheriff, who was killed at the jail in 1866 and has been seen in the center south cell in a blue suit. Jesse James’ brother Frank was imprisoned here for almost six months. Witnesses describe nausea, extreme cold, footsteps, growling and a man gasping for air.

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    217 N Main St
    Independence, MO 64050
    United States

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    39.093454, -94.41526099999999
    Jackson County, Missouri
    Nearest Towns:
    Independence, MO (0.2 mi.)
    Sugar Creek, MO (1.9 mi.)
    East Independence, MO (3.2 mi.)
    Birmingham, MO (5.4 mi.)
    River Bend, MO (6.0 mi.)
    Randolph, MO (6.2 mi.)
    Raytown, MO (6.4 mi.)
    Lake Tapawingo, MO (7.5 mi.)
    Avondale, MO (8.2 mi.)
    North Kansas City, MO (8.3 mi.)

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    1. Dusk 2 Dawn Paranormal Investigations  |  

      Dusk 2 Dawn has teamed up with the Jackson County Historical Society, and is now offering guides paranormal tours of the Jail and Marshal’s home. We have recorded numerous experiences in the buildings and continue to do so with each visit.
      Money earned from the tours goes towards renovations and upkeep of this historic beauty…. And our “residents” never seem to let us down.
      We have heard and recorded voices, shadows and have even captured figures in the cells using Kinect Camera Technology.
      Well worth a visit!

    2. I’ve done a few investigations of this jail. Both solo and with a group. Solo, I was able to record an EVP of a dog barking. There were no dogs around. With the group, my bf at the time recorded a male voice saying ‘hi’. The voice was not his.

    3. We toured this when my son was around 4 with a history group. My son Claimed to see a man in a blue suit who needed help. He had no pryor knowledge of ghosts. We all felt naseus on the very lower level of the building. It’s a creepy place! I plan to take my husband who is sensitive at some point and see what he thinks.

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