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The Bastille, circa 1897, was a prison until 1964 when the old ceiling caved in. More recently it contained restaurants and night clubs, and, according to rumor, a few haunts. At restaurant kitchens, pots and pans would move on their own, and employees often described a heavy presence or a feeling that they were being watched. The building is now just rented out as office space.

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113 Court St
Hanford, CA
United States

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36.32842962163972, -119.64663040642336
Kings County, California
Nearest Towns:
Hanford, CA (0.1 mi.)
Home Garden, CA (1.8 mi.)
Armona, CA (3.6 mi.)
Grangeville, CA (3.6 mi.)
Lucerne, CA (3.7 mi.)
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Laton, CA (7.6 mi.)
Lemoore, CA (7.8 mi.)
Traver, CA (12.6 mi.)
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  1. I think this place sounds real and because I have been there, someone got me from the neck and I was choking also I felt a heavy presence. This is what I expierenced.

  2. Jennifer Bristol  |  

    Several friends and I were given a tour in the late 1990s while attending the Ren Faire.
    One felt the lady on the stairs.
    On the second floor, I could feel a guy concentrating on carving his name on the wall.
    In the exclusive jail cell dining area, I could feel the angry guy who hung himself nearby.

    There was also a little boy connected to a buffet near the front door.

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