Museum of Colorado Prisons

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The Museum of Colorado Prisons is rumored to have some lingering spirits. Cold spots and a phantom tobacco smell have been reported in the old laundry room, and Cell 19 is said to be haunted by a female prisoner who passed away there. Photographs have shown ghost orbs and the sound of coughing has come from the empty cell.

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    201 1st St
    Cañon City, CO 81212
    United States

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    38.4392698, -105.24713029999998
    Fremont County, Colorado
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    1. My two year old started saying ” ghost” all of a sudden, repeatedly. I caught a growl in my voice recorder. My camera somehow took 16 photos and it looks weird in animation with some object that isn’t a body part bouncing. My 14 yr old felt a cold rush pass in front of him. I also heard loud breathing in my ear in a cell with nobody else in there. That was awesome.

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