The Old Jail Museum

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Ralph Crossmire, executed for murdering his mother, haunts his former cell. People who occupied it after his death would report seeing him. Now, as a museum, guests and employees report that Crossmire is more of a prankster than a threat.

(Submitted by Chris Berglund)

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502 W King St
Smethport, PA 16749
United States

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41.810648, -78.44703099999998
McKean County, Pennsylvania
Nearest Towns:
Smethport, PA (0.1 mi.)
Rew, PA (7.9 mi.)
Port Allegany, PA (8.6 mi.)
Eldred, PA (10.7 mi.)
Mount Jewett, PA (11.5 mi.)
Lewis Run, PA (11.8 mi.)
Bradford, PA (14.3 mi.)
Foster Brook, PA (14.3 mi.)
Roulette, PA (15.2 mi.)
Portville, NY (16.7 mi.)


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