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Missouri State Penitentiary Ghost Hunt
Jefferson City, Missouri
Friday November 13th 2020

$129.00

Event Sold Out

Description

The haunted Missouri State Penitentiary is a haven for the paranormal.  Our overnight Ghost Hunts at this location will definitely test your nerve as you explore this vast and daunting location.

We have exclusive access to Death Row, Solitary Confinement, and the infamous Gas Chamber where 40 inmates were executed.

Who are the lost souls that still make their presence known and are often seen wandering the dark halls of this abandoned penitentiary?

Missouri State Penitentiary is one of the most haunted locations we have ever investigated. You too can witness the truly compelling activity that occurs within these hallowed walls.

Haunted Missouri State Penitentiary Ghost Hunt
Gas Chamber Missouri Ghost Hunt

Event Start Time: 8:30pm

Event Finish Time: 6:00am

Your ghost hunt at Missouri State Penitentiary includes the following:

Psychic Medium.

Exclusive Access to the Gas Chamber.

Exclusive Access to the most haunted areas.

Ghost Hunting Vigils.

Structured Vigils.

Ghost Hunt with experienced Ghost Hunting Team.

Use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Meters.

Private time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils.

Unlimited refreshments available throughout the night including: Coffee, Coca Cola, Diet Coke, and Bottled Water.

Location History

The Oldest prison West of the Mississippi has over 175 years of death, violence and darkness that still lurks in the abandoned hallways are you ready to ghost hunt the “Bloodiest 47 Acres in America” 

Missouri State Penitentiary is one of the most haunted locations we have ever investigated!

Hundreds of investigations have taken place within the walls of Missouri State Penitentiary, each team collecting evidence and experiences that will chill you to the bone!  Full-bodied apparitions, disembodied voices, inexplicable sounds and horror inducing stories still linger in the shadows just waiting to entice the newcomer who dares to enter.

Join us to explore the massive structure including death row, the dungeon, the cell blocks and the gas chamber where 40 notorious criminals took their last cyanide filled breath. 

Missouri State Penitentiary was commissioned in 1833 and the construction was completed in time to receive the first inmate, Wilson Edison, in 1836.  The first female inmate was received in 1842.  During the 168 years of its operation, MSP housed several infamous prisoners that helped shaped the history of not only the local community but also the prison landscape across America.

At Missouri State Penitentiary, the inmates were expected to “give back” to society.  They achieved this goal through several different industries during the years of operation.  As early as 1840, prisoners were building homes for the community under the watchful eye of armed guards. 

Many of these houses are still standing.  The Post-Civil War era brought in more industries that were seeking “cheap” inmate labor which included large shoe factories and the country’s largest saddletree factory.  Inmates were also used to salvage records and thousands of documents when the Missouri State Capitol caught fire in 1911.  And they also proved their productivity by constructing the gas chamber from stones in the prison yard that would go on to end the lives of 40 inmates between 1937 and 1989.

Unrest in the prison system was witnessed across the United States from 1953-1954 and Missouri State Penitentiary was not immune to the riots.  On the evening of September 22nd, two of the inmates distracted the prison guards by faking an illness.  As soon as the guards were sent in to investigate the situation, they were overpowered by the inmates and their keys were stolen.

As the two convicts ran from their cell they released their fellow prisoners along the cellblock with the other cellblocks soon to follow.  A group of inmates began smashing windows and chairs throughout the dining hall and another group began set everything flammable on fire. 

By midnight, Missouri Highway Patrol, the local and neighboring city Police and National Guard had surrounded the Penitentiary.  Four of the buildings were fully ablaze, convicts were throwing bricks and starting more fires.  Nearly 2500 rioters were running loose and wreaking havoc with in the walls.  In the confusion an inmate in solitary confinement was tortured and murdered by the other inmates.

The gathering of Civil Servants gained control through sheer force of will and a little assistance by persistent gunfire (including machine guns).  They were able to force out small groups and subdue the ringleaders.  Due to the riots and the day-to-day life of the prisoners, Time Magazine named Missouri State Penitentiary “the bloodiest 47 acres in America.” 

As new facilities were built, the Penitentiary slowly weened its inmates into other facilities including the shutdown of death row in 1989.  It closed its doors for the final time in 2004.

The Paranormal

The oldest prison West of the Mississippi has 175+ years of death, violence and darkness still lurking the hallways.  As featured on SyFy Network’s Ghost Hunters and Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, the “The Bloodiest 47 Acres in America” will never fail to disappoint those seeking answers from the paranormal world!

Hundreds of investigations have taken place within the walls of Missouri State Penitentiary, each team collecting evidence and experiences that will chill you to the bone!  Full-bodied apparitions, disembodied voices, inexplicable sounds and horror inducing stories still linger in the shadows just waiting to entice the newcomer who dares to enter.

The blood that tainted the grounds of Missouri State Penitentiary did not wait until the doors had closed before crying out for vengeance. 

Stories of guards who heard disembodied voices and saw objects moving about of their own volition have been collected over the years. 

Will you be willing to stand your ground as the chains begin to rattle and voices began to shout, “GET OUT!?!?!”

Join us to explore the massive structure including death row, the dungeon, the cell blocks and the gas chamber where 40 notorious criminals took their last cyanide filled breath. 

Will you be brave enough to venture a lone vigil in the depths of darkness that swirl around this former prison?!?

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