For over 70 years prisoners were hung on the gallows at the old Gonzales, TX jail. Many years later it is considered one of the most haunted places in Texas!
|Last sight you would want to see!|
In fact, I’ve conducted two paranormal investigations in this prison and each time I’ve captured extreme pararanormal activity! I experienced two intense incidents in the “Lunatic’s room”. One time an investigator felt like he was getting choked. Another time, I felt a spirit trying to communicate through me. I’ve performed several investigations and this is one of the few times I’ve felt that happen. In my own opinion, this place is very much haunted. Equipment also failed when the courthouse clock chimed at the top of the hour, like it was the last hour of a prisoner’s life (there a legend about a prisoner who was obsessed with the clock tower and who was hung in 1921). Make sure to watch all the Old Jail paranormal investigation videos and witness the activity yourself!
I have to say, the 3-story jail turned musuem is a great place to visit during the day as well. They provide very affordable tours every day of the week. They have great exhibits on both the prisoners (the home made weapons display was awesome) and the facility itself. From 1855 to 1921 people were hung at the gallows which now stand INSIDE the prison as part of the tour! The prison could hold up to 200 prisoners and the jail cells look exactly as they did when the prison was in operation. You can tour the “Lunatic’s Room” complete with the spooky wall scratches of those lost souls locked up in that room.
The jail is part of a local walking historic tour which includes the incredible court house. The local Chamber who operates the museum accommodated us so we could visit the jail at night. The gentleman who allowed us access to the facilities stayed with us from 8PM to 2AM. He was very patient and allowed us to set up all over video equipment. Apparently they are now getting at least one paranormal group per month. I highly recommend the Chamber and Prison for it’s appeal, historic significance, proximity to Austin and San Antonio, and as a haunted place for paranormal investigators.
|Prison is a Dangerous Place!|
414 St. Lawrence St