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1914 Chester County Jail

1914 Chester County Jail

107 McAliley Street
Chester, South Carolina
29706 United States

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Chester, SC is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, 1914 Chester County Jail. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.


The Chester County Historical Society Museum and Archives are housed in the old Chester County jail, which has stood on McAliley Street since 1914. Typically, many historical organization buildings are haunted. But mix in a little spirits of inmates, criminals and law enforcers and you have quite a spooky place! If you ask staff if this property is haunted, they say it is chock full of ghosts, very active ghosts! The main floor is where the former jailer’s family lived, while suspects were processed in the basement and imprisoned on the upper floors. They have seen it all here! Apparitions, shadows, disembodied voices are part of the norm evidence they get in these spooky spaces. Some of them even have names! In the basement, which is a pretty dark, dirty space with a century of dirt built up on the walls, lurks a ghost that the staff call “The Trustee", who apparently likes to put on shows for the guests that come for the haunts! Up the stairs to the jail, next to thick iron bars are tiny cage-like cells. This apparently is a common place for sightings. The most common is that of a shadow of a guard as he walks in front of the jail's uppermost windows. There are many more here, many identified by name! 

This property was featured in the 2019's "World's Largest Ghost Hunt" (http://www.nationalghosthuntingday.com/)

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This property, as part of our network, has been added for they may have history, validation or folk tales of having spirited activities. Please take caution in approaching and visiting these locations, since courtesy, respect, and caution should be a top priority in every Haunted Investigator's style. Also, do realize, some of these places may have permanently closed, changed ownership and/or names, or just are not available for your visits. Please respect this. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided on this listing, but offer it as a first step in finding your next haunted travel destination. Please do confirm with the property before making any plans to visit. If you visit, tour or investigate this property (or any of our properties), we are not responsible or held liable for any outcomes, lack of evidence or injuries associated with your travels. This is only for entertainment purposes, and information provided is only as found in public domains (or as offered by the associated contributor (as a claimed property). For more information, please read our TERMS OF SERVICE (linked below)

Date added: Jul/08/2019 | Last time updated: Jan/19/2020
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