Crown Point , IN is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Crown Point Jail & Sheriff's Office. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.
The Crown Point Jail and Sheriff Office certainly has a very colorful history! Visitors are charmed by the Second Empire style architecture and many get the chills when they see the cell from which John Dillinger, one of the F.B.I.’s “most wanted” gangsters, escaped from in 1934.
Built in 1882, the sheriff's house and jail were the county’s first permanent buildings dedicated to this purpose. This must be a naughty town, for in 1910 the jail facility was inadequate and the first of a series of additions was built. A new jail was built in 1974 and in 1989, the old sheriff’s house and jail was placed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Since then this incredible place has surged into a well deserved restoration mode. But with this, the restless spirits do make a presence. And they certainly do here! Over the last two decade, stories have emerged about haunting there, including apparitions seen in cells and corridors. Strange phenomena have imprinted into videos and still images taken at the jail. Doors open and close on their own and lights urn on and off as well. Oh yes, let's not forget about the disembodied footsteps and voices heard by volunteers and visitors alike.
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