"The Old Idaho Penitentiary
State Historical Site was a functioning prison for 101 years. It was built in 1870 and the first prisoners were brought in 1872. The buildings on the site were built by inmate laborers
. The Old Idaho Penitentiary grew from a single cell house into a complex
of several buildings holding Idaho's most notorious criminals. The Old Pen
received over 13,000 inmates with a maximum population of 603 inmates. There were 222 women inmates (including repeat offenders.) Closed after riots
in 1973, some say
posted by bwg
on Mar 9, 2011 -
- "Consolidating the vast amount of 'Strange Stuff' out there into one easy to use place. Haunted buildings, places, urban legends, cemetaries, weird places, cool places, ghost towns, and anything else that's worth your time to visit." [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan
on Feb 7, 2008 -
They see dead people.
Seattle's own floating monument to a bygone era, the ferryboat Kalakala, is rumored to be haunted. The members of A.G.H.O.S.T. investigated earlier this year and claim they caught spectral images on film. Are those hazy orbs actually visitors from the spirit realm or does someone just need a new camera? Go on, tell us—do you believe in ghosts?
posted by gutenberg
on Apr 4, 2002 -
Hell Houses Run by Baptists!!!!!
Does this happen in your neck of the woods? I had never heard of it, but on the radio this morning I heard that September 11th has become a popular motif for these haunted houses. I think this might be the scariest thing about Halloween.
posted by wsfinkel
on Oct 31, 2001 -