HAUNTED! Historic jail museum swarming with paranormal activity

Franklin County's old jail museum might be the most haunted

This jail museum is creepy!

There is no denying the weird feeling you get when you step into the lower cell block of the Franklin County Historic Jail.

After operating for about 85 years, the jail is now preserved as a museum for anyone to visit.

Paranormal investigators regularly stop here because it’s been dubbed as the most haunted jail museum.

In fact, you’re invited to tag along as the pros investigate paranormal activity on Saturday, April 13.

Posted by Charlie Birger on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

They’ll be using electronic gadgets, cameras and more.

You’ll also get the chance to see parts of the old jail that aren’t normally open to the public.

Stop by the Jail Museum for more information.

What’s so special about this jail museum?

Famed bootlegger and gang leader Charlie Birger served time in the Franklin County Jail.

He was hanged at the jail in Benton, Illinois.

In fact, Birger was the last person to be executed by public hanging in the state.

Evidently, some investigators claim to have seen his ghost hanging from the gallows just outside the lower cell block.

Bill Owens, a volunteer at the jail, gave Heartland Weekend an insiders look at what makes this attraction worthy of a visit.

You can see it yourself Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Furthermore, if you really want to take your trip to the next level, try this:

JAIL BREAK: this historic jail doubles as an escape room