This 1920s Jailhouse Known for "Heavy Paranormal Activity" Is Currently on the Market for $140,000

Kelly Corbett
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Photo credit: Instagram /Bree Thorton
Photo credit: Instagram /Bree Thorton

If you've ever wanted to get the prison experience without actually doing time, or you're looking to shoot a horror movie, I have the perfect place for you. A former jail in Trenton, Florida, is currently on the market for $139,990. This storied property, which was once the Gilchrist County Jail, boasts eight bedrooms (read: cells) and eight bathrooms (read: toilets). As if this all wasn't eerie enough, the jail is allegedly haunted, too.

Open from 1928 to 1968 (with a home/living addition added in 1966), the Gilchrist County Jail was far from your normal jail. During its peak, prisoners locked up there were not supervised by any type of authority, per the listing. As you can imagine, this led to complete chaos and lots of nefarious activity. In fact, it was "home to years of grisly stand-offs, killings, and much more."

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Since its closing, the jail and its grounds are alleged to be haunted and rife with "heavy paranormal activity." As the listing further reads, one may "see apparitions walking around the grounds in broad day." It also notes that there are currently tours and paranormal ghost club meetings that meet at the jail, as well as travelers who come by hoping to see if anything out-of-the-ordinary happens. While the listing does not specifically rule it out as a residential property, it does suggest that the jail could be "an awesome turnkey tourist-related business opportunity."

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Interested? Matthew Perry of Watson Realty Corp—Tioga currently holds the listing. You can also read more about the history of Gilchrist County Jail on its blog, here.

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