Old Idaho State Penitentiary - Boise ID Real Haunts
Now operating as a museum, the Old Idaho State Penitentiary once housed some of the most dangerous criminals in Idaho. It first opened its doors in the 1870's and was nicknamed the 'Old Pen.' It was in service for 101 years and housed over 13,000 inmates, 215 of them women. The penitentiary saw its fair share of tragedy, from riots to deaths Its doors closed for good in 1973, after a riot fire occurred, destroying it. It sat abandoned for years before it opened as a museum. Reports here include feelings of unexplainable sadness, high levels of dread and anxiety, some being touched by unseen hands, whispers and flickering lights. The location features thirty historic buildings, and is a great visit for those who are interested in its history.
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Ran into a red hair young woman at the bishop house. A friend an I we're sitting in the gazebo. We heard old band music. Then she came dancing by. I named her Scarlett.Posted 1/4/19
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