Today is the big day where the papers editor, Kelly Griffin,dawns some prison garb and becomes an old county jails inmate.After looking at the county jail.We see some may not even wish to leave the jail.Either it be the dead or the living.
The fundraiser for this event can be found here,free Kelly,from the lavaca county jail house:
You can tour or book your own paranormal events,or simply have fun,while staying in the old county lavaca jail.These particular event will go to the restoration of the old jail.
To book an overnight investigation at the jail:https://www.facebook.com/lcj33/app/465400520261032/
When you click on two day or one day investigation, the calendar will come up; the dates available will be in black and the dates grayed out are not available for that investigation. The two day investigations will always show Friday in black and Saturday in gray. To see what dates are available for single nights, be sure to click the one day investigation link. We have had some issues booking thru pay pal mobile if you are using your cell phone.
Lavaca county jail gets great reviews on activity and as awesome hosts catering to paranormal people.
“I love it that the jail gets such rave reviews!
Rody Speake reviewed Haunted Old Lavaca County Jail — 5 stars!
I truly enjoyed investigating the jail…my Mel. Meter, K2 and Rempod got more hits than anywhere I have ever been…Knocks & bangs and EVP’s..Debra Fawcett was a wealth of knowledge and made us feel so very welcome…can’t wait to go back!!!
Good morning all! I wanted to say that last night’s investigation was fantastic! I will truly say that this location is
100 % haunted. We experienced so many things, some I just can’t even explain. If you ever get the chance, investigate this place!
Big thank you to our host, Debra, and our team members – Rody, Kay, Chris, Valorie, and Joe!
Definitely want to go back!
History of The lavaca county jail.
The Old Lavaca County Jail
1885 – 2005
A block away from the old town square in Hallettsville, Texas, in the shadows of the historic and magnificent courthouse, sits the old Lavaca County Jail. The second longest continuously operating jail in Texas, showcases the evolution of jail technology. The dark second floor houses the medieval flat bar cells that were constructed in 1885. In the 1970’s, more modern cells were added to the first floor, although overcrowding meant prisoners were still being held in the old cells upstairs. Two historic and tragic floods filled the jail with eight feet of water, the first in 1940 and again in 1981.
In 2005, following completion of the new jail, the old county jail closed its doors and the building sat vacant until Roger Chambers of Rita, Inc. purchased the property in 2014. Mr. Chambers has a passion for historic buildings and owns several of them that he makes available for unique filming locations and small businesses.
South Texas Afterlife Researchers, a group of paranormalinvestigators, heard about the old jail and approached Mr. Chambers about conducting the first paranormal investigation of the property. The team quickly discovered that the jail was never truly empty.
Beginning with their first visit, mounting audio and video evidence convinced the team that this location was truly haunted. The banging of cell doors, ongoing distant conversations, shadows, whispers, laughter, and occasional physical contact were experiences all paranormal investigators long for,and they were plentiful within the walls of the old jail.
The group volunteered to undertake the cleanup process of the property and suggested to Mr. Chambers that sharing this extremely active location with other paranormal investigators would offer an opportunity to add to his restoration funds. Mr. Chambers plans to restore the original façade of the building and wants to share this incredible piece of Texas history with the community. For a limited time, the jail is being made available to private paranormal groups for overnight investigations.
John Danmier and Debra Fawcett, co-founders of South Texas Afterlife Researchers, S.T.A.R., agreed to host and manage investigations at the jail until major reconstruction begins. Reservation links for private investigations can be found on the Rita, Inc., website and the Haunted Old Lavaca County Jail Facebook page, along with more information and video clips of documented activity.
An inside look at the jail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLyzBUv_K-VNfeMTNaDsV_yW17MNMR02QV&v=5ITVP3NzXSk