The former military prison port of Liepaja (Latvia) for several years is a historical museum. However, in addition to its facilities offer guided tours and much more non-standard measures: the extreme night in solitary confinement, a prisoner lunch, etc. Almost all of the event — only for people with a strong mentality.
Riddle of the camera number 18
The building was built in 1900 and until 1917 served as a place serving a disciplinary military personnel. Then here planted sailors and officers of the tsarist army, then the German Wehrmacht deserters and enemies of Stalin's regime, and at the end of the Soviet military and the Latvian army.
In February of this year, within the walls of this prison museum conducted their research an international team of ghost hunters who shoot worldwide documentary series for the American sci-fi TV shows Ghost Hunters.
A few nights in a row they followed the testimony of the most sensitive equipment, capable to catch the slightest change in temperature background, motion, sound, electromagnetic waves, trying on the basis of the analysis of the data to determine the existence of ghosts in prison.
In addition, U.S. experts to thoroughly questioned people who have ever faced in prison with the paranormal.
Before leaving, they said that they were able to capture and document the appearance of ghosts in prison. However, the detail to know them a wider audience can only of the film, shot by hunters for ghosts.
But even without this Liepaja residents know what will be discussed in the film. Numerous eyewitnesses claim that the prison often see the so-called White lady. According to legend, in 1944, German soldiers during an identity check was detained and put in one of the chambers in prison a young man who was suspected of desertion. His fiancee found out about it and somehow infiltrated the prison, but on the spot revealed that the guy had already shot. Grief girl right here killed herself.
And since the camera number 18 where the poor girl committed suicide, is in prison, the most "bad place." Most often it is closed. They say that in Soviet times, once it was put on the night of one soldier — violators of military regulations. However, after twenty minutes, he began to knock on the metal door, begging to transfer him to another cell. The next morning, and it was transferred, but not in the chamber, and a psychiatric hospital. A few hours of the night "dialogue" with the White lady guy is just crazy.
"To this day, she is dressed in white, with a red slanting to the waist, haunting the prison casemates, making thus surprising and inexplicable acts, — says head of Liepaja Regional tourist information Monta Crufts. — Most of all she unscrews light bulbs and switches spoils discharges the mobile phone with a crash closes the heavy doors of prison cells. Almost all prison staff or met a White lady, or heard it or felt its presence. A lot of it can tell those who sat in the prison, as well as those who are being drafted into the Soviet army, guarding her. "
Guide prison museum Christer Crafts Latvian media said one of the mystical stories that happened to him personally. One day, waiting for the next group of tourists, he lit candles in the empty hallway. When the corner came a knock heels, not at first feared. But in that moment, when I realized that all colleagues are waiting in the courtyard, the heart of horror almost stopped. Struggling not to run, and not turning around, he walked to the stairs leading to the yard. Behind fractional knock someone's heels. Whose — and remains unknown.
Revenge of the banished the ghost
Ghosts usually appear where an act of violent death. It is not surprising, therefore, that it is in prison, where in the past, and in some places now, lead to executions, often occur supernatural phenomena.
In England, one of the most visited Haunted Prison is a former prison in the center of Derby, located at Friargeyt, 51. In the recent past, the building has been arranged a night club, but it was bought by local businessman and returned the house to its former "glory", keeping each chamber, including the infamous death row, where prisoners carved initials of accidents on a wooden door, and created a space museum.
Going down the stairs and went into the prison, the visitor finds himself in a recreation area in front of a huge fireplace where not as dangerous criminals allowed to stay at work. Turning right, a lover of thrills sees the camera, behind the doors of some of the people who spent their last days of physical life. The whole atmosphere is impregnated prison fears and sadness of the past.
Hence, from 1756 to 1828 were taken away hardened criminals to the backyard, where they were executed on the gallows, or worse, stretched in limbo or quartered on a special machine, which is now in the transition of prison. In the back of the room and kept the gallows on which those sentenced to death last breath gave out.
There are many documented reports of the appearance of ghosts in prison Derby, unexplained noises and strange smells and sensations. The researchers of the paranormal claim that the temperature inside the chamber begins to waver when there ghosts returned from executed prisoners.
In the old prison church Greyfeys Kirkyard in the same England from the XVII century haunted McKenzie lawyer. According to one version, according to the Doctor of Philosophy A. Burovsky, Mackenzie took the bribe and for that court decision was sentenced to be hanged. He was buried in the prison cemetery.
Prior to 2000, many of the tourists who visited Greyfeys Kirkyard, complained of strange phenomena. Someone felt a heavy looks, though no one was there. For someone touched his hand, when again there was no one there.
A teacher from Edinburgh Angela Hamilton, when she went into one of the chambers, some invisible immediately covered her mouth with his hand and did not give breath until she felt dizzy and fainted. Back in the present, and looking in the mirror, she found bruises on her cheek and neck.
A local clergyman spiritualists Colin Grant, who was invited to drive out of the prison ghost, put in one of the cells range from 12 candles and read long spells. A few hours later, appearing to journalists and the public, he said that forever banished the ghost of the church.
It seems that ever since he really was gone, but the very Colin Grant soon after the rite of exorcism, died of heart failure. It happened January 26, 2000. Before his death, the priest said that his illness blamed on the curse of the ghost, dissatisfied with their expulsion.
Meanwhile, local residents claim that a prison cemetery ghost McKenzie lawyer has not disappeared, and on moonlit nights he can often be seen there.
Gray woman appears before amnesty
Lack of old, covered with legends of prisons and the former Soviet Union, but, as opposed to foreign, most of "our" prison to this day remain in effect.
"So many of the ghost detention center in Almaty KNB has been long not only the sideltsy", but even supervisors insulator. "
Typically, the first in a dark corridor, there is one ghost. You can not see, only hear the shuffling of feet of someone and immediately becomes very cold. After that, at the end of the corridor there are the outlines of translucent shapes, heard the heavy sighs and groans heartbreaking.
At one point, witnesses say, ghosts scare prison staff to the extent that they ran out into the yard. In another case, even the committee members were shot from pesky ghosts.
"There is the assumption that the ghosts — the souls of the executed enemies of the people." They say that accidents were shot in the yard of the insulator near the wall that divides the territory CBN and Ministry of Internal Affairs. "
"In April 2008, the famous Georgian lawyer Lali Aptsiauri claimed in an interview with the newspaper Akhali Taoba" that ghosts have appeared in the building of the 8th prison, built on the site of the former psychiatric hospital in Gldani district of Tbilisi. "
"Prosecutors told me that recently they come to prison because of the groups appeared there ghosts — the lawyer said. — I was shown a filmed on a mobile phone video in which one of the rooms of the wall effect appears ghost of a woman. '"
Aptsiauri also stated that the prisoners and the staff of the prison seen a ghost woman with a child.
"The scholar of Russian prison life and folklore ES Efimova presents evidence of female prison inmates Mozhaiskaya (Moscow Region), believe in the gray (white) woman," which prevents prisoners about any important events. Consider also that it appears before the amnesty . "
"These stories of ghosts known and famous Butyrskaya. At Butyrka in old buildings have a camera — leads Efimova words of one of the prisoners — I do not remember her number, which … no! She entombed. Well, there is a tradition, associated with it, that there is a ghost, because in the time of Catherine in her, in general, a woman walled up. ""
In the spring of 1992 the newspaper "Moskovskaya Pravda" reported that the manual is not a lesser-known prison "Sailor's Silence" in December 1991, requested the assistance of the Museum of anomalous phenomena. Further in the article said:
"As we learned from informed sources, the reason for this unexpected collaborations were complaints of prisoners who were told that at night they clearly heard voices, and some have even seen some vague shapes.
The representative of the Museum of anomalous phenomena met with one of the leaders of the "Sailor's Silence". It turned out that an unknown creature even scratched the guard dog.
However, the job of anomalous phenomena has not brought results: they have not had the opportunity to chat with the prisoners, so, of course, require a special permit. "
In one of the Smolensk prison not long ago there was still a mystical story. As reported by the local media in the hands of law enforcement officials got hardened criminal named Ryaha. For sure it was known that Ryaha involved in the murder, but unwind it at least for some candor investigators failed.
Pre-trial detention came to an end and, apparently, had to let go of a recidivist. But on the morning of the last interrogation Ryaha came with a shaking head and pomertvevshim look. "I'll tell you everything!" — He said at the door and after a few minutes scribbling detailed confession.
What is inspired by the offender remorse? It turns out that the ghosts! That morning Ryaha woke up in the grinding chamber of the key in the door lock. A stranger called Ryahu guard in the hallway.
Recidivist long dark alleys were in prison, and then pushed into the cabinet. At the table in the room were three severe men in black suits. Without further ado, they Ryahe verdict was read, the end of which sounded: "Shoot. Sentence to enforce immediately. "
The poor guy in handcuffs same mysterious guard brought to the prison yard, where there was a firing squad, and several others like it have been sentenced. One after the other prisoners led up to the hole in the wall, the shots were fired. Ryahu was terrified. It was his turn. But here on the roof of the prison fell the first ray of the sun. "This — tomorrow!" — Heard Ryaha then firing squad vanished into thin air, and he did not remember how, once again in the chamber. As a result, the nerves of the recidivist gave way, and he decided to confess all.
"Yes, we exist"
In 2003, a team of British experts in the field of paranormal phenomena studied Old Melbourne Gaol, now been turned into a museum.
Professional ghost hunters surveyed the building with powerful microphones, infrared thermometers and electromagnetic field sensors, believing that in a place where at one time, 136 people were hanged, and can be observed anomalies.
According to parapsychologist Darren Don equipment recorded a series of paranormal effects. For example, was detected unusual electrical activity, and many members of the group said they heard voices. Don himself distinctly heard a woman calling to him for help.
Contact took place on June 21. In any case, the researchers raised the prison records and found out that it was on this day in 1865, Lucy R. inmate committed suicide. Her camera was in the same block where the hunters were on duty.
"Researchers have returned to Melbourne Gaol in a year, the anniversary of the death of Lucy. Again, the film recorded in the cell at night, the experts clearly heard a woman's voice. However, this time he did not call for help. Phantom of women said, Go away." "
In 2005, the Australian media again reminded of that prison. Edition Sunday Herald Sun reported that during the night tour just six tourists witnessed how something ghostly prison gallery crossed with a candle. In this case, the candle lit for some reason did not.
Another group of ghost hunters, we leave on this signal in place, photographed in prison strange orbs flying over the building.
Seen ghosts of former prisoners in U.S. jails. For example, from 1829 to 1971 through the walls of the now abandoned prison Philadelphia `s Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania was 75,000 prisoners, including the famous Al Capone. Now the cameras are empty, but when you come to them, according to eyewitnesses, the feeling that there's someone there.
"Paranormal Investigator Laura Hladik sure that prison overrun by ghosts. A mechanic working here Gary Johnson even saw one of them and felt his icy breath. Moreover, the ghost a few minutes to talk with Johnson and ended the conversation with the words: Yes, we exist." "
In the former prison in Mansfield for several years organized special tours for the curious who dream of their own eyes to see the real ghost. May 9, 2008 one of the "lucky ones" still managed to take a picture of a ghost face looking out of the window to a prison cell. This image can be seen today on the Internet.
You can find the ghosts in the old Texas Prison Walls-Unit, located in Huntsville, where, basically, kept sentenced to death, looters, rapists, robbers.
Play tricks ghosts were here in the beginning of XX century: the old guards told us that at night noticed how from camera to camera flashed one or the other ghostly figure. There were frequent cases where the prisoner, who saw the charred ghost of the recently executed in the electric chair offender in the next cell, the guards carried away unconscious in the prison hospital, where he is not in any desire to go back to the camera.
"During the Second World War and immediately after it began to appear the ghosts of those executed in the Walls Unit, much more often — Kevin Hichkliff admitted to journalists working in a prison officer for public relations. — In connection with this, there was a few years ago, my office.
On this matter proznali in state government, and someone decided that "this performance," as he put it, you can make good money. So we now have to start up in the prison visitors, send us a list of which top. All of them, of course, pass a medical check and give a subscription that impose the measure of responsibility for themselves, even if their adventure will end in death. "
On the "lethal outcome" of extreme adventure lovers warn is not wasted. Such cases are, unfortunately, happened. Take, for example, the ghost of Bloody Bill sponges. A nickname is worth something! Bill "worked", mainly on farms: recognize, in which families are no men, and robbed the women and children. There is always cut their throats, not sparing anyone. Did not spare him and justice: it is in Walls Unit, was executed this serial maniac.
Another permanent inhabitant of the Texas prison — a ghost who was executed here by James Sutton. You can learn it on the machine, "Thompson" in the hands, with which he robbed banks in his lifetime. Do not part with his arms Sutton and after death. Eyewitnesses claim that the ghost always appears suddenly. Pointing the muzzle of the man with a devilish grin, he pulls the trigger.
Sounds of shots while not audible, but always appears on the wall for a minute or two terrible inscription: "Soon all of you will die! I'm waiting for you in hell! "
According to the newspaper "Anomalous News"