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Reader Submission: Wandering Spirits

For 80 years, the Wyoming Frontier Prison housed some of the state’s most notorious criminals, including a woman who poisoned her father’s pie and a train robber known as the gentleman bandit. Hundreds of inmates died at the old prison in Rawlins, and rumor has it many of them are still around.

Paranormal activity at the former jail includes strange lights, disembodied voices, and shadowy figures. The Ghost Adventures crew explored the site in 2013 and encountered everything from mysterious balls of light to an apparition in an old cell block.

However, it seems the spookiness isn’t limited to the jail itself. I received the following story from a woman who encountered dark forces in a home nearby.

“I read your entry on the Wyoming Territorial Prison in Rawlins and wanted to add that the whole neighborhood around the prison experiences a lot of strange, seemingly paranormal happenings. My sister lives about a block and half from the prison and her family and many neighbors report strange events.

I have never been a believer in the paranormal (more of an entertained skeptic) until I stayed at her house for a couple of months to help out when she had health problems. In the time that I was there, I heard banging on the outside walls and windows (no one and nothing in sight when I went looking) and footsteps in other rooms and on the stairs (I could clearly see the area and there was no one there). My niece also held conversations with the ‘girl in the white dress.’ One time, I got stuck behind a locked door that wouldn’t open no matter what I tried, but opened 30 minutes later with no problem. I also felt terrible fear and paranoia from a harmless-seeming basement laundry room, heard whistling when no one was there, felt a hand touch my back when no one was in the house, and saw shadow figures.

The house was beautiful house, but creepy! I have no explanation, but I know that I experienced these things for myself.”

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by cnkguy
Reader Submission: Wandering Spirits

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