I take a lot of photos of old historic buildings from around the state. I especially like the ornate victorian ara building with elaborate stonework and hand-carved woodwork. The old Mecosta Jail was built in 1893 and is the oldest public structure in the city of Big Rapids.
It’s interesting the strange things I find out about some of the places I visit in the state. I took a pic of this old building because I thought it was interesting. I did not imagine I would find out how it as a dark entity inside that haunts the old jail. I was doing a little research on the building and I came across a video with the president of the Big Rapids Historic Preservation Society.
The old jail had a tunnel that extended to the courthouse to transport prisoners to arraignments and court hearings. It comes out into an old stone basement and I can only imagine what it must have been like for prisoners back in the day to be taken in handcuffs and chains down that old dark tunnel. Afterward, being taken back to a confined cell with large flat iron bars and thick solid steel doors. I am not sure if it is haunted, but it is a spooky place.
Here is the video I came across describing some of the strange things that happen in the old building. you can watch it on Youtube HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOH_SVMTgqc
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