New York October 18, 2017
A Tour Of This Haunted Jail In New York Is Not For The Faint Of Heart
If you were beginning to feel like a Master of Terror because you’ve started to conquer all the local haunted houses in your area with a breeze, we’ve got a way for you to step things up a notch. Not far off from Highway 31 in Wayne County, there’s an eerie attraction that’s offering quite a few different events over the next upcoming Halloween weeks. Giving you a tour that you’ll never forget, keep reading to find out why this small town haunted jail is a place that will chill you to your core.
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Almost exactly in between Auburn and Rochester, the Museum of Wayne County History was once the Wayne County Jail and Sheriff's Residence.
During the years of 1856 and 1960, the building operated as the Wayne County Jail. The jail was made up for 24 cells, with the historic building having it's fair share of history involving violence and death.
The museum today showcases things like the weapons of criminals that were once kept here, depicting the violent crimes and history behind the unsettling items.
A relatively large amount of people died during the years that this building operated as the Wayne County Jail and Sheriff's Residence. Not only did the Sheriff's family itself have it's own history of hard times and death, some inmates never would make it out of this jail alive either.
One famous item that you can find on display at the museum today is that of Rose Alloco. Reportedly the Italian immigrant moved to Wayne County in the 1900s and eventually murdered her daughter's father-in-law after finding out that he had been molesting her. Alloco stabbed the man until he existed no more, resulting in her arrest in 1931 where she would be held in Wayne County Jail. While Alloco was quite quickly convicted and sentenced to 13 years at Auburn Correctional, her knife remains to this day at what was once the Wayne Count Jail.
One of the most famous ghosts that you'll hear locals talk about though is the only person to ever be hanged in Wayne County Jail, William Fee.
The story of William Fee goes, that in the year of 1859 he was arrested for the murder of a Jane Doe that was found just outside of Clyde, New York. While Fee would always claim his innocence, he was was found guilty and sentenced to hang. Because of how upsetting the death of a young woman was on the area, roughly 2,000 people showed up to the jail for his execution. Today, Fee is one of the most talked about spirits of the jail.
If you're wondering how you can have a run in with the ghosts of Wayne County Jail, let's look at your options.
Up first, you'll want to know about the Haunted History Ghost Walks. This haunted walk is
so chilling that you're required to sign a waiver beforehand that says you're walking this tour at your own risk! The spooky walks are offered at 7PM on both October 21st and the 28th. The walk leaves from the Wayne County Courthouse, giving you the chance to hear local ghost stories, learn about the town's creepy history, find out more about haunted architecture in the area and so much more. The cost of this tour is $10 dollars for adults and $7 dollars for children!
Next, on October 20th and 21st you could experience the Haunted Jail and Cellblock Terror that's offered! From 6PM to 9PM, this tour is better for the entire family and all different ages of visitors. At just $6 dollars per person, you can learn more about the jail's haunting history with this tour.
So, are you going to have the guts to take one of Wayne County's haunted tours through it's old jail house?
And did we almost forget to mention that there's on more tour you're absolutely not going to want to miss out on experiencing this October? Wayne County offers The Real Haunt, the big bang of events for the month that happens this year on October 28th from 8PM to 10:30PM. Those who buy tickets in advance will get to come to the hair-raising jail where they can find spirit investigators on every floor of the building with equipment and even some psychics that you can talk to! A true ghost hunting experience.
To buy your tickets in advance and to find out more about this haunting tours,
click here. How to get here:
21 Butternut Street Lyons, NY 14489
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