Burlington County Prison Museum
The Burlington County Prison Museum is a national historic landmark located in the heart of historic Mount Holly , New Jersey . Designed by Robert Mills, one of America 's first native-born and trained architects, the Burlington County Prison was completed in 1811. As one of Mills' first independent architectural designs, the interior vaulted ceilings of poured concrete and brick and stone construction made the building virtually fireproof. Not only is the structure well suited to its purpose and virtually maintenance free, it also incorporates the philosophies of penal reform that were advocated during the period. In short, this structure was a fine example of innovative interior planning, fireproofing, heating and ventilation systems and the growing notion of social responsibility to rehabilitate criminals. In fact, it was so well constructed that it remained in constant use until 1965.
Paranormal activity recorded in this establishment began as early as the mid 1800s when an inmate by the name of Joel Clough who brutally stabbed his girlfriend to death with a knife, was sentenced to death following a escape which he was recaptured. During his final days he was confined to a death row cell known as the " dungeon ". Clough was hanged in 1833. Shortly after his death, Guards and inmates heard moaning and the sounds of rattling chains from the empty cell.They also claimed to see apparitions and items levitating in the cell. Also during the restoration of the building in 1999, workers reported strange events such as loud noises, voices, and quick temperature changes. Missing items would appear in rooms the workers never went into prior.
Investigation Date: August 7, 2009
Time: 8pm to 12am
Weather: Clear and Cool
Investigators Present: Dave, Sherry, Donna, Bob, and Kathy
Equipment Used: Digital Cameras, IR Cameras, Motion Cameras, EMF Detectors, Digital Recorders, Temperture Gauges, and Motion Detectors
Findings:Orb pictures, Personal experiences ( Investigator Dave felt a tug on the back of his shirt and at that time a picture was taken and orbs were present ) No evps were recorded.
See evidence below.
Orbs after feeling a tug on the back of shirt.
When walking downstairs directly under the womans wing I felt a tug on my shirt. This picture was snapped directly after I felt the tug. You can see two orbs by my left knee.