Ghosts, goblins, clowns and other spooky creatures of the “kid” kind converged on the haunted old jail in Jasper last Friday and Saturday night to usher in the season of Halloween. If you missed out on all the creepy crawly fun, not to worry...the old jail will be open again this Friday, Oct. 31. As the welcome sign says, “Come in if you dare...At your own risk...Warning: You may not make it out alive.”

The haunted old jail, a.k.a. the Hamilton County Historical Museum, is located at 501 1st Ave. NE, just beyond the Hamilton County Courthouse in Jasper. This Friday’s haunted house event begins at dark and runs until the last ghostly creature leaves the building.

Not for the faint-hearted, the tour through the narrow hallways and dark stairwells, as you run into gory creatures and roaming ghosts while viewing haunting scenes inside the jail cells, might just creep you out, but it is all in fun...good, clean fun, and the kids had a blast just showing off their costumes.

Last week, West Palm Beach gothic and mystery writer Cynthia Morrison was seated on the jailhouse porch, appropriately dressed in a black witchy outfit, as she promoted her latest book, “The Passion of Poe”.

Morrison is a member of the Horror Writers Association and is also a stage combat director and award winning playwright. She plans to include the old Hamilton County Jail in her upcoming book about historic confinement.

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