Ghost of the Allegheny County Jail

436 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, United States


How would you like to be in a jail that was also a haunted house? In 1907, prisoners in one section of the Allegheny County Jail pleaded to be moved to another area of the facility. It seemed that the ghost of a former cellmate, W.A. Culp, still could not escape and was harassing and terrifying the men. Culp committed suicide in the prison, and it seems that he wasn’t happy to find out that he still was trapped within its walls! The frightened former cellmates were granted their request.

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