Burlington Prison Museum - Mt. Holly, NJ
8:00 PM -12:00 AM
Cedar Run, NJ
M Class Flare
First Quarter- 48% Visible
Burlington City, founded in 1677, was the first settlement in Burlington County, the capital of the Province of West Jersey and the county seat until 1796. The first jail was located in the basement of the courthouse. This was replaced in 1767 by a separate stone structure used until 1811 when the Burlington County Prison in Mount Holly was completed and ready for use. When the county seat was moved to Mount Holly in 1796, the federal-style courthouse was newly completed the same year. It took another fifteen years, however, to purchase land for the prison site and have plans drawn up and approved by the freeholders.
Solidly built, this prison was in constant use until November 1965. Originally designed to house approximately 40 prisoners, the Burlington County Prison held over 100 inmates when they were moved to a converted armory that formerly stood behind the jail. Overcrowded conditions required yet another, larger prison which was erected in 1983, and is in current use.
The prison has been reported to be haunted for years, and has been investigated by many paranormal research groups over the years. It also appeared on an episode of the Syfy channel show Ghost Hunters.
The team had a lot of personal experiences during our investigation. We heard unexplained footsteps, doors slamming and dismbodied voices. We recorded an extremely high amount of EVP during this investigation. Due to the extreme amount of paranormal activity, the NJPR team plans to continue our investigation in the near future.
|The NJPR Team at the Burlington Prison Museum.||This is what happens to investigators who don't follow correct investigative procedures.|
|The gallows area showing the walkway behind it from the prison to the Warden's quarters.||Closer shot of the walkway to the Warden's quarters where footsteps were heard walking across the wood floor.|
|Jennifer records in EVP session in one of the cells.||An orb in the basement area.|
Note: Most researchers do not consider orb photos evidence of paranormal activity. Airborne particles such as dust, pollen and moisture can cause "false positives". While we agree that most "orbs" can be explained naturally, we have found in our research that a small percentage of "orbs" do seem to correlate to paranormal activity. Therefore, we will post orb photos that we feel may be significant, but we do not claim that they are evidence of paranormal activity.