Old Licking County Jail Ghost Hunt Newark, OH

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Old Licking County Jail Ghost Hunt - Old Licking County Jail Ghost Hunt


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How long? 7.5 hours

Where? Newark, OH

When? Event starts at 8:30pm and finishes at 4:00am.

The #1 Most Terrifying Haunted Jail in Ohio.

The harrowing and dark history of Old Licking County Jail has drawn in several paranormal programs such as Ghost Adventures, Resident Undead and the Paranormal Film, "God Don't Make the Laws."

Experienced investigators and guests have captured full blown apparitions, recorded ghastly EVPs that chill to the bone, encountered disembodied voices, chanting and the slamming of jail cell doors. The horror that was encountered, endured and experienced by many former inmates and Sheriffs has left a residual energy that lurks in the corridors awaiting the living to share their stories.

Through renovations of the Old Licking County Jail there have been areas that have been locked off, many guests have heard cries for help coming from places that no longer exist. Will you be the one to answer their pleas?

The former inmates have been known to be very "hands-on." Guests and visitors have been touched and pushed as the spirits try desperately to gain their attention.

The darkest, most active and frightening area of Old Licking County Jail is the dungeon. Many guests have left fleeing and refusing to continue after spending time beneath the jail.

The spirits that are lurking in the shadows are waiting for you. The secrets that have been harbored within the walls of Old Licking County Jail since 1889 are ready to be revealed. Wherever you venture in your Free Time be prepared to discover the unexpected!

What's included?
  • History tour
  • Group vigils
  • Lone vigils
  • Overnight ghost hunt
  • Use of equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF readers
  • Free time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils
  • Unlimited Refreshments, including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bottled water and soda


The Old Licking County Jail has had far more than its fair share of horror since its opening in 1889. Within the walls of this fortress there have been many deaths including at least 4 Sheriffs and 14 Inmates.

Many infamous murderers have called the Old Licking County Jail home. This list of dangerous inmates includes "The Hand Saw Slayer," a sweet 72-year-old lady who killed, dismembered and baked her husband. There is also "The 22 Caliber Serial Killers," a pair of brothers who shot and killed 10 people in cold blood. And let's not forget the "The Proposal Day Murder," who apparently couldn't take "yes" for an answer, slaying his fiancé the very same day he proposed.

Another harrowing and blood thirsty death that took place at Old Licking County Jail was the murder and lynching of Carl Etherington, a Dry-Agent Detective. Etherington was being held at the jail for his own protection but the walls were designed to keep inmates in, not an angry mob of thousands out! The mob rammed through the North Entrance of the jail, stormed to the second floor cell block where Etherington was being held and beat him to death with a sledge hammer.

The mob dragged him from the jail and up to the Southeast side of the Town Square where they lynched him to a telegraph pole. It is said that nearly 5,000 people including women and children all came to take a peek at the hanging agent. A ghastly family outing indeed.


Event starts at 8:30pm and finishes at 4:00am.

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