Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bed And Breakfast Caters To Spooky ‘Innmates’

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One historic bed and breakfast in Bardstown, Kentucky, let’s folks spend the night in jail.

The Jailer’s Inn was the local jail from 1819 to 1987, housing criminals like notorious bank robber John Dillinger, and was converted into a quaint B&B in 1988.

According to owner Paul McCoy, around 20 legal executions took place on the lawn of the old jail, which has made the building a hotbed for criminal ghost activity.

He says, “It’s common to hear voices, footsteps upstairs even though no one’s up there, and see flickering lights. Some guests have even seen a woman and two boys in one of the rooms.”

Guests are told the haunted B&B’s history over breakfast, but never before bed because some have been known to run out in the middle of the night in fear.

Those hoping for an authentic prison experience can do time in the Jail Cell room, which has most of the original furniture from its jailhouse days, and allows “innmates” to sleep on a prison cot.

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