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OLDE GAOL MUSEUM - Local Landmarks
Lindsay, ON
Date: July 11th, 2015
Time: 7:00PM - 2:00AM
Investigators: Paul, Shane, Ben, Brad and Rob


History

Bowmanville Museum
The Lindsay Olde Gaol Museum, was formerly an 1860's-era County Jail until it finally closed in 2003, when its last 86 inmates were transferred to more modern facilities. Former cells have now been given over to display space and galleries that tell the story of the Kawartha Lakes.

The yard is the former site of the gallows and is still apparently occupied by three unmarked graves.



Reported Activity

Multiple presences have been reported in the basement with voices calling out names, touching of staff as well as voices have been heard on the second floor, and in the third floor cell blocks voices have also been heard.



Areas of Interest

The main areas of interest are the upper 2 floors, as well as the basement.



Investigation Report

1) Introduction

Upon arrival, the team was given a tour and baseline readings were taken. Base camp was established and the DVR system was set up. EVP sessions were then conducted in all rooms on all floors throughout the night.

Solo vigils were held throughout the night in various locations, and EVP sessions were conducted in the yard.

2) Personal Experiences

Both Shane and Paul felt uneasy in the cells that held the World War exhibits. Both Rob and Paul were touched repeatedly in one of the 3rd floor hallways. What sounded like a female voice was heard on the second floor just outside of the old Wardens area. Multiple occurrences of footsteps were heard throughout the night on all floors. What sounded like a guards whistle was heard at different times as well as what sounded like a cell door closing.

3) Evidence Collected

Collected EVP's
EVP01 - Snap Sound
EVP02 - Whisper | Whisper - Enhanced
EVP03 - Female Voice? | Female Voice? - Enhanced
EVP04 - Footsteps | Footsteps - Enhanced
EVP05 - Whistle | Whistle - Enhanced
EVP06 - Whistle 2 | Whistle 2 - Enhanced

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