Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror Opens on October 2
First-ever Haunted House at the Licking County Historic Jail Showcases the Building’s History and Mystery
NEWARK, OHIO, September 9, 2015 – Already shrouded in mystery from its 126-year history, this October brings even more thrills and scares to the Licking County Historic Jail during Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror, the first haunted house held at the historic building.
Operating October 2 – 31 on Fridays and Saturdays (7:30 p.m. to midnight) and Sundays (6 to 10 p.m.), Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror will provide frights and fun for the entire family with some of the haunted house industry’s top scares. General admission tickets are $15 with fast pass tickets available for $25.
Built in 1889, the Licking County Historic Jail housed hundreds of inmates throughout the years, including those found guilty of gruesome and heinous murders. A particularly dark time in the jail’s history involved Carl Etherington, a Dry-Agent Detective held for protection from a mob of people who were angry over his actions to make the county alcohol free. The crowd ambushed the jail, dragged Etherington out to the street, beat him to death, and then lynched him from a telegraph pole.
Long closed as a jail, the building has been the subject of many paranormal investigations and was featured on The Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. These examinations confirmed the jail to be a truly haunted location with the spirits of the building’s inmates still confined within the walls, including the ghost of Carl Etherington.
Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror brings visitors face to face with the sometimes brutal history of the Licking County Historic Jail, one terror at a time. The event also provides attendees the opportunity to preserve the jail’s history, with proceeds supporting the restoration for this significant and historic building.
For more information about Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror, visit http://wwww.jailofterror.com or call 740-345-JAIL.
The first-ever haunted house at the Licking County Historic Jail, Nightmare in Newark at the Jail of Terror will be held Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, October 2 –31, 2015. As a building already surrounded by mystery and reports of paranormal activity, the historic jail and its gothic architecture serve as the perfect backdrop for a Halloween scare. Tickets are $15 or $25 for Fast Pass. More information will be available at http://jailofterror.com.
About the Licking County Historic Jail
Opened in 1889, the Licking County Historic Jail is a pillar of Licking County and Newark, Ohio’s history. The jail holds many stories including those of justice (and injustice), fond family memories of staff members who lived in and managed the jail, and hauntings and paranormal activity reported on the property. The Licking County Governmental Preservation Society (LCGPS) oversees the jail and its restoration – so the stories of this historic and monumental building can continue to be told. For more information, visit http://lcjail.org.