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Squirrel Cage Jail, Daviess County Sheriff's Office Visit 3

Location Information

Date:14th October, 2016     Type:Museum

Location Title:Squirrel Cage Jail, Daviess County Sheriff's Office Visit 3     City/State:Gallatin, MO

Investigation Times:09:00 PM - 1:00 AM     Status:Analysis


Weather Information

Sunrise:07:27 AM   Sunset:06:40 PM

High Temperature:70 °F   Low Temperature:46 °F

Sky Condition:Overcast   Wind:SSE at 5 mph

Humidity:89%   Precipitation:0.00in

Lunar Phase:Full   % disk visible:100%

Solar X-Rays:Active   Geomagnetic Field:Storm

Pressure:30.10 mmHg  


Investigators Present

Becky Ray

Angela Hodge

Lisa Sperry


Location History


The Squirrel Cage Jail is located a couple blocks just west of the courthouse in Gallatin, MO. It was built in 1889. It is one of the three remaining rotating jails in the United States. One is located in Council Bluffs, Iowa and the other in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Upon entering the jail, you will find the Sheriff's living quarters. This is the only jail to have the Sheriff's living quarters attached. The first part of the jail that can be entered is the jail kitchen. The Sheriff's wife would cook for the inmates, as well as her family. The original hand crank is still in place, as well as the "grub hole" which is where the inmates' food was put through. The inside of the jail is very unique. The door still opens to let the prisoners in and out of, however, it does not turn anymore. One side of the jail is still intact with the bars still up and the other side is open to where you can see and go into the actual jail cells. The walls are covered with graffiti from past inmates.
A donation to the Jail is greatly appreciated!!!
For a tour of the jail please contact Trudi Burton @660-663-7342.


Investigators Notes


Becky Ray: This started off as a normal investigation. After spending some time in the former kitchen area unpacking equipment and setting up cameras we moved to one of the front rooms. While in there we all felt as if we weren't alone on the property and began an EVP session. During this session, I asked if whoever could hear us would stomp their feet or move a curtain. Nothing happened in our location, however, when Lisa excused herself and went back to the former kitchen area she discovered that a very heavy velour double curtain was moving. We all watched as this curtain would move as if someone was on the other side. We checked for drafts, we looked around for any source of air to move the curtain but found none. 


Previous Investigations at this Location


Squirrel Cage Jail, Daviess County Sheriff's Office - Visit 2

Squirrel Cage Jail, Daviess County Sheriff's Office - Visit 1

EVPS to be Uploaded Soon
No VIDEOS for this Investigation at this time
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