The haunted Frontier Prison in Rawlings, Wyoming is considered to be one of the haunted
prisons in the United States that draws the most attention from paranormal researchers,
ghost hunters, and every day people who are seeking a little adventure.
also goes by the name of “The Old Pen”. It is believed that this prison was first put in use
around the beginning of the 1900’s. In the early part of the 1980’s, this prison was
officially closed and would not be used again for the purpose and intent of housing
convicted criminals. Here, you will catch a glimpse of the haunted Frontier Prison in
The current state of this prison is that it is a famous tourist attraction. Due to
the history that this structure offers, it is rather appealing to many individuals. This is
especially true of those individuals who elect to conduct paranormal research and/or ghost
hunting activities. You see, the Frontier Prison is said to be a haunted prison. This draws
the attention of those who seek to find life’s answers through the doors of death. This is
why many elect to rent space at this prison for Halloween and fall festivities as well as
touring for ghosts. The following details some of the haunts that have been associated with
the Frontier Prison:
1. Many individuals who serve as employees to this particular museum have stated that
they have seen apparitions firsthand in various locations in the structure. It is not known
what type of hauntings these are. Some of the witnesses have said that the spirit does not
seem to be aware of their presence, which indicates a potential residual haunting. Then,
there are reported cases in which the spirit was aware of them and attempted to interact
with them. If this is the case, it would indicate that these are intelligent hauntings.
Seeing that there seems to be no mischief or major problems, these spirits do not seem to
fit the description of a demonic haunting or a poltergeist.
2. Many visitors and employees alike have stated that certain areas of the Frontier
Prison seem to be relatively intense emotionally. When they stumble upon these areas, it
feels like it was a hostile environment and they experience an immense fear.
3. There are several areas of the Frontier Prison that seem to have a lot of paranormal
activity, like sounds and voices – sometimes, even gruesome and terrifying wails. These
areas include that of the showers, the area where prisoners were once held, the Chapel,
various cells, and death row.
500 W. Walnut St.
Rawlins WY 82301
phone: (307) 324-4422