Hoy Ruben Alonso visita el Old Melbourne Gaol, un museo y antigua prisión situada Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Consta de un edificio de piedra azul y patio, y está situada junto a los antiguos edificios de la ciudad de la Policía y los Tribunales de la Ciudad.
Se empezó a construir en el año 1839, y durante su funcionamiento como prisión, entre 1842 y 1929, se encerraron y ejecutaron algunos de los criminales más famosos de Australia, incluyendo bandolero Ned Kelly y asesino en serie Frederick Bailey Deeming.
En total, 133 personas fueron ejecutadas en la horca. A pesar de que se utilizó brevemente durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, que dejó de operar formalmente como prisión en 1924; con partes de la cárcel se han incorporado a la Universidad RMIT y el resto de convertirse en un museo.
Today Ruben Alonso visits The Old Melbourne Gaol, a museum and former prison located Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It consists of a bluestone building and courtyard, and is located next to the old City Police Watch House and City Courts buildings.
It was first constructed starting in 1839, and during its operation as a prison between 1842 and 1929, it held and executed some of Australia’s most notorious criminals, including bushranger Ned Kelly and serial killer Frederick Bailey Deeming.
In total, 133 people were executed by hanging. Though it was used briefly during World War II, it formally ceased operating as a prison in 1924; with parts of the gaol being incorporated into the RMIT University, and the rest becoming a museum.
The museum is considered haunted by paranormal enthusiasts, including British parapsychologist Darren Done. Done spent a night at the gaol in 2003, and claimed that he heard unexplained voices, and detected evidence of an electrical interference to suggest paranormal activity. He has since undertaken more research at the gaol, and in 2005, he claimed to have recorded a ghostly figure with a grotesque visage standing in a doorway at the gaol. Theories suggest that the voice of a woman, claimed to have been heard, might belong to Elizabeth Scott (the first woman hung at the gaol). Notably, none of the reported hauntings are related to that of Ned Kelly. Local enthusiast group GhostSeekers Australia conducts monthly tours to gather data and statistics for paranormal activity; making use of various monitoring equipment.