Amelia Island – Haunted North America
The Old Jail (Amelia Island Museum Of History)
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Chance of Paranormal Activity – 25%
Status – Former Jail, Museum
Investigation Ease - Moderate
Luc Simone Aury (the bastard son of a pirate) was captured and sentenced to execution here, his crimes included rape, murder and robbery. Before his execution he managed to slit his own throat but a surgeon got the wound sewn up long enough for Aury to be hung. When the gallows were sprung the pressure from the noose nearly decapitated the prisoner spraying blood all over the spectators.
The building is now used as the Amelia Island Museum of History.
Legends and Paranormal Activity
The apparition of Luc Aury is occasionally seen at the site of the old gallows the horrible wound on his throat still gaping wide.
Address: 233 South Third Street
Phone Number: (904) 263-7378