Amelia Island – Haunted North America

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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.


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Contact Information

Address: 233 South Third Street

Phone Number: (904) 263-7378