Urban explorer filmed creepy abandoned prison where human bones were found

Urban explorer filmed creepy abandoned prison where human bones were found

Strange but true


A man filmed himself exploring an abandoned prison – and what he discovered chilled him to the bone.

Dave, a Canadian urban explorer and photographer who uses Freaktography online, recently ventured into Windsor Prison in Ontario, Canada, Jam Press reported.

The prison, which housed criminals as well as political prisoners, closed its doors in 2014.

An archaeological find at the prison after it closed revealed the skeletal remains of a former inmate. In 2015, the bones of a man’s knee, heel and feet were found in the southwest corner of the courtyard, which had previously been a grave.

Although not confirmed, the remains are believed to be those of Peter Beyak, who was hanged in 1933 for the murder of Jessie Nehbereski, the Windsor Star reported in 2015. Beyak’s hanging was one of three that ever took place at the prison.

Dave’s video toured the grounds of the abandoned site and gave viewers some of its history.

“This forgotten relic was built in 1925 and served as a penitentiary,” he said.

“Going through the doors, you climbed some stairs and entered the processing room. The cells had plexiglass over them, as well as bars. The cells looked terrible, there was no privacy and there was no electricity at all, so it was very dark,” he explained.

Windsor Prison closed in 2014. Jam Press/Freaktography
Dave, an urban explorer who works with Freaktography, recently filmed himself touring the prison. Jam Press/Freaktography
The prison housed prisoners and even political prisoners. Jam Press/Freaktography

The 35,000-square-foot jail was surrounded by ominous 20-foot concrete walls and built with gallows in the third-floor hallway, The Windsor Star reported. The trap door to the prison was closed after Canada outlawed the death penalty in 1976.

After its closure, the prison “underwent a transformation, both physically and in purpose,” Dave explained on his website.

After the prison was closed, the Department of Community Safety and Correctional Services tore the locks off the prison cells, making it an ideal place for Dave and other city explorers to hide out, the Sun reported. The run-down prison has also been vandalized several times.

The prison has been vandalized with graffiti since it closed. Jam Press/Freaktography
Archaeologists found human remains in the prison in 2015. Jam Press/Freaktography
Dave talked about the history of the prison as he showed people around the abandoned grounds. Jam Press/Freaktography

In addition to his Freaktography website, Dave has 24,000 followers on his Freaktography Instagram page and over 88,000 subscribers on YouTube. He posted a video of himself exploring the prison on all of his channels and his fans couldn’t help but comment.

“Interesting exploration, Dave. These cells are tiny. The double door cell could have been a solitary cell. Kinda creepy with all the loud creaking doors. Be an interesting place at night,” said one YouTube commenter.

“You could make a horror movie in this tunnel,” added another.

The creepy prison is 35,000 square feet. Jam Press/Freaktography

“It was a very nice exploration. I’m surprised you didn’t get lost in there,” said a third.

The Post has reached out to Freaktography for comment.




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