Bibb County Jail

November 14, 2009 | 7:00pm - 2:00am

Centreville, Alabama




The old Bibb County Jail in Centreville is an ailing landmark looking for a cure. After the county constructed a new facility, the old jail was abandoned and without a new tenant. Storm damage, deferred maintenance and neglect have taken a great toll on the building. Demolition was considered but the old jail was spared when demolition bids came in too high.Mississippi architect, A.S. Hull, designed the old Bibb County Jail in 1910. Embellished with ornate architectural elements, the old jail visually compliments the nearby courthouse, a grand Renaissance Revival building also designed by Hull.The “Better Hometown Group”, a city coalition, is trying to purchase the old jail in hopes of turning it into a county museum. However, the city is willing to consider other plans that may adapt the building to a new use.


The Old Bibb County Jail

Built in 1910, the old jail has many stories to tell. It is a strong, sound building now owned by the Better Home Town Group.


The Rock Building

This building was built with native stone during the WPA era. On July 13, 1938, the Commissioners Court of Bibb County purchased a tract of land at a cost of $3,500 and erected this building at a cost of $38,500. This beautiful building was renovated in 1978. Currently the Rock Building houses the Bibb County Board of Education, the Bibb County Commission, and the Emergency Management Agency.




Reports of Paranormal activity include smell, full apparitions, and unexplained noises, being watched, like an unseen presence has been patrolling the halls.




Digital cameras, Digital Voice Recorders, Sony Handycams with the Nightshot feature, EMF Meter, Infrared Digital Temperature Scanner, K2 meter, Extech Humidity and Temperature USB Datalogger RHT10, Zoom H2 Recorder, Mel-Meter, 4 IR Camera DVR System





Taken with Extech Humidity and Temperature USB Datalogger RHT10






















Taken with digital cameras



Taken with deep infrared digital cameras

Building E.M.F. Assessment


During the night we had many interesting EMF detections, with several spikes.


EVP Report


Zoom H2 was set up on the Second floor in the Large Room area from 8:10 pm to 9:20 pm of the investigation. No EVP were noted for the first hour of recording. The H2 was moved and setup in the Hanging Room on the Third Floor from 10:20 pm to 11:00 pm, posible EVP were recorder during the last hour in the Hanging room.


Temperature Data Logger Report


The data logger was set up on the First Floor in the Drunk Tank. No significant temperature drops or spikes were noted.