Unsolved Mysteries of the World
Haunted Napier Prison, New Zealand
If walls could talk what would they say? In Napier, New Zealand there is a stone building that seems to speak volumes. From the disembodied voices of orphaned children, to those of the wildly insane to famous serial killers Napier, New Zealand is home to one of the most haunted spots in New Zealand.
This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World, Season 5 Episode 3, Haunted Napier Prison, New Zealand.
Napier Prison was constructed in 1862 upon a large hill overlooking the town of Napier on the northern island. It was in operation since then and decommissioned in 1993 where today it stands as a historical landmark offering tours into its dark past.
Napier Prison held both male and female inmates which worked in the early years in a nearby quarry, extracting and building the very walls they would be confined too. Conditions in the prison were fair for the time, but as with all prisons saw a lot of violence and desperate men and woman. Suicides were not uncommon and fights and murders between prisoners were commonplace.
In 2002, after the prison was decommissioned and abandoned for nearly 10 years, an entrepreneur opened it as a backpackers hostel – offering cheap rooms in a very unique environment. That is when the stories of hauntings began and within years the hostel had all but closed its doors.
One backpacker claims that while asleep in one of the cells a wispy dark figure held a hand over her mouth and threatened to slice her throat. Others saw shadow figures, heard ghostly whispers and footsteps all over the prison.
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