Is Knox’s Old Jail haunted, scary?

From: Legends and Lore of Illinois (Rockford, IL)

Which of these two locations do you think is the scariest? … The Excalibur Club in River North, Chicago versus Knox College in Galesburg. The Excalibur Club has had a long and colorful history. Built in 1892 by the Chicago Historical Society, since 1931 it has been home to the Loyal Order of the Moose, [and] a nightclub called the Limelight… When the Limelight opened, its staff almost immediately noticed unusual activity, especially on the third floor… On one visit, Scott Markus (author of Voices from the Chicago Grave) claimed to hear keys rattling…

Steeped in history, Knox College is a private liberal arts school that was founded by abolitionists in 1837… In 1874, Knox County built a brand new, red brick jail across the street from the college. A few years ago, Knox College purchased the jail and it is now home to the Center for Global Studies… The basement of the former jail at Knox College is reportedly haunted by a number of tortured spirits from the past… Read more…