Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures Goes Inside Missouri State Penitentiary Tonight (VIDEOS)

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Missouri is getting some love from the Travel Channel tonight -- for once being home to "America's bloodiest 47 acres."

That was the label Time Magazine apparently gave to the the Missouri State Penitentiary in 1967 and is one of many reasons why it's a perfect subject for Ghost Adventures, the show that investigates "the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world." Like Jefferson City! Which we say is still pretty haunted today!

Tonight, the show is airing the segment that the three hosts -- Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin -- filmed here in Missouri earlier this year about the "infamous cellblocks" of the penitentiary.

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As the channel says, "The prison was founded in 1836, but it wasn't long before it became known for its bloodshed and violence."

The crew apparently reenacts a 1954 prison riot and double-execution conducted at the prison. They also go inside the gas chamber. The penitentiary has been closed for almost ten years and was, as the Associated Press notes, the oldest continually operating prison west of the Mississippi River.

The show airs 8 p.m. CDT tonight on the Travel Channel.

But why wait until then! Watch these fun clips here via and get an additional sneak peek with these publicity photos from the crew's time in Jefferson City.

Super-Charged Violence
Zak tours an old cell at the Missouri prison where a brutal murder took place.

Apparitions With Attitude
Zak speaks to ex-employees of the Missouri State Penitentiary.

These People Died Right Here
Go inside the gas chamber at the Missouri prison where 40 men lost their lives.

What is Actually in There?
Aaron ventures into the dark dungeon of the Missouri State Penitentiary.

Continue for more videos and photos.

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dalediversity topcommenter

How can you make a show about finding ghosts when we know there is no such thing? Must be a boring show. 

Randi Juarez
Randi Juarez

Rodney Lincoln has been sitting in a jail cell for over 30 years, waiting for a chance to prove he is innocent of the crime that put him there. His chance comes this Thursday, September 12th, where he will present new DNA evidence proving he did not commit this crime. I sincerely hope you will cover this hearing. I believe strongly in his innocence, as does the Midwest Innocence Project who has been fighting for his freedom since 2005. You can read more about his case at:

Matthew Ingmire
Matthew Ingmire

2nd the hate of ghost adventures. they remind me of Scooby and the mystery Inc.

Philip Rock
Philip Rock

hate ghost adventures. they make so much crap up. why couldn't we have a more reputable group come and explore it in stead of a bunch of bros with good editing software?

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Making money off of people's ignorance.


Grown-ass adults investigating "ghosts"... Sweet eye-rolling Jesus.

dalediversity topcommenter

@Randi Juarez Don't do the crime if you can't do the time

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