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Ridgeway Witch Prison Tower

Located in: Fort Erie
Location #5955

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Location Owner:ground state
Creation Date: 12/10/2012
Last Updated: 11/18/2019


Every small town has its urban legends - most just get laughed off half-heartedly. But every once in a while, in between chuckles, the eyes of those who remember the truth will nervously meet and unconscious understanding will pass from one person to another: some secrets must be kept.

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April 2019
Ridgeway Witch Prison Tower
Created on:11/18/2019
Created by: Ms.Gatekeeper
2 photos
Vandals at Work
Ridgeway Witch Prison Tower
Created on:5/4/2016
Created by: silohunter
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visit aug 2013
Ridgeway Witch Prison Tower
Created on:8/7/2013
Created by: czois
8 photos
Nighttime Silo Visit
Ridgeway Witch Prison Tower
Created on:12/16/2012
Created by: axf905
19 photos
A Horror Yarn
Ridgeway Witch Prison Tower
Created on:12/10/2012
Created by: ground state
22 photos


Status: Abandoned
Category: Correctional


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Ms.Gatekeeper says:
11/18/2019 1:27:57 PM

Wow. This blew my mind. I spent as many days as I could on this property when I was a teenager in the early 80's -- when this legend is said to have occurred. So of course when I saw this page, and three others including a video, I had to go check it out personally. We went just 4 months after the video was taken. So what we found had been done, had just happened. The paint was fresh.
I've just uploaded the pictures I took.

Fort Erie Rocks says:
4/29/2015 7:49:55 PM

Thanks for this great site, can't wait to see some amazing old places.

axf905 says:
12/15/2012 12:52:06 PM

Weeeellll that was disturbing as all hell, I say whoever spends the night there gets a prize! It has to be fully documented and more than one person

Golson Moldon says:
12/15/2012 10:22:00 AM

Haven't been able to log in for a while - busy. Glad this was still on the list. Great job gs.

doom vs says:
12/13/2012 8:55:31 PM

@ Middlesex county. Goes by 'vigilante schoolhouse'. If you visit, careful that just inside there is lots of broken glass and cut up wire. Seems on purpose.

trailblazer519 says:
12/13/2012 8:42:26 PM

I thought you might have.
Looking forward to seeing that.

@doom....whats the name of that said entry?

ground state says:
12/13/2012 3:42:58 PM

I have indeed and thought about them the whole time I was constructing this story. I am in the process of including a neat location in Niagara that ties in (truly this time) with their story.

trailblazer519 says:
12/13/2012 3:37:19 PM

Ok cool.
Ya i showed my pa this entry last night and he got a kick out of it too, made him laugh. Said it reminded him of these people, an actual true story. Said there was a film made about them years ago and Max Haines wrote about them.

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