|Handprint of the Carbon County Jail|
A photograph of the handprint
|Theories|| · Spiritual imprint|
The Handprint of the Carbon County Jail is a strange phenomenon that has manifested the Carbon County Jail cell number 17. During one of the Molly Maguire trials, the inhabitant of Cell 17 vehemently proclaimed his innocence, but he was sentenced to death anyway. On hanging day, before he was taken from his cell, he slapped his hand, dirty from the cell floor, on the wall, and exclaimed “This is the hand of an innocent man!” (weirdus.com)
His handprint remained, and came back even after it was scrubbed off. Over the next century, the cell was cleaned, repainted, re-plastered, and always the hand reappeared in a day or so.
There are several explanations as to what the phenomenon could be. Theories include:
- A spiritual imprint
- A coincidence
- The hand is still there to this day, and on exhibit at the Old Jail Museum, housed in the old Carbon County Jailhouse.
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