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Handprint of the Carbon County Jail
Handprint
A photograph of the handprint
Background
Type Phenomena
Continent North America
Country United States
One-Time? No
Theories  · Spiritual imprint
 · Coincidence

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)

DescriptionEdit

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.

Possible ExplanationsEdit

There are several explanations as to what the phenomenon could be. Theories include:

  • A spiritual imprint
  • A coincidence

TriviaEdit

  • 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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