Bibb County Jail

November 14, 2009
Centreville, Alabama
7:00pm – 2:00am



The old Bibb County Jail in Centreville is an ailing landmark looking for a cure. After the county constructed a new facility, the old jail was abandoned and without a new tenant. Storm damage, deferred maintenance and neglect have taken a great toll on the building. Demolition was considered but the old jail was spared when demolition bids came in too high. Mississippi architect, A.S. Hull, designed the old Bibb County Jail in 1910. Embellished with ornate architectural elements, the old jail visually compliments the nearby courthouse, a grand Renaissance Revival building also designed by Hull. The “Better Hometown Group”, a city coalition, is trying to purchase the old jail in hopes of turning it into a county museum. However, the city is willing to consider other plans that may adapt the building to a new use.

 The Old Bibb County Jail

Built in 1910, the old jail has many stories to tell. It is a strong, sound building now owned by the Better Home Town Group. The Rock Building This building was built with native stone during the WPA era. On July 13, 1938, the Commissioners Court of Bibb County purchased a tract of land at a cost of $3,500 and erected this building at a cost of $38,500. This beautiful building was renovated in 1978. Currently the Rock Building houses the Bibb County Board of Education, the Bibb County Commission, and the Emergency Management Agency.


Reports of Paranormal activity include smell, full apparitions, and unexplained noises, being watched, like an unseen presence has been patrolling the halls.


Digital cameras, Digital Voice Recorders, Sony Handycams with the Nightshot feature, EMF Meter, Infrared Digital Temperature Scanner, K2 meter, Extech Humidity and Temperature USB Datalogger RHT10, Zoom H2 Recorder, Mel-Meter, 4 IR Camera DVR System


Taken with digital cameras.





Taken with Deep Infrared digital cameras.


Taken with Extech Humidity and Temperature USB Datalogger RHT10



Building E.M.F. Assessment:

During the night we had many interesting EMF detections, with several spikes.


EVP Report:

Zoom H2 was set up on the Second floor in the Large Room area from 8:10 pm to 9:20 pm of the investigation. No EVP were noted for the first hour of recording. The H2 was moved and setup in the Hanging Room on the Third Floor from 10:20 pm to 11:00 pm, posible EVP were recorder during the last hour in the Hanging room.


Temperature Data Logger Report:

The data logger was set up on the First Floor in the Drunk Tank. No significant temperature drops or spikes were noted.

geo/environmental info for nov 14th report:

Solar wind:
speed: 367.6 km/sec
density: 1.2 protons/cm3

X-ray Solar Flares
6-hr max: A0 2230 UT Nov14
24-hr: A2 0415 UT Nov14

current sunspots: 0
Spotless Days/Current Stretch: 2 days

DATE                                            MAG          DEPTH km                               REGION
15-NOV-2009 22:45:33       4.4             15.0                                              SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
15-NOV-2009 21:05:19        4.6             12.0                                              FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
15-NOV-2009 17:36:46        5.0             8.0                                               SOUTH OF PANAMA
15-NOV-2009 13:58:06        5.0             10.0                                            REYKJANES RIDGE
15-NOV-2009 13:52:34        4.7             10.0                                             REYKJANES RIDGE
15-NOV-2009 13:10:58         5.2             10.0                                            REYKJANES RIDGE
15-NOV-2009 12:59:58        4.9             10.0                                            REYKJANES RIDGE
14-NOV-2009 10:19:47         5.1             36.0                                            SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
14-NOV-2009 09:50:45        5.3             20.6                                          SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
13-NOV-2009 21:20:02        5.0             38.0                                           COSTA RICA
13-NOV-2009 21:01:47         5.0             36.0                                           FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
13-NOV-2009 12:40:57         5.0             35.0                                          SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

geomagetic field=quiet
solar activity= very low

U.S. Naval Observatory
Astronomical Applications Department

Sun and Moon Data for One Day
The following information is provided for Centreville, Bibb County, Alabama (longitude W87.1, latitude N32.9):

14 November 2009      Central Standard Time

Begin civil twilight       5:52 a.m.
Sunrise                    6:18 a.m.
Sun transit               11:33 a.m.
Sunset                     4:47 p.m.
End civil twilight         5:14 p.m.

Moonset                    2:37 p.m. on preceding day
Moonrise                   4:09 a.m.
Moon transit               9:43 a.m.
Moonset                    3:10 p.m.
Moonrise                   5:13 a.m. on following day

Phase of the Moon on 14 November:   waning crescent with 5% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated.

New Moon on 16 November 2009 at 1:14 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Mean Temperature 56 °F
Max Temperature 71 °F
Min Temperature 41 °F
Dew Point 42 °F
Average Humidity 65
Maximum Humidity 93
Minimum Humidity 37
Precipitation 0.00 in
Wind Speed 1 mph (NW)
Max Wind Speed 9 mph
Max Gust Speed 13 mph