Central Unit Prison

Zak, Nick & Aaron head to the recently-closed Central Unit Prison in Sugar Land, TX, to be the first investigators to document the spirits of its violent former inmates. With only a couple of stories to help guide the investigation, the guys hope to learn undiscovered facts by communicating with the spirits.

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Filming at Central Unit Prison
Filming at Central Unit Prison

Filming at Central Unit Prison

The guys have a laugh while filming inside Central Unit Prison in Sugar Land, TX. 960 1280

  

Central Unit Prison

Central Unit Prison

The 112-year-old Central Unit Prison is the first prison in Texas to be shut down without being replaced. 960 1280

  

Zak Bagans

Zak Bagans

Zak films on a field outside the prison walls. 960 1280

  

Central Unit Prison

Central Unit Prison

The prison had been shut down just 6 months before the crew showed up to film there. 960 1280

  

Aaron Goodwin

Aaron Goodwin

Aaron films Zak’s interview with the father of a former inmate. 960 1280

  

Jim Willett, director of the Texas Prison Museum

Jim Willett, director of the Texas Prison Museum

Zak interviews Jim Willett, director of the Texas Prison Museum. 960 1280

  

Central Unit Prison

Central Unit Prison

The bathroom inside the prison. 960 1280

  

Filming at Central Unit Prison

Filming at Central Unit Prison

The guys film outside on the prison grounds. 960 1280

  

Central Unit Prison

Central Unit Prison

With only a couple of stories to help guide the investigation and even fewer firsthand accounts of what happened inside the prison, the guys refer to this lockdown as a "blind location,” hoping to uncover facts that no one else has discovered. 960 1280

  

Texas Prison Museum

Texas Prison Museum

This electric chair -- Old Sparky -- sits untouched in the Texas Prison Museum. It executed 361 prisoners between the years 1924 and 1964. 960 1280

  

Getting a quick history lesson

Getting a quick history lesson

The guys first learn about the history of the prison from historian Bruce Kelly, who provides the backstory of the plantation that stood on the land in the 1800s before the prison was built. 960 1280

  

Texas Prison Museum

Texas Prison Museum

This bell from Central Unit Prison stands at the Texas Prison Museum. 960 1280

  

Central Unit Prison

Central Unit Prison

Zak films outside Central Unit Prison. 960 1280

  

Central Unit Prison

Central Unit Prison

Three cells lined up inside the prison. 960 1280

  

Filming at the Texas Prison Museum

Filming at the Texas Prison Museum

Zak and Nick film a reenactment scene with a crew member. 960 1280

  

Old Sparky 02:15

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