by Sam Levin
Missouri is getting some love from the Travel Channel tonight -- for once being home to "America's bloodiest 47 acres."
That was the label Time Magazine apparently gave to the the Missouri State Penitentiary in 1967 and is one of many reasons why it's a perfect subject for Ghost Adventures, the show that investigates "the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world." Like Jefferson City! Which we say is still pretty haunted today!
Tonight, the show is airing the segment that the three hosts -- Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin -- filmed here in Missouri earlier this year about the "infamous cellblocks" of the penitentiary.
As the channel says, "The prison was founded in 1836, but it wasn't long before it became known for its bloodshed and violence."
The crew apparently reenacts a 1954 prison riot and double-execution conducted at the prison. They also go inside the gas chamber. The penitentiary has been closed for almost ten years and was, as the Associated Press notes, the oldest continually operating prison west of the Mississippi River.
The show airs 8 p.m. CDT tonight on the Travel Channel.
But why wait until then! Watch these fun clips here via Travelchannel.com and get an additional sneak peek with these publicity photos from the crew's time in Jefferson City.
Super-Charged Violence Zak tours an old cell at the Missouri prison where a brutal murder took place.
Apparitions With Attitude Zak speaks to ex-employees of the Missouri State Penitentiary.
These People Died Right Here Go inside the gas chamber at the Missouri prison where 40 men lost their lives.
What is Actually in There? Aaron ventures into the dark dungeon of the Missouri State Penitentiary.
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Here's the Ghost Adventures Season 8 trailer.
And more photos from the Missouri segment: