The Old Jailhouse at Appomattox Va.
by Demus & Karen Stanley
(Sumter SC Sumter Co.)
My wife and I were visitng there about an hour before closing. As we were leaving we had to walk past the old jail when we heard a tapping noise from the upper level window. We both stopped and looked at each other and I asked if she had heard the noise. She replied that she had and we both wondered if someone was up there. We dismissed it as probably our imagination as we were the last people there other than a ranger completing her rounds before closing. We continued our walk to the exit we had only taken a few steps when the tapping started again only this time it was very intense as if someone really wanted to get our attention to which it certainly did. We then proceeded to the ranger and told her what we had heard but could not see anyone in the window. As we were telling her this the window tapping happened again and she also heard it. With a puzzled look she informed us that she had already checked the jail and locked it and was sure that no one was in there but would check again. My wife and I waited as she checked the building again. When she returned she told us that she did not see anyone there nor heard anything and did not have an explanation for it. I wonder if anyone else has had the same experience.