The Haunted Jail- Not your average haunted attraction

More than just scares

Experience a completely redesigned haunt this season that is more intense and filled with new twists and terror! Your epic, bone chilling trip through the Haunted Jail will give you a never before seen perspective. Deimos Nosferato has been the Soulkeeper for centuries and has awakened his clan of creatures from the underworld…because it’s time to feed. Many have tried to end Deimos and his blood thirsty family and all have failed.

The HAUNTED JAIL in downtown Columbia City

has been the area’s best haunt since 1991. Celebrating our 30th season, this year promises to be the best year yet with the announcement of a new attraction only a few dare.

Rich in history and legend alike, the Haunted Jail has horrified even the most hardcore haunt seeker.

Constructed in 1875, the HAUNTED JAIL is located one block east of the courthouse at 116 E. Market St., Columbia City. It is our pleasure to entertain guests from across the country and abroad.

Deimos Nosferato: The Father Returns Home

My amazing children..

I have missed you all dearly. Join me, this is the season to be captured by the darkness.

Either surrender to the darkness or be drained of all that sustains you.

It is not enough that I win…everyone else must lose. I will teach you, make you stronger, and together take what is ours.

Join me, this is the season to be captured by the darkness.

It has been a sweet return..

to my home in the darkness of the catacombs. And they all remember me.

I am every nightmare you have ever had. I am your worst fears come true.

I am the very thing you fear…now October is upon, and I have come back.

There is a stench of blood and flesh in the air.

The lust for the beating heart is overpowering and my family is hungry.

I can see your fear..

I can taste your sweetness. And I can feel you as you make me stronger.

I hear that noise that you want to make but are too overcome by terror. Now is the time for you to decide.

Will you surrender? If you don’t, where will you be when we begin to feed?.

It is I.. Deimos Nosferato..the Nightwalker

and I am eager to welcome you to my home..



Years Open
Souls Reaped
Un-Dead Residents
Awards Won

Other Haunted Jail Residents

CUTTER James Johnson

Following in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper, James “Cutter” Johnson is one with the shadows, stalking his victims through the night with his razor sharp knife, hatchet, and his favorite pair of sheers. Survivors would say that the last sound they heard before seeing their own blood on the ground was the sound of his sheers scraping together, but there have been no survivors. James has become fond of wearing the face of his victims and is always on the hunt for the next “facelift”. If you hear the sound of his sheers scraping together, be cautious, for those might be your last breaths!

PLAGUE Dr. Charles Nostradame

In 1884, on his way back home, in Columbia City he was stopped by two strange men that had just escaped from the old Whitley County Jail. One of the men stabbed the good Dr. As he took his last breath, a pale fanged shadow descended upon him with an offer he couldn't refuse. His body was buried in the local cemetery, but his soul became part of the Haunted Jail. He now spreads disease on people's souls as for the payment of his master, Lord Deimos.

DR. SHOCK Dr. Milton Choqué

His techniques with rehabilitation were known far and wide. But after meeting Deimos and the Horde, his practice became that much more….shocking!


He has no story. He just kills you!

Mortal Reviews

Ticket Prices 2023

(Tickets available ONLY at booth)

Per Soul


  • Everyone will receive VIP Treatment during the 2023 Halloween Season
  • Full access to the Haunted Jail
  • $2 Concession Coupon
Prices Vary
Per Night


  • Everything you get with VIP.. plus
  • FREE VIP t-shirt or a NEW Travel Mug while supplies last
  • Moves FASTER for those that do not want to wait!

We will be expecting you at The Haunted Jail soon

The zombies are getting very, very hungry..

Contact Us


116 E Market St.
Columbia City, IN 46725


Sun-Thurs: 7pm-9pm
Friday and Saturday 7pm-11pm