Historical Society of

Pottawattamie County

County Seat Council Bluffs, Iowa

Telephone: 712-323-2509

Postal address:

Historical Society of Pottawattamie County

Post office box 2

Council Bluffs, Iowa   51502

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Paranormal Investigations

Squirrel Cage Jail

An eight hour (or full investigation) base cost is $210 covering a group of 6 people.
Each additional person is $35. The hours of an eight hour are 8pm until 4am.
A four hour investigation (or mini) base cost is $140 and covers the first 4 people. There is a $35 charge for each additional person. The hours of a mini investigation are 8pm to midnight.
Investigations usually take place on Friday or Saturday nights.
If other dates are needed arrangements can be made.

Contact Information

Email us at jailinvestigations@gmail.com to set up an investigation.
The calendar below is regularly updated so you can pick out dates. After confirmation of an investigation date please advise us of which deposit method you will be using.


A deposit is required for both types of investigations.
The deposit is required 7 days after confirmation of booking.
A deposit for a full is $155. A deposit for a mini is $75. The deposit can be paid either online or by sending a check to

HSPC PO Box 2 Council Bluffs, IA 51502
Do not make a deposit without confirmation of an investigation date.

Deposits are non-refundable.

Type of Overnight

General Rules and Information

Smoking is NOT permitted inside the building. NO Drugs or Alcohol. Anyone found using drugs or alcohol will be immediately escorted from the premises and may face legal action. NO Séances or Ouija boards. Use of Ouija boards or conducting a séance, or trying to contact demonic energies will result in the immediate expulsion from the premises. Absolutely NO "cleansings" on the property – inside or out. Removal, damage or desecration of any Squirrel Cage Jail property will result in immediate expulsion from the premises and possible legal action.

A representative of the Historical Society of Pottawattamie County will be on site at all times.
No exceptions.