History, Highways, and Haunts, LLC is a for-profit tour company that was established in 2021 by 2 friends that share a passion for history, travel and the paranormal. Headquartered in the Historic Scott County Jail, the mission of this company is to preserve history, further paranormal research and promote tourism, while enhancing and encouraging community pride in the historic location.
Miranda Young (Ghost Biker)
Ms. Miranda Young is a Scott County native, and she is the daughter of Harold and Sandra Young; both were teachers at Scott High School. Ms. Young holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on Journalism & Advertising. Her professional background includes 21 years as a director in marketing, graphic design, and public relations professional. She is also a professional photographer and artist, specializing in drawing historic buildings and monuments. Ms. Young is the founder, host, and marketing executive behind Ghost Biker Explorations, a world recognized web-series which highlights historic and haunted locations. Ms. Young has been featured in numerous magazines and local newspapers, and she has been a guest speaker at events and on podcasts and radio shows across the country. While available on multiple social media platforms, Ghost Biker Explorations is also a popular series on the Mixl04.l ( Mix TV) web-tv platform. Ms. Young is a member of Robbins First Baptist Church in Robbins, TN.
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Dr. Kristy Sumner
Dr. Kristy Sumner holds a PhD in Public Affairs with an emphasis on Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. Her professional background includes 8 years as a Senior Director and spokesperson for a Registered Traveler company focused on biometric clearances for the traveling public, where she routinely gave presentations before national airports, local and national media, and members of state legislatures and the US Congress. She was also a consultant for a biometric credentialing company, and she was a college professor at Metro State College of Denver and at the University of Central Florida. She is also the founder of Soul Sisters Paranormal, which is a team of paranormal investigators that travels the country documenting the narrative of historic and, reportedly, haunted locations. Additionally, Dr. Sumner has assisted communities in historic preservation activities, to include paranormal tourism, at locations such as the Adams County Historical Center in Adams County Colorado, and for the "Ma" Barker House in Marion County Florida. She is frequently a guest on radio shows and podcasts across the country.
The Scott County Jail is one of the oldest buildings in Scott County. It was built in 1904, using large sandstone from the local area. In fact, its walls are made by 5x4x3 foot blocks of sandstone. Jailer’s quarters are on the first floor, and a third floor was added in 1922 to house maximum security prisoners.
The facility, which housed around 50 inmates, was in use for much of its century-long history. For a short period of time in the 1960s, inmates were housed at a new facility nearby. However, following an escape, the original jail was reopened. The jail was closed for good in 2008 with the opening of the Scott County Justice Center. The jail is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.