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Episode One: West Virginia State Penitentiary

A brief History of Moundsville, from the Encyclopedia Britannica:

city, seat (1835) of Marshall county, northwestern West Virginia, U.S. It lies along the Ohio River, just south of Wheeling. The original settlement, known in 1771 as Grave Creek for a large Indian burial mound (now within city limits), was renamed Elizabethtown in 1798. Mound City was established nearby in 1831, and the two communities were consolidated as Moundsville in 1865. The city is in a rich coal-mining area and has varied industries, including one of the largest handmade-glass factories in America. The city is also the site of a state penitentiary. Grave Creek Mound, one of the nation's largest conical Indian mounds, is 69 feet (21 m) high, 50 feet (15 m) across the top, and 900 feet (275 m) in circumference. Numerous relics dating from 800 BC have been recovered from two burial chambers in excavations begun in 1838. Inc. city, 1911. Pop. (1991 est.) 10,798.

Tour the West Virginia State Penitentiary, the site of the first show.

No Escape... Even in Death? From Prarie Ghosts

Ghost Story: Spirit testimony sends man to the WV Penn

Other Prison Ghost Stories

Ghost of D Block - An Alcatraz story

The Ghosts of Alcatraz - Is there another prison more haunted?

Ohio State Penitentiary: Illicit Ohio's Urban Exploration of this creepy place.

Tour the Mansfield Reformatory, yet another haunted prison in Ohio, and read how Prison doesn't scare these ghost hunters. See an investigation in progress

G'day Ghoul! Read about the Boggo Road/Brisbane Ghost Tours, a haunted prison tour Down Under!

Port Arthur stories and pictures

Prison Ghosts - "Some of England's most sinister-looking buildings aren't stately homes, castles or churches. Some of our more dangerous criminals are imprisoned in edifices built over 150 years ago, and in that time, many old lags have  returned to haunt their last places on Earth..".

More spooky prison entries added every Tuesday - check back often!


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