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Ghost Hunt USA at the Former WV Penitentiary

May 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


We have exclusive access to this most haunted prison, and you will be ghost hunting with the Ghost Hunts USA team, your time will be spent in the most active areas. Including exclusive access to the “Sugar Shack”, “North Hall” and “Psych Ward”

The harsh history of punishment, death and torture has left a dark imprint within the stone facade of West Virginia Penitentiary (also known as Moundsville). Many investigators and guests have had frightening encounters with the entities that lurk the hallways. Are the former inmates just simply wanting to share their stories or is there something ore sinister at play?

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Within the prison there are several paranormal hotspots that lure investigators and guests to seek answers. The Chapel where inmates and guards alike would make their pleas to a higher power; The Shower Cages that played hosts to murder, fights and rioting; Death Row where over 94 inmates served their final hours on this earthly plane; and the “Sugar Shack” where a multitude of illegal activities from rape to drugs to murder took place in the inmate recreation room. Are the spirits reliving the nightmares they faced?

From full bodied apparitions to the slamming of cell doors and disembodied cries – the penitentiary offers the investigators and guests alike a bone chilling experience. Will you be brave enough to undergo a lone vigil in the shadows of the electric chair, “Old Sparky”?

When Virginia seceded with the South during the Civil War, West Virginia remained with the Union and therefore needed to build their own public institutions. The prison was built in Moundsville, WV opened its doors in 1876 and was in full operation until 1995.

During the life of the prison it was considered one of the most violent correctional facilities with over 36 inmate on inmate deaths. Perhaps the most notorious location within the facility was the prisoner recreation room known as “The Sugar Shack.” The walls hid the deep dark secrets and illegal activities such as gambling, fighting, rape and murder.

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May 18, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Former WV Penitentiary


Former WV Penitentiary
818 Jefferson Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041 United States
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