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Haunted Penitentiaries in the USA
When it comes to haunted places, penitentiaries are one of the top of the list. Old, abandoned penitentiaries with lots of horrible history can be perfect for paranormal activity to unfold. There are many supposedly haunted penitentiaries, but I will only post here those that we know for sure that are very haunted.
All these locations have been investigated by many paranormal researchers and ghost hunters. TV Shows and documentaries have been made about these haunted penitentiaries. I've posted videos, pictures, and valuable information.
Look around and try to visit one the locations for yourself and let us know what did you catch!
The Most Haunted Penitentiaries In The United States
Go and Visit Old Idaho State Penitentiary - A very haunted location, perfect for a paranormal investigations
Haunted Cell Block- Old Idaho State Penitentiary
This is a picture of the cell block that it is supposedly very haunted in the Old Idaho State Penitentiary. Many paranormal investigators have been going to this location because of all the paranormal activity that goes on in there. Even the guys from Ghost Adventures crew went to the Old Idaho State Penitentiary, they have many digital and video recordings of Ghost Voices~ Electronic Voice Phenomena EVP Evidence. If you choose to visit this haunted location some day, remember to go by the haunted cell block.
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The Ghost Haunting At Old Idaho State Penitentiary
The Old State Penitentiary in Boise, Idaho have a few stories to tell, that may or may not lead to think that it's due to paranormal activity. The penitentiary was the first one build in the area and it hold 13,000 convicts including some women. They had death row, gallows and a solitary confinement called Siberia.
It's been said that if you visit the penitentiary you could experience the feeling of dread, oppression and sorrow. People have witnessed ghostly apparitions, strange rattling sound and very spooky noises.
The Old Idaho State Penitentiary was closed in December 3, 1973, but it's still open to public for daily ghosts tours.
Watch The guys From Ghost Adventures at The Old Idaho State Penitentiary - Haunted Penitentiary Videos
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This book features accounts of true cases and scenarios and explores the different types of ghosts and hauntings and their possible explanations. Special information is provided for readers who wish to conduct their own ghost hunts or haunting investigations.The chapters include: Dead People Who Don't Go Away; Where Do Ghosts Come From? Screaming Banshees and Death Omen Ghosts; Animal Ghosts and Phantimals; and, Ghost Hunting with the Pros. This is a really good read for all of you how like me, love the Paranormal.
Haunted Penitentiary in West Virginia
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The Hauntings At Moundsville State Penitentiary in West Virginia
The beautiful Gothic castle like style, Moundsville State Penitentiary or also known as West Virginia Penitentiary, is said to be one of the most haunted locations in the country. Many paranormal researchers have been investigating this location, including Ghost Hunters TAPS, Ghost Adventures and other documentaries. The penitentiary is said to be constructed on a Native American Burial grounds and many believe that's why all the negative energy and angry spirits.
A total of 85 men were hung and other 9 were electrocuted. Not just that, but many suicides, murder, violent punishing from the cell warrens, which contributed to hundreds of inmate's death. The hot spots are: The chapel, the shower cages, death row, the sugar shack (which was a recreational center for the inmates). Many can hear strange noises and screams. There is the "shadow man"who is said to be one of the officers who were taking care of the cells or maybe a inmate. Some paranormal researchers went to West Virginia State Penitentiary and when she heard someone following her in the dark on the long hallway, she turned around and snapped a picture, where they capture a black figure of a man.
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The Hauntings At Eastern State Penitentiary
The History Behind The Hauntings On Eastern State Penitentairy
There is a very dark history behind the Eastern State Penitentiary. The penitentiary was build to keep the inmates out of communications. Horrible things went on at this location. Inmates were placed in solitude which drove them mad and insane. The interactions with other inmates was prohibited and punishable, severely punishable!
On of the torture techniques they used was the Mad Chair, which they would sit an inmate for days without any movements whatsoever. The Water Bath, where they placed an inmate in icy cold waters and then have them hung by the wall in the cold winter days.
Most of the haunting that goes on in the Eastern State Penitentiary are unexplained sounds, voices, laughter and cackling on the cell block #12. On block #4 and 6 are said to be haunted by many spirits. Ghostly figures and shapes can be seen here. One of the best witnesses of paranormal activity in the building, is the case of the locksmith, called Gary Johnson. Gary was in the penitentiary to do some work on some old locks in the cells. He was working on one particular cell, when he had a feeling of someone watching him, and when he looked up he witnessed a large, black shadow that jumped from one cell to another across from him.
The TV Show, Ghost Hunters TAPS, went to Eastern State to investigate and they caught in their DVR cameras a shadow figure in the catwalk.