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West Virginia Penitentiary

Moundsville, WV      May 24, 2012

Collected Evidence:

(No audio or video evidence was discovered)


Mike, Kim, Lois, Mark, Missy, Heather, Cissy

ACP:    Nicole, Tim, Brian, Melissa

Guests from Ohio Paranormal Project
and Dark Alley Paranormal



EMF, K2, Mel Meter, geophone,  

Voice Recorders (3 digital),

Various handheld camcorders & cameras, etc.

Trigger objects = cigarettes, magazines


Weather:   Clear, Temp 60-67, DP 59,

                  Humidity 90-96%, BP 29.92, Winds 4-6 ESE

Moon:       Waxing Crescent (12% illuminated)

Fields:       Solar x-rays = Active  Geomagnetic field = Storm


Moundsville is located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, near the town of Wheeling. It is a very small town named after the Indian Burial Mound that was discovered in the town. The mound is just across the street from the prison.

Construction of the former West Virginia Penitentiary was started in 1866, just three years after West Virginia seceded from Virginia. In 1876, the first phase of the penitentiary construction was finished. The prison is 682 feet long and has tall walls that are twenty-four feet high. The West Virginia Penitentiary officially opened for full operation the same year, with 251 inmates.

The Pen is infamous for being one of the most violent prisons as many riots and hundreds of murders occured within its walls.  The first execution at the Pen occurred in 1899, and the last execution took place in 1959. In total, ninety-four men were executed there. Eighty-five of those men were hanged from 1899-1949, and the remaining nine men were electrocuted from 1951-1959. The original electric chair, "Old Sparky" is on display at the prison.


Apparitions, shadow figures, cold spots, voices, etc.