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West Virginia
Penitentiary

Moundsville, WV    May 24, 2014

Investigators:

Mike, Missy, Kim, Lois, Ciara, Heather and guest.
Team from OPP and CPRS

Equipment:  

EMF, K2, Mel Meter, geophone, Spirit Box, Kinect, EM Pump,  

Voice Recorders (4 digital), Various handheld camcorders & cameras, etc.

Conditions:

WeatherOvercast, Temp 54-57, DP 34, Humidity 40-45%, BP 29.88, Winds WSW 5-10

Moon:     Waxing Crescent (21% illuminated)

Fields:     Solar X-Rays = ACTIVE, Geomagnetic Fields = Quiet

History:

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.

Summary:

Synopsis or Personal experiences:


02:30am - Part of our group was investigating in the Medical Ward.  A door slams hard when one of our investigators asks for a door to be shut.  (Listen to audio below).

 

Audio Evidence:

Video Evidence:

No video evidence was captured.

Photo Evidence:

An unexplained shadow forms on the ceiling down in “The Hole”

In this second photo, the shadow seems to grow even larger.

In this 3rd shot, the shadow is totally gone.  We don’t know what caused this.

Sugar Shack

Strange gutteral growl can be heard over the ladies voices.

Reds Cell

Sounds like a whispered “guilty” or “killed me”. (Use headphones)

medical

Heather asks for a door to be slammed and gets it!