08/20/17

7 Haunted Places in West Virginia

A ghostly cow, a dancing child, shadowy beings in the night. Wild and wonderful West Virginia is home to several terrifying spirits. Here are seven places to find them.

West Virginia Penitentiary – Moundsville

The West Virginia Penitentiary is more than 140 years old and once housed 2,400 violent criminals. 85 executions took place on the property, along with suicides, murder, and rape. According to visitors, the prison’s paranormal hot spots include the chapel, the shower cages, death row, a recreational area known as the Sugar Shack, and the site of former hangings. Ghost hunters have also spotted faces in long-abandoned cells and shadowy figures in hallways.

Lowe Hotel – Point Pleasant

Legend has it a number of spirits call the historic Lowe Hotel home. The most famous is a beautiful young woman who dances on the mezzanine between the first and second floors. Other ghosts include a tricycle-riding child on the second floor, a maid and sea captain on the third, and ghostly string quartet in the fourth floor ballroom. Point Pleasant is also home to the infamous Mothman.

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06/10/15

Ghost Photo: Haunted Inveraray Jail

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Built in 1820, Scotland’s Inveraray Jail has a haunted reputation. Is the white shape above a ghost?

“Over the years, many visitors to the former prison have complained of uneasy feelings, strange noises and, in some cases, taken photographs which later show unexplained images,” the jail reports.

What do you think of the image?

Have you captured a ghost on camera? Send your supernatural snaps to ghostsghoul@gmail.com!

01/1/14

The Haunted Jail in Charleston, SC

mysterious universeBuilt in 1802, Charleston’s Old City Jail housed some of the state’s most infamous criminals, including rebellious slaves, 19th-century pirates, and Lavinia Fisher, America’s first female serial killer. Thousands of inmates died within the structure’s imposing walls and it’s these tormented spirits that reportedly haunt the old building today.

Over at Mysterious Universe, I share the history and haunting of this frightening facility. Check it out here.

11/3/13

Ghost Picture of the Day: The Hooded Figure

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For “Nova X” listeners: Here is the photo Jason was talking about…

A report in The News-Messenger claims a ghost hunting group captured this photo of a “hooded figure” at the Sandusky County Jail in Fremont, Ohio. Officials wonder if it’s the ghost of a former executioner. Do you think they’re dead on or dead wrong?

Think this photo is super lame? Send a better one to ghostsghoul@gmail.com!