The Moundsville Penitentiary was in operation for over 100 years in West Virginia. At the time, it was one of the most violent correctional facilities in the country and it was the last stop for nearly 1,000 criminals. The prisoners lived in cramped spaces, which caused fights and riots. Hundreds of men were hanged or killed in the electric chair while countless others were murdered by other prisoners.
The prison closed back in 1995, but some people say the tortured souls are still behind the bars, and you can hear and see them if you take a tour of the facility.
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
This place was once known as the Weston State Hospital, but this asylum was home for thousands of humans with different mental illnesses since 1864. Hundreds of people died in the facility before it closed down in 1994. There are spirits that haunt the site that dates back to the Civil War era, back when the grounds were used as a military post. There are a number of different paranormal tours of the facility that feature 2-hour long trips. There’s even an intense 8-hour overnight paranormal adventure with some ghost-hunting guides. Check it out if you dare…
Villisca Axe Murder House
On the night of June 10, 1012, this house became a scary crime scene. Josiah B. Moore, his wife, and four children were murdered and the murderer was never identified. Through the years there have been many reported sightings of a man with an ax, as well as children crying and other unexplained ghostly disturbances. You can take a tour of the house and see what’s really going on, and if you’re feeling risky you can take an overnight stay.
If you believe in ghosts, stay away from these places!