This threatens the use of the prison for tours, events, paranormal investigations, and seriously damages tourism in the northern region of the state. The stern, Gothic edifice with a commanding view of the Ohio River has dominated the literal and economic landscape of the region for more than a century and a half. From its construction following the end of the Civil War, through years of housing the most dangerous inmates in the state and 94 executions, prison breaks, riots, and finally decommissioning in the Moundsville prison has been a major economic driver for the area.
The MEDC opened the site for tours and eventually rolled out the red carpet for those wishing to explore the darker, paranormal side of the building. Paranormal television spread the gospel of the tremendous activity found throughout the building. Many students in online comments have heard doors opening and shutting. Others have seen toilets flushing by themselves.
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In terms of apparitions, it seems that a female ghost rules Sarvay. Various residents have seen her in their rooms. She often appears at night, wearing an old-fashioned dress. At other times, items inexplicably move. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, mysteries like these definitely make life interesting! Good morning Shane, We will pass along your inquiry to Pat Smith at the Railroad Museum and have her contact you directly. Your email address will not be published.
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Get Your Free Travel Guide. The ghosts of Princeton and Athens October 20, The haunted restaurant— Princeton A historian to the bone, Pat Smith collects stories by the hundreds. Still, the customer was adamant. Another child, a boy, remained unconvinced. Just then, the foyer door creaked open. The young boy instantly changed his tune. The dark shadow— Princeton As director of the Princeton Railroad Museum , Pat Smith also oversees multiple exhibits, artwork and artifacts. Concord University— Athens West Virginia boasts lots of colleges— more than 40, in fact.
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Feb 06, Cornerofmadness rated it really liked it Shelves: true-hauntings. I see the author every year at the Mothman Festival and I was exciting to see this one on her sales table. It's a nice fat book on haunted areas around the state of West Virginia. One of the things I really like about most of Ms Guiley's books is the amount of research that goes into them.
This one was broken up into various areas Harper's Ferry, Charleston, Huntington etc and not only do you get details on the hauntings, she gives a mini history lesson with most of them.
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She also designates t I see the author every year at the Mothman Festival and I was exciting to see this one on her sales table. She also designates them as hauntings that have been investigated vs urban legend and draws parallels to well known legends such as all the haunted hitchhiker ones and also lists if they are on public most of them or private property. If you're looking for a guide for your own ghost hunting in West Virginia, this would be a handy book to have. It's well written and fun.
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