The Haunted West Virginia Penitentiary

West Virginia, USA

The West Virginia Penitentiary is a gothic style prison located in Moundsville, West Virginia. The prison operated from 1876 to 1995, and during this time accumulated infamy due to its poor conditions and treatment of inmates. At its peak, each prison cell housed up to three inmates with only one mattress, with the prison doubling its size in 1929 to combat the overcrowded conditions. Thirty six homicides took place in the prison, though many more […]

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Hauntings of Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Many claim Waverly Hills Sanatorium to be one of the most haunted buildings in the world and this site certainly possesses the dark history to claim such a reputation. Originally opened in 1910, a number of hospitals were built on the grounds before the iconic and mammoth sized, 5 story bat wing shaped hospital was built in 1926. This building would stand at the forefront of America’s fight against the deadly disease, Tuberculosis. During its […]

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Haunting of the Old Hospital on College Hill, West Virginia

West Virginia, USA

Originally named the Williamson Memorial Hospital, yet now dubbed the Old Hospital on College Hill, this historic building has a storied past. It officially opened on the 3rd of March in 1928 after the town’s other hospital burned down. Today, the hospital remains perched high on a hill, continuing its watch over Williamson though now in a decayed state. Appearing as a ghost of its former self, shielded by thick fog and surrounded by many […]

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The Haunted Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, Tennessee

Tennessee, USA

The Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary was known as the End of the Line, but others have also referred to it as Bloody Brushy and even the Gates of Hell. The former prison dates back to 1896 and remained open until 2009, though the surrounding area has a dark history that dates back even further. Many years before the penitentiary stood where it remains today, the circling mountains were used for coal mining. Extremely poor working […]

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Haunting of The Bellaire House, Ohio

Ohio, USA

Nestled along the banks of the Ohio River sits a house, that not many would pick as being one of the most haunted locations in the United States. The Bellaire House has become an infamous place, rumored to be filled with ghosts, demons and even portals to other realms. The house was built by Jacob Heatherington and his wife Eliza in 1847. Being constructed near the site of a fatal mining accident that claimed 42 […]

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Haunting of the Farrar Elementary School, Iowa

Iowa, USA

In a remote part of Iowa sits the old Farrar Elementary School. A building that has long been disused and now remains surrounded by legend. The school building was constructed in 1921 and opened to students on April Fool’s Day 1922. The school would function as a K-12 for many years before becoming an elementary school. Eventually, with dwindling population numbers from the surrounding area, the school was to close. Forever ceasing class in 2001. […]

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Horror and Haunting of the Villisca Axe Murder House

Villisca, Iowa, USA

Sometime during the early hours of the morning on June 10th 1912, 2 adults and 6 children were brutally murdered in their beds while they slept in this humble home, today notoriously known as the Villisca Axe Murder House. The Moore family, who lived in the home, consisting of husband and wife Josiah and Sara, as well as their four children Herman, Katherine, Boyd and Paul had all attended a church event the evening prior […]

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Haunting of the USS North Carolina Battleship

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

The USS North Carolina, today sits permanently docked in Wilmington, and is described by many as being one of the most haunted places in the state. Construction on the ship spanned from 1937 to 1941 and following attacks on Pearl Harbor the USS North Carolina was officially sent out to battle. The ship was built for speed and became well decorated during WWII, participating in every major naval offensive move in the Pacific area. However, […]

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