Moundsville, West Virginia
This page was last updated: 15 May, 2013
Join Haunted Heartland Tours and author of The Haunted History of the West Virginia Penitentiary, Sherri Brake for an overnight investigation that is tailor made for the hard core ghosthunter! We secure the entire prison in Moundsville West Virginia for our own private investigation. Our prison adventure begins in Moundsville at 11:30 PM as we enter the gothic fortress that spans nearly 10 acres. We only take 45 reservations. This makes for a great investigation as some of the public hunts will have double this amount!
The price of $80 per reservation includes:
*Admission to this private WV Pen event
* Pizza at the Pen
*One hour guided Pen Tour
*Map of Pen to help you navigate
*Plenty of time to investgate on your own (about 4 hours)
*Access to the Pen Museum (check out Old Sparky)
*Bottled water and snacks
*Doughnuts in the morning
*Lots of coffee/pop/snacks all night!
WE ARE THE ONLY Investigators IN THE PEN ON OUR NIGHT GHOSTHUNTS
This mammoth building opened up for its first prisoners in 1866. The very first execution took place in 1899 with the end total of 85 being hanged and 9 being electrocuted in the "chair". The doors to the prison were officially closed in 1995. The Penitentiary has been named to the National Register of Historic Places and is being utilized for historical and educational tours. Numerous ghost hunts and tours have taken place throughout the years as well.
You will not want to miss this experience! Hear the history of the prison, the riots, the murders and the executions as well as stories of escapes . Join Sherri and bring a flashlight and nerves of steel!
Sherri Brake has been a paranormal consultant for 3 shows that have filmed at the WV Pen. TAPS Ghosthunters in 2006 and Paranormal State in 2008 and 2009, and Ghost Lab in 2010. She has explored the WV Pen since 2004 and taken 1000s of people thru its shadowy hallways. Sherri has also Instructed Ghosthunting classes at the Pen since 2006.
****Guest Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds issued in case you need to cancel.
You may find someone else to take your spot as long as they meet the age requirement of age 18 and up.
Please email or call us to let us know. 330-412-6114 (business cell)
WHAT TO BRING:
All cameras, FLASHLIGHTS, EMF meters, video, tape recorders for EVP , equipment, etc. are welcome at this unique excursion. Dress for the weather and in layers. There is no heat/AC in this building except for the main lobby/museum area.
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
NO OUIJA BOARDS PLEASE.
No one under age 18
Please note: You must be able to walk and do some steps to participate in this event. There are no sleeping accommodations. If you get tired, there are benches in the lobby that you can sit down on.
The infamous "Sugar Shack" area
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MEET at the former West Virginia Pen at 11:30pm. MAP HERE
Ghosthunt runs from 11:45 PM until 5am. Ghosthunt with author and paranormal researcher, Sherri Brake.
$80 per person
Saturday April 20th
Saturday June 22nd ...... 18 spots left
Friday September 13th...12 spots left
Steps leading down into the Boiler Room or "the Hole"
Confirmations of ghosthunt reservations sent within 24 hours of purchase
with all details. No tickets are mailed! NO REFUNDS FOR GUEST CANCELLATIONS
This prison has been featured on:
Sci Fi Channels 'Ghosthunters' show
ABC's Worlds Most Scariest Places
Restrictions: You must be at least 18 to attend.
You must be able to ambulate and do steps.
Those with heart conditions or pregnancy, take heed.
Boiler Room Mist
by Jodi Ivy