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Shadowy Figure at Moundsville Penitentiary Finally Caught on Camera

This paranormal tourist really got their money's worth!

Nestled behind ancient burial grounds and the site of nearly a thousand deaths, Moundsville Penitentiary in West Virginia has long been rumored to be a hotbed of paranormal activity. A local news reporter wanted to take the haunted tour for herself and caught footage that none of them can explain. Among the many deaths that occurred at the prison, one notable and brutal murder was of a leader of the Aryan brotherhood William “Red” Snyder who was stabbed violently thirty-seven times in his prison cell by another inmate. It is his terrible voice that is most commonly heard echoing the haunted grounds, but he is not the only one who is said to linger beyond death in his earthly cage.  

A woman who spent the night in the prion that terrifies so many heard a voice coming from a doorway and took a picture, capturing a shadowy figure that she believes could not have been human. She described the figure as both a solid black but also transparent and shadowy, seemingly looking right at her. The photo hangs in the penitentiary to this day. This “shadow man” has been seen by many who are absolutely convinced it is a ghost.

As the camera crew was interviewing witnesses to these paranormal events they caught an unexplainable sound that they swear didn’t come from any of those present. They were standing alone on the fourth floor in what used to be the psychiatric ward when they captured the inexplicable sound on their audio recording.

Prisons are often rumored to be centers of paranormal activity, especially those known for their brutal treatment and abuse of prisoners or where particularly violent and terrible criminals were kept, or more often than not, both

Those who don’t believe spirits can return as ghosts to walk the human realm are encouraged to spend the night in this West Virginia penitentiary to see for themselves.

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