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Haunted Prisons

Many who study paranormal activity believe these prisons, each with its own history of immense pain and suffering, attract spirits who are caught between worlds. They believe some of these spirits were too evil to move on, others have old scores to settle and some wander the prison's cell blocks looking for the way out.

Haunting Ghost Stories From U.S. Prisons
Many who study paranormal activity believe these prisons, each with its own history of immense pain and suffering, attract spirits who are caught between worlds. They believe some of these spirits were too evil to move on, others have old scores to settle and some wander the prison's cell blocks looking for the way out.

Alcatraz - The Hauntings and Ghosts of Alcatraz
Visitors, security guards and Parks Service employees have reported hearing unexplained sobbing, clanging pipes, walking into 'cold' spots and even seeing ghostly inmates wandering through the corridors of one of the toughest prisons in U.S. history.

Mansfield Reformatory - Haunted Ghost Stories of Mansfield Reformatory
M ansfield Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio was built as a reform school for troubled boys. Since its closure in 1990, rumors of the spirits of tortured inmates who died in the prison fill the halls with restless energy, unable to escape the prison's bars. Guilty guards and tales or brutal prison officials also contribute to the stories of the...

Haunting Ghost Stories of Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary is said to be one of the most haunted places in the USA.

Haunting Ghost Stories of West Virginia Penitentiary
One of the most violent prisons in history is one of the top spots for those interested in haunted places.

Alcatraz Federal Prison Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of Alcatraz, one of the toughest prisons in history.

Eastern State Penitentiary Photo Gallery
Since its closure visitors, employees and those researching paranormal activity have reportedly heard unexplained eerie sounds throughout Eastern State Penitentiary.

West Virginia Penitentiary Photo Gallery
With its violent past, deplorable conditions and two major riots, Moundsville Penitentiary is a popular destination for those who study paranormal activity. Some claim that the prison is plagued with what is called, residual hauntings, which are defined as a replay of a tragic event from the past.

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