The Creepiest Abandoned Prisons In The World

Moundsville West Virginia Penitentiary


Moundsville Prison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy-dKCQB_Mo

The eerie Moundsville West Virginia Penitentiary was in operation since 1876 before its abandonment in 1995. During its use, the prison gained infamy for doling out the death sentence via hangings, electrocution or beatings. The souls of the prisoners who died there are said to still haunt the area.

Moundsville Abandoned Prisons

Moundsville

The Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

A popular tourist attraction, The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is renowned for housing the souls of those who died at the premise. First opened in 1829, the penitentiary’s patrons had a penchant for all that was draconian and extreme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9L7QLzNLa4

If they weren’t torturing or killing various inmates, they’d forbid them to read, sing or communicate with others and would sometimes refuse them food and drinks. The penitentiary was shut down in 1971.

Eastern State Penitentiary Philadelphia

Creepiest Abandoned Prisons Eastern State Penitentiary

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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