No. 2: West Virginia Penitentiary
- Near the epicenter of West Virginia's "City of the Dead," the presence of the old penitentiary at Moundsville has fueled a perfect storm of psychic activity. Suicides and executions, violent inmates and violent guards -- parapsychologists postulate that the turmoil of prison life worsened disturbances caused when prehistoric burial mounds here were decimated by European settlers. Established in 1876, the castellated West Virginia State Penitentiary is now a civic center for the city and is open intermittently for historical and paranormal tours. Click Box 3 below to see the next haunted place.