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    5 Creepiest Abandoned Prisons in America

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    5 Creepiest Abandoned Prisons in America - as part of the travel series by GeoBeats.

    Here are 5 of the creepiest abandoned prisons in America:

    Number 5 - Moundsville West Virginia Penitentiary. This former prison was operational between 1876 and 1995. Hundreds of prisoners were executed, tortured, and brutally murdered here. According to travel channel, there have been many reports of ghost sightings and strange noises coming out of the prison complex.

    Number 4 - prison on Alcatraz Island. Located in San Francisco Bay, it served as a prison from 1934 to 1963. Many of America's most dangerous criminals were incarcerated here. Not one of the inmates escaped the prison successfully. There have been reports of paranormal activity in the prison. Discovery channel reports that one of the most haunted areas is cell 14D where inmates were tortured.

    Number 3 - Ohio Penitentiary. The former prison was notorious for deaths related to riots and diseases. During the fire of 1930s, the prison staff refused to let the inmates out, killing nearly 320 of them. It is said that spirits of those who died haunt the prison. There have been reports of strange noises and cell doors slamming by themselves.

    Number 2 - Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. The prison opened in 1929 and was notorious for solitary confinement that drove many of its inmates insane. Many tourists and staff members have claimed to experience ghostly presence in the prison.

    Number 1 - Old Charleston Jail. Built in 1802, it was home to many dangerous criminals until it was shut down in the 1930s. According to the travel channel, out of all the ghosts sighted in the former prison, ghost of a female inmate, Lavinia Fisher is the most evil. She was a serial killer and was executed in the prison.