People build prison to jail other people who had committed crime/crimes and many of us believe other violence we give to them would return them to be a good person. In the past or may be still is in the present, people had built hell-like Penitentiaries completed with all torches and inhuman treatments and some are still standing arrogantly till today. In the following list, we present you top 5 scariest abandoned prisons in United states. Most of them have become tourist attractions or shooting scenes and most tourists who visited the abandoned penitentiaries are curious to capture supernatural beings in the prison. If you are fans of supernatural activities, you can visit the prison yourself one day. Surely, you are welcomed to bring your night-vision camera.
Moundsville West Virginia Penitentiary
Moundsville West Virginia Penitentiary was jailing convicts since 1876. The prison unlocked all the doors in 1995 and since that time, the penitentiary is same as a mere monumental institution. For 129 years, the prison had sentenced serious or wrongful outlaws by hangings, electrified, or beaten to death. In the past, the penitentiary housed hundred angry peoples and once they died, their voices still left on the alley, the attic, the footsteps, the toilets, and the cells.
Ohio State Reformatory or Mansfield Reformatory
Ohio State Reformatory was active since 1896 and at first; the reformatory only housed 150 wrongdoers. Until the prison shut down in December 31, 1990, the prison had imprisoned more than 155,000 male convicts and some should rest their soul forever behind the cold wall of the prison after tortured, beaten, and electrified or stabbed by other convicts. Some tourists had witnessed strange voices, whispers, screams or strange shadow, scents, even surprising apparitions.
Frontier Prison from Rawlings, Wyoming
Frontier Prison from Rawlings or also called the Old Pen started operational in the early 1900’s and it has been inactive since the first quarter of 1980’s. Today, Frontier prison is a tourist destinations and a site of paranormal activities hunters. Some had detected intense fear once they stepped into the main room of the prison and it was not rare that some of them shortened their schedule because they could not hold emotional burden they had in the prison.
The Eastern State Penitentiary
In the last 40 years, The Eastern State Penitentiary has been a haunted site and known tourist attraction in Philadelphia. The prison had rehabilitated, tortured and death sentences inmates since 1829 and inside the facility; the prison chaplain forbade them to read, communicate, neither sings even talk with other convicts or the guards would not give them any drink or food. In 1971, the prison closed for a new prison forever and now it only a place to house tourists who want to enjoy the thrill of meeting with the restless souls.
Alcatraz Prison, San Francisco.
Alcatraz, the Rock or the Devil’s Island had operated and spread terrors for 29 years. During its operation, the guards disciplined their inmates with chains, kicks, knives, electric shocks event guns. Escape from the remote prison was nearly impossible and public hardly heard or saw what truly happen behind the wall of the prison. Today, Alcatraz Prison is a mere tourist attractions or films set. For any of you who skeptic about supernatural beings or ghosts, you can visit one of the scariest prison in the world next weekend.