The West Virginia Penitentiary Para-Con is this Saturday July 20th at the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville from 11am to 8pm.
Celebrate the supernatural in one of America’s most haunted prison’s. Built in 1866 this gothic fortress was intended to lock away some of West Virginia’s most dangerous criminals. In its 129 years of operational history, this maximum security correctional facility saw 998 documented deaths including 94 executions at the hands of the state’s capital punishment laws. This left behind a powerful energy that many believe remains behind these bars, and many say that the lost souls of these inmates can still be heard from to this day!
Special guests, speakers, vendors, raffles, foot trucks, and ghost tours through the penitentiary. An overnight paranormal investigation will offered after the convention ends for VIP guests. Speakers include paranormal investigators and groups, psychic mediums, the owner of the Bellaire House, former penitentiary guards, and more. One of the tours offered will be an “off limits” tour taking you to areas that have been off limits to the public for decades.
Some of the guests are Mike Goncalves and Doogie McDougal of the Tennessee Wraith Chasers from Haunted Towns on the Travel Channel, world famous psychic Rick Hayes, Paranormal Quest, Kristen Lee, Hidden Marietta Tour, and Adam “Glider” Bonnett.
Interesting event for anyone interested in ghosts and the paranormal.