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THE MOST HAUNTED PRISONS IN AMERICA

There are several prisons located throughout the United States that are said to be the most haunted prisons in America today.  Individuals who are considered to be hobbyists and those that are considered to be professionals in the area of ghost hunting often find prisons to be enticing when it comes to the opportunity to validate life after death.  It is not uncommon for these investigators to capture unexplained voice phenomenon on digital audio recorders, indications of strong magnetic fields with the KII Meter, and even frightening images in pictures and video recordings.  Here, I will profile 2 of the most haunted prisons in America today.

   The Moundsfield West Virginia Penitentiary is considered to be one of the scariest prisons on Earth according to individuals who have spent any length of time in the immense structure that once served as a prison.  Construction on this building started in 1866.  In 1876, the prison was completed.  Individuals who were ordered to stay at…

THE MANY ORIGINS OF THE GRIM REAPER

Death, "the time at which life ends".  It is inescapable no matter what you do, or where you go, death will find you.  It is just one of the many facts of life.  And the one personification of this event has been the Grim Reaper.  Different parts of the world have their own take on where this mythological figure originated.

   Probably the most accepted version of the Grim Reaper is the Skeletal figure wearing a black robe wielding a scythe, sometimes on horseback.  Also know to be carrying a hour glass, just waiting for time to run out, so that he may reap your soul.  But the legend of the Grim reaper can be tracked all the way back to Greek mythology.


   The Greeks had two different takes on the origins of the reaper.  A pleasant version, and a not so pleasant version.   On the lighter side of things there was Thanatos, who had a twin brother Hypnos, the god of sleep.  They were both quite friendly.  Thanatos's job was to accompany souls to hades (The Greek underworl…