Ghost Hunts and Photography Sessions in Abandoned Places
Three hours to the east and west of Miami County are two unique abandoned properties that are open for ghost hunts, tours and photography sessions.
Just across the Ohio River in Moundsville is the West Virginia Penitentiary. It offers 90-minute tours through the gothic structure for $14, an escape room called Escape the Pen for $25, a guided paranormal walk for $25, a photography session for $100, the public ghost hunt (considered the most popular tour) for $75 and a twilight tour on select Friday and Saturday nights, among others, or you can rent the entire place for yourself and your friends for $1,099. Come back in the fall for the Dungeon of Horrors haunted house. Plan your visit at www.wvpentours.com.
Three hours in the other direction is the Indiana State Sanatorium in Rockville. This is an old “insane asylum” that has a rocky past. Self-guided tours called “Roaming Tours” are $25 and available daily; they’re great for photographers. Guided tours are $40. Overnight passes range from $60-$100. Paranormal investigations are $700 during the week and $1,000 on weekends. Plan your visit at www.thesanatorium.net.
West Virginia Penitentiary
Indiana State Sanatorium
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