Moundsville Penitentiary -
Moundsville Penitentiary opened in 1876 in West Virginia. It was originally built to house 480 prisoners but by 1930s it was home to 2,400 prisoners. This meant that there were periods of time where three prisoners had to share a tiny cell. In the 1800s Moundsville took over all executions for the state. 85 men were hung and nine were electrocuted while the prison was running, but executions were only a small part of the violent history of Moundsville. Suicide, murder and violent punishments caused the death of hundreds of inmates, and due to poor record keeping, the exact number of inmates who died at Moundsville is unknown. The prison officials at Moundsville were exposed for hiding whips and other items to punish prisoners with. There was also a device known as The Kicking Jenny which was a wooden frame that prisoners would be tied to naked and beaten by prison guards. The Shoo-Fly was another torture device that was used on inmates. They would be tied up with their arms, legs and head locked in place and left there for hours until exhaustion and the weight of their own body caused them to partly strangle to death. The prison was eventually closed in 1995 due to the cruel treatment of its prisoners. 
According to legend, the prison buildings were built on an old Native American burial ground. So many believe that that plus the prison’s violent past is why it is haunted. The most common form of paranormal activity in Moundsville is residual haunting, also known as time-slip ghosts, which is when spirits are forced to replay a tragic event over and over. There are a number of places in the prison where an unusual amount of paranormal activity occurs. These places include: the chapel, shower cages, Death Row, the Sugar Shack, which was the recreational area, and the North Wagon Gate, which is where death row inmates were taken to be hung.
One other area known for strange occurrences is the circular entrance gate which was used to separate arriving inmates from the warden’s living quarters. According to reports, the circular cage turns by itself, giving the impression that the spirits of criminals are still arriving at the prison today. 

Moundsville Penitentiary -

Moundsville Penitentiary opened in 1876 in West Virginia. It was originally built to house 480 prisoners but by 1930s it was home to 2,400 prisoners. This meant that there were periods of time where three prisoners had to share a tiny cell. In the 1800s Moundsville took over all executions for the state. 85 men were hung and nine were electrocuted while the prison was running, but executions were only a small part of the violent history of Moundsville. Suicide, murder and violent punishments caused the death of hundreds of inmates, and due to poor record keeping, the exact number of inmates who died at Moundsville is unknown. The prison officials at Moundsville were exposed for hiding whips and other items to punish prisoners with. There was also a device known as The Kicking Jenny which was a wooden frame that prisoners would be tied to naked and beaten by prison guards. The Shoo-Fly was another torture device that was used on inmates. They would be tied up with their arms, legs and head locked in place and left there for hours until exhaustion and the weight of their own body caused them to partly strangle to death. The prison was eventually closed in 1995 due to the cruel treatment of its prisoners. 

According to legend, the prison buildings were built on an old Native American burial ground. So many believe that that plus the prison’s violent past is why it is haunted. The most common form of paranormal activity in Moundsville is residual haunting, also known as time-slip ghosts, which is when spirits are forced to replay a tragic event over and over. There are a number of places in the prison where an unusual amount of paranormal activity occurs. These places include: the chapel, shower cages, Death Row, the Sugar Shack, which was the recreational area, and the North Wagon Gate, which is where death row inmates were taken to be hung.

One other area known for strange occurrences is the circular entrance gate which was used to separate arriving inmates from the warden’s living quarters. According to reports, the circular cage turns by itself, giving the impression that the spirits of criminals are still arriving at the prison today. 

Familiar Spirit/Demon - 
The familiar is regarded as being a minor demon assigned by the devil to a witch to help him or her to carry out acts of magic and generally act as an assistant in return for vowing allegiance to him. The true form of a familiar is that of a small devil, so in order not to attact attention the familiar changes its shape to appear as a normal animal. Many familiars take the shape of household pets, black cats being a favourite but dogs are also popular, so are several wild animals, such as hares, toads, rabbits, mice and sometimes weasels and hedgehogs. Birds, such as blackbirds, crows, ravens, and even insects can be demons in disguise. Some witches have several familiars and it is possible to inherit a familiar or be given one by a fellow-witch. Familiars can adopt more than one shape and disappear at will. 
Familiars need a lot of attention and need to be cared for by their witch. A special treat for a familiar is their witch’s blood, which they suck from either their finger or third nipple on the witch’s body. Some witches baptize their familiars and give them odd names as a familiar is unable to carry a christian name. 
The role of the familiar in a witch’s household is a general one. They act as companions and assistants and are useful in helping the witch cause death and injury to her neighbours or their livestock or property. For example, familiars are able to cause milk to go sour, make cows unable to give milk, render animals sterile and make crops fail. If a witch is captured their familiar will not come to their aid. The familiar usually disappears. This is because familiars are extremely ungrateful and selfish, so no matter how well their owner treated them they will abandon them. 
It is also possible for non-witches to capture a demon as a familiar, see Bajang

Familiar Spirit/Demon - 

The familiar is regarded as being a minor demon assigned by the devil to a witch to help him or her to carry out acts of magic and generally act as an assistant in return for vowing allegiance to him. The true form of a familiar is that of a small devil, so in order not to attact attention the familiar changes its shape to appear as a normal animal. Many familiars take the shape of household pets, black cats being a favourite but dogs are also popular, so are several wild animals, such as hares, toads, rabbits, mice and sometimes weasels and hedgehogs. Birds, such as blackbirds, crows, ravens, and even insects can be demons in disguise. Some witches have several familiars and it is possible to inherit a familiar or be given one by a fellow-witch. Familiars can adopt more than one shape and disappear at will. 

Familiars need a lot of attention and need to be cared for by their witch. A special treat for a familiar is their witch’s blood, which they suck from either their finger or third nipple on the witch’s body. Some witches baptize their familiars and give them odd names as a familiar is unable to carry a christian name. 

The role of the familiar in a witch’s household is a general one. They act as companions and assistants and are useful in helping the witch cause death and injury to her neighbours or their livestock or property. For example, familiars are able to cause milk to go sour, make cows unable to give milk, render animals sterile and make crops fail. If a witch is captured their familiar will not come to their aid. The familiar usually disappears. This is because familiars are extremely ungrateful and selfish, so no matter how well their owner treated them they will abandon them. 

It is also possible for non-witches to capture a demon as a familiar, see Bajang

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Anonymous asked: Have you heard of the cursed YouTube video "wpkepkw"? Look it up if you haven't seen it. What do you think about it?

I hadn’t heard of the “wpkepkw” video but I did look it up. It is possible for video footage, like anything else, to be cursed. I didn’t watch the whole thing because 1) I believe in this stuff and don’t fancy inflicting some kind of Ring nonsense on myself and 2) It is 1am, far too late to be watching cursed videos. I cant say that this video is definitely cursed but I will say that it is possible for a video to be cursed, especially when you are dealing with angry spirits. 

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Anonymous asked: I've been having a feeling that something's watching me recently. The other night I was home alone and all three light bulbs went from the light downstairs. And the other day I was sweeping and saw a woman dressed in white standing there out of the corner of my eye and I screamed because of the shock. Are these death omens? I'm quite scared because I believe in spirits and so does my family but I don't want to tell them in case they get upset. I really want another sign that something is there.

You dont have to worry, they arent death omens. If anything it sounds like you just have your regular basic, harmless haunting on your hands. If you want to keep ghost chick out of your room I recommend putting some salt in your bedroom door frame. You dont have to go crazy with it just a small pile at either side of the door or a small line should do the trick. Or you could just ask her what she wants. Ghosts are usually harmless and she seems to want your attention since she seems to only be appearing to you.

Bajang - 
A vampire like creature from Malaysian folklore. The Bajang usually takes the form of a fox or polecat, but its true form is that of a stocky human with a blunt nose, wispy hair and pale brown skin. It has orange eyes and a wide, lip-less mouth, which is always set in an evil sneer. It’s hands and feet are bony claws that look like the talons of a vulture. The Bajang can alter its appearance to take the form of a small wildcat. In this form it has light brown fur and keeps its distinctive orange eyes. The bajang prefers to live in dense jungles and it makes its lairs in trees. It will always select a tree that is close to a village. 
Bajang like to eat fetuses and drink the milk of lactating women, and they will attack pregnant women while they sleep. It is possible to capture a Bajang in a bamboo tube in order to use it as a familiar and train it to inflict harm, madness or death on an enemy. However, if the owner of a bajang treats it poorly or forgets to feed it eggs and milk it will attack and kill them.
Pregnant women and babies can be protected from a Bajang by placing sharp metal objects, such as scissors, near them while they sleep. Also destroying the tree that a Bajang lives in will make the creature disappear or die. 

Bajang - 

A vampire like creature from Malaysian folklore. The Bajang usually takes the form of a fox or polecat, but its true form is that of a stocky human with a blunt nose, wispy hair and pale brown skin. It has orange eyes and a wide, lip-less mouth, which is always set in an evil sneer. It’s hands and feet are bony claws that look like the talons of a vulture. The Bajang can alter its appearance to take the form of a small wildcat. In this form it has light brown fur and keeps its distinctive orange eyes. The bajang prefers to live in dense jungles and it makes its lairs in trees. It will always select a tree that is close to a village. 

Bajang like to eat fetuses and drink the milk of lactating women, and they will attack pregnant women while they sleep. It is possible to capture a Bajang in a bamboo tube in order to use it as a familiar and train it to inflict harm, madness or death on an enemy. However, if the owner of a bajang treats it poorly or forgets to feed it eggs and milk it will attack and kill them.

Pregnant women and babies can be protected from a Bajang by placing sharp metal objects, such as scissors, near them while they sleep. Also destroying the tree that a Bajang lives in will make the creature disappear or die. 

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The Anguished Man -
Painted in blood, the painting of The Anguished Man has been linked to several paranormal events. The artist who painted it mixed his own blood into the paint he used to create the painting and committed suicide when it was finished. 
The current owner of the painting, Sean Robinson, found himself drawn to it when he found it tucked away in his grandmother’s house. He took it home with him and since the painting made his wife and other family members uncomfortable he decided to keep it hidden in the basement. After a few years it was moved to the spare bedroom and strange things started to happen. Doors would open and close on their own, bangs and crashes could be heard throughout the house, and the sound of crying was heard coming from the room the painting was hanging in. 
The most frightening part for the family was the figure that started haunting them. It would appear at the the bottom of Sean and his wife’s bed at night and it looked exactly like the figure in the painting. On another occasion their son was pushed down the stairs by an unseen figure. To this day the family is still plagued by paranormal activity because Sean is so drawn to the painting that he refuses to get rid of it. It is now back in the basement but Sean moves it back upstairs to film it at night.

The Anguished Man -

Painted in blood, the painting of The Anguished Man has been linked to several paranormal events. The artist who painted it mixed his own blood into the paint he used to create the painting and committed suicide when it was finished. 

The current owner of the painting, Sean Robinson, found himself drawn to it when he found it tucked away in his grandmother’s house. He took it home with him and since the painting made his wife and other family members uncomfortable he decided to keep it hidden in the basement. After a few years it was moved to the spare bedroom and strange things started to happen. Doors would open and close on their own, bangs and crashes could be heard throughout the house, and the sound of crying was heard coming from the room the painting was hanging in. 

The most frightening part for the family was the figure that started haunting them. It would appear at the the bottom of Sean and his wife’s bed at night and it looked exactly like the figure in the painting. On another occasion their son was pushed down the stairs by an unseen figure. To this day the family is still plagued by paranormal activity because Sean is so drawn to the painting that he refuses to get rid of it. It is now back in the basement but Sean moves it back upstairs to film it at night.

Asanbosam -
A vampire from West African folklore, the asanbosam lives in trees and prefers to attack its victims from above. Their most noteworthy traits are their iron teeth and iron hooks for claws. They are also hairy with large blood-shot eyes, long legs and feet that point both ways. In some tales it has a snake-like tail which it uses to distract its victims before it attacks. It can pass as a human in the dark or in poor lighting but its hooked claws always give it away. 
The claws are used for climbing and they make it easy for the asanbosam to hang from a tree in order to snatch a passing human. Their favourite hunting trick is to sit on the branch of a tree and dangle its legs so they can catch an unsuspecting hunter. It also has the ability to drink blood through the hooks on its hands and feet, so it can feed by simply stabbing a person in the neck as they pass under them, draining their blood and then pulling their body into the tree in order to eat their flesh. There have also been stories of the asanbosam playing with its victims like a cat does with a mouse. 
In Ghana, a person who mentions this vampire’s name is destined to bring bad luck to themselves and everyone around them. 

Asanbosam -

A vampire from West African folklore, the asanbosam lives in trees and prefers to attack its victims from above. Their most noteworthy traits are their iron teeth and iron hooks for claws. They are also hairy with large blood-shot eyes, long legs and feet that point both ways. In some tales it has a snake-like tail which it uses to distract its victims before it attacks. It can pass as a human in the dark or in poor lighting but its hooked claws always give it away. 

The claws are used for climbing and they make it easy for the asanbosam to hang from a tree in order to snatch a passing human. Their favourite hunting trick is to sit on the branch of a tree and dangle its legs so they can catch an unsuspecting hunter. It also has the ability to drink blood through the hooks on its hands and feet, so it can feed by simply stabbing a person in the neck as they pass under them, draining their blood and then pulling their body into the tree in order to eat their flesh. There have also been stories of the asanbosam playing with its victims like a cat does with a mouse. 

In Ghana, a person who mentions this vampire’s name is destined to bring bad luck to themselves and everyone around them. 

Nökken - 
A dangerous and manipulative creature from Norwegian folklore, the Nökken roams rivers and other bodies of water in the hunt for humans. They prefer to live in waters with water lilies as that makes it easier for them to lure people closer to the water, especially children who like to pick lilies. Nökken are shapeshifters but their true form is hideous as it is covered with sea grass and its eyes are glowing yellow. It also has a huge mouth with sharp teeth and its skin resembles a corpse that has been left in water for a long period of time. 
Nökken use their shapeshifting abilities to lure people closer in order to drown them. One of their most common forms is that of a handsome young man with a fiddle. He plays beautiful music to draw women in closer so he can pull them under the water and kill them. Another shape is that of a beautiful white horse with black eyes and a mane that moves like fog. The horse form of a Nökken operates like a kelpie. It will jump into the water the moment someone dares to ride it. They have also been known to transform into wooden boats that sink and drown whoever is riding in it.
It is said that if you are captured by a Nökken, that you should say its name and he will disappear into the water.

Nökken - 

A dangerous and manipulative creature from Norwegian folklore, the Nökken roams rivers and other bodies of water in the hunt for humans. They prefer to live in waters with water lilies as that makes it easier for them to lure people closer to the water, especially children who like to pick lilies. Nökken are shapeshifters but their true form is hideous as it is covered with sea grass and its eyes are glowing yellow. It also has a huge mouth with sharp teeth and its skin resembles a corpse that has been left in water for a long period of time. 

Nökken use their shapeshifting abilities to lure people closer in order to drown them. One of their most common forms is that of a handsome young man with a fiddle. He plays beautiful music to draw women in closer so he can pull them under the water and kill them. Another shape is that of a beautiful white horse with black eyes and a mane that moves like fog. The horse form of a Nökken operates like a kelpie. It will jump into the water the moment someone dares to ride it. They have also been known to transform into wooden boats that sink and drown whoever is riding in it.

It is said that if you are captured by a Nökken, that you should say its name and he will disappear into the water.

The Ghost of the Sea Captain -
Shortly after the Gordon family took a large apartment in Buckingham Terrance, Edinburgh, Mrs Gordon complained to the night porter about noises coming from the flat upstairs. She knew that the flat was usually empty and used only for storage, but she could not understand why it sounded like people were using it late at night. The night porter told her she was mistaken. Mrs Gordon was unconvinced. The noises were directly over her bedroom and whoever it was seemed to take pleasure in making lots of noise. 
That might she awoke abruptly from a sound sleep with feelings of extreme dread that she could not explain. She became aware of an unseen presence. As she lay petrified she decided to use the bell at her bedside to wake her daughters, which didn’t work. After a few minutes she realised that the unseen presence had passed through the door and was ascending the stairs. Where before it had been silent, it now became anything but, and when it reached the upstairs room it seemed to get louder. It sounded like someone was jumping about the room upstairs. This continued for thirty minutes before stopping. The noises and the unseen presence then disappeared for a month. 
One night, when Mrs Gordon was staying at a friend’s house and her daughter was using her room, the presence appeared again. The daughter had just entered the room when she felt something brush past her and noisily run up the stairs. Curiosity got the better of her and she chased after the strange shape. She knew it was in the upstairs storage area because she could hear it rummaging about behind the door. She flung open the door to discover that the thing that was making the noise was a faint but tangible shape doing something inside an old grandfather clock. The girl was rooted to the spot but when the shape turned to her she ran downstairs out of fear. Mrs Gordon returned and peace returned to the house until one evening when the figure of a man appeared in the doorway of her room. His appearance was rough and he carried an aura of malevolence with him. In his hands he carried a bundle of rags and a lump of lard. In an instant the man turned and raced upstairs, where he disappeared. Mrs Gordon decided that she had enough and the next day the family departed, never to return. 
Mrs Gordon carried out some research into the history of the house. She discovered that it was well known locally to be haunted. One story seemed to fit her personal experience better than the others she heard about the house. A retired Merchant Navy captain had previously lived in the apartments and was an alcoholic with a short temper. He became annoyed by the cries of a small baby that often disturbed his sleep. One night, while the baby’s mother was out, he became so enraged that he stormed upstairs and cut off the baby’s head. In his drunken judgement he decided to stuff the baby’s body into a grandfather clock. He was soon arrested but was found insane and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in an asylum. Either because of his insanity or out of remorse, he committed suicide some years later. 

The Ghost of the Sea Captain -

Shortly after the Gordon family took a large apartment in Buckingham Terrance, Edinburgh, Mrs Gordon complained to the night porter about noises coming from the flat upstairs. She knew that the flat was usually empty and used only for storage, but she could not understand why it sounded like people were using it late at night. The night porter told her she was mistaken. Mrs Gordon was unconvinced. The noises were directly over her bedroom and whoever it was seemed to take pleasure in making lots of noise. 

That might she awoke abruptly from a sound sleep with feelings of extreme dread that she could not explain. She became aware of an unseen presence. As she lay petrified she decided to use the bell at her bedside to wake her daughters, which didn’t work. After a few minutes she realised that the unseen presence had passed through the door and was ascending the stairs. Where before it had been silent, it now became anything but, and when it reached the upstairs room it seemed to get louder. It sounded like someone was jumping about the room upstairs. This continued for thirty minutes before stopping. The noises and the unseen presence then disappeared for a month. 

One night, when Mrs Gordon was staying at a friend’s house and her daughter was using her room, the presence appeared again. The daughter had just entered the room when she felt something brush past her and noisily run up the stairs. Curiosity got the better of her and she chased after the strange shape. She knew it was in the upstairs storage area because she could hear it rummaging about behind the door. She flung open the door to discover that the thing that was making the noise was a faint but tangible shape doing something inside an old grandfather clock. The girl was rooted to the spot but when the shape turned to her she ran downstairs out of fear. Mrs Gordon returned and peace returned to the house until one evening when the figure of a man appeared in the doorway of her room. His appearance was rough and he carried an aura of malevolence with him. In his hands he carried a bundle of rags and a lump of lard. In an instant the man turned and raced upstairs, where he disappeared. Mrs Gordon decided that she had enough and the next day the family departed, never to return. 

Mrs Gordon carried out some research into the history of the house. She discovered that it was well known locally to be haunted. One story seemed to fit her personal experience better than the others she heard about the house. A retired Merchant Navy captain had previously lived in the apartments and was an alcoholic with a short temper. He became annoyed by the cries of a small baby that often disturbed his sleep. One night, while the baby’s mother was out, he became so enraged that he stormed upstairs and cut off the baby’s head. In his drunken judgement he decided to stuff the baby’s body into a grandfather clock. He was soon arrested but was found insane and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in an asylum. Either because of his insanity or out of remorse, he committed suicide some years later.