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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Haunted Prison Tour with Victoria Roder

Today I am delighted to welcome talented author Victoria Roder at the start of her exciting Blog Tour for her novel The Haunting of Ingersull Penitentiary, which will be released on August 23rd by MuseitUp Publishing.

Hello Victoria and welcome. What can you tell us about your novel and the fascinating world of penitentiaries?


 
 Hello Marie and thank you for hosting me today.
Would you spend the night in an abandoned, haunted prison? Several, former penitentiaries offer tours with claims of paranormal activity. For my paranormal thriller, The Haunting of Ingersull Penitentiary I researched prison history, former inmates and ghost stories of Moundsville, Alcatraz, Mansfield and Eastern State Penitentiary. 

The word penitentiary means to be repentant, and that concept was taken seriously. Before prison reform, penitentiaries were based on a system of separation and torture which is believed to have fostered an atmosphere of insanity. Tortures from The Iron Gage, The Water Bath and in later years, violence among inmates seems to have left permanent spirits in the former prisons.  

Paranormal experts believe that building materials such as slate, stone and iron have properties that are similar to tapes used for recordings. As living entities, we release energy in everything we do. When some people pass, the environment holds onto that energy and it is stored in the building materials around them like a recording. The recording of the event is played over and over throughout time, known as a residual haunt. The experts aren’t sure what causes the playback, but some of the paranormal gurus believe in a theory that weather conditions or a person’s sensitivity are contributing factors. The paranormal investigators believe that some spirits are able to communicate with the living, by moving inanimate objects or in some cases speaking, which is known as an intelligent haunt.

Please join me in the Haunting of Ingersull Penitentiary’s, Haunted Prison Tour. I will be choosing one winner from all the comments on the tour for an e-book copy of Haunting of Ingersull Penitentiary. Each time you comment on my tour, you earn an entry, so don’t forget to leave your e-mail address! Please visit me at www.victoriaroder.com
Haunting of Ingersull Penitentiary,  Available August 23rd sign up to be notified http://museituppublishing.com/bookstore/index.php/coming-soon/haunting-of-ingersull-penitentiary-detail

 Haunting of Ingersull Penitentiary, Blurb:

Converting the former federal prison Ingersull Penitentiary, into the “The Big House Inn” swallowed Hailey Price’s inheritance from her murdered mother and deceased father’s estate. But, with any luck, the rumors of the federal complex being haunted will boost interest of the Inn. The abandoned Penitentiary, cursed by a witch, is in a constant battle of good verses evil, an eternal struggle for the souls that enter the complex.

The residual haunts are the least of the frightening occurrences at the Inn. An electrical storm traps the visitors with a possessed Ouija board and the spirit of a condemned witch with an ancient curse. The visitors spend a heart pounding night in the battle of good verses evil. It might be Heaven checking into “The Big House Inn”, but it’s Hell checking out.
August 14th, Haunted Prison Tour Introduction
http://marielaval.blogspot.com/

August 16th, Haunting of Alcatraz
http://susanaroyal.wordpress.com/

August 23rd, Haunting of Moundsville
http://stormgoddessbookreviews.blogspot.com/?zx=dd702192c1e8525e

August 31st, Haunting of Eastern State Penitentiary  
http://victoriaroder.blogspot.com/
 
September 13th, Find Out How I Became a Writer
http://onewomanswrite.blogspot.com/

 Thank you so much Victoria, it was absolutely fascinating and very spooky! Good luck with your tour and the release of your novel.

15 comments:

  1. Wow! That looks so good. Plus it looks like a book my husband would love! We were just in SF, but weren't able to get tickets to Alcatraz. A huge disappointment.

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  2. Thank you for your comment Suzanne. Yes, the book sounds absolutely great!

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  3. What a fascinating idea for a book. I expect those prisons could tell a harrowing tale, if they really could speak. Good luck with your tour, Victoria!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for your comment, Helena. Yes, life must have been very tough for inmates.

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  4. Thanks for stopping in Suzanne & Helena! And thank you to Marie for hosting me on your wonderful site. The year I was in SF, Alcatraz was closed for tours. I would have loved to see it. My dream is to get to Eastern State for a tour.

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  5. This sounds like a fascinating book, Victoria. I hope it does well.

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  6. Sounds scary! I don't think I could even write something that scary and I sure couldn't spend the night in a haunted place!

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  7. Michele, my sister is a paranormal investigator in California!

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    1. Really? How fascinating Victoria! I would absolutely love to know more about that!

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  8. I'm hoping to have her do an interview for my blog. My sister Helen has been to some interesting places.

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  9. Would I spend the night in an abandoned, haunted prison? Vicki, I've spent my life trying hard to stay out of prison, and I've been successful thus far (g). I just hope that running publishers out of business never becomes a crime -- reckon I'd be in deep trouble.

    My niece conducted tours in San Diego's haunted Whaley House for a spell, dressed in 19th century period clothing. She was great -- she could wrap the folks around her little finger with the stories she spun in the night. Even her joking uncle was unable to break her grip.

    You can really write -- I hope INGERSULL does very well.

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  10. Hey Vicki-Well, since I don't enjoy things that go bump int he night, I'd probably pass. But the story sounds intense. Best of luck. And the cover is fabulous!

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  11. Thank you Mark and Julie for visiting and for your comments. I am a real coward so I definitely wouldn't stay in any haunted building. I do however love ghost stories and Vicky's novel sounds fabulous. You are right, Julie, the cover is really great and atmospheric.

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  12. Thanks Mark & Julie for stopping in. I saw an interesting movie on the Whaley house & then looked it up on line.

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