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,
and Eastern State Penitentiary. Mansfield
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.comHaunting 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
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 theAugust 14th, Haunted Prison Tour Introduction
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 16th, Haunting of
August 23rd, Haunting of Moundsville
August 31st, Haunting of Eastern State Penitentiary
September 13th, Find Out How I Became a Writer
Thank you so much Victoria, it was absolutely fascinating and very spooky! Good luck with your tour and the release of your novel.