JOIN PRS ON THEIR RETURN JOURNEY TO THE LEGENDARY LOCATION AND GET LOCKED IN WHEN DARKNESS FALLS…

AN EVENT HELD BY PRS ENTERTAINMENT LLC.

It’s been nine years since Ryan Buell/PRS last investigated the notoriously haunted West Virginia State Penitentiary. Between 2009-2010, PRS investigated the location three times and was featured on the “Paranormal State” episode, “Darkness Falls.” It quickly became known as being one of the most active locations in the country. Since then, other TV shows and groups have braved overnight stays and they all agree that it lives up to its reputation for being an intense experience.

PRS is treating this as an “investigation event.” Attendees and fans may sign up to take part of the investigation and no experience is required. There will be seasoned investigators on site. However, we do anticipate this place being active. This location does not have a lot of happy memories. It housed some of the worst criminals in the country. Attendees looking to learn and gain experience will get to take workshops on “aggressive hauntings” as well as energy/shielding. We will be investigating from dusk until dawn and attendees will be free to roam some of the most infamous areas the prison is known for including the Sugar Shack.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS ABOUT THIS EVENT

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Investigation Workshops, Haunted Museum Tour & More.

As part of our investigation event, we will hold three key workshops:

Aggressive Hauntings - Ryan will offer a new workshop devoted to the subject of violent and aggressive hauntings, and what an investigator should be aware of when going in to a location known to have violent spirits.

Spiritual Protection - Ryan and Holly Faust will discuss various techniques and tools that investigators and mediums have used over the years.

History of WVP - Along with a formal tour of the location, we will also be uncovering the history of WVP on Thursday and Friday before our investigations.

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All Night Investigation, Fear Walk and More.

We will be bringing our tech to attempt to document any activity we experience in the prison.

Attendees will be able to split into small groups and roam the prison. Be warned, it is a very large location. On the flip side, everyone will be able to have space to conduct their parts of the investigation.

We will be throwing our “Fear Walk” challenge (with basic training and due permission from WVP), where an investigator will walk down the Sugar Shack solo to see if they can experience anything.

We will be working together as a group to decide on a few experiments to conduct during our time there.

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Special Option - Stay at the haunted Bellaire House for double the experience.

We will be investigating the West Virginia State Penitentiary Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th. However, we have reserved the haunted Bellaire House (just ten minutes away) for select guests to stay as an alternative to a hotel. After the West Virginia State Penitentiary event ends, we will stay an extra night (Saturday, April 13th) to conduct an investigation at the Bellaire House. Those staying at Bellaire don’t need to wait until then, however, since they will be sleeping there on Thursday and when they return from WVP early Saturday morning. Staying at the Bellaire House is not required, but if you’d like to add it, please check out the Bellaire Add-On page here. Limited to 14 people.

 

 

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

6:00pm - 7:00pm

REGISTRATION AND CHECK-IN

THE BELLAIRE HOUSE

Guests will show up at the Bellaire House (PRS HQ for the event) to check in, hold a meet-and-greet and more.

7:00pm - 8:30pm

DINNER BREAK

We’ll break for dinner, going to a local restaurant as a group before our 3-hour pre-investigation.

9:00pm - 12:00Am

TOUR AND PRE-INVESTIGATION

We will show up at WVP for a guided tour, followed by a couple of hours of warm-up investigation throughout the prison.

Friday, April 12th, 2019/Saturday, April 13th, 2019

12:00pm - 4:00pm

FIELD TRIP: HAUNTED MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL PRESENTATION

We will be showing up to the local haunted museum for a tour, as well as going over the haunted history of the town, prison and then checking out the mounds in the daylight.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

LUNCH/BREAK

5:30pm - 8:00pm

TWO WORKSHOPS: AGGRESSIVE HAUNTINGS (BUELL) AND SPIRITUAL PROTECTION (FAUST/BUELL)

8:00pm - 8:30Pm

GAME PLAN/PREPARE TO LEAVE FOR WVP

9:00pm - 6:00AM (OVERNIGHT)

FULL INVESTIGATION LOCK UP AT WEST VIRGINIA STATE. We will have full run of the prison all night. We will break up into small groups based on everyone’s interests, conducting a few Dead Time sessions, perform the Fear Walk and more.

6:00am

Formal goodbye’s to everyone leaving.

 

(Bellaire Add-On) Saturday, April 13th, 2019/Sunday, April 14th, 2019

PLEASE SEE THE BELLAIRE ADD-ON PAGE.

 
 

TICKET BREAKDOWN

FULL INVESTIGATION TICKET: $350.00 (LIMITED TO TWENTY PEOPLE)

TICKET INCLUDES:

- 3-hour investigation on Thursday, April 11th, 2019

- Private overnight lockdown investigation on Friday, April 12th, 2019 through early morning on Saturday, April 13th, 2019.

- Thursday evening and Friday evening workshops at the Bellaire, as well as day trip to the haunted museum. All Friday activities listed on the schedule.

- Includes use of equipment brought by PRS staff.

TO RESERVE YOUR TICKET, CLICK ON THE RSVP PAGE

PAYMENT PLAN

We are offering a payment plan for those who wish to break up their payments for the Full Investigation Pass..  The schedule is as follows:

DOWN-PAYMENT: $175.00 is due right away.

2nd PAYMENT: $175.00 (due March 11th).

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WEST VIRGINIA STATE PENITENTIARY

818 JEFFERSON AVE

MOUNDSVILLE, WV 26041

 Directions & Travel Information

The Nearest Airport: Is the Pittsburgh, PA airport (PIT), located about 70 minutes away.

If you're looking to carpool with other attendees, you'll be able to link up with others either via the Event Discord page (a social chat app we use for our events in order to stay in touch with attendees) or The PRS Bureau event page.  

LODGING INFORMATION

Overview: For this event, attendees have the option to stay at the haunted Bellaire House, which is about ten minutes away from WVP. However, this is not a requirement. There are a few hotels in the Moundville area, and a slew of major hotels about twenty minutes away in Wheeling, WV.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

email us at society@the-prs.org for questions

 

I'm not an experienced paranormal investigator.  Is this for me?

You do not need to be an experienced investigator to enjoy this investigation event.  It is for novices and seasoned investigators, alike.

I'm coming by myself and I don't know anyone.  I'm afraid of not fitting in.

Everyone started out just like you.  But please know that you'll be amongst like-minded people, and it is VERY easy to make friends.  We are all sharing in an adventure together.  A unique life experience during this 2-day event.  You will have a good time as long as you have a good attitude about you.

Are We Allowed To Bring Paranormal Investigation Equipment? Yes.  We encourage this.

Is alcohol permitted on site?

No. Save that for off-site, please.

Is drug use permitted on site?

Are you kidding?

What do I need to bring to be comfortable at this event?

Since this event will be in the Spring, we are anticipating mild weather. However, it is important to check the weather forecast as we get closer to the event. During our overnight at the penitentiary, we are not planning to sleep. However, if you wish to bring a sleeping bag just in case, you’re more than welcome. There is basic seating in the lobby/museum area towards the front.

Are we really going to be locked in?

Technically, yes. However, no one can force you to stay. If you wish to leave the property, you’ll be escorted out.

Is this place going to be too intense for me?

It’s hard to answer that question. Everyone has their own personal boundary. Here’s what WON’T happen: you won’t be left alone against your will. If you a frightened, there will be experienced investigators who will be able to talk with you and if need be, walk you out if you feel unsafe. There will be a minister on the grounds as well. PRS will not allow for things to break out into hysterics.

With that being said, if you’re looking to go to a location that has a high claim rate of paranormal phenomenon, this is one you should consider. This place is very active, and PRS is VERY familiar with the location. Ultimately, we do not believe you will be physically harmed. But PRS does believe in the possibility of aggressive hauntings/activity. Is it possible things may get intense? Yes. But that’s part of the journey. In all our years throwing public investigation events, no one has ever been seriously harmed.

 

The Fine Print

email us at society@the-prs.org for questions

 

Is there an age limit?

All participants must be at least 18 years of age OR if under 18 years of age, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian AND agree to the following terms:

A.Parent or legal guardian must notify PRS that he or she intends to accompany a minor on the field trip within 24 hours of the ticket purchase; AND

B.Parent or legal guardian must provide a valid, government-issued identification (i.e., driver’s license, passport, etc.) at the time of the field trip, which PRS, at its sole discretion, may copy; AND

C.Parent or legal guardian must sign an acknowledgment providing that he or she is granting permission for the minor to participate in the field trip activities; AND

D.Parent or legal guardian must sign the Anticipatory Waiver of and Release from Liability document on the minor’s behalf.

I'm driving. Where can I park?

There is parking.  

 

REFUNDS & TICKET TRANSFERS

What is your Refund Policy?

All tickets are non-refundable except as provided below.

A refund will be issued if PRS, in its sole discretion, cancels the event due to unforeseen circumstances. PRS is not responsible for any further expenses, losses, or liability incurred by the participant due to cancellation of the event.

A credit towards a future PRS event in the amount of the ticket value will be issued if the event is postponed due to unforeseen circumstances OR on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of PRS if the participant is unable to attend an event due to an unforeseen illness or family emergency. Under any of the above circumstances, PRS shall issue a voucher which can be redeemed as credit towards a future PRS event. PRS reserves the right to cancel this policy at any time without advance notice. PRS is not responsible for any further expenses, losses, or liability incurred by the participant due to postponement of the field trip or the participant’s inability to attend the event.

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?

Tickets are only transferable to another participant if the following conditions are met:

1.The original ticket purchaser notifies PRS within 24 hours of the transfer of the name and contact information of the transferee; AND

2.PRS, in its sole discretion, approves the transferee to participate in writing; AND

3.The transferee signs the Anticipatory Waiver of and Release from Liability document; AND

4.The transferee accepts the within terms.

Failure to follow the above conditions relating to transferability renders the ticket voidable.

If you have any other additional questions, please e-mail us at society@the-prs.org