Friday, May 13, 2016

Serpent Mound (Ohio, Pennsylvania) Trip and Survey; Part 5

The way home on our Serpent Mound excursion included a stop at the Grave Creek Mound in Moundsville, West Virginia an Adena Burial mound. There is a museum with exhibits and other information. You can even  climb the mound,  which is unique.

Unfortunately years ago the state of West Virginia  decided to build a state penitentiary next to the mound; it operated from 1876 to 1995. The prison is now available to visitors and is billed as a mysterious and ghostly place where you can--see the Dungeon of Horrors and experience the fright of being locked up, go for a Zombie walk, experience Ghost Adventures and more....


To say that the vibe of the mound on the side of the prison is bad, is to say sugar can be sweet; it gave me a slight headache. My question is how much has the vibe deteriorated since the prison was turned  into a spectacle and freak show? Hey, but that is our current society and our irreverence for the land.

The visit did not last long. Below are some pic's.

1 comment:

Janice Carr said...

Being at Serpent Mound was an awe-inspiring experience for me. I sensed the Earth energy immediately when we arrived. It is visually stunning sitting atop a sheer precipice, one can imagine the sacred work that took place there.

There is no sense of time or space at the Hopewell Culture Mound Park in Mound City. The best way to see the area would be from the air, where it appears like an ancient runway for spacecraft. The Historical Center has a small exhibit of quality Hopewell artifacts.

The vibe was not good while visiting the Gravecreek Mound Museum in Moundsville, WVA. I felt overcome by a cold presence and strange negative thoughts entered my mind while inside there.