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Moundsville Apparition: Note: Video Copyright, 2003 All Rights Reserved! (Read notice below.)

Location: West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville West Virginia. The Video was filmed under the administration building in the basement known as "The Hole" by Al Brindza.

Date: June 28, 2003

Time: Approx. 1:30 am.

Equipment: Sony Handycam, Model CCD-TRV37, Video 8XR.

Weather Conditions: Very warm, humid night.

Note: Some people who have viewed this video ask, "Why isn't it more clear?" I'll try to explain: it was taken in total darkness using a Sony "Analog" "Nightshot" camcorder with limited IR (infrared) capabilities. Meaning the IR range is limited to reach out to maybe twenty feet or so even with using an IR enhancer in addition to the cameras own built in IR capabilities. This "Nightshot" camcorder was probably a Generation One, I'm not positive about that. At the time of this technology the night vision produced a hazy green glow with static interference. In other words it is nothing like the digital technology we have today where the image would likely be crystal clear. I myself wish the image or apparition would have been clearer, but at the time that is how night vision technology was to the public.

Numerous people with way more experience in photography and many extremely knowledgeable with the paranormal have viewed this video. No one to date has been able to explain or debunk it, believe me many have tried including myself and other AMG members over the years. As I have been told, "It is what it is!"
In watching this video pay close attention to the human like figure moving in the back ground to the right of a vertical length of pipe that hung from the ceiling in the foreground next to the camera. At first the camera is trying to auto focus then the view becomes more stable. Note what appear to be two columns behind the figure moving together then separating as the figure moves on its own accord as if it is waiting or watching for someone. In real time there are no columns in this location in fact the background is a solid brick wall. The full body apparition appears to be wearing Long Johns and perhaps a shirt over top. He also has long hair and a full beard. Guards told us that inmates were not permitted to have long hair and beards for at least 50 years.
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Copyright, 2003 All Rights Reserved. No part of this video may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval systems, unless written permission is granted by the taker and owner Allen P. Brindza, amghosthunters.

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