Moundsville, West Virginia: Archive of the Afterlife

Calls itself the "National Museum of the Paranormal." Collection of beyond-death artifacts, haunted mirrors, possessed dolls, serial killer yard dirt, paranormal history of WV State Penitentiary, etc.

National Museum of the Paranormal

1600 3rd St., Moundsville, WV
Downtown. In the Sanford Center building, room 202.
Tu-Sa 1-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Death masks.

Archive of the Afterlife

Really. Curator Steven Hummel was very nice, and very cool stuff.

[Kailey, 04/07/2017]

Dirt from spiritual and grisly locations.

Archive of the Afterlife

Archive of the Afterlife is a collection of historical and paranormal artifacts from many different locations. My favorite items throughout the museum were the dirt samples from various locations. The doll collection was very creepy, and the painting of Annie had a certain pull about it.

The day we were in, we got to meet Steve and Mike. It was very fascinating to hear their stories!

[Tabitha Pauley, 10/29/2016]

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