Eastern State Penitentiary

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Andy

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Spooky place. It's a favorite location for ghost hunters.

"The prison, which closed in 1971, is considered by several sources to be one of the most haunted places in America. It has been featured on the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures and Most Haunted Live, Syfy's Ghost Hunters and MTV's Fear. Dozens of paranormal researchers visit every year and report that it's a hub of otherworldly activity. Perhaps most convincingly, there are the stories of eerie experiences by visitors, staff, guards and inmates that have corroborated each other since the 1940s."

https://www.npr.org/2013/10/24/232234570/is-eastern-state-penitentiary-really-haunted
 
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Spooky place. It's a favorite location for ghost hunters.

"The prison, which closed in 1971, is considered by several sources to be one of the most haunted places in America. It has been featured on the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures and Most Haunted Live, Syfy's Ghost Hunters and MTV's Fear. Dozens of paranormal researchers visit every year and report that it's a hub of otherworldly activity. Perhaps most convincingly, there are the stories of eerie experiences by visitors, staff, guards and inmates that have corroborated each other since the 1940s."

https://www.npr.org/2013/10/24/232234570/is-eastern-state-penitentiary-really-haunted
I'd like to visit it. Alcatraz also.
 

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I'd like to visit it. Alcatraz also.
That would be an interesting trip. I have to admit, I've got attraction to these "dark" places. I will periodically get into studying evil, serial killers, exorcism, the holocaust, or something along those lines. I try not to stay too long in that place or it starts to darken my outlook, but it has a certain fascination.


"Its 142-year history is full of suicide, madness, disease, murder and torture, making it easy to imagine the spirits of troubled souls left behind to roam its abandoned halls.

"The harsh punishments used on prisoners are enough to make you shiver even without seeing a ghost. There was the water bath, in which inmates were dunked then hung out on a wall in winter until ice formed on the skin. The mad chair, which bound an inmate so tightly that circulation was cut off, later necessitating amputations. The iron gag, in which an inmate's hands were tied behind the back and strapped to an iron collar in the mouth, so that any movement caused the tongue to tear and bleed profusely. And "The Hole," a dank underground cell where unfortunate souls had no light, no human contact, no exercise, no toilet and little food and air."
 

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That would be an interesting trip. I have to admit, I've got attraction to these "dark" places. I will periodically get into studying evil, serial killers, exorcism, the holocaust, or something along those lines. I try not to stay too long in that place or it starts to darken my outlook, but it has a certain fascination.


"Its 142-year history is full of suicide, madness, disease, murder and torture, making it easy to imagine the spirits of troubled souls left behind to roam its abandoned halls.

"The harsh punishments used on prisoners are enough to make you shiver even without seeing a ghost. There was the water bath, in which inmates were dunked then hung out on a wall in winter until ice formed on the skin. The mad chair, which bound an inmate so tightly that circulation was cut off, later necessitating amputations. The iron gag, in which an inmate's hands were tied behind the back and strapped to an iron collar in the mouth, so that any movement caused the tongue to tear and bleed profusely. And "The Hole," a dank underground cell where unfortunate souls had no light, no human contact, no exercise, no toilet and little food and air."
That is exactly where our murderers belong and should be treated.
 

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Ghost Hunters caught some cool stuff there.

A very creepy, interesting place from our history.
Yeah, their Eastern Penn show was a good one. I'll have to watch that again sometime.

A bit from that show was #1 on this best-of list. You have to watch close, because of the quality of the Youtube video. It's a shadow figure moving toward the camera and then away.