What’s scarier than a prison? A haunted prison that’s what. Now add some kind of paranormal force, or undead contingent that takes the dread associated with a prison and amplifies it to a horrifying degree. That’s a haunted prison. The Philadelphia Eastern State Penitentiary is one such prison. A historical landmark, this prison is also rumored to be plagued by a haunting presence. Check out the photos below to get a taste of this creepy prison.
You can hear creaks and groans echoing through the prison walls. You can hear the voices of the ghostly prisoners crying out, “Ooooooo! The food here is terrible! Oooooo!!”
Definitely don’t wanna walk down this hallway. Maybe try going upstairs?
Nope. Absolutely not. Time to go back downstairs.
I mean, it’s not that bad, right? Right?
Yeah, it’s that bad. It’s definitely that bad. This place is terrifying.
Do not, I repeat, do NOT sit on this toilet. It’s a DEMON toilet!
There’s tons of storage space in this prison. Storage space for… dead bodies! And of course for necessities like dry and canned goods that keep any institution running.
“Going down… mwah-ha-ha-ha!”
This cell doesn’t seem that bad. It’s actually so nice that you’d almost forget for a second THAT YOU’RE IN A HAUNTED PRISON AND DEATH IS IMMINENT!
Look! A way out! Sunlight! Fresh-Air! And… an impenetrable wall of stone that removes any hope of escape.
The Eastern State Penetentiary is known to be the world’s 1st true penitentiary opened on October 25, 1829, was designed by John Haviland. It champions the system of separate confinement as a form of rehabilitation. Prisoners were not meant to socialize and enjoy their time there. Infamous criminals such as Al Capone was kept at ESP. At the time of its completion, ESP was the biggest and most expensive public building ever erected. Hundreds of prisons were modeled after it.
Now, it is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. You can take a tour (normal or haunted) if you dare. See the video below.
I really want to go see it in person, even though this place looks horrifying. I just hope I can make it out with my soul intact.