Eastern State Penitentiary is a former prison in USA, and is one of the most haunted buildings in the world.
Eastern State Penitentiary was built in 1829, and was a very expensive project at the time. It was designed to house 250 inmates, but there were about 1700 inmates cramped inside. The inmates were locked in a small cell all day, except for one hour, when they went out to a small enclosed yard. They had to were a hood when walking to the yard, so none of the other prisoners recognized them. The misbehaved inmates were punished in very cruel ways, like taped to a chair and left there without food, or they dunked in an ice bath and hung from a wall. Later they changed the prison system to a more modern prison system, like the ones we have in the prisons now. Eastern State Penitentiary was operational from 1829-1971, and in that time 1200 inmates died inside, many murdered by other inmates
A locksmith was working on a 140 year old lock, and we he got it open he felt an overwhelming force. He was stunned and could not move, he also claimed to see faces on the walls and hundreds of forms swirl out of the newly unlocked cell.
The prison is now a museum, and attracts many tourist and paranormal groups, and Assistant Director Brett Bertolino stated that they almost find evidence of paranormal activity. Tourist and employees have heard weeping, giggling an whispering coming from inside the prison walls.
Here are two photos taken inside Eastern State Penitentiary, the first one is very scary because you can only see a black shadow and it is not that clear. While the second photo looks really fake, because of the good quality and bright color.
I think if there really are ghost, which I´m not convinced are real, this would be the perfect place to find them. Eastern State Penitentiary fits well into the haunted house description, there have been many deaths, most of them by cruel punishments or murder, and the spirits would have a good reason the haunt the place.
But what do you think? is the prison really haunted? are the photos real?