Fellow Aussie paranormal team Amy’s Crypt also visited the Penitentiary, and had this to say:
“A sordid, dark past paired with the frequent and extreme unexplainable occurrences make Eastern State Penitentiary one of the most haunted places in the world. Stories recounted by strangers with similar experiences lend weight to the legitimacy of paranormal encounters. While the building’s relationship with death through murder, suicide and disease ensures the likelihood of trapped spirits within Eastern State.”
A place of intense suffering, the Eastern State Penitentiary has attracted paranormal investigators from all over the world.
Unfortunately for investigators, paranormal tours have ceased for the time being, but you can still visit the Pen for a self-guided audio day tour, and it’s fantastic!
Narrated by Steve Buscemi, the tour leads you all over the public area of the Penitentiary, and gives some amazing insights into how it was run and some of its residents. There’s even interviews by some of the former inmates there, which are just incredible.
There’s also displays along the walls throughout, and some cells have been preserved while others have been left to degrade or be taken over by the vegetation.
In some parts of the Penitentiary, the energy is really heavy, but for the most part, it’s just a really cool look into one of the most notorious penitentiary’s left standing in the US.