Ep. 113 is up with help from Research Assistant April Rogers-Krick! Eastern State Penitentiary was built to start a reformation when it came to America’s penal system. Prison was making the move from a place of punishment to a place of reform. Eastern State became the most expensive building in America when it was built in the late 1800s and it was the most famous prison in the world. Al Capone even spent time here. Officers and inmates have reported haunting activity for decades at the prison and this activity seems to have only increased since the penitentiary was closed to inmates for good. The reputation of the prison makes it a perfect place for the haunted house attraction it becomes every Halloween. But the ghosts here are very real. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Eastern State Penitentiary! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by listener Toby Hessenauer and features an underwater city in Japan and This Day in History is by Steven Pappas and features the first woman executed by electric chair.
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