Philadelphia – Eastern State Penitentiary (Punishment Area – Cellblock 13)

This doesn’t look as frightening as I’m sure that it once did, but it was the toughest area of the prison and was used as a punishment block. It was also known as ‘the Hole’ and ‘Klondike’ and there were ten cells which were mostly without light. Although the walls between the cells are no longer present, it’s possible to see where they were once located.

This appears to be the only cell which remains standing with its walls intact, with the area being closed down in 1959 due to concerns about the conditions here. It was then used for storage until 1970 and then fell into disrepair. It’s said that this is one of the areas of the prison where hauntings are noted…..