Please join Christopher Moon for this sure to be AWESOME event on Saturday, July 17th! We will meet at the penitentiary at 4:00pm, and be treated to a guided tour from 4:15pm - 5:00pm. From 5:15pm - 7:00pm, Christopher will teach his new Spirit Communication seminar, followed by a dinner break from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Dinner will be offsite, and is not included in this event. At 9:00pm, we reconvene back at Eastern State Penitentiary for an interactive paranormal investigation until 12:30am.
Christopher Moon, recently named the best male Instrumental Transcommunication and Real Time Spirit Communication researcher in the world by the International Paranormal Acknowledgement Awards, will be using the Telephone to the Dead, a.k.a. "Frank's Box" during all investigations. He will also offer DISCOUNTED private readings to event attendees.
EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY'S EERIE PAST...
Opened in 1829, some of America's most notorious criminals were held in Eastern State Penitentiary's cells. When gangster Al Capone found himself in front of a judge for the first time in 1929, he was sentenced to one year in prison. He spent most of that sentence in relative comfort at Eastern State, where he was allowed to furnish his cell with antiques, rugs, and oil paintings. Mr. Capone insisted he was haunted by the ghost of James Clark, the brother-in-law of his rival, murdered in the St. Valentine's Day massacre. Fellow inmates reported hearing Capone screams nightly, begging "Jimmy" to go away and leave him alone.
Since its closure visitors, employees and those researching paranormal activity have reportedly heard unexplained eerie sounds throughout the prison.
One major paranormal episode reported occurred to a locksmith doing restoration work in Cell Block #4. According to the tale, he was working to remove a 140-year-old lock from the cell door when a massive force overcame him so powerfully he was unable to move. Some believe when he removed the key it opened a gateway to the horrific past and offered the spirits caught behind its bars a pathway out. The man spoke of experiencing an out-of-body state as he was drawn toward the negative energy which burst through the cell. Anguished faces appeared on the cell wall, hundreds of distorted forms swirled around the cellblock and one dominating form seemed to beckon the locksmith to him. The man's experience was so vivid, years after he would shudder in fear when he talked about it.
One of the more common claims is the sound of echoing laughter in Cell Block 12. Another is shadowy apparitions in the cells and halls, who dart across corridors and vanish into rooms. The phantom is the most common of these sightings though - he is described as being a dark, human-like figure who stands still until you get too close, then he darts away into the darkness. Every person who has ever encountered the phantom states that he gives off a feeling of anger and bitterness, and is a presence to BEWARE.
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