Posted October 29, 2010 by 1KnonOCoKhet in Events

Eastern State Penitentiary “Enter Alone Contest”

The Best haunted house on the East Cost can be found right in your backyard. No not literally, but if you are in the NY, NJ, CT, or MD area the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia should be your one stop shop for the most haunted of all haunted houses… in a real prison.

According to, NJ.com, The Eastern state Penitentiary is America’s largest haunted attraction.

The last time I tried to go, the line was about a mile long. Seriously.

Well, the Penitentiary has a new promotion called “Terror Behind the Walls” for the 2010 Halloween season allowing people to sign up for “The Enter Alone contest…”

They will select 13 people at random to experience the ‘Terror Behind the Walls’ all ALONE.

The contest goes until Nov 6 so there is still time to enter.

Sign up online through the Terror Behind the Walls website and explain why you want to experience this alone.

Each winner will be able to bring five guests and spend the night in a cellblock. You and your people will have dinner and hear ghost stories from a professional storyteller at midnight. Then they’ll abandon you until daylight.

I’m sure there are ghouls and goblins waiting in all the cracks to wake up every nerve in your body. Are you game?

Eastern State Penitentiary Marketing Manager, Ellen Feist said, each of the 13 winners will be entered into a grand prize drawing to return to the haunted house and spend FIVE full nights in the cell blocks with their five friends.

I’m not too sure if I’d dare to do one overnight nevermind five full nights in fear.

If you’re ready to brave it out, visit the website to sign up.

And if you are frightened just hearing about it, you can always visit the historic site during light hours for a daytime prison tour.