The first night of TAPS' investigation of Eastern State took place on September 3, 2004, according to the date embedded in their camera footage.
Investigation: Eastern State Penitentiary - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bob Olson - Eastern State Penitentiary Tour Guide
Brett Bertolino - Eastern State Penitentiary Program Coordinator
Gary Johnson - Locksmith
Dave Hobbs - Ghost Hunters Cameraman
Donna Lacroix and Keith Johnson were listed in the episode's opening credits, but did not appear.
For more information on Eastern State Penitentiary you can visit their official site on the web at http://www.easternstate.org/
The controversial footage from this episode can be downloaded at the official TAPS site ([url]http://www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com/ghosthuntershome.html[/url]).
Jason: I hate having questions that I don't have answers for.
Grant: Does the mind, does the body continue after death, and if so, what keeps them here?
Jason: Why sometimes do objects move on their own?
Jason: These are all things I'd love to have the answers for.
Grant: See, like back in the ancient times, why does thunder happen? You know, for all they knew, the Gods were pissed off at 'em, and now an object moves, we think it's a ghost. But it may be something totally scientific.
Jason: Isn't this like the beginning of a horror movie?
Grant: (whispering) Chop chop chop chop chop, kill kill kill kill kill...
Brian: DUDE RUN!
Brian: I'm sick of the bickering, I really am. I do everything I can for TAPS and it seems I'm the one who gets yelled at all the time!
Jason: (to Brian) You want to investigate the paranormal but your freaking terrified of the paranormal!
Grant: This place is overwhelmingly visual. You know what kinda people was in there and it starts to make your mind wander. So you have to fight that constantly fighting that and just treating it like a building.
Eastern State Penitentiary is one of the most investigated locations in paranormal TV. As well as this episode, TAPS returns to the site in the second season episode "Eastern State/Vacation Home". The prison was also investigated by the cadets of Ghost Hunters Academy in the episode "Back To Basics". Eastern State was also investigated by The Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures crew in the second season episode "Eastern State Penitentiary", and NatGeo's Mysterious Science episode "American Paranormal: Haunted Prison". The Prison was investigated by MTV's Fear in the first season episode "Eastern State Penitentiary". The site would also be used for an episode of the Travel Channel's show Zak Bagan's Paranormal Challenge titled "Eastern State Penitentiary".