TV Shows: Mystery 360 – Ghosts Behind Bars

Reviewed by Rosdaughr

Airs on Sunday January 24 9pm
National Geographic Channel

About the series: Whether it is the existence of aliens, the possibility of life after death, or sightings of strange creatures, the lure of the unknown has always been irresistible. Now, using the latest scientific techniques, this series seeks to ascertain whether these strange occurrences, myths and startling phenomena are merely illusions or actually real.

Eastern State PenitentaryEastern State Penitentiary, a huge forboding fortress which was built to lock away the worst offenders in society. A study in isolation, which depressed inmates and drove them mad. ESP closed in 1971, and since then many report hearing a range of strange sounds from weeping to tormented screams. People have reported seeing shadowy shapes darting throughout the prison. What is different about this ghost busting show, is that National Geographic brings in a team of engineers from different scientific areas of expertise to seek out the ghosts of Eastern State. They set up the usual ghost hunting equipment; motion sensors, night vision and infrared cameras,3D laser scanners and accoustic triangulation systems.

These scientists are trying to find out what ghosts are made of and if indeed Eastern State is haunted. I thought one of the most interesting pieces of this programme is when they used the 3D laser scanners to recreate the prision to determine if there was ghostly activity or physical activity. The team uses scientific principles to explain the noises and other eerie activity in the prison. Some things cannot be explained away by science. Don’t miss this one if you are a fan of Most Haunted.



  1. Mark said

    There is something wrong with this program, the infared is fake.
    You can tell they are using a filter on the camara. I thought they were out to prove one way or another if ghosts are real or not, but if they are going to fake the infared then no way can you trust the rest of their equipment or research. I wont watch it anymore. In my opinion they are fake.


  2. Bandot said

    The Physicist mentioned only neutrinos can pass through walls. This is not quite true. Light in the form of X-Rays and Gamma Rays can also pass through walls. A ghost if is type of energy may very well be able to pass through solid objects and you would be able to see it if it transform to a visable spectrum. Light is both a particle and a wave, and physicist can’t explain why light does what it does on a quantum level which is probably why he did not mention it.


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