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Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute (EOCI)
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
Background & History
Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute (EOCI) was built between
1912 and 1913 as a state mental hospital, and helped inspire the
novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. In 1983 it
was turned into a medium security prison and remains so to this
day. Inmate labor is used to produce the Prison Blues line of
clothing, which is marketed across the USA and internationally.
What Makes It Strange?
It is said that guards working here sometimes hear cries for
help, but nothing is found upon investigation. Others tell of
strange noises, and inmates have related stories about the ghosts
of strangers walking into locked cells.
Planning Your Visit
We suppose the best way would be to visit an inmate here,
considering that Plan B would be to rob a liquor store or
June 3, 2007:
This was just a quick stop on our road trip to Idaho. Basically
all we did was snap a few photos of the place from different
USA: Eastern Oregon Correctional institute: A brief
description of the hauntings. Check out the comments left by
(alleged) former patients, inmates, and staff.
Hovel: Spring creek clackamas oregon: One person's
experiences at EOCI, and stories they have heard from inmates.
How to get there:
The prison bus will take you there... otherwise, from I-84, take
Exit 207 onto Westgate. The prison is a mile or so up the road, on
Center for the Arts (Pendleton, OR)
School (Pendleton, OR)
STATUS UPDATE: 2/14/2013
We're putting in some serious work on this section of the site, as we assume that this is what you're here for.
At the moment, we're putting up the basic information. When we have the pages for each destination up and running, we're going to flesh out some of the details for each location.
When it comes to our visits to these locations we're going completely by memory, and it has been several years since these visits happened. So we're going to go through our old audio and video files to remind us of what we may have missed. While we're at it, we'll also work on cleaning up our EVP files.
Using these pages:
Photos: Clicking on photos will enlarge them, and will not navigate you away from this page.
Some photos are grainy and blocky. In many cases, this is because we lost our original photos in a hard drive crash, but were able to recover some of them from social networking sites where we had posted them.
Audio: These files are grouped into four categories: EVP (a voice recorded but not heard), ENP (Electronic Noise Phenomena, our own term for sounds recorded but not heard), Audible Voice (an anomalous voice heard by us), and Audible Noise (an anomalous noise heard by us).
We believe that it's important for you to try to interpret what is being said/heard without us telling you first. Listen to the audio file, then hold your mouse cursor over the "What We Hear" button for a small pop-up to appear explaining our own interpretation.
Some of these audio clips repeat twice. The first part is raw and unfiltered (maybe a small bump in the decibel level) and after a short pause will be the same clip after being cleaned and enhanced. Usually (but not always) if the clip does not repeat, that means that the clip has not been manipulated (again, maybe a small decibel boost).
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