The darkness could almost be felt

Interior, Newgate, August 2009.

"And out they went, we were left in the blackness of Egypt. The darkness could almost be felt, and was terribly oppressive. Overhead 200 feet of solid rock was between us and daylight. The hand stretched out at either side touched slimy, cold, pitiless stone."

- A newspaper correspondent describing the moment the guide on his Newgate tour extinguishes the candles, Grand Forks Weekly Herald (North Dakota Territory), December 18, 1879