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'Ghosts' spotted on Alcatraz Island

Ghosts Spotted On Alcatraz Island

Also known as The Rock, was a maximum security prison located on Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. Now a tourist attraction, the prison operated from 1934 to 1963 and housed some of America's most notorious criminals, such as Al Capone.

Considered to be one of the most haunted places in America, some claim that you can feel the presence of past inmates still lurking in the empty cells and hallways.

Recently, a British couple visiting the rock snapped a picture of an apparently empty visitation block window. But after looking at the photo, they discovered what seems to be a woman from a past time staring back at them.

Reports of strange sounds and sightings at Alcatraz have been described by many former inmates, prison guards and visitors.

Tourists have explained hearing moans, whispering, screams, and even clanging throughout the cell blocks. Some have even caught their own unexplained apparitions and shadows on camera.

A ranger at the prison says that they've heard sounds of a banjo being played as they walk through the shower room. It is here that Al Capone was known to practice playing banjo.

The prison has also been the subject of numerous paranormal investigations, like the Syfy Channel's "Ghost Hunters". The team reported sounds of footsteps and even audible answers to questions that they asked.

From famous prisoners to ghostly legends, Alcatraz will always remain a paranormal attraction to many.

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Dick July 05 2014 at 7:28 AM

Be a good place to relocate our do nothing congress!!!

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afterall357 July 05 2014 at 8:47 AM

Reopen: A good for illegals

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oahai913 July 05 2014 at 7:31 AM

I think visitorship must be down at Alcatraz... So it was time for another "ooohhhh... Ghost story...". Why would anyone take a picture of "an empty window"? I mean there is a lot that is more picture worthy than an "empty window"....

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redwingirish July 05 2014 at 9:52 AM

This is a prime example of America's prison system gone wrong. When Alcatraz was open we were on the right track. But when they ended the beating and the no talking policy, they went south. Today the gangs run the prison system. When we start operating out jails like the blue dolphin in Russia we will be back on track.

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'57mad July 05 2014 at 10:19 AM

I think they should reopen Alcatraz and fill it to capacity with murderers, killers,rapists violent thieves and then begin euthanizing them all.then Alcatraz would be serving its purpose and saving America trillions.......

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Sparky5229 July 05 2014 at 8:41 AM

Sorry i do not believe in Ghosts ,Big Foot or any other mum bo jumbo .

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spccowb July 05 2014 at 8:05 AM

I don't doubt for one minute that the British Couple caught a ghost on camera.

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WOODY July 05 2014 at 7:27 AM


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Mike WOODY July 05 2014 at 11:25 AM

Yes, tourist visiting the prison.

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oysterclam WOODY July 05 2014 at 2:36 PM


I believe in god and unicorns also......but I can see bacteria.......its called a MICROSCOPE.......you science isiota......

Don;t have the paranormal equipment for god or unicorns......

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win734440 oysterclam July 05 2014 at 7:45 PM

a microscope is the tool used to see microscopic thing ah mah gigs

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lov2elkhnt July 05 2014 at 12:07 PM

Let me guess, they keep running into Burt Lancaster?

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Denise lov2elkhnt July 05 2014 at 1:07 PM

lol ty

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deuces59james lov2elkhnt July 05 2014 at 2:01 PM

I was looking for clint eastwood, but they said he had escaped.

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lov2elkhnt deuces59james July 05 2014 at 6:04 PM

LOL, I like yours better.

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rivera8787 July 05 2014 at 12:05 PM

See what happens when people visit San Francisco and use their local "medicine"......weed

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