On a recent visit to San Francisco, my husband and I caught a glimpse of, Alcatraz, one of the most notorious prisons in the United States. Unfortunately, we did not tour the facility, but saw it from a distance, standing on the pier at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Alcatraz, often called The Rock or Traz, was the home to some of America’s most famous criminals, including, Machine Gun Kelly, Al Capone, Robert Stroud, “Birdman of Alcatraz”, and many others too numerous to name.
Over a period of 29 years, there were 14 separate escape attempts. One of the most famous, occurred on December 16, 1937 when Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe climbed out a widow, made their way down to the water’s edge, and disappeared into San Francisco Bay. It was assumed that they were swept out to sea, but officially, they were listed as missing and presumed dead.
Please check out the following links and videos that give you an “Up Close and Personal” view of this amazing place which is rumored to be HAUNTED!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFdGxTUwnhE Video of Alcatraz
http://www.alcatrazhistory.com/ History of Alcatraz
http://www.ghosteyes.com/haunted-alcatraz-prison Haunted Alcatraz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgbi0PZt0p8 Video about haunting of Alcatraz