The Legend of Alcatraz
According to legend, Alcatraz prison is known to be one of the most haunted spots in the country, if not in the world. Is it really haunted though? For many people that have visited the prison and have experienced supernatural phenomena, it certainly seems to be haunted in a mysterious way.
Staying at Alcatraz was no joke and even the spirits of the most insane and notorious criminals were broken there. It is said that the empty cells inside the walls of Alcatraz are still home to the restless ghosts that remain there. Some of the worst criminals in America including Arthur Doc Barker, Machine Gun Kelly, and Al Capone spent many days behind bars in this prison.
Where to Find Alcatraz Ghosts
The prison was built to be a maximum security place where Alcatraz's most dangerous inmates would have minimum privileges. Prisoners breaking the rules would be sent to the strip cell where they would have to remove all of their clothing and spend time in a cell with no lights, no sink, no mattress, and only a hole inside the ground for a toilet. For this reason, it has been said that many Alcatraz ghosts aren't able to move on from Alcatraz to make a new home in the spiritual world.
The Most Haunted Alcatraz Cells
The Dreaded Cell 14D
Be sure to visit this cell on your Alcatraz day tour so you can be can the screaming of an Alcatraz ghost from where an inmate died after screaming that a creature was going to kill him. Many visitors have said that they have felt an extreme coldness wrapping around them in the room as if many spirits were still present.
Experience the A, B and C Cell Blocks
Make sure to also view these cell blocks when you visit Alcatraz. Many people that have toured the prison have said that they can hear moaning and crying coming from these blocks. You may even run into the Alcatraz ghost called the "Butcher", who was known to be assassinated here in the 1940s. You never know what you will run into when you take the plunge and find out more about this exciting yet daunting prison island!
Is Alcatraz haunted? You'll have to be the judge of that. Make sure that you take one of the Alcatraz island tours that allow you to learn more about the island and the prison and experience it for yourself. It's certain that at the very least this foreboding prison will give you the chills along with some exciting tales to take home with you!