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Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

San Francisco, California
94133 USA

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San Francisco, CA is home to one of the most haunted places the world, Alcatraz Island. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

Located in the mystical San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island and Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary have been cited (by many notable resources) as one of the most haunted places in America. Another banner that decorates this creepy property is one of the most haunted prison in the entire country.

But this phantasmic phenomenon has captured this prison long before it was built. Native Americans noted and reputed the evil spirits they purportedly encountered on the island long before it became a federal prison. Mark Twain once wrote about the eerie atmosphere of the Alcatraz after visiting it. He intuitively described it as "being as cold as winter, even in the summer months."

Formerly off-limits to the public for many years, Alcatraz is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in San Francisco, particularly when it comes to those interested in the things that go bump in the night. Alcatraz Island has a long and dark history. Serving as a military fortification and then a maximum security prison, the island is host to countless ghosts and supernatural occurrences.

Celebrity Haunts? You bet! Reports of disembodied whispers, mysterious cold spots, and apparitions of everyone from Al Capone to glowing-eyed inmates have brought have seduced many paranormal investigators to hunts its large property. Al Capone was one of the first inmates, spectral banjo music has often been heard coming from inside his old cell. Capone received a banjo from his wife which played all day in his cell.

This property was featured on a variety of paranormal television shows, including on episodes of Ghost Adventures, Ghost Lab, Dead Files, Scariest Places on Earth and Ghost Hunters.
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Date added: Jan/24/2017 | Last time updated: Feb/27/2019
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