Million Dollar Missile Silos, Escape From Alcatraz

Geoscientist Ben McGee heads to a secret location in the heartland of Kansas -- a Cold War-era missile silo that’s been converted into a 15-story, underground luxury bunker. Meanwhile, Mike Baker heads to California’s gold coast to conduct an investigation into the infamous Alcatraz prison break in June of 1962. Did the 3 escapees survive their brilliantly planned breakout, or die during the attempt?

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Mike Baker at Alcatraz
Mike Baker at Alcatraz

Mike Baker at Alcatraz

Mike Baker heads to California’s gold coast to conduct an investigation into the infamous Alcatraz prison break in June of 1962, an escape immortalized by countless books and even a Clint Eastwood feature film. 960 1280

  

Mike Baker at Alcatraz

Mike Baker at Alcatraz

Mike Baker interviews the author of Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years, Michael Esslinger, inside the notorious prison. 960 1280

  

Convict Frank Morris' cell

Convict Frank Morris' cell

Convict Frank Morris' cell is where the escape hatch, seen here, was dug out for the jailbreak. 960 1280

  

Alcatraz’s service passageway

Alcatraz’s service passageway

Alcatraz’s service passageway is where the prisoners escaped by climbing the pipes to reach a ceiling vent. 960 1280

  

Mike Baker climbs aboard a pontoon raft

Mike Baker climbs aboard a pontoon raft

Mike Baker climbs aboard a pontoon raft built to the specs of the inmates’ raft in 1962 in an attempt to reach Angel Island from Alcatraz. Mike is on a mission to find out if this harrowing trip through the icy San Francisco Bay is even possible. 960 1280

  

Cold War-era missile silo

Cold War-era missile silo

In a secret location in the heartland of Kansas, a Cold War-era missile silo has been converted into a 15-story, underground luxury bunker. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

Geoscientist Ben McGee tries to get past the bunker’s security force, which includes hard-core warriors packing fully loaded automatic weapons and commanded by a US military special ops veteran. 960 1280

  

Luxury doomsday bunker

Luxury doomsday bunker

Ben McGee is given a tour of the luxurious underground condo facilities. 960 1280

  

Million-dollar luxury survival condos

Million-dollar luxury survival condos

When armageddon hits, a handful of wealthy individuals will be tucked into these million-dollar luxury survival condos. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

Because the facility is underground, "windows" in each condo are fitted with high-definition TV screens that offer a selection of scenes. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

A glimpse of the bunker’s indoor pool. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

The underground condo community even includes a movie theatre. 960 1280

  

Doomsday bunkers

Doomsday bunkers

The community is prepared for the worst with a full-stocked grocery store, complete with live fish tanks. But how long could the occupants live happily together in this confined space? 960 1280

  

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