Ghost Adventures: Alcatraz Pictures
About a half mile off the coast of San Francisco, Alcatraz is also known as “The Rock” and served as a federal prison from 1933 to 1963.
Nick gets ready to learn more about Alcatraz for the lockdown in one of America’s most famous prisons.
It’s now a National Historic Landmark, but Native Americans once believed the island to be cursed, calling it “Evil Island.”
Due to its isolated location among the icy waters and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, it was believed that Alcatraz was inescapable.
During their investigation, Zak, Nick and Aaron all hear interesting stories about paranormal experiences on D-Block.
During the 29 years Alcatraz served as a prison, it held some of the most notorious criminals in American history, including Al Capone, Mickey Cohen and James "Whitey" Bulger.
The inmates were allowed to pursue their hobbies and interests while incarcerated. One inmate produced beautiful paintings that are now on display in one of the cells.
These windows allowed the prisoners to communicate with their visitors.
Nick captures footage of a few photos of inmates that hang on the walls of the prison.
Zak gathers supplies from the boat before heading into Alcatraz for the night’s lockdown.
The view from the top of Alcatraz Island is breathtaking -- a moment of beauty on an island with such a bloody history.
When the guys learn that more than 1,600 suicides have occurred on the Golden Gate Bridge, they decide to check it out.