Real Haunted Houses

Real Haunted House


San Francisco, California

Alcatraz, a harsh island prison deemed inescapable by its builders, was once home to a collection of our country’s most ruthless criminals. Today, it is haunted by some of the saddest spirits ever reported.

The island received its name after a Spanish explorer passed by and, noticing the amount of water fowl, called it “La Isla de los Alcatraces” (Island Of The Pelicans). Many years later, the government saw its potential as a strategic military position, and began construction of a large fortress. However, as weaponry became more modern, the need for such a place declined. Within a few decades, “The Rock” became obsolete.

Located offshore from San Francisco, the tiny island is constantly berated by splashes of freezing water and dangerously strong currents.  For this reason, the army recognized it as an ideal place for holding prisoners. It was first used for captives during the Civil and Spanish-American war, but by the 1920’s a large jailhouse had been built and filled with American criminals.

Made for the toughest of the tough, the environment of Alcatraz was unlike any previous prison. In fact, during the first few “silent years,” inmates were not allowed to talk or make noise of any kind except in short allotments. Cells were damp and empty, meals were 20 minutes long, and showers were only once a week. And that was if the prisoners behaved. Stories of torture began to circulate through the country, centered on two main methods of punishment. Those who committed major infractions were moved to the “Strip Cell,” a dark, steel-encased cell with no toilet or sink. As the name suggests, the prisoner would be stripped naked before entering. There they would be kept for 1-2 days, receiving food through an expanded opening in the bars.

The other feared penalty came in the form of five “hole” cells. These also lived up to the name-isolated, silent, and dark except for a single suspended light bulb. Inmates here were only given a substantial meal every third day, and were beaten often by the hardened guards.  Their screams could be heard throughout the entire block, which sometimes sparked fellow prisoners into making noise that then echoed all over the entire island. Worse yet, Alcatraz featured a dungeon where, on rare occasions, the worst offenders would be chained to a wall and subjected to the worst conditions of all.

With all of this, it’s not surprising the island has no shortage of unexplained spooks.  Even the infamous Al Capone has contributed; a park ranger once reported hearing banjo music coming from an empty room. While he could not explain it, those interested in Alcatraz’s secrets know that Capone’s sanity rapidly deteriorated in his last years there, resulting in his practicing the banjo in the shower room. Cell 14D, one of the “hole” cells, is described as having “a feeling of sudden intensity.”  It is also the coldest, no matter the outside temperature. The explanation can be found in an event reported in the 1940’s, where a prisoner started screaming almost immediately after entering the 14D hole. Shouts about a creature with “glowing eyes” were heard though the night. Come morning, guards opened the cell door to find the man dead, hand marks around his throat and a horrific expression on his face. Upon roll call days later, guards were surprised to count an extra. They caught sight of the strangled convict seconds before he vanished, and no one ever admitted to his murder.

Alcatraz was closed in 1963, but later reopened for touring and research. Those who visit claim to have heard sobbing, moaning, and gunshots with no explicable source.  Psychics and skeptics alike have witnessed strange happenings in Alcatraz, though maybe nothing stranger than what occurred when the building was still in use long ago.

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Debbie says:

October 5, 2005, 6:44 pm

Been there, felt nothing but out of breath after walking up the “12 degree” hill. It felt like 90 degrees.

holly says:

October 6, 2005, 10:39 pm

why would anyone spend the night there?!?!?!

Drina says:

October 11, 2005, 12:30 am

I agree why spend the night? Who the hell figured spent the night and figured this out?

Noctum says:

October 15, 2005, 10:41 pm

Meh you can’t spend the night there it’s a hazard the place should not even be allowed to send tours through. I mean hell when I was there in the 4th grade half the island was closed to the public because of saftey hazards.

As to ghost in Alcatraz I’m sure there could be a lot better stories one could come up with for this besides shaking cells.

katie says:

October 26, 2005, 3:52 am

This is actually very true. I know that it is because my brother spent the night there about 10 years ago. He is a contractor, and was hired to restore some buildings that are not open to the public. He worked there for quite a while, and one evening the groundskeeper asked if he would like to stay overnight. He stayed in what was supposedly Al Capones cell. He was very scared to stay there, but was also very curious. Once he decided to settle in, and try to get some sleep it took many hours until he began to finally doze off, when he was awoken by some sort of a banging noise.It began far away, and got closer and closer. He said it was as if a security guard was walking along, banging his club on the bars.The noise got closer and closer until it stopped right infront of the cell he was in and then he heard several Very Loud bangs on the bars of the cell and then it all just stopped. Needless to say he never was able to fall asleep that night. He lie awake the whole night and was out of there on the first ferry the next morning.

BettyE. says:

October 26, 2005, 2:15 pm

katies story sounds real but then again thats why its a scary story. right? well it did freak me out just reading.

dont trip says:

December 30, 2005, 9:15 pm

i dont know why anybody believes in all this nonsense. c’mon i went in the 4th grade to and yeah it was closed in all cause of the stories that ”happened over there”. if i were supposed to grade tis thing shoot it would be an f-

dont trip says:

December 30, 2005, 9:17 pm

oh yeah n sorry 2 all them peoples that left all these f*ckin stupid comments. but if you think about it a comment is your opinion in the situation.

jessica says:

January 10, 2006, 8:36 pm

thats dumb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

general vince hummel USMC says:

January 16, 2006, 5:13 am

why dont you go and have a looksy kidz

Becca says:

February 1, 2006, 7:25 pm

Hi my name is Becca and I believe in all these stories I’v seen a ghost

acm says:

February 2, 2006, 4:19 pm

First off, why would anyone want to repair buildings that are off limits anyway, and second, you are not allowed to stay the night at alcatraz…it’s all just a bunch of B.S.

ummm yeah says:

February 4, 2006, 2:39 am

why are you here if it’s bullshit then?

Cate says:

February 4, 2006, 6:10 pm

ok, so ya, i have a great uncle who was in alkatrz, he went there for sucking blood out of chickens, so he killed a whole buncha people and they put in there, and he was never seen again!!!!!!! he went into his cell and killed the guard and somehow got sucked into the twilightzone that was underneath alkatraz…ok so i made that last part up, but the first half is true….bumbumbum……

breanna says:

February 4, 2006, 11:14 pm

Hey well ived been in alcatraz at 1st i was not scared by then i realized i was acomponied … was not my mom it was a fresh cold breeze of air…following me everywhere.

ur momma says:

February 9, 2006, 11:08 am

i would definatly spend the night there. it would freakin awesome. i have always been interested in doing something like staying the night in a creepy place like alcatraz. well… as long as i had someone with me i would do it, not alone! ya’ll must be trippin’!

ur momma says:

February 9, 2006, 11:10 am

just like ur mom must be trippin

Jonny says:

February 9, 2006, 11:13 am

so why are you people talking about someone’s mother trippin? this comments page is for people who are commenting on Alcatraz ONLY

ur momma's penis says:

February 9, 2006, 11:14 am

well i like u! will u marry my momma?

jonny says:

February 9, 2006, 11:17 am

ummm, i’m sorry i cant marry your mother…..well because i’m married to my own mother. i’m terribly sorry. but after my mothr has my son, i will come and find you!


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becca says:

February 13, 2006, 11:18 am

my friend marie go locked up in that prison befor and no one ever seen her again true story poor marie she was a great lady she will always be in my heart

becca says:

February 14, 2006, 10:36 am


Ada says:

February 14, 2006, 9:19 pm

Why in the hell would anyone wanted sleep there anyway?I know i wouldn’t.That’s stupid.I been there before and it is kind of spooky,but don’t fear any ghosts there.

laurel says:

February 19, 2006, 7:56 pm

you guys need to stop cusing i am a cristian and a kid but you adults should not be cusing on a website open to kids i am a kid and i,i have to tell you to stop cusing what a shame for you and the public

Ghost Hunter says:

February 21, 2006, 3:26 pm

I was an Oakland Ca cop from 1989-2000. I got to know a bunch of guys from San Francisco and the coast guard. Long story short, a guy knew a guy who worked as a ranger at the rock. Once a month, he would let about six-eight people stay past closing time. It cost 75 bucks. No break for me being a cop. He had food (b-b-q) and you brought your own booze. We slept in the cells, doors open, all in the same block, D-block, the one that leads to the door of the courtyard. We were able to sit out at night (cold, and this was September) and drink beer and just b.s. in yhr courtyard. No women, all men. Ranger didn’t want any women saying they were raped or something. I slept pretty soundly that night and didn’t hear a thing (probably all the beer and such). Two other guys said they couldn’t sleep a wink, they kept hearing noises all night. It is and OLD building, there a bound to be noises but I don’t think there are any ghosts…

are you my daddy? says:

February 28, 2006, 6:00 am

well. this is funny . im from shishmarroff alaska and these stories aint **** .compared to my closet and the weirdest thing that happen in there. check it out becca….

Tommy says:

March 2, 2006, 9:30 pm

I actualy have been there before and slept the night there, i went into a cell quietly when no1 wus looking and stayed there over night, i heard cells banging but nothing more than that, i wus alitle scared kus it could just be how the place is so old and stuff but idk. i wus probly say it is haunted kus its so old and all the thins that happend there.

becca says:

March 9, 2006, 11:25 am

Laurel you spelled christian wrong

Betty says:

March 30, 2006, 9:54 am

I have my own Alcatraz story.
I went there a few years ago with a Nephew of mine.
We have no interest in or even like the subject of Ghosts,Aliens etc
Find it kinda boring to be honest.
Anyhooos,,we went wandering in and around the solitary confinment cells,
Sampling the darkness with the door somewhat closed I snapped off some pics in the darkness.
Later when we were looking over the pictures we were very suprised to find a man or we thought a fellow tourist standing in the cell with me.
I did not feel or see anyone at the time there with me so I must admit I was a bit taken back by the whole thing,but time past and I not being a ghost person just forgot the whole incident.
My nephew sent it in for some kind of checking over by a photography lab and they were very intrigued.
I have a copy of the pic when people want to see it and I know its on a ghost hunters website at the moment (nephews idea)and very convincing they say.
So who knows,,I felt nothing,seen nothing,heard nothing but am at least once a year asked to tell my Alcatraz ghost story.

Tara says:

April 4, 2006, 9:25 pm

Sounds really cool. I would totally LOVE to visit sometime. This kind of thing is a hobby of mine. Even though I have never seen anything before. It would still be really neat to go do soon.

Victoria says:

April 15, 2006, 11:48 pm

we never know what is gonig on over at that jail cells. Besides what if it is really haunted but we don’t know that…yet

LIz says:

May 13, 2006, 3:22 pm

It happends to those who believe…..those who seek will find!!!

Erin says:

May 16, 2006, 2:21 pm

That is one of the least imaginative stories I’ve heard. People use that excuse to make up a story all the time just to make it seem like they’ve seen and or heard a ghost. That’s just so stupid says my friend a I totally agree.

Susan says:

May 16, 2006, 2:24 pm

I agree with Erin. In the old Wyoming jail we went for a school trip and people kept telling that same story, everyone uses it, it’s like way overused. When we moved to a new house my little brother kept saying that same thing. It’s getting dull peoples.

queer mama says:

May 29, 2006, 6:51 am

one time about twenty years ago i slept the night at alcatraz.i set up a video camera on a tripod and left it recording all night. at about midnight i heard the banging on the cells near me and it got closer and closer. soon enough it stopped at my cell. i was so scared i nearly passed out and when i came to i yelled whos there! i got up and walked to the bars and could see no one in the shadowy darkness. turning around i lit my lighter and looked to the other side of the cell and standing in the corner was an inmate staring right at me coming closer. he appeard to be a white man with his hair slicked back and he said what are you in for son? i could not reply i was to fightened…then he dissappered. when i reviewed the tape he was there the whole time walking around my cell.. i totally just made that up and scared my self while doing it hahaha

Debbie says:

May 31, 2006, 12:27 am

I took my kids there and we are pretty perceptive as far as the ‘supernatural’. However, the shower room was the only place we felt ‘uncomfortable’ and no where else.

ali says:

June 3, 2006, 10:13 pm

my dad has slept overnight in a jail its famous u like pay to stay the night they lock them in my dad took a photo of my uncle 2pictures seconds apart in the 2nd one there is a white smoke and noone was smoking the 1st photo is clear as day.

Brianna says:

June 12, 2006, 11:27 am

Albuquerque,New Mexico Rules you all should go there some time

TruthSeeker says:

June 19, 2006, 2:27 am

All I have to say is….you people who claim to have spent the night at Alcatraz are lying unless you are a security gaurd that works there or something. You CANNOT pay to spend the night there. I have lived in Northern California all of my life and know you cannot do this. I even, just to be sure…wrote to Alcatraz Island. Here is their reply…

There is security that patrols the island every night – and they’ve never seen or heard anything all that odd. Many of us have spent many nights on the island – I’ve stayed in the hospital/psych ward, in the hole (D block) in the regular cells and in the basement (“dungeon”). But so far – no spooks.

Ranger Craig Glassner, Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123
Voice: 415-561-4902
Fax: 415-705-1050

Check it out for yourself if you seek the truth.

Iworkthere says:

June 21, 2006, 12:02 pm

Just some info for you all. Park Service employees are not allowed to comment on paranormal activities in National Parks.

But some of the stories that come out on different websites are funny to say the least. The story of the inmate who supposedly was driven to suicide because of a monster in Cell D-14 , never happened. No inmate died in the solitary cells of D-Block.

Al Capone was not haunted by the ghosts of those he had killed. Al Capone was insane from syphillis and thought he was an Italian opera singer too.

Alot of the sounds contributed to ghosts must be also contributed to the cell house being old and its normal for the place to creak and groan at night and during the day as well.

BTW , I work there and have spent the night out there many times. Not to say things DONT happen, but some of the stories are just that….stories.

TruthSeeker says:

June 22, 2006, 2:52 am

Well, I didn’t really want them to comment on any paranormal activity….I just wanted to know about people claiming to have spent the night there. Not the best answer but you can clearly see there are gaurds there patroling at night.

TruthSeeker says:

June 22, 2006, 2:55 am

I myself have been there several times and have never experienced anything strange whatsoever. I am usually pretty sensative to these things. In my opinion there is nothing there. But remember that is just because I have never felt anything there, just my opinion.

Timmy says:

June 26, 2006, 3:29 pm

I have to tell you guys something. I visited Alcatraz about 3 years ago. I walked around the jailhouse, in and out of different cells, and I kept hearing this one voice. It kept droaning on about what, I don’t know. I remember being pretty shooken up. I had to sit down, take off my self-guided tour headphones, and get some water. To this day, I have not figured out who, or what, was speaking to me…

PandaBlaze34 says:

June 28, 2006, 12:58 pm

That all that happened? is there more?

Nate says:

July 2, 2006, 7:17 pm

Dudes, I believe in this story’s because I’ve heard a ghost on my stairs. One night I was awake and I heard footsteps, I look but did’nt seen anything and I have no neighbours so it was a ghost for sure

Ghost Hunter says:

July 8, 2006, 10:15 pm


I don’t care what letter you got from who, but if you are stupid enough to believe you cant PAY to spend the night (or anywhere) there then you’ve spent way to much time living in Northern California. I apologize for being so blunt, but I did pay and I did stay there…

Sara + Jessica+ Christina says:

July 14, 2006, 1:03 am

Dear yo MAMA,
you need to live your own life and if you wanna say something say it nicely and tell your own stories about yo mama. And if you wanna talk **** you can just come to me cause I’m standin your but up.

Tuck says:

July 15, 2006, 6:14 pm

I have never been to Alcatraz but I saw a show on it and the guy on it stayed in the hole, D-12 he had brought in a camera it said it had 48 more mins on it and then it just went died. PS Listen to laurel, watch your mouths

Whaaaaaat up says:

July 25, 2006, 2:19 am

I do believe the Alcatraz stories are true but who died their for it to have ghosts. People do say that a house has a ghost because someone died their. How died in the Alcatraz.

Whaaaaaat up says:

July 25, 2006, 2:30 am

That is a lie that he stayed in the hole D12. Nobody can stay their that is just makebelieve. I only believe the stories of the people that took pictures and saw a guard right next to them

Whaaaaaat up says:

July 25, 2006, 2:32 am

Come on get on line go to http://www.the and talk to me.

Nate says:

July 25, 2006, 6:16 pm

OK, in my house died people, at least 5 people but I did’n believe in ghosts, exapt that one time.

Whaaaaaat up says:

July 26, 2006, 12:41 am

Nate this is a website of alcatraz not about your house ok. I don’t think its true that 5 people died in your house. Also how old are you learn how to spell even though this is not about the Alcatraz stuff.

Nate says:

July 26, 2006, 6:38 am

Sorry I’m Belgian, my English grammar is not the same as yours and I’m 27 years old

angel says:

August 16, 2006, 5:29 am


jake says:

August 17, 2006, 9:11 pm


that is true…. spooooooky

quat says:

August 26, 2006, 1:16 am

There’s maybe 3 people who make an ounce of sense on this comments page. Yes, people died on Alcatraz. There were murders (it was a prison!), there were inmate beatings by the guards as well… you CAN spend the night there. There are also people commenting on here that have clearly never spent any time in San Francisco. You want to know what the cold and whistling noises are? Alcatraz is an island in the San Francisco Bay, in the midst of fog and ocean air! As for hauntings, I’ve been there a few times, but only been there during the daytime, with a crowd. so I’ve not had any haunting experiences there, but it’s just as possible there as any other large building that housed a number of violent people, eh?

carina says:

August 29, 2006, 7:49 pm

well can u people jzt be honest for ones ans stop writring bullshit cause some people is real talkin n here

richard says:

September 5, 2006, 12:16 am

i think everyones is entitled to there own opinon ,i am open minded ,have an interest in ghost although i need to see for myself to believe ,don’t think all this arguing and name calling is necessary on this site ,for those that believe, more power to you , for those that don’t, the same, i think the only way to prove or disprove actual paranormal happenings is to spend a considerable amount of time in the suppossed haunted area ,whether it is a prison a house ,hospital or whatever the case maybe,if one was to gain permission to spend a certain amount of time in a paticular place they should document and record any occurences of interest and present this as evidence ,

Nate says:

September 10, 2006, 6:31 am

I reserved a trip to San Fransisco and I’m gonna check this Alcatraz stuff out.. but it is a prison.. how do you get in that place for one full night ?

Jamez says:

September 19, 2006, 8:02 pm

They offer overnight visits. You have to pay, of course. You can sleep in the place if you’d like, in a real jail cell. Half of you nitwits have probably never even been to Alcatraz. Hell, you can’t even spell it, though the name is right in front of your face! Just goes to show you – American flag-waving yahoo’s are getting more and more STUPID!! And, by the way, yes – the place is quite haunted. I’ve been there several times and can vouch for that.

freak man says:

September 23, 2006, 10:56 am

hoob star is a freakin retard!!!

freak man says:

September 23, 2006, 10:57 am

this may be loads of **** so 1 day im gonna try it!!!

freak man says:

September 23, 2006, 10:59 am

marie has problems and talk about alkatraz

meh says:

October 8, 2006, 3:32 pm

Can’t any of you people write a complete sentence? You all sound retarded, not for believing in ghosts, bur for being so illiterate.

vinson22 says:

October 18, 2006, 4:32 pm

how do you spell something wrong while telling someone they spelled something wrong?

vinson22 says:

October 18, 2006, 4:33 pm


ME says:

October 18, 2006, 7:16 pm


vinson22 says:

October 19, 2006, 3:55 pm

i’ve never met you but you sound stupid.

vinson22 says:

October 19, 2006, 3:56 pm


vinson22 says:

October 19, 2006, 3:57 pm

suck it blue!!!!!

vinson22 says:

October 19, 2006, 4:00 pm

in yo face

VINSON22 says:

October 27, 2006, 9:08 am

Using science and math, Efthimiou explains why it is ghosts can’t walk among us while also gliding through walls, like Patrick Swayze in the movie “Ghost.” That violates Newton’s law of action and reaction. If ghosts walk, their feet apply force to the floor, but if they go through walls they are without substance, the professor says. :taken from a news peace i saw.:…….cockbites.

Mochizzle says:

October 27, 2006, 2:52 pm

ya, its very spooky, once there was this guy he entered this place and you wont belive what happened he took a **** and his **** was the shape of his ****! OMG so freeky huh! GHOST STORIES SUCK!

Mochizzle says:

October 27, 2006, 2:55 pm

i been there, i took a **** on the stairs (to leave a mess) and a ghost whiped my ***, he told his name was slimshady!

Mochizzle says:

October 27, 2006, 2:59 pm

u should see my site, it has ghost stories! i’ll give you guys one ok? once there was this ugly whore who haunts the house…WAIT A MINUTE! HOLLY **** THATS MY HOUSE-KEEPER!

Mochizzle says:

October 27, 2006, 3:04 pm

you know when i went there… i saw this ghost lady walk down the stairs as she was lookin at me, then she fell over the railing and broke her a$$, so the zombies took her to the “Fake *** Hospital” and then she got an a$$ treatment from a vampire, and then after wards her mom (mr.Dracule) gave her head!

Mochizzle says:

October 27, 2006, 3:10 pm

i’m charming arent I! so cicks noe, I’m a dude… you know… there is hope! i could tell you some more mochizzle ghost stories…. so who thinks I’m hot??

Mochizzle says:

October 27, 2006, 3:11 pm

who wants some more stories of mine??

Mochizzle says:

October 27, 2006, 3:13 pm

who knows bloody marry? (not the drink) yeah well when i chanted her name she gave me a ********

Norma says:

October 27, 2006, 6:52 pm

We wne to Alcatraz June of 05′ and all I can say is IF it is not haunted, there IS something weird going on. Our tour was the last one (at night). We specifically purchased 2 disposable digital cameras so we could feel free to take individual, random pictures as we went along.
Well, soon after we got there, and took that incrediable steep climb, my husbands and my moods changed. We felt…irritated?? I guess.. at each other. Mad really..and for no reason.
I bring this up because that anger made us seperate for the self guided tour.
Well, seperately we took random pictures (careful to avoid contact b’cause, again, we were mad).
Neither of us felt anything scarey or haunting really at the time. It was erie maybe, but not particularly scarey.
At the end, as we boarded the boat back, we started talking about how interesting it was (no longer angry).

When I got home, I immediately took my camera to get it developed. My husband still had his.
My film turned up nothing “ghostly”. BUT, one of my pictures had a photograph of ME, taken from OUTSIDE the bars of a cell. I am standing in a cell with a look as if something caught me off guard or something.
You can clearly see the bars in front of me too!
I did not ask anyone to take my picture.

Odd, weird to say the least. I did not look at the negatives, I literally thought to myself “ok no big deal, I’ll freak if his photos are weird.

So a week or so later I got hold of his camera and, you guessed it. On his camera it had a picture of him…but in it his back is turned and he is walking AWAY from the camera!

So NOW were freaking out and we grab our negatives….

Those photos are NOT on the negatives. that photo is black.

Other than that, all the pictures are fine and our experience, amusing.

We want to go back!

Thanks for listening.

liz says:

November 3, 2006, 7:53 pm

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have been to Alcatraz many times. I’ve never heard, felt or seen anything out of the ordinary. Sorry.

lazer says:

November 20, 2006, 7:07 am

well becca maybe you should sleep with me and I will show you something scary and you can s*ck on it too !!

Zeb Chapman says:

November 29, 2006, 5:29 pm

well i have been there and i didn’t see or hear any ghost at all. but i believe in ghost at alcatraz and i know one thing they can’t hurt you.

Zeb Chapman says:

November 29, 2006, 5:31 pm

but i am really interested in all of your disscussions.

Zeb Chapman says:

November 29, 2006, 5:38 pm

call me old fashion or email me at i will want to know more about alcatraz and what you all think of it.

Zeb Chapman says:

December 10, 2006, 7:09 pm

believe it because i just saw a pitcher with a ghost on it from alcatraz cellhouse. Welcome to hellcatraz. I’m insane and crazy.

randy says:

December 24, 2006, 7:17 pm

this is a highly abused website listen to laurel and Tuck no bad mouth

deanna says:

January 16, 2007, 1:27 am

I went to Alcatrz.Boy was it scary when i slept there.We saw ghosts in our pics we took.

Glenn says:

February 20, 2007, 11:37 pm

Norma – I was really intrigued by your story. I just booked a night tour and will be going there in mid-March.

Does anyone have advice on the best places to take pictures, find paranormal activity etc? I am a believer and would love to come across something. I am not sure as to how much latitude I will have being on the night tour, but I would love to capture something on camera, even just an orb…. You get the point :)

Any help would be great…..

csmmsc says:

February 23, 2007, 5:03 pm

alcatraz rocks ive been there once before when i was 14 and you do hear some weird things in that place i admit there is deffinattly som sort of super natrual thing going on in there

csmmsc says:

February 23, 2007, 5:06 pm

glenn you can find any type of place to take pictures its usually somewhere you fell very uncomftable like an old room thats in your house or were some one has mysteriously died you just have to look

emily says:

February 26, 2007, 9:17 am

sounds scary but I don’t like jail cells.

Mandy says:

February 27, 2007, 1:25 am

Hey Glenn, i’ll be there in March too! My friends and I were invited to sleep in the whaley house last month with a friend who is a member of the san diego historical society and although I honestly can’t say i saw anything or heard anything, i definitely felt creeped out. Needless to say, alcatraz sparked my interest! i booked the night tour as well on the 17th of march! i like to keep an open mind, people who can’t consider alternative possibilities of the afterlife…i feel sorry for ya, have fun in your tiny little box, er, cell.

Glenn says:

February 27, 2007, 1:48 pm

I am not sure that I would be able to spend the night somewhere like that. Not that anything would happen, but I would probably run for my life at the slightest noise….

I am excited about the night tour. From posts that I have read around the web, it looks like the D block is the place with the most supposed activity. I am going to snap a bunch of pictures, hopefully something pops up, but we’ll see.

I am interested in seeing how many people are going to be on the night tour, I am sure that it can’t be anything like the day tour… As far as I am concerned, the less people the better, I think it would add something to have less people around.

kairri says:

March 9, 2007, 1:40 am

whoever said ghosts cant hurt you….your sevearly wrong. Ive been ghost hunting for a few years and ive been slashed across the back and suffered a psychic attack.

Sparkster the Rocket Knight says:

March 12, 2007, 2:49 am


..Who in the crappin’ **** would EVER voluntarily sleep in a place like THAT?!?

Sparkster the Rocket Knight says:

March 12, 2007, 2:50 am

Umm.. Why is c-r-a-p censored it’s not that bad of a word.

Glenn says:

March 15, 2007, 4:07 am

Kairri – Explain your story further….

lis says:

March 29, 2007, 10:15 am

this is just interesting reading all you guys give each other ****. you’s are all weird!

Representing SA town says:

July 2, 2007, 10:43 am

why would you there in the middle of the night by yourself?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pumpkin says:

July 10, 2007, 9:38 am

this story is stupid! but if u have an awesome gghost story to tell me email me at please!

KitCat says:

July 23, 2007, 6:04 pm

Laurel u a dumb ***

sis says:

August 31, 2007, 8:10 am

Alcatraz is one place i would love to go and stay the nite in, even all by myself. i’ve never been there but i would love to go & see everything there is SAFE OR NOT!

yoyo says:

August 31, 2007, 5:16 pm

i like scary stories i wat to see pixs tho

yolanda castillo says:

August 31, 2007, 5:18 pm

iama tell yo mammas

yolanda castillo says:

August 31, 2007, 5:19 pm

i love u sammy

Erin says:

September 2, 2007, 4:45 pm

I belive this. Ghousts are real. I know it. I have seen one by my bed at night. I’ts not as scary as it seems. I saw it and ducked under the covers, then sence i was curious about three minutes later i came up again and the ghoust was gone.

kimberly says:

September 9, 2007, 10:34 am

I think that its all fake it don;t really matter because it;s fake.

riley says:

September 10, 2007, 6:48 pm

i actually had sex there

mattj916 says:

September 13, 2007, 9:31 pm

I believe in illegal aliens

Daisy says:

September 28, 2007, 11:07 pm

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Daisy says:

September 28, 2007, 11:08 pm

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Daisy says:

September 28, 2007, 11:10 pm

oo nndd ii kkinndda doo bbeliievve inn ddatt sstoorry !!
cuuz mmyy bbrootherr ssttuudiiedd abouut iit ..
[[bbuut thhhe oonnlly wayy too finnd ouut iis too goo nnd vissiit !!]]

Daisy says:

September 30, 2007, 6:00 pm

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yesenia says:

October 7, 2007, 9:40 am

ive been there before and how do you know that prisinors hit the cell when know 1 is there

The Black Wolf says:

November 25, 2007, 12:54 am

i have been ther before with my aunt,mom,cousin,and my sister.
I beileve there is such a thing as “ghosts”
To those who dont believe in them U people are Ingnorent people.
Well the story was that my cousin josie,my sis steph,and me were going to together for the self guide thing.Well for some reason my cousin Josie and me went off together to other places while my sister Steph stayed behind.Joise and I felt we should go and vist those hard concrete cells and so we did.We went around taking pictures and all that stuff.
Later on my aunt and mom told my sis Steph to go and look for us.Steph went around and went downstair to look for us.She went into the showers and she said that she was in the room and no one was in there expect a few people away in some other room.She said that she felt like something told her to get away and she said that she felt as if a hand had touched her on her shoulder and thats when she went out of there and thats when she found us upstairs.She started yelling at us because we had gone away from her.Then we all decided to go around the concrete jail cells and i beleive just to freak eachother out we went to the cells 13 and 14.We enter them and we got out.For some reason i felt like if someone was said something behind my ear in cell 14.Well we got outside and found out the last boat was about to leave and we got lucky to get the last boat.We had gotten our photos back and i believe one of the photos had some white smoke around us inside one of the jail cells.
BTW:There was a show called Unexplained Mysteries and this one guy that they called spent the night with the camera crew and investegeved there ans in the video the guy says he see this one man down the hall and he is speaking with him.After that you heard banging noise from below.They decided to leave a camera on and left it there for the night.The next day they inevesteged the tape and in the tape you see down a the hall something going closer to the camera and then dissappear.

I beileve in the paranormal!

YO MOMMA says:

December 11, 2007, 5:08 pm

I’ve heard of Alcatraz they shown it on T.V four years ago and I don’t believe it I don’t believee in ghosts did you know that they turned it into a museum and they had used it in movies

By the way if ýa’ll live in San Fransisco OR likes the 49ers is a ******
AND this girl named Becca you are so stupid to believe this **** you are a *****

Drema says:

December 26, 2007, 8:57 pm

that is so awesome i want to see if this is true but i dont want to go to jail and exspeically over night but as i read these comments i see some peoples relatives have been to jail some say that it is not true but others say it is so i dont know what to say well so far this story is really intersting and as i said i want to go there just not to jail and for those who said no it is not true well you better hope that it is right and for those who actually beileve{sp??}in this story good for you i just want to say thet you should beilve ether way even if it is not right but do not bet on it because you have a 50 50 chance so lisence to me

niksof says:

January 1, 2008, 9:48 am

Nice story. But seriously, if there is a ghost of some guard wouldn’t there also be a ghost of some prisoner as well? I mean with all of its cells,corridors and dungeons you’d figure there would also be some other apparition, demon or whatever.

elfie says:

January 30, 2008, 10:16 pm

hello, ghost peeps!

Ghostwatcher says:

March 13, 2008, 12:58 pm

Last October I took a small group with me on a night tour of Alcatraz. If you havenâ??t been there I definitely suggest you goâ?¦ especially at night. It is a very spooky place. I brought with me the usual array of ghost hunting equipment but didnâ??t find any real conclusive proof of ghosts. I did pick up an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) of a child in cell block D. For those skeptics out there, I thought it was odd that a child would be at Alcatraz prison. I did a considerable amount of research and initially found that families including children of the guards did live at the prison, but I could find no record of a child who died there. That was until I located an article that told of an incident during the Indian take over of the island in January 1970. A child of one of the activist, Yvonne Oakes, fell to her death from a third story apartment on the island. Whether you believe or notâ?¦ have fun. Ghost research is a great way to learn about history people and places. Oh by the wayâ?¦ Only some of the areas and building are off limits, you can spend the night there on occasion. (A troop of boy scouts had just arrived and were spending the night as I left) The Island is run by the U.S. National Park Service. and they fix up building all the time.

Rick says:

March 29, 2008, 10:27 pm

I am very sensitive to spirits, and I can tell you there are definitely ghosts there. I was there in the daytime. Daytime, doesn’t matter. There are definitely numerous residents. The place where I encountered the most ghosts was in the cafeteria, and their energy was stronger there than anywhere else.

katie says:

April 15, 2008, 9:20 am

this is a disgrace to the honest kids on this site trying to look for info for a reasearch paper who do u think u are cussing and dropping f bombs im 14 and i can handle it but what if an younger kid gets on this and sees whta the hell is wrong with you!!!!!!!

fuck you says:

April 15, 2008, 9:24 am

like my name?

Emii-chan says:

May 4, 2008, 7:32 pm

Oh my. Alot of activity seems to take place in this jail house. Reading every one’s comments was a surpriser, but I think all the swearing and off topic comments were unecessary. [Sigh]

Anyways hearing about this one haunting was exciting~! : D I, myself, now wants to tour this Jail house. I just need the money to do so. Lol.
Also, if you are visiting this place please do not provoke the spirit. It seems threatend and could cause a horrific scene. Please be extremely careful roaming around this area. It’s a jail, and many tragic scences were caused there.

Can’t wait to visit myself~!: D Please be careful and extremely cautious~!0:
We had enough people being hurt…T-T

What?me? says:

May 8, 2008, 6:41 pm

All i wanna about alcatraz is,
where are Pop’s fingers?

haha says:

June 19, 2008, 7:33 pm

This is not true.
This prison is not haunted!!!!

punky says:

June 20, 2008, 12:36 pm

i do belive that, that could happen.
i believe in ghost
and i know that events like such can happen
f that
im not goin there
people that go are on some serious dope


Kasper says:

July 11, 2008, 11:49 am

I dont think I would spend the night there.. It could be exciting to sleep at a haunted place, but lets not forget that the prisoners as well as guards that used to be in Alcatraz wasnt exactly sane.. Im pretty sure their ghosts will be 10 times as mental as they were when they were alive.

�SHARA� says:

August 29, 2008, 11:55 am

ive heard of alcatraz ….. it sounds creepy! although i probably wont want to spend a night there! i’ll be freaked out…


September 12, 2008, 1:22 pm

I would love to stay the night who wouldnt want to if you belive in ghost’s. Hello its a old prsion how awsome would it be to get to stay there

Q says:

September 16, 2008, 12:31 am

Hey Everyone!
So I think SF is almost second to new orleans when it comes to haunted landmarks. I’m one of those folks who love a good spook but I can actually tell a real one from just an imagination. I’m pretty sensitive to entities and can detect their energies. Alcatraz is most positively haunted. I was there and felt some negative energies. Also, I dont think its featured on this site, but the Queen Anne hotel in SF is another place of interest for all you ghost hunters out there. A particular room called “the Mary Lake Suite” is supposed to be haunted by Miss Mary Lake herself who used to be a school teacher there. My boyfriend and I decided to stay in that room one night for fun. It was definitely a creepy experience being in that hotel. When I busted out my digi cam to take pictures, the screen went crazy on me with all these static blinks and flashes. I put on 2 sweaters and was still freezing the whole night. Then at 2:30am, the TV in our room turned on by itself and woke the both of us up. We thought it was programmed to go off at a certain time, like an alarm or something, but that wasn’t the case. We turned off the TV and went back to bed. Half an hour later, the damn radio clock went off with this creepy *** tune. Haha, we sure got our money’s worth staying there that night. Check out Queen Anne hotel you guys!

teri says:

September 21, 2008, 12:28 am

I brought my daughter to Alcatraz and when i was there i very sad feeling came over me even though there were alot of people there walking about and alot of talking going on. There was one instance where i took a picture of my daughter in a cell and my daughter said come inside mom and i did and again an overwhelming feeling of sadness that i felt it was a cell that was facing a window and light was coming in it was near the “bird man’s” cell. It could just be that the place is very gloomy and depressing especially if you go there on a day that is overcast if i was sent there i would have tried with my life to escape too.

Ansha says:

September 23, 2008, 1:42 am

Yeah, been there done that. I think everyone just WANTS Alcatraz to be haunted. i’ve got a pretty strong sense, and felt nothing there but, as the previous poster said, out of breath walking up the hill. interesting place, but not haunted.

coco says:

September 28, 2008, 3:24 pm

can u actually get there at night past security

Mickaela says:

October 15, 2008, 6:22 pm

I shudder in fear as my night goes on.

Mickaela says:

October 15, 2008, 6:27 pm

I have a scary story. In 1841, a man named James Arminstead built a house for his wife. His wife was named Giovanni de Caprica. One noght at 11:45 p.m Giovanni started screaming in her sleep. But then, she stopped. James went up to see her, but Giovanni was killed and kidnapped. James killed himself for he wanted to be with Giovanni again.

annide says:

November 19, 2008, 11:41 pm

Laurel, I don’t cusing…I assume you mean using profanity? If you’re a kid, where are your parents while your cristian self is reading adults cusing?

As for Alcatraz…I’m open to it being haunted. I live in San Francisco and have visited the prison several times. It’s quite spooky, and a perfect place for the traditional idea of haunting. The suffering must have been unbearable for the prisoners and their victims. I don’t consider myself a ‘sensitive’ but I am a believer in the paranormal. I’d love to spend a night at Alcatraz but the chances are slim to none. It’s a fascinating place and I hope no souls are really trapped there.


May 7, 2009, 12:00 pm


Annie says:

May 7, 2009, 12:48 pm

I woke up this morning, checked my email, and there was a missive from Buddie Lee who said he worked for TAPS. His spelling, tone and language makes me think TAPS is ****. I’d spend a night on Alcatraz. I live in San Francisco, have been on the tour many times. I believe in ghosts, I’m sure Alcatraz is plenty haunted. But there is no need to criticize California, or pretend you’ve ever worked for a ‘legit’ ghost hunter team. Is this a forum that should be on

Alcfan says:

June 9, 2009, 1:20 pm

Actually you can stay the night thru the park service in a cell. Its based off a lottery and must be submitted by Nov. The dungeons (citidel) and other off limit buildings are used for private tour and if you make a donation to the parks a rec you can ask for a tour of them but must be done well in advance. The “rumors” of banging cells are true and the reason Alcatraz is one of the most haunted places to visit in the US. Believe what want but at least experience it before you make your comments.

kate says:

July 13, 2009, 11:49 pm

We went on the evening tour of Alcatraz, and it was an amazing place. We were really mad when the batteries of our camera’s were all dead after 10 minutes on the island…not all that surprising when you think of it, but we didn’t prepare! Bring spares if you go, we had ours fully charged! My husband is a non-believer, but came away with different views…:) It was abnormally cold in a few spots, and the uneasy feelings didn’t leave until we were back on the ferry again. I do believe this is a haunted, and special place. If you are in the area, it is very worth visiting, for the amazing history, and for spirit activity…if that interests you.

kate says:

July 14, 2009, 12:03 am

I didn’t add something to my previous comment that was possibly worth mentioning. I am very sensitive to energy, and throughout our time at Alcatraz, I became incredibly sad. My husband is very easy going for the most part, and got really argumentative while we were there. I am not sure if this is relative, but believe that several things are possible. It is a possibility that we were absorbing some of the negativity that was part of the history there….who knows? :) Have a great time, if you visit, but be ready with spare batteries! :)

lili says:

August 13, 2009, 7:09 pm

well alcatraz is really good to go for a visit is a historic place. and it should be in for ever in our lives.

Trinidad says:

August 27, 2009, 3:53 am

I need to go to Alcatraz, so I can check it out myself to see if I see or feel ghost.

Supernatural says:

October 16, 2009, 7:24 pm

Hi im Supernatural (yes my real name)
Me and my friends Spirit & Paranormal (Also thier real names) are going to go to Alcatraz and hunt for ghosts. The Alcatraz tours normally don’t let the general public sleepover but, Spirit’s mom is a San Frisco police and we get to hunt for ghosts. Also im not goth, and im only 13 so you can’t hold me agenst being goth. If we get anything we will post it on this website. And to make you jelous we are going to spend the night in Al Capones cell. Pretty neat to me, well talk to you later.

alcatraz says:

October 28, 2009, 10:01 pm

Yeah, i went to Alcatraz. it was hella cool. but, there was one spooky part. it was around 6:00 pm. i walked into Robert Stroud’s solitary confinement cell in D – block.(he spent 6 years in solitary confinement.) i took a camera with me to take pictures to maybe catch something interesting. it was so dark. the toilet was the only thing in there and it was just a hole in tha ground. i took about 12 different pics. when i walked out of the cell, i looked back to take another look before i moved on. the most f*cking scary thing happenwd. i saw an apparition of robert stroud appear for about one second, then just vanished. i blinked to make sure i wasn’t seeing things. i saw it again. he spoke to me this time. he said “get outta my cell!” i was freaked out. just to let you know… im making this up. hahahahahaha! i fooled you, biotch!

lizzie says:

December 5, 2009, 4:01 am

ok y would anyone sleep there duuh i beleive in this tho.

Celeste says:

December 8, 2009, 6:26 pm

I believe Katie’s story because my house is some what haunted. Once I heard like little whispers in my ear and at first I thought that it was my sister because she likes to whisper before she comes upstairs but when I turned around and called my sister’s name no one answered me so then I heard my sister’s voice all the way downstairs. While I’m taking my shower I feel like I’m be watched but there is no one there but me. One time while I was sleeping I kept dreaming about my gradfather but then I found out what my dream meant. It meant that he wanted me to have a good life. My gradfather died on August 9 of this year and I am only 15 years so I’m a little afraid of being inside my house alone at night because that is when the things begin mostly.

Frank says:

December 25, 2009, 1:32 am

Went to Alcatraz back in 1992 with friends. We went on our own tour. We went to the end of a hall and either you go left or right my friends went right but because I saw a yellow tape across saying not to enter I went left. about 15 yards into the hall it was getting darker then about 20-30 yards my hair on my arms stood up I had a creepy feeling that someone was watching me and I felt cold. I felt so uncomfortable I turned and ran out of there. That happened on a Sat on Sun when we came back to L.A the was a special on Sightings a program back in the 90’s. The psychic was in the same place I was in he felt a presence and also felt cold. Yeah this place is haunted.


January 5, 2010, 7:06 pm

omg y would they spen da night there “common sense”!!!!!!!!???????????

Frank says:

January 12, 2010, 11:27 am

People are curious aren’t you? I mean just the fact that you saw something or heard something is enough. I’ve seen a dark misty cloud at a theater in Montebello , CA AMC theater then I found out it was haunted. The employees there name sthe ghost “Charlie”

Inmate1577 says:

February 15, 2010, 11:00 am

I worked at Alcatraz with the Park Service for 3 years and spent many a night on the island. The story that always comes up, in the net, print etc, is this story of the “green eyed” monster that supposedly drove an inmate to commit suicide in one of the solitary cells. That never happened and there is no record of any inmate committing suicide in that cell, I believe its #14…cant recall right off-hand. We’ve had “psychics” come to the island many times, most of which are frauds, others give vague information that cant be verified either way either true or false. We also have many ghost hunters come to the island and take thousands of dusty orb pics and say “GHOST”! I have audio recordings that are very interesting but I have shot video, film etc and most of the outcome cannot be concrete evidence of hauntings. Is Alcatraz haunted? You Bet! But these paranormal groups either want to see a ghost and will…or just never do any research prior to their visit.

Politically Correct says:

March 5, 2010, 3:00 pm

Please everybody contact congress for a bill that makes it a federal offence for a non-hispanic to speak spanish because it causes hispanics to think they’re being made fun of and they think it’s racist and it causes violent responses, if you have a comment please post me one.

Catalina Kylie says:

March 5, 2010, 7:12 pm

MY BLADDER WON’T CLOSE, OUCH!!!! It should be made a felony for anyone with incontinence to go out in public, and public urination in your pants should be a federal offense!

Frank says:

March 5, 2010, 11:07 pm

No record perhaps they don’t want the public to know the curious would but maybe it would not be good for tours. I watched Ghost Hunters but was dissapointed it should have been live none stop.

lilgirllovesu says:

June 23, 2010, 6:08 pm

dude im only 12 and im going 2 alkatraz tomorrow its going 2 b freaken awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lilgirllovesu says:

June 23, 2010, 6:09 pm

i’m only 12 and im going 2 alkatraz tomorrow its going 2 be freaken awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


September 11, 2010, 1:21 am

To Inmate1577
I want to spend the night on alcatraz. I want to hide until the last boat has left and in the morning just go back to the city with the first boat returning to the city. Can it be done? Is there someplace to hide and accomplish this? This is a life long dream of mine.

Inmate1577 says:

October 12, 2010, 2:45 pm

Yes you can hide on Alcatraz. But there is security on the island 24/7 and if you are caught, its a federal offense and min. 6 mos. in prison. Add to that, the cellhouse is locked down every night with no access.

Mac says:

October 12, 2010, 5:17 pm

I have spent the night on Alcatraz 2yrs ago. I’m lead investigator with a Paranormal investigation group, and was brought in to investigate the cell blocks stayed in D block and was allowed full access except for A block which is in very bad shape. We went into the dungeons under the cell blocks as well as the hospital. We filmed a shadow sitting on a cot 3rd level on Broadway as well as many unexplained EVPs it was an experience I will not soon forget!

inmate1577 says:

October 13, 2010, 7:34 am

I worked there for 3 yrs and I wont soon forget either!

The Enlightened One says:

October 25, 2010, 1:41 pm

You can stay the night in Alcatraz and many have done just that during the last 20 years or so. It is open for parties and also they had a stay over for a night when they came out with the movie with Sean Connery in it.

Yes it is haunted but it takes a lot of quiet time to get any evidence and you can’t do much on a day tour. Some people have seen Robert Stroud, (bird man) and have also felt his presence. He was supposedly able to manipulate people by just talking to them. The reason he was in solitary confinement was to keep the other inmates from rioting.

If you want to stay the night, contact the state of California Parks Dept.

I also agree with the poster complaining about the spelling errors on blogs these days, but what do you expect when over 40% of the teens don’t even graduate from High School. The population of the U.S. is dumbing down. Easier to control the masses now.

Inmate1577 says:

October 27, 2010, 10:09 am

Speaking of dumbing down, Alcatraz is NOT a state park, it is Federal so you need to contact the Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service or the Golden Gate Nat. Rec. Area. at Fort Mason. No one I know has ever reported seeing Robert Stroud and not anyone can just stay the night on the island. You have to apply for a permit first.

katherina says:

December 25, 2010, 7:28 am

i have been there and it is really freaky i have experianced chills all over my body and it was very unplesant i soon droped on the floor and was dragged into a cell i can not explain it and neither can the gaurds that were there i soon went to the lowest part of alcatraz and heard banggings on the cell i belive i was something supernatural and the prisoners are tring to ecape thier traps were they got traped


April 1, 2011, 6:17 pm

Hahaah. You said “traped”

Keke says:

April 21, 2011, 6:42 pm

Al Capone was a convict. He used to hang ouut with some kids intill he eventualy got caught. I know all this because there is a red book called “al capone does my shirts” and “al capone shines my shoes” read it. aand this did take place in alcatraz!


May 26, 2011, 8:54 pm

when i type this…no im not drunk!!! >_<
One person named Barney would only be crazy enough to go in that place!! I MEAN THAT PURPLE DINOSOUR GUY THAT SINGS ALOT!!!!!! …ONLY HE CAN HAVE THE SUPER POWERS OF LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP!!!!
He is our last and only hope to stop those mean ghosties from saying….boo! =_=
(. .)

virus wildwolf says:

May 26, 2011, 8:59 pm

ive heard of really and i mean really scary going ons at alcatraz. ive even heard of red evil eyed demons in cells and electronics running out of power on a full charge there is no way im going to spend the night there trust me im the wimp of our investgation team

avery says:

August 13, 2011, 10:08 pm

great i know im going to alcatraz beacuse i’ll get a lot of engry cause im related to the two men who escaped from alcatraz the anglin brothers they were distant cousins but since im related mabye i’ll get higher paranoraml insedents

Inmate1577 says:

October 26, 2011, 10:10 am

Its a federal offense with a minimum of 6mos in prison if you are caught on the island after it closes. Also there is 24/7 security on the island. My advice is ….dont.

julianna says:

November 14, 2011, 4:08 pm

I would stay in the night to see if its true:D

Armando says:

November 20, 2011, 4:44 am

You guys sound so dumb really random *** people can’t just walk up in a haunted place and be like its not haunted cause it is you just don’t know I would know about ghosts my dads house is haunted an old couple died and that house my dog dided in that house everytime I go over to my dads you’ll just barely hear little cries from my dog you’ll hear ppl walk around up the stairs in the upstairs living room at night ! Me and my friend did an evp session I asked “if anyone is here can you make a sound and or touch one of us ” ? Id say 10 seconds after that it felt like someone lightly ran there finger across the back of my neck so you have to encounter first before you say all this **** !

Sandra says:

January 19, 2012, 12:29 am

This game on the IPAd called Cauase of Death talks about a man who killed women on this island. His name is Brian Resler but undercover as “Eric Mills”. He’s called the “maskmaker” because he puts plaster over women’s faces! EEK!

Inmate1577 says:

February 16, 2012, 3:08 pm

There were no women killed on the Island, because there were no women who had any inmate contact on the Island. I love it when people “research” the internet, but have never bothered to research FACTUAL history of Alcatraz.

Michele says:

March 10, 2012, 6:38 pm

Just last weekend I visited Alcatraz and took the tour. As I was walking in the “Cutoff” area I was listening to the tape. For some reason no one else was with me and this was very unusual it was extremely crowd and a record day. As I walked to the middle of the hall I heard a whisper in my ear “Hey”. I felt freezing, but I just thought it was the old bldg. I tried to reply the tape over and over to see if it was on the tape and didn’t find anything. I just wrote it off as I overheard someone else conversation. Then at the end of the tour my husband and I was offered an exclusive tour to the physic ward which was off limits. When we walked into the “Birdmans” cell I heard “Hey” again. This freaked me out because everyone was in the room with me and no one else heard it. My be I am going crazy. It was quite the experience.

nicole says:

May 14, 2012, 5:15 pm

went there for my anniversery :) creepy place. tour guide said only 7 people died there in the entire time it was open. BULLSHIT. there is a morgue. with two operation tables and a ‘cremation station’ if only 7 had died…why even have a morgue. ship them back to the mainland. also gaurds dropped 3 grenades in a holding cell. where about 20 inmates were supposidly standing waiting for chow…you can see where they exploded and there is blood everywhere. i caught many ‘orbs’ in pictures. mostly in the chow hall. where the knives were kept. …strangly enough lol. also on the dock 😉

Chris says:

December 25, 2012, 9:25 pm

My great aunt used to work there as a part-time nurse, and hated that place. I don’t believe all that ghost stuff although what happened there was true. The only scary thing there was the living conditions.

Nobody says:

July 23, 2013, 1:59 am

I wish I could stay the night there but your not aloud apparently. If I could I would live there and make friends with all spirits, and it wouldn’t be the first time. At my old house I had a spirit for a friend. I think her name was Elizabeth or something like that. I really miss her…

Nobody... says:

July 23, 2013, 2:18 am

I guess she committed suicide, I really don’t remember though. She went biolistic when my mom decided to move away. who would’ve thought she’d turn out to be a poltergeist! 😛

George H Freeman says:

October 15, 2013, 1:21 pm

I am a 63 yrs. old Native American male and a member of the American Indian Movement . I was out at Alcatraz for three weeks in 1970. I had traveled from Round Valley Indian Reservation in Mendocino County by hitch hiking Grey hound bus from Willits. I was really tired by the time I reached Alcatraz and it was near dark when I walked to back of main cell block. I was alone when I found a place to roll out my sleeping bag. I went to sleep and awoke to sounds of cell doors opening and closing, foot steps on the tiers in the pitch black dark. I rolled up my sleeping bag and boogied out of the main cell block with the foot steps and cell doors clanging. I never really seen anything but heard it. I talked with some other Indians and they all had experienced the same when trying to sleep in main cell block area. On the west end of Island facing the ocean there are small lime stone caves with initials, names from the 1860’s inscribed in walls and on heavy wooden doors that locked from outside. The man made caves aren’t very big and you get a eerie feeling when in them. I experienced these same eerie feelings of mental anguish in the main cell block also. I practice the old traditional ways of my ancestors and believe there is a spirit world. I feel these spirits or eerie vibes as well as see and hear things of the spirits who are with us on this earth.
This Indian reservation I live on has many spirits here. Some are good and some are bad. Massacres of 1000’s of area Indians was carried out by California final solution to ridding the area of Native people in the mid 1800’s. There was a Fort Wright here where many Indians, settlers and soldiers were hanged from the big oak trees also.

The Rising Storm says:

May 16, 2014, 3:09 pm

OMG, please just comment on what was posted, also, Alcatraz sounds rly scary!ð??¶

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