Described as a portal to another dimension, not a good one, Alcatraz is filled with the energy of those who came to the “Rock” and never left. Visitors flock to this island each year to learn about its history. They want to learn about the prisoners, the toughest of the tough who were sent to be incarcerated here, prisoners like Al Capone and especially the paranormal activities that come with them.
And of course, with its centuries-old history from ancient Native Americans, to a Military Barracks, and most often known service as one of the toughest federal penitentiaries in the Nation, it is no wonder that this place is said to be one of the most haunted in the world.
Cell 14D is believed by some to be very active with spirits. Visitors and employees have reported feeling a raw coldness and have claimed that at times a sudden 'intensity' encompasses the cell.
Tales have been told of an event in the 1940s when a prisoner locked in this cell screamed during the night, claiming that a creature with glowing eyes was killing him. The next day guards found him strangled to death. Because no one was responsible, the death was simply swept under the carpet. However, the next day, when doing head counts, the guards counted one too many prisoners. Some of the guards claimed to see the dead convict in line with the other inmates, but only for a second before he vanished. This was confirmed by some of the inmates too.
Today, the spirits that continue to wander in the shadows of the often fog-enshrouded island have been heard, seen and felt by both the staff and many visitors to Alcatraz. The sounds of men’s voices, screams, whistles, clanging metal doors, and terrifying screams are said to be heard within these historic walls, especially near the dungeon.
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