Alcatraz the loneliest and most haunted of Americas prisons is locatedon a dark and damp rock in San-Francsico Bay.The story of Alcatraz does not start or finish with the use as the rock as it is also known as a prison the island was known to native Americans as a place that contained evil spirits.Many people believe that an evil energy still remains today.As Parapsychologists suggest,where somuch trauma and negative emotion has occured there is bound to be residual energy and Alcatraz has thefeel of an immense haunted property complete with fog and restless spirits,despite that Alcatraz was closed as aprison in 1963 and today is maintained by the golden Gate national Recreation Area as a torist attraction.
Alcatraz originally called La Isla De Los Altraces meaning the island of the pelicans.It was first an army fort and prison.In 1934 it was turned into a maximum security penitentiary where convicts were sent solely for punishment,not rehabilitation. conditions were terrible and escape was impossible.
many inmates were driven insane, others preferred to kill themselves rather than endure the brutal conditions.
Sice the prisons closing no visual apparitions have been seen but gaurds and tour guides have reported feelings of sudden intensity pervading the cells and corridors,the sound of mens voices,whistling, clanging metal doors,screams,the running of feet down the corridors and feelings of being watched.Some of the more haunted locations on Alcatraz seem to be the wardens house,the hospital,the laundry room and cell block c utility door where three convicts and three guards died in an attempted escape in 1946.The most haunted area however is the punishment block known as D block or solitary.Some guides refuse to go there alone the cells are reported to be intensely cold even on a hot day.