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Alcatraz

Two British tourists to Alcatraz said they took this photo of a ghost during a recent visit to the prison. (UK Daily Mail)

Tourists Claim Proof Of Ghostly Figure On Alcatraz

Alcatraz has been considered by some to be one of the most haunted places in America. A couple of tourists said they have photographic proof.

06/19/2014

Tourists walk through the main cell block at Alcatraz Island on March 21, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tourist At Alcatraz Prison Claims To Have Snapped Photo Of A Ghost

Anyone who has ever visited Alcatraz knows there’s something very eerie about it.

06/18/2014

Photo Credit: escapefromalcatraztriathlon.com

Former Olympian Wins Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon For Record 6th Time

Former Olympian Andy Potts won the 27.5-mile Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Sunday for a record sixth time as more than 2,000 people swam from Alcatraz Island, rode bikes and ran through San Francisco, a spokeswoman said.

06/01/2014

Alcatraz Island (Photo credit by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Alcatraz Closed Due To High Winds, Choppy Waters

High winds and choppy Bay waters have prompted a rare closure of Alcatraz Island to visitors Wednesday, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.

03/12/2014

A view of the former warden's house at Alcatraz Island on March 21, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Alcatraz Reopens To Tourists Following End Of Gov’t Shutdown

Hundreds of tourists stepped foot on Alcatraz Island for the first time in more than two weeks after the federal government reopened national parks closed by the shutdown.

10/17/2013

Yosemite National Park spans part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.  (Photo by David McNeil /Newsmakers)

Bay Area National Park Sites, Yosemite Reopen After Shutdown Lifted

For the first time in more than two weeks, Bay Area residents and tourists will be able to return to Alcatraz, Muir Woods and parts of the Golden Gate Park Recreation area that were closed due to the federal government shutdown.

10/17/2013

A flag flies on a ferry as it approaches Alcatraz Island on March 21, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Effects Of Government Shutdown Felt Across Bay Area

From the federal building in San Jose to Alcatraz Island, there were obvious signs of the government shutdown’s impact on Bay Area workers, services, and out-of-towners.

10/01/2013

National Park Service Sells Pieces Of Alcatraz Prison

Alcatraz, Other Bay Area National Parks To Close If Government Shuts Down

With Congress in a stalemate over the budget, a federal government shutdown could begin Monday night that would close national parks, including popular tourist attractions in the Bay Area such as Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods, a parks spokeswoman said.

09/30/2013

Alcatraz Island (Photo credit by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

3 Blind Swimmers Complete Trek From Alcatraz To Aquatic Park In SF Bay

Max Ashton had one goal before heading off to college: swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in San Francisco.

09/30/2013

Whitey Bulger, seen here with his girlfriend, as they visited Alcatraz while being on the run from federal authorities.(CBS/WBZ)

Bulger’s New Prison Will Be No Match For Time On Alcatraz

James “Whitey” Bulger is headed back to prison following his conviction on a series of crimes, including 11 killings. The former Boston mob boss won’t get his wish to live out his final days in the prison with “the best view from any prison in the world.”

08/12/2013

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