The former maximum-security prison set on an island is now a musuem and tourist attraction. Visitors and tour guides alike have reported unexplained screams, slamming cell doors, banjo music and footsteps. The site has been investigated by both Ghost Hunters and Ghost Labs.
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- Alcatraz Island, CA
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- 37.8266636, -122.42301220000002
- San Francisco County, California
- Nearest Towns:
- San Francisco, CA (3.6 mi.)
Tiburon, CA (3.7 mi.)
Belvedere, CA (3.9 mi.)
Sausalito, CA (4.1 mi.)
Marin City, CA (5.5 mi.)
Strawberry, CA (6.7 mi.)
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA (7.1 mi.)
Emeryville, CA (7.5 mi.)
Tamalpais Valley, CA (7.6 mi.)
Alto, CA (7.8 mi.)
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