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The Restless Souls of Alcatraz
If there was ever a place where the tortured souls of the condemned are doomed to languish, it would be Alcatraz. Operating as a prison from 1934 to 1963, this prison became one of the most famous in the world, not only because of its reputation for being a place no one could escape from alive, but also because of its well-known inmates, one of whom was none other than Al Capone.
After the prison closed, it became a tourist attraction in the 1970s and continues to be one today. However, those who spent their last days in this fortress may not have left so easily. Several people have reported that Alcatraz is haunted by those who were confined behind its bars in the past. Visitors to the prison have claimed they heard talking, screaming and even whistling, as well as doors clanging closed.
Those who now guard the island to keep people out when it is closed have reported seeing and hearing ghostly figures moving throughout the building. One of the more interesting stories often told by those who work there is hearing a banjo playing in the shower, a banjo linked to the legendary mobster; Al Capone.
Alcatraz was once a place that housed the worst of the worst, and it seems that even in death, some have chosen to return to the source of their torment, where they languish as the years go by.