Alcatraz Hospital and the Paranormal . . .

Updated: Aug 30, 2019

We blogged an article about the Hospital within the prison building and the continuing interest by paranormal enthusiasts . . . and it disappeared! Lets try to get this one past ‘em:



Hospital Ward furnished to 1930's style


Located directly above the cellhouse ‘mess hall’ … the 101 year old hospital wing treated such notorious criminals as Al ‘Scarface’ Capone, ‘Doc’ Barker and the ‘Birdman of Alcatraz’, Robert Stroud – who spent 11 of his 17 years on ‘the Rock’ here. Many think some left a part or whole of their soul ‘upstairs’ in this original ‘big house’.

Peeling institutional-green paint on the walls and ceiling, barred doors and window – and the howling winds combine to create an atmosphere Hollywood special effects experts can only dream of.



Have a seat - make yourself comfortable ...

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 'Welcome to 'the Rock'! I'm Ian Craig, alcatraztherock.com publisher, National Park Service Certified Program Guide, Alcatraz Historian, and Media Producer. And, welcome to our newly revamped, and ever-evolving, destination web portal. Alcatraz Island is currently re-opened on a limited basis, and tours are limited to outside areas. No entry to Prison Building, Shops, etc. So, we've endeavored to create Virtual Tours for you to explore this historical island, to assist in planning a visit, and to share the unique opportunity to meet, through our vast video interview collection - 14 former prisoners, former guards, prison minister, and family members who grew up on the island! Stay Tuned!

 

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