Friday, July 1, 2016

Secret Alcatraz Tunnel Found in 2014

From the Feb. 28, 2014, Yahoo! News "Under the Rock: Alcatraz's secret tunnel discovered" by Mike Krumboltz.

Researchers from Texas A&M, using ground penetrating radar discovered a network of tunnels under the island in San Francisco Bay.

These tunnels date from the 1800s when there was a fort on the island (before it became a prison). They also found a building that was used for a magazine for the powder and shells.

Alcatraz became an infamous federal prison and shut down in 1963 over fears of the Bay Area weather impacting on the walls and the escape of three prisoners.

Wouldn't It have Been Something Had Those Tunnels Been Made By Escaping Prisoners.  --Cooter

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