Ghost Hunters mark 100th episode on SyFy March 3
By April MacIntyre Feb 23, 2010, 22:28 GMT
Haunted Alcatraz EPA/MATT CAMPBELL
SyFy's Rhode Island plumbers by day, Ghost Hunters by night, the TAPS team of Jason and Grant make up the intrepid Ghost Hunters, who will return for their 6th season and 100th episode next Wednesday, March 3rd at 9:00pm.
For this epic investigation, Jason, Grant and the rest of the team – plus guest investigators Barry FitzGerald and Dustin Pari from Ghost Hunters International – will take on their biggest case yet: Alcatraz, the former military prison known world-wide for the countless claims of paranormal activity witnessed within its walls, only on the SyFy channel.
From about.com, here are a few Ghost Stories of Alcatraz:
The Ghost Stories of Alcatraz
The Utility Corridor
Some visitors have claimed this is the most active with paranormal activity is a utility corridor where inmates Coy, Cretzer and Hubbard were plummeted with bullets after a failed prison escape.
It is there that in 1976 a night security guard reported hearing unexplained eerie clanging sounds coming from inside.
Cell 14D, one of the 'hole' cells is believed by some to be very active.Visitors and employees have reported feeling a raw coldness and at times a sudden 'intensity' encompasses the cell.
An event in the 1940s took place when a prisoner locked-in 14D screamed throughout the night that a creature with glowing eyes was killing him. The next day guards found the man strangled to death in the cell.
No one ever claimed responsibility for the convict's death, however the next day when doing head counts, the guards counted one too many prisoners. Some of the guards claimed seeing the dead convict in line with the other inmates, but only for a second before he vanished.
"The Golden Rule Warden" allegedly faced a bizarre event while showing some of his guests around the prison. According to the story, Johnston and his group heard someone sobbing from inside the prison walls, and then a cold wind whisked past the group. Johnston could never explain any reason for the occurances.
Cell blocks A, B, and C
Visitors to cellblocks A and B. claim they have heard crying and moaning. A psychic visiting wrote that while in Block C he came upon a disruptive spirit name Butcher. Prison records show that another inmate in block C murdered Abie Maldowitz, a mob hitman known as Butcher.
The Ghost of Al Capone
Al Capone, who spent his last years at Alcatraz with his health in decline from syphilis, took up playing the banjo with a prison band. Fearing he would be killed if he spent his recreational time in the "yard," Capone received permission to spend recreation time practicing his banjo in the shower room.
A park ranger claimed he heard banjo music coming from the shower room. Not familiar with the history of Alcatraz, the ranger could not find a reason for the sound and documented the strange event. Other visitors and employees have reported hearing the sound of a banjo coming from the prison walls.
More Paranormal Reports
Other odd events experienced over the years include guards smelling smoke, but finding no fire; sounds of unexplained crying and moaning; unexplained cold spots in areas of the prison and claims of seeing ghosts of prisoners or military personnel.
Ghost hunters have said they feel parts of the island and areas of the prison evoke a certain "strangeness."
Below, please find video promos in support of the return of Ghost Hunters!
Ghost Hunters – Porch Promo
Ghost Hunters – Stairs Promo
The next promo is titled “Gazebo.”
Ghost Hunters – Gazebo Promo
Ghost Hunters – Jail Promo
Ghost Hunters – Office Promo
Ghost Hunters – Diner Promo
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