We all know about the notorious prison in the Alcatraz Island. It is located in the San Francisco Bay. It was supposed to be the toughest prison in the world. It housed America’s most dangerous and difficult felons. It was closed as a prison in 1963 and now a tourist attraction.
Since it is located in the chilly waters of San Francisco Bay, it is believed no one successfully escaped from this prison. There were more than a dozen attempted escape.
One such attempted escape was made in to a movie “Escape from Alcatraz” starring Clint Eastwood. This is a 1979 movie dramatizing the 1962 attempted escape.
In 1962, 3 prisoners Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin and John Anglin made an extensive plan to escape from the prison and swim across the chilly waters. On the night of June 11, 1962, these 3 prisoners escaped from the Alcatraz.
Did they reach the shores? No one knows. It is believed they were drowned or eaten by the sharks. No bodies were found.
No one heard from any of these 3. Until now.
San Francisco police received a letter in 2013. That letter was released only last week. In that letter, a person claiming to be John Anglin (one of the 3 escapees) says that all 3 of them successfully made it that night. He also wrote:
"If you announce on TV that I will be promised to just go to jail for no more than a year and get medical attention I will write back to let you know exactly where I am.. "I am 83 years old and in bad shape. I have cancer."
The U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI investigated this letter. They said the results were deemed "inconclusive".