Alcatraz Escapees Could Have Survived 1962 Prison Break, And Here’s How

More than 50 years ago, three Alcatraz inmates crawled through tunnels they had carved with spoons and escaped into the frigid waters of the San Francisco Bay on a raft made of raincoats.

They were never seen again (although there have been multiple unconfirmed sightings).

But today, the debate continues over whether Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin somehow made it to safety or drowned, either in the Bay or the Pacific Ocean.

A new study suggests it’s possible the three men could have survived, but only if they left Alcatraz Island between 11 p.m. and midnight.

Researchers created a computer model based on the currents on the night of the escape, June 11, 1962 and the following morning. Then, they released virtual boats to see what would happen.

Here’s the best-case scenario:

“If they hit it exactly at midnight, the beautiful thing is that we see that they would have been sucked out towards the Golden Gate Bridge,” Dr. Rolf Hut, a scientist at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and one of the researchers involved in the study, told —> Read More Here


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