The Incredible Alcatraz Prison Break

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  • Published on Aug 3, 2018
  • Four men, an infamous island prison, and one daring plan. But what happened next?
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  • BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network  10 months ago +6609

    We're shooting our post mortem episode today at 3:45 PM PST, so make sure you head over and watch this week’s episode and leave your questions down below!

    • Shane Gallagher
      Shane Gallagher Month ago

      Do people who are over 99 years old not get arrested?

    • Carlos Jadan
      Carlos Jadan 3 months ago

      Elora Maxwell How is college?

    • cngbuddah
      cngbuddah 5 months ago

      who's here from keeping up with the kardashians?!?
      hahaha im not but just checking haha

  • Hannah Michelle
    Hannah Michelle 2 hours ago

    Is there no evidence of what happened to Morris?

  • sanjeev shaw
    sanjeev shaw 9 hours ago

    Trick is to watch at 1.5x speed

  • As Gay As A Daffodil
    As Gay As A Daffodil 9 hours ago

    People building alcatraz: This prison is going to be inescapable
    Sirius Black: oh, yeah, don't mind me imma just escape an even worse prison that's covered by freaking dementors and even farther from land.

  • Nexist 1017
    Nexist 1017 21 hour ago

    I live in Minnesota ah,so don’t talk about snow unless you want to Minnesota it almost snow all year round AH!

  • Fluffy Marshmallow

    I mean if they survived someone must’ve seen them their faces were clearly everywhere and if they didn’t make an other crime then idk 😂 is it bad that I wanted them to survive

  • Theo Irving
    Theo Irving Day ago +5

    They should make a Netflix show on the Alcatraz escape.

  • Theo Irving
    Theo Irving Day ago

    Micheal Scofield escaped 3 times from Prison

  • Theo Irving
    Theo Irving Day ago

    Micheal Scofield escaped prison got caught escaped again got caught then escaped again

  • rania_zahra
    rania_zahra Day ago

    Omg there is an island on a computer game called Poptropica (island is called Pelican Rock), and the game seems EXACTLY like this story, in the island you have to fool the guards by using a dummy head and they escape by the vents by opening them with a chiseled spoon 🥄 if you search up walkthroughs of Pelican Rock Poptropica, you’ll see how similar the game and story is! The game is very hard. And some say it is based off the Alcatraz escape. I’ve played it before and it’s very fun actually.

  • Emily
    Emily Day ago +3

    Was anybody thinking of the Poptropica Island based off this.....

    No, just me... ok

  • 7 0 7
    7 0 7 Day ago

    I went to Alcatraz on a school field trip in elementary lmfao

  • Olivia Sharpe
    Olivia Sharpe Day ago

    and they didnt use the spoon part of the spoon, they took the bowl part on and used the rest as a pick of sorts

  • Olivia Sharpe
    Olivia Sharpe Day ago

    they always gave them hot water to shower, because they didnt want them to be used to cold water so they couldnt escape

  • MADDIE Lewis
    MADDIE Lewis Day ago

    clarence anglin looks high. lol

  • Brock Harris
    Brock Harris Day ago

    I nowe everything

  • John Helton
    John Helton Day ago

    my grandmother is betty anglin and im a 100 percent sure they made it because her and my uncle saw them in the flesh my grandma used to tell me stories about them when i was a lil boy and my uncle johnnie helton was standing gaurd watch out the front door they went to new mexico got more money from the anglin family and crossed the boarder then went to argentina

  • Northern DTS
    Northern DTS Day ago

    If they're found they'll go back to jail?

  • Free Soul
    Free Soul Day ago

    Your discussion is actually boring. I wished the videos were more concentrated on the actual prison break rather than 2 people discussion.

  • Lil Chrissy
    Lil Chrissy 2 days ago

    I feel like Buzzfeed doesn’t like masculine men

  • Zarif Karim
    Zarif Karim 2 days ago

    One of the twins is still alive. He made a letter to FBI stating he is alive but very sick. He said that he's very old and is infected with cancer. He will tell the world the story of the alcatraz break if the FBI says on TV that he won't be arrested for escaping and etc.
    tvclip.biz/video/4NFYdAeWC1M/video.html go to 6:49 thats where the letter starts

  • SVM02
    SVM02 2 days ago +1

    Have you guys heard about the new evidence, containing a letter from supposedly one of the Anglin's which actually made the police re-open the case?

  • Lilly West
    Lilly West 2 days ago +1

    I live in Michigan and you tell him shane! Midwest snow is scary

  • Xceris Rein Alfreya
    Xceris Rein Alfreya 2 days ago

    Can anyone check if this link is legit? My friend sent it to me.. the article states that John Anglin sent a letter to FBI proving that he was alive somewhere.. www.parentztalk.com/view/escape-from-alcatraz-pt/?src=facebook&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=pt_m_au_ian_bm3_93427_escape-from-alcatraz_android_clicks_both_i-officer-af_b005&page=35

  • Klint Kratzer
    Klint Kratzer 2 days ago

    Too cute. I just threw up my spaghetti... And that is a true shame. How could you do this to me? I thought that spaghetti and you were sent from god and now there’s spaghetti all over the bed... and now my girlfriend is breaking up with me...! Because of the spaghetti! I wish you two would realize the repercussions of your actions. I will never visit Italy with either one of you.
    P.s. your brains smell like spoiled marinara sauce. Gross and ooh and I’ll tally it but only once.

  • Last Bacon Guest
    Last Bacon Guest 2 days ago

    Aye one could be alive only two life jackets were found

  • Sophia ;p
    Sophia ;p 3 days ago

    I like to think they survived

  • Anita Clarke
    Anita Clarke 3 days ago

    The FBI did finely solve the case and it hasn't been that long ago. Actually the inmates had made the raft and made an over 100 ft. rope and tied it to the guards boat so when they left at night to go back to San Francisco they wouldn't be seen being dragged behind .. I think one was still alive and the other two lived a long life ! Pretty ingenious I say !

  • Joe Northstar
    Joe Northstar 3 days ago

    But Sean Connery tried to dodge those flame throwers just to escape the Rock.

  • Tronz
    Tronz 3 days ago

    The guy in the thumbnail looks a lot like Draw with Jazza

  • tea
    tea 3 days ago

    i think what happened is that the raft did sink part way through the voyage, and due to this they had to swim part of the way. this means they wouldn’t have been able to hold on to the bags of their stuff. maybe they had the extra life jacket for the man that was left behind and that’s why they only found one washed ashore. if swimmers in a triathlon can swim a mile without life jackets, im sure some tough, keen prisoners can manage to drift their way to shore.


    i really wish they found the men so there could be a movie about this. 😞 it would be so good.

  • Camdyn Randolph
    Camdyn Randolph 3 days ago

    omg i went there! and my marching band did this as our theme for the 2018 season (,:

  • sophie
    sophie 4 days ago

    i know these guys were like criminals in all but i rlly hope they made it to land and are now out there somewhere living their best life

  • Joshua Jung
    Joshua Jung 4 days ago

    58 years and still these men might be watching this and snickering

  • Rion Robinson
    Rion Robinson 4 days ago

    My man's did a whole GTA mission

  • Violet Midnight
    Violet Midnight 4 days ago

    I remember reading a magazine about this for a school paper in middle school

  • Xavior Ramierez
    Xavior Ramierez 4 days ago

    Alcatraz More like Hellcatraz

  • Bre Romero
    Bre Romero 4 days ago

    San Francisco is literally always hot 🤷🏽‍♀️

    • Sierra Cornelius
      Sierra Cornelius 4 days ago

      @Bre Romero weather dot com says it's only 88 degrees 😭 here in texas it's already hitting 97 some days

    • Bre Romero
      Bre Romero 4 days ago

      lol it’s summer rn and it’s really hot

    • Sierra Cornelius
      Sierra Cornelius 4 days ago

      san fran is freeezing i went in the middle of summer and was shivering

  • N Y
    N Y 4 days ago

    Andy Dufresne is QUAKING right now.

  • KisameTWR
    KisameTWR 4 days ago

    Everytime Clarence’s face was on screen I just started to laugh

  • Baylie Glenn
    Baylie Glenn 5 days ago +1

    What if West lied about the plan and something else actually happened

  • kalel 311
    kalel 311 5 days ago

    These dudes were geniuses not idiots otherwise they would have never escaped

  • Shxmy
    Shxmy 5 days ago

    I don't think the lived

  • CindyMorey
    CindyMorey 5 days ago

    What's Alcatraz? I only know HMP Iron-Gate

  • Pan!c on
    Pan!c on 5 days ago

    Why untill they reach 99 years of age?

  • Ginoel victorio
    Ginoel victorio 5 days ago +2

    it's tragic how west planned the escape but didn't get the chance to escape himself, poor soul.

    • samet su
      samet su 4 days ago

      yeah i know how does it feel to be left behind aswell. made me pity the guy

  • Tuxedo Bird
    Tuxedo Bird 5 days ago +5

    Rock prison: no one can escape me


    Prisoners: I’m bout to end this mans whole career

  • Molly Tyre
    Molly Tyre 6 days ago +1

    ok but does anyone else think that they probably had a better plan they actually went through with but West fed the FBI lies in order to protect them?

  • Preston Phillips
    Preston Phillips 6 days ago

    they hold a triathlon but those are trained athletes that swim and practice all year these were prisoners who didn’t swim in who knows how long

  • Gema Yescas Alemán
    Gema Yescas Alemán 6 days ago

    They only talked at the end of the Anglin brothers, I wonder if there are any theories of Morris 🤔 but than again he didn’t even have any family 😩

  • Gema Yescas Alemán
    Gema Yescas Alemán 6 days ago +6

    Pelican Rock from Poptropica is definitely off of this lol

  • HX3 EN/FR
    HX3 EN/FR 6 days ago +1

    Damn

  • Beauty by Sara L
    Beauty by Sara L 6 days ago

    This is shutter island but in California, and nobody can convince me otherwise

  • im not a polotician look at pictures on phone

    Spumcake joey hewitt his momma help a mental patient escape marshfield wis wound up in California got pick up by bounty hunter in az least that what she say

  • Alan Thornton
    Alan Thornton 6 days ago

    So much wrong with what y’all said in this.

  • emrys
    emrys 6 days ago

    the Mythbusters also did a recreation of this and i believe they made it

  • XD_ZeBra Playz
    XD_ZeBra Playz 6 days ago

    I live the music in the background

  • David A Velasquez
    David A Velasquez 6 days ago

    They need to make another one called “dumbest prison guards”.

  • Arun Kumar
    Arun Kumar 7 days ago

    The both brothers are great swimmers too

  • snek of space
    snek of space 7 days ago

    I'm not crediting the body close to the golden gate bridge for some pretty obviois reasons, and I think the more credible theory is they lived

  • Eliseo Magallon
    Eliseo Magallon 7 days ago +1

    Where’s Brent?

  • Jessie's Histories & Mysteries

    Hey, if Jamie Fraser was able to make it across freezing water at that distance to Selkie Island then the escaped convicts could do it. Outlander is a true story, right? Sorry--just had to make a funny there.😂

  • Lola Rolon
    Lola Rolon 7 days ago +1

    Oky sooo this is like pelican rock from poptropica they escaped through a vent there was twins, dummy heads ,and drill bits also there was the stollen spoon from the kitchen and it’s surrounded by water so like you know this was inspiration 👏🏽😂theories

  • Tyler Schwebel
    Tyler Schwebel 8 days ago

    7:25

  • erwin lira ?
    erwin lira ? 8 days ago

    Reminds me of the movie, ''Escape Plan.''

  • Clay Laughrey
    Clay Laughrey 8 days ago

    Came for the video. Left due to all the annoying chatter

  • L . O . R
    L . O . R 8 days ago

    So what if they outsmarted everybody again and threw away all the privacy of them with contacts and floats to make it seem they died that way the search dies down? Hmmm...

  • Just Lily
    Just Lily 9 days ago

    I really want them to be alive because once they reach 99 years old, they can wheel into the U.S. Marshall's office saying "surprise"

  • Sunset Sundown
    Sunset Sundown 9 days ago

    im proud either way 😌👍🏼

  • morgan
    morgan 9 days ago

    i have no clue if they really lived or not but i'm pretty sure a family friend of the brothers would know it really is them before scientists do.

  • Neurotic _FX
    Neurotic _FX 9 days ago +4

    "Allen West"
    That mofo's parents must like the Flash

  • swaran sandhu
    swaran sandhu 9 days ago

    U can go to downtown San Francisco and u go on a boat and they tell u about artzac

  • Evy Cavicchi
    Evy Cavicchi 9 days ago +1

    Poptropica?

  • 365 429
    365 429 9 days ago

    I can't even turn off the light in my room without panicking and run...and those people...um...

  • fransisco jordan
    fransisco jordan 9 days ago +42

    Alcatraz: You will never escape from Me!

    Frank Morris: hold my spoon

    • Mikey
      Mikey 4 days ago +2

      fransisco jordan “actually ima need the 🥄 back”

  • Anri Malherbe
    Anri Malherbe 9 days ago

    I think they planned to make it look like they drowned

  • vsnl srinivasarao
    vsnl srinivasarao 9 days ago +7

    "Everyone gets margaritas?"
    Shane loll

  • Mint :p
    Mint :p 9 days ago

    They tried hard.

  • BIG YEAR OLD
    BIG YEAR OLD 10 days ago

    Who just can’t stop watching these

  • Bella Ang
    Bella Ang 10 days ago

    They could be related to me🤔😏 we have the same last name

  • Not ÍŚÁÁĆ
    Not ÍŚÁÁĆ 10 days ago

    Only buzzfeed Chanel I like

  • YouTube Scorpiuss
    YouTube Scorpiuss 10 days ago +1

    Minecraft in real life 🤣

  • Feral Uchicha
    Feral Uchicha 10 days ago

    If they would've had dementors, the dude wouldn't escape.

  • lovebot
    lovebot 11 days ago +1

    I could be wrong but wasn’t Azkaban Prison in Harry Potter inspired by Alcatraz?

  • CRYT1CAL _
    CRYT1CAL _ 11 days ago

    Of the body was located near the Golden Gate Bridge it was probably a suicide.

  • DuckFoot
    DuckFoot 11 days ago

    Why does he speak like that when he starts talking about it lmao

  • Jake FL fire legend
    Jake FL fire legend 11 days ago

    It was aliens

  • Maddie Cas
    Maddie Cas 11 days ago +2

    I wonder if secretly the fbi or police people were just like oh we know they are alive but since they did such a good job escaping we're just going to like keep it on the dl you know what I'm sayin

  • Lưih Kbuôr
    Lưih Kbuôr 11 days ago

    the story is interesting but you guys are annoying and your little jokes do nothing more than detract from the tale at hand

  • Green Ducks #1 Fan
    Green Ducks #1 Fan 11 days ago

    Cant wait till they are 99 years old and they just roll into the pd proving that they made it

  • DarkPhoenixSaga
    DarkPhoenixSaga 12 days ago

    Omg men dressed as women at the funeral and no one noticed. I know it's one of the theories, but I don't think it happened. Looking at them, there's no way they can pass as women. What is this Bosom Buddies?

  • STG-Rek
    STG-Rek 12 days ago +1

    Hey look there’s a body in the water, nah he’s just sleeping

  • Endangered Mexican
    Endangered Mexican 13 days ago

    That body could have been one of them and the other 2 survived

  • NCCjedi3
    NCCjedi3 13 days ago

    what if they threw their stuff into the water and got a new identity and then got a job and now they live in Hawaii or something

  • Yungsaiyan 12
    Yungsaiyan 12 13 days ago +2

    Am I The only one here after playing Blood of the DeD

  • Rxnys
    Rxnys 13 days ago

    You mean the one by Bily Handsome,Sal de luca, Finn o leary and Albert allingtion ?
    Yeah that one was lit

  • Sid Pubg
    Sid Pubg 13 days ago

    Spawn island in pubg is inspired from this

  • asarwar111
    asarwar111 13 days ago +1

    When I went to Alcatraz for a tour, I met a former prisoner who escaped. He wrote a book about his escape and was signing books. I forgot his name since that was 5 years ago

  • Alex Nusbaum
    Alex Nusbaum 14 days ago

    They lived because the wrote a letter to the government

  • Litteraly all I do is write comments

    Anyone feel bad for West