The Incredible Alcatraz Prison Break

  • Published on Aug 3, 2018
  • Four men, an infamous island prison, and one daring plan. But what happened next?
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    • Stephen Hartford
      Stephen Hartford Month ago

      BuzzFeed Unsolved Network lmao. “They should of just asked to leave”

    • ball The volger
      ball The volger Month ago

      YAY i still have a chanch only 11 months late!!

    • Shane Gallagher
      Shane Gallagher 4 months ago

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

    • Carlos Jadan
      Carlos Jadan 6 months ago

      Elora Maxwell How is college?

    • cngbuddah
      cngbuddah 8 months ago

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

  • Dean T
    Dean T 4 hours ago

    Will you do a documentary on H.H. Holmes, please?

  • Mani Cringe
    Mani Cringe 12 hours ago

    I'm going on a tour of this prison soon ;c

  • Isabella Harris
    Isabella Harris 13 hours ago +1

    The only reason why buzzfeed is still alive is because of these doods.

  • Chuy Roys
    Chuy Roys 20 hours ago

    Me:*casually watching unsolved*
    Shane: My coldest winter was a San Francisco summer

  • king homu
    king homu 22 hours ago

    alcatraz: i am an inescapable fortress surrounded by chaotics seas

    the escapees: i'm about to end this man's career

  • eboy butno
    eboy butno Day ago

    5:21 No really? I thought the guard would prepare it so others can use it.....

  • sunflower aesthetic

    These comments about Frank Morris 🤪😂

  • emma
    emma Day ago

    the change in mood from previous episodes to this one

  • Not Interested
    Not Interested Day ago

    I think it's more than likely they survived otherwise they wouldn't have found those make shift life jackets without people in them - surely if they went overboard they would have put the jackets on as a last ditch attempt.

  • Shawn Hofer
    Shawn Hofer 2 days ago

    lol fake those idiots

  • Kelly Martinez
    Kelly Martinez 3 days ago

    Are we gonna ignore the fact that their smart as hell.

  • zudeperfect
    zudeperfect 3 days ago


  • zudeperfect
    zudeperfect 3 days ago

    don't be by the beach you two beccuase shark are more likely to be hunting at night for food or sometings

  • Big Tony
    Big Tony 3 days ago

    I sailed from Washington to San Fran and I can testify that San Francisco’s seas are absolutely fucked.

  • Hanyu Chuang
    Hanyu Chuang 4 days ago

    Is there any way to watch these videos for just the narration of the case, without the random bantering and joking? The chat is really uninteresting and jokes unfunny...

  • Canopus Legend
    Canopus Legend 5 days ago +1

    In four grade my class did a project on alcatraz and we were all assigned a item that helped them escape and i was a raincoat

  • Edward
    Edward 6 days ago

    Woah that photo from Brazil is really close to my house, it's so weird to see it on a completely unrelated american video lol

  • Alicia Gilberry
    Alicia Gilberry 6 days ago

    Theory 1 .. maybe that’s what they wanted us to assume .

  • Evan Azbell
    Evan Azbell 6 days ago

    They could’ve parted with the personal items to throw them off their trail.

  • H20 eagles
    H20 eagles 6 days ago

    And I've seen people swim to there and back

  • Mariana
    Mariana 7 days ago

    Morris reportedly ranked in the top 2% of the general population in intelligence, as measured by IQ testing, displaying an IQ of 133. He served time in Florida and Georgia, then escaped from the Louisiana State Penitentiary while serving 10 years for bank robbery.

  • carlos_aa47
    carlos_aa47 7 days ago +1

    Somebody could pick them up on a boat

  • DangerNoodle Shahalie Walker-Waltz

    Miswesterns do know snow,very well

  • coykoi
    coykoi 7 days ago +1

    mythbusters says they survived. pretty handsome bunch really. make a good movie

  • Rose
    Rose 7 days ago +1

    Ik im late but i just realised how much clarence literally looks like ryan reynolds.
    did anyone else see that???

  • glutamin111
    glutamin111 7 days ago

    guys these were some of the hardest, tough as nails prisoners, i imagine they survived on adrenaline and sheer will power alone, when you have to fight for freedom and ultimately your life human physical abilities can also get escalated to a whole new animalistic level. If they couldnt survive at least 2 hours in a 54° degree fahrenheit water then i really dont know who could...1.5 miles or whatever is really not impossible.

  • Madi Edwards
    Madi Edwards 8 days ago

    Shane is the only reason why anything that is said makes my anxiety go down.
    Shane: “imagine seals jumping onto the raft as your escaping smacking you in the face.”

  • Don Cheadle
    Don Cheadle 8 days ago

    Why didn’t they just build a plane and get the hells retriever.

  • xd Darkrushian03
    xd Darkrushian03 9 days ago

    why is allen west's face halfway blacked out

  • Infam_0us
    Infam_0us 9 days ago +2

    People think Sam Francisco is a cold place.

    London/Canada: *AhEm*

  • Happily Pessimistic :0

    Why does Shane look like a lumberjack

  • Riley Freeman #JP
    Riley Freeman #JP 9 days ago

    They obviously didn’t make it

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 9 days ago

    The fact that these men could be your parents is a terrifying thought

  • Dinn Kevin Noel
    Dinn Kevin Noel 9 days ago +1

    Imagine the 3 of them survived that night and they're in their 80's or 90's right now and would decide to take a tour in the island again.

  • Karla Est.
    Karla Est. 9 days ago

    Midwesterners KNOW COLD

  • Lovely Britney
    Lovely Britney 9 days ago

    The guy that made the dummy should’ve been put in Harvard instead of the prison.

  • Patricia Abeyta
    Patricia Abeyta 9 days ago

    What are the chances of you two doing an investigation into suicide Forrest in Japan

  • bulent keskin
    bulent keskin 9 days ago

    You guys want to solve a murder.? Try The Kennedy Assassination !

  • Seann Daniel
    Seann Daniel 10 days ago

    I honestly believe that the 2 brothers lived and made it and the other didnt and he died and all that evidence that was left behind was his and that it was his body found in the ocean by that ship but was never found and the 2 brothers stayed low got in touch with family who helped them and kept them secret and safe

  • Megan Lytle
    Megan Lytle 10 days ago

    I went to San Francisco a few months ago for bridging and we went to alcatraz and I got a lil pet rock made out of broken off bits of the rock and it came in a cute container ☺️

    Also a fun fact: the prisoners at Alcatraz could smell fresh geridelli chocolate

  • Rico Suave
    Rico Suave 11 days ago

    What happens in the sea stays in the sea

  • Juana Corona
    Juana Corona 12 days ago

    I went to visit this place 2 years ago it was an experience. But as I got back to my hotel and showered I rubbed my hands together and noticed that I had cuts on my knuckles. They weren’t previously there

  • YungNando
    YungNando 12 days ago

    Tbh I don't think they survived by listening to the evidence in this video

  • Shadi Abbas
    Shadi Abbas 12 days ago

    When I was 6-7 I went to visit the jail it was kinda spooky but kind of cool ( that’s what my 7 year old brain thought I don’t really remember it right now I’m 12 btw)

  • John Coxtolstoy
    John Coxtolstoy 12 days ago

    You sound like Bill Hader doing an impression of Bill Hader

  • Lee
    Lee 13 days ago

    Poptropica anyone?😭😭

  • K Smith
    K Smith 13 days ago

    The guys made watching this worth it. Especially the guy in the red and black

  • Alan Santiago
    Alan Santiago 13 days ago

    According to google, John and clarance anglin should be in their late 80’s if they are still alive

  • Joseangel Zapata
    Joseangel Zapata 14 days ago

    How would they make it to Brazil?

  • Anna Boz
    Anna Boz 14 days ago +1

    sorry but isn’t this the story line to prison break-

  • Zaynah Ansari
    Zaynah Ansari 15 days ago +1

    10/10 wow this is great! I'm a big fan of your work

  • Victoria Bremner
    Victoria Bremner 15 days ago

    One like= one prayer for West 🙏

  • Snowy
    Snowy 15 days ago +1

    I really hope that they did escape. If they put that much time and effort into forming such an elaborate plan. Then they deserve their freedom

  • kmich210
    kmich210 15 days ago

    A couple of years ago, the SF police received a letter from one of the brothers (I can’t remember which one) saying he wanted to turn himself in because he has cancer and needs treatment and the only way is through prison. He explained how they successfully escaped Alcatraz and how they never were caught on the mainland. I believe the FBI took the letter and still investigating it to see if it is legit or not...if it is legit...DAMN!

  • Yamahh
    Yamahh 15 days ago

    I heard there was a boat that was in the bay at the time which is theroised to of picked them up

  • Lauren Taylor I
    Lauren Taylor I 15 days ago

    While watching this I realized I’m wearing my “Alcatraz swim team” T-shirt!

  • Caesar_Salad
    Caesar_Salad 16 days ago

    What ever happened to Morris?

  • Ruth Rogers
    Ruth Rogers 16 days ago

    the world really didn't deserve blue

  • Addison Allumbaugh
    Addison Allumbaugh 16 days ago

    the clicking sound in the video kept scaring me