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On June 11, 1962, bank robbers Frank Morris and Clarence & John Anglin launched a patchwork, raincoat raft into the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay surrounding #Alcatraz Prison. ★Watch Most Popular Documentaries Released at ★ The men disappeared, leaving behind a cold case that has mystified law enforcement for over half-a-century. Now, three Dutch scientists have used 3D modeling technology to show that it may have been possible for the men to have survived. Putting their theory to the test, the Dutchmen are recreating the daring escape as closely to the original as possible, right down to launching their own raincoat raft into the bay. Will they make it through the treacherous waters to safety or be swept out to sea? And can they prove once and for all what happened to the escapees? ------------------------------------------------------------------- ★Follow us: Plus page:
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spacecadet35
spacecadet35

Didn't the Mythbusters succeed in doing something similar, a while ago?

2017-12-25
Haydn Thomas-Dawes
Haydn Thomas-Dawes

The fact is these 3 men had something about them that made them very smart, these men didn’t just plan the escape they probably planned days ahead of when they would escape, all these people over thinking all these theory’s, the fact is these men escaped, got across the water and lived, your telling me when you escape from Alcatraz your gonna die in the water, no way! these guys are gone and will never be found, why...because they probably died Of old age.

2017-12-30
jessie james
jessie james

i watched the documentary where the anglin nephew and family members had the body exhumed and tests done. was there a followup by the anglin family after that?

2017-10-02
MyNameIsJack
MyNameIsJack

what if they had connections. a boat could of picked em up half way

2017-12-28
Andrew Lutzke
Andrew Lutzke

A boat was seen in the area that night by an off duty cop, so one could assume that they had a contact pick them up. i

2017-12-10
A loco
A loco

The three real guys would have been trying way harder...

2018-02-22
jessie james
jessie james

no one will never know. if they did their respective families WONT TELL...The govt might come up with reasons to watch the existing families for whatever reasons and that would be a catastrophe

2017-12-25
A loco
A loco

I feel like they made it.....

2018-02-22
Gatorade Guy
Gatorade Guy

the only problem is there has been no evidence of any sign of them in the water.. no shoes, no clothes, no bodies/parts... no evidence to suggest they drowned.

2018-01-21
Donna Houston
Donna Houston

why did their personals wash up on the bay....pictures etc but not the bodies or the raft? I think they made it but I think they are deceased because of old age...but those boys were too smart to just have drowned in the bay.

2018-01-18
MsJinkerson
MsJinkerson

those three guys were to smart to drowned

2018-01-17
Franklin Amaya
Franklin Amaya

Well Didn't The Escaped Criminal Send The Message To The FBI That Said HAHA WE ESCAPES ALCATRAZ After They Escaped So That Could Mean There Alive???

2017-12-28
Loxa
Loxa

The problem with this test is that they were not fighting for there lives, there was no real fear, no will to give everything they had.

2018-03-12
Alan Witton
Alan Witton

I'm inclined to agree with the authorities! They didn't survive

2017-11-03
joshmattmilo
joshmattmilo

the one thing this show, myth busters and all these others fail to mention. Or fail to explain to the proper extent. Is that most attempts at reinacting the event do SUCCEED. Even Myth busters. Too older men, who are unfit were able to succeed in doing it. But they are missing one important thing. These three men that made the escape, had a drive behind them that no reinactment could ever show. Once a prisoner escaped alcatraz. Once they even touched a fence, or anything that makes up the perimiter. The guards were told to shoot to KILL. Not using bean bags, gas, or even skip shooting like they do now (shooting infront of a person so the shot bounces of the ground and into the persons chest. Causing a drastic decrease of power of a shot. Rarely kills, but ALWAYS stops a person. Those are todays tactics. Back then it was shoot. and shoot too kill. These men knew once they left their cages. That if they were spotted. They would be killed. Guaranteed. By trigger happy guards just lickin their lips hoping to have a prisoner escape while they are on duty. They would be heroes all over every tv, radio and newspaper. These men would have had a drive, and momentum behind them. That could never be truly duplicated. So if 2 out of shape old men, and a tiny shop student can do it......Your damn rights three men, with everything to lose, and everything to gain on the line. With only time to plan it...100 percent they could. Doing it for tv ratings......and doing it for YOURS and Your brothers LIFE/ FREEDOM big differences.

2018-01-26
Jon Stride
Jon Stride

Only one guy paddling ?

2018-01-07
The Real Gamer
The Real Gamer

Michael Scofield was one of them xD

2018-03-16
ezisakoolkat
ezisakoolkat

These people are guessing at the direction they went - there is no proof what direction they went in - but the shortest distance would have been to Pier 39, or Treasure Island - if these guys were true scientists - they would have tried the other two possibilities - - - of course these guys were not stupid or loners - - and there is yet another possibility of a boat passing by and picking them up - - after all a boat was noted by a police officer at the same time of their escape. Now these guys 'say' they didn't make it - but the one guy (Fedor Baart) says he still thinks it was possible.

2017-12-20
EvilMadness
EvilMadness

No one ever escaped "The Rock", they can come up with all the theories, but that's about it, "We have computer models"... so what, real proof, show me the bodies where are they now huh? O sure you got family members 30 years later coming out with "evidence" of "pictures" they go that means nothing....

2017-09-19
Mel Mack
Mel Mack

Excellent experiment.....I think there's a strong likelihood they were swept under the bridge and out to sea.

2018-01-16
John Hilario
John Hilario

motivation will be the key

2018-02-01
Greg LeMasters
Greg LeMasters

I don't understand why these men wasted their time with this pontoon/bay current hypothesis.  A year before this video was published, the History channel aired a special featuring the nephews of the Anglin brothers, where they had presented compelling evidence that their uncles had safely made it to Brazil, likely with the assistance from an old childhood friend/drug trafficker.  Even a special facial recognition expert from Washington was confident that their 1975 Brazil photo of the brothers was legit.  And the nephews presented a 1992 audio recording of this friend revealing that the brothers admitted how they got off the island, which was by hitching onto the back of a guard transport ferry  in the dark.  these men were not stupid.  they did not rely on chance or luck.  The only remaining mysteries tied to this escape now are 1) are the Anglin brothers still alive?  (they would both be in their late 80s now) and 2) what ever became of Frank Morris?  I personally believe that if any of them came forward today, they would be hailed as modern day legends, and most likely their cases would be dismissed due to the nature of the amount of time that's passed and their ages.  I was amazed at how closely Clint Eastwood stuck to the real story on this.  even he knew back in 1980 that the inmates used contact cement on the rafts without having to go to an adhesives expert.  lol

2018-03-01
John Hendrix
John Hendrix

The History Channel did a more credible investigation involving family members with scientific evidence including pictures of the two brothers taken in or around 1975. The actual escape is far more plausible than as seen here.

2018-01-20
Gerardo Aleman
Gerardo Aleman

The reason nobody heard of them again is because when u escape from prison the goal is to lay low and off the radar

2018-04-10
Arabind B Pillai
Arabind B Pillai

ഫ്രാങ്ക് മോറിസ് കുറച്ചു നാൾ കേരളത്തിൽ ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നു... ഇവിടെ വന്നപ്പോൾ സുകുമാര കുറുപ്പ് എന്ന ഒരു സാധു മനുഷ്യൻ അയാൾക്ക്‌ അഭയം കൊടുത്തു... അവസാനം സുകുമാരക്കുറുപ്പിനേം അയാൾ വഴിതെറ്റിച്ചു... മൈരൻ... അയാളേം കാണാതായിട്ട് ഇന്നേക്ക് 40 വർഷം...

2018-04-02
Matthias
Matthias

If u think about it they got that close and they didnt have the dossier to live and escape i think they escaped

2018-02-12
Makaveli Hands on the bar Warrior
Makaveli Hands on the bar Warrior

The real escapees planned for the escape possibly for years,and exercised enough and readied themselves psychologically that no one would rescue them in case of failure,I mean to say their mental attitude was 100% surely positive of making it to the safe haven,unlike you guys who carried out your experiment hoping to be rescued after failing to make it.

2018-02-25
TG Lucci
TG Lucci

The thing is that they really aren't prison escapee's or would have the adrenaline they would a had as they were doing it and have that fear of gettin caught or seen may have pushed them even more

2017-12-18
Yemane Kiflemarim
Yemane Kiflemarim

They may made it and live with another Identity.

2018-03-27
Team Sports
Team Sports

If Oliver is gonna paddle like a little girl than ofc they won't make it

2018-02-24
MsJinkerson
MsJinkerson

they had a squeeze box with them to keep the air in the raft and what about a getaway boat waiting for them

2018-01-17
Reggie von Zugbach
Reggie von Zugbach

I find the young woman handling the tools etc very attractive.

2018-03-27
Falcon Powerful
Falcon Powerful

I wouldn't be surprised if the postcard pointing the finger at José Luis Martinez (spelling) helping them by waiting nearby on his boat was accurate. It would go a fair way to explaining why they left Alan West in his cell, rather than postponing the escape another night so he could remove or dig around the pipe stopping his escape as well... I reckon they made it, but they had help on the outside. A police patrol boat supposedly saw a boat in the harbour outside the exclusion zone without it's nets or lines down, and after a little while it left.

2017-12-28
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown

Get up morris it's moving day

2018-03-17
gwhite713
gwhite713

I love how the fat guy doubts they made it. Well yes, if he was one of the three! lol. These men were in very very good shape and had months to get into great shape, more so than these poor skinny weaklings the performed the experiment in the raft. And they got within 100 yards from horseshoe bend. Also they would have paddled straight from Alcatraz not just paddle with the current and fight it. They would have paddle straight because they would have known that by doing so you avoid the current downstream. They would have been no where near where the men in the experiment were paddling. We've seen letters, post cards from these men over the years. Once asking for a 1 year sentence in exchange for medical care. Its rare but i think the escapees had higher IQ's than the men performing the mock escape experiment. Also, there is speculation that a mob boss had them picked up. He was in Alcatraz, got bonded out for two days, came back and the next night, the escaped happened. Coincidences don't just happen. And why hasn't it occurred to anyone that these men would have purposely left personal items, and family photos in the raft to make it look as if they drowned. Next, if they found the raft the next few days, why is it many pieces? Because they wanted to make it look like the raft failed, but if they were drowning, the last thing that would happen is the raft being shredded. They would have discarded the raft whether they were picked up by boat by someone or if they made it to the escape point at the bend. Leaving the raft and personal effects was key. Also where the items washed back to the island where they were found, one could do the math and figure out what time the items started back toward the island. This means, these men were out of the water before 1am.. possibly way way sooner if picked up and that would account for how the items back washed to the island in the time frame they did. I feel they were picked up half way across. At that point, they discarded everything to make it look like they didn't make it. This would account for how most of the items washed up back at the island. If they discarded it at the shore at the bin, no way all those items make it back to the island relatively close. The items would have never washed from that current back to the island, it would have missed them entirely given the angle and current. I also feel they would have made a better raft than what was made in the experiment, and i feel with three paddling for a time and a more correct angle, and the excellent health they were in, this would have been relatively easy for them to make it even without the pickup.

2018-01-25
gwhite713
gwhite713

I feel the raft the escapees made was better. They would know by talking to other inmates about the current the best angle to take and would have left the island in a trajectory far better than the one the experiment guys took. Also the raft being better would have allowed all three to paddle. They would have known that if all three paddling in the start leaving the island, they easily would have missed the downstream strong current. Also this would have been when the raft was in the best shape and best inflated.

2018-01-25
Tribe Benjamin
Tribe Benjamin

you fellas are just unfit and useless while paddling....the prisoners were ready from the start and more stronger than you fast foods fellas....when planning to do something challenging, first they have to be fit and I think before everything, they've done some physical exercise and ready for the challenge of their lives...and don't compare the today people with people in the olden days because they're stronger than us...without technology...they've survived I believe...for example the last Hitler's soldier who escaped from prisoners war camp in New Mexico by name Georg Gärtne who survived and gave himself up after 40yrs of running with different identity...I believe it's the same here.

2018-02-02
russian_ hitman
russian_ hitman

There sitting here whatching this and laughing

2018-04-11
Scarlett Sweetdotter
Scarlett Sweetdotter

This is such a good subject to learn about! I love it, it's so creepy but so cool! Awesome to learn.

2018-02-03
•Bergman •
•Bergman •

Those guys are legends

2018-04-02
jessie james
jessie james

no one found them, and they managed to escape. these alone shows they were planners and intelligent. did nt leave anything to chance

2018-03-29
Rapzie Madeline
Rapzie Madeline

they dont found the dead body so it means the tree men escape will stay alive, in the other side its happen in 1962 i think shark was eat them, ooooohhh no what a brilliant mind they have, they are Criminals but I Love their story and i believe they survive. im Glad they did it lol. hahahaha

2018-04-30
Eddie kimutai
Eddie kimutai

The two comparison can be made, the escapees had high level of Adrenalin coz they knew they had to make it or perish

2018-04-16
Shu Papi Fidel
Shu Papi Fidel

I am convinced these guys were picked up by a boat

2018-03-05
Caleb Douglas
Caleb Douglas

I still think that boat could’ve waited in the harbor and picked them up while leaving bits and pieces of the raft behind.

2018-02-05
blaze
blaze

Maybe they aimed for Angel Island but the stream drew them to Horseshoe Bay???

2018-03-22
Mark Bartlett
Mark Bartlett

U guys took your sweet ass time making that raft

2018-03-22
Mark Bartlett
Mark Bartlett

You guys r taking your sweet ads time making that raft

2018-03-22
elra7177
elra7177

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otD9uFILHLI

2017-09-14
BIBEK KANDEL
BIBEK KANDEL

What they missed out is the prisoners must have made some sort of pump to inflate the raft with the same paddle ply board and rain coat and If you just point towards outwards from the start and 2 men paddle it's defineny possible those men lived till 80 yrs old!!

2018-02-23
terry parker
terry parker

Has anybody thought that maybe they just rowed around the island to a waiting boat.

2018-03-13
RK831
RK831

Here is the ultimate proof: somehow trick the Anglin family members to take polygraph tests and show us the results!

2018-02-27
Petronilla Olala
Petronilla Olala

BRAVISSIMI!  nel profondo del loro cuore la loro pena era scontata, bisognava solo uscire.

2018-01-13
Nicole Leah
Nicole Leah

Quite possibly they had help along the way. They couldn't done it by themselves? That's what I believe.

2018-04-27
rahoul kapoor
rahoul kapoor

What I think is prissonrs were locked up for long time and there immunity was much more then the scientists who tried it, I wish they would have at least did cardio while preparing for test. As they don't look at all like them in shape they were isn't it ?

2018-02-18
Darren Damon
Darren Damon

they made it. I think , they had more hunger than these 3 guys. I mean if it were me I would be all out ball s out!  but yeah I think they made it and went there own separate ways after couple hours on land.

2018-04-19
Phil Wyles
Phil Wyles

I think the only error was in the timing of the launch. In hindsight they should launched maybe twenty minutes before the tide shifted and began emptying the bay. If, while the current was still flowing into the bay just before high tide they paddled due north, they might not have run out of space. By the time they got into the main current they were too late. Also the three convicts were probably in better physical condition.

2018-02-02
TuberWars 7000
TuberWars 7000

Wait I ... SEE THEM OUTSIDE!!!!!!!!😱😱🤯

2018-04-12
Brie M.
Brie M.

Maybe they were swept out to sea. Or maybe since that the weather in 1962 would have been different from today's (what with global warming and all that) it would have been a little easier to escape. Maybe they had a boat waiting for them. Maybe they didn't take the path speculated in this video. Maybe they left their stuff behind to throw the FBI off their trail by making them think they're dead. Maybe the adrenaline of having nothing to lose but their freedom(or the fact that they probably would have been killed if they were recaptured) gave them enough energy to row to land. I personally think that they made it but there are just so many maybes and scenarios that could have taken place.

2018-01-31
Hip Pocket Bank
Hip Pocket Bank

Uh’ ... Two tall women with heavy makeup...??? The two brothers were there at their mother’s funeral... Yea, that’s right... It was them. They were in drag..!!! Hahaha.... SJ

2018-03-27
Owen Schwarz
Owen Schwarz

Stop steeling the mythbusters content

2018-04-28
theg6movies
theg6movies

they're so dutch XD

2018-03-27
Edward Hernandez
Edward Hernandez

I wonder if Eric is also into collecting antique cowboy toys as well

2018-02-01
Daniel Adkins
Daniel Adkins

Another thing is they don't have the same mental mindset and determination as an exscaped convict either

2018-04-02
Michael Tasker
Michael Tasker

With that leap of faith they could have swan the last 50 meter.

2018-02-07
Nicole PLAYS Nicole PLAYS
Nicole PLAYS Nicole PLAYS

Creppy

2018-05-02
djey macias
djey macias

Bo2 brought me here

2018-03-15
SteeLcITyOwL197
SteeLcITyOwL197

...............

2018-01-21
Scott Bivens
Scott Bivens

Ponder this?. While paddling you are breathing in and out at a rapid pace gotta breathe. All 3 were filling and paddling. They made it

2018-04-05
BananaNightmare
BananaNightmare

Why does the media act like they died they left notes their family has letters from them and they even let the media know when they were very far away

2018-04-14
AZ Rivadeneira
AZ Rivadeneira

Science is great but perhaps the greater variable they didn’t explore is the drive and motivation of those who “escaped” to free themselves and start a whole new life.

2018-04-08
Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram

they forget that during 1962's the weather was different and there are lots of changes (specially climate) around the sea area which could be easier than now.

2018-01-29
Wade Fear
Wade Fear

Possibly they drowned on the boat cause' there was too much humidity on that night cuz on the waves. Or they died because of age increase... There's no possible unit that the 3 mens is alive. It's on 1962, even the 3 Stooges can't live that far. So.... GET OVER IT

2018-02-17
Noob Zero
Noob Zero

If they lived and are still alive they might as well come out cuz there's no way their going back to prison, the media won't let that happen.

2018-03-12
ProModzGamer 6578•
ProModzGamer 6578•

If they would put spikes around the prison like Fortnite

2018-05-07
PHILLA4EVA FLYERS/EAGLES
PHILLA4EVA FLYERS/EAGLES

I bumped into Morris in Varadero..Sat at a bar took down a dozen shots of tequilas,and then he told me a story,about Alcatraz.I didnt make much of it,but a few days later i met him and his friends at the bar ,and he told me straight up im Frank Morris..I said who? He said forget about it.

2018-04-28
Laz N
Laz N

tremendous drive, they made it.

2018-03-11
A loco
A loco

West is probably liying to the feds saying they wanted to go to Angel island i believe they went further probably a get away boat cause...west is just throwing off the feds.....why would they go to a island? They went farther out that's also why they made life jackets....just thinking.

2018-02-22
Zuby Chengez
Zuby Chengez

http://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/retropolis/wp/2018/01/24/a-man-claims-three-alcatraz-prisoners-barely-survived-a-1962-escape-and-that-hes-one-of-them/

2018-03-21
MsJinkerson
MsJinkerson

glue over the joints

2018-01-17
Chris Cross
Chris Cross

A) These guys are not heroes - they were convicted prisoners (Morris had been in one prison or another since he was 13). B) The rubber raft was never found - as it would have been if they'd made it - and, if they had reached land, what would they do next? Without outside help it would have been impossible to have disappeared so completely

2018-05-01
Chris Cross
Chris Cross

The U.S. Marshalls Service doesn't dare officially close such a high profile mystery - just in case a 90 year-old man on his death bed claims to be Frank Morris. Then they will proudly say they got their man. And that 'investigator', who proudly claims to have been wasting taxpayers' money for 13 years, never thought to contact anyone like these part-time experts? What a crock of shit. I hope that's not ALL this guy has been doing

2018-05-01
Fabricated Reality
Fabricated Reality

I hope they made it but I don't believe they did.

2018-03-08
Little Wolf
Little Wolf

Cool vid

2018-03-30
K9NOTORIOUS
K9NOTORIOUS

Get 2 People paddling like 1 person would of only been doing it!

2018-04-20
Ryan Donoghue
Ryan Donoghue

Did they survive?

2017-09-11
Dingle Barry
Dingle Barry

The difficulty of the swim is really exaggerated. In this instance you have 3 people with a flotation device using it like a kickboard and flotation jackets.. They almost certainly made it. It would have taken a real random fluke instance for them not to have made it and you couple that with the bodies not being found. I would say that they almost certainly made it. The prison wanted to maintain the image of the escape being impossible, so much of the mythology comes from that and the buzz that they didn't make it comes from that as well. Even if the escapees flotation device got punctured (which I doubt because when you have nothing but time on your hands, I'm sure potential mishaps were taken into account), at least two of them would probably be able to make the swim. I'd imagine that they prepped themselves for it in the months leading up to it.And there adrenaline levels would be going on record levels which I would imagine is the case in any prison break situation, which would provide additional energy.

2018-05-06
Dingle Barry
Dingle Barry

These guys obviously planned the escape and considered all aspects associated with their escape, so it's just basic common sense that they would try to make it appear as though they didn't make it. The one dude says that they found things like family pictures and such floating in the water, stuff that they wouldn't have left behind... To me the alarm bells are going off by an astronomical margin on that note.. Your life is on the line to make it to land, so no one in their right mind would have taken additional items that aren't necessary unless they can fit in your wallet/pocket, so there is no logical reason why a picture of a family member is floating somewhere that's not on your body unless it was done intentionally to fool people into thinking that you died... which is par for the course and is an absolute guarantee that's what these guys would have done. Escaping's one thing, however remaining escaped is just as difficult... if you make it appear as though you died, you are golden. And they succeeded because from what I gather there wasn't an exhaustive manhunt for them because it was figured that they probably died.

2018-05-06
Marcus De Villiers
Marcus De Villiers

The fact that no body turned up. That says everything.

2018-03-01
Del Trotter
Del Trotter

They've acknowledged a boat was seen in the area without lights on, i believe they made it.

2018-04-04
Caner Dogan
Caner Dogan

The reason they left is because they dropped the soap

2018-01-31
brian gabbard
brian gabbard

so your simulation with an office fan featured a "craft"with two sail-like features. is this consistent with your hypothesis?

2018-04-06
Ashley Agin
Ashley Agin

I live in San Francisco and have the same raincoat

2018-03-10
Goatmilk544
Goatmilk544

I know they said that hypothermia would set in after around 30mins of swimming what if they used the raft as far as possible then ditched it to swim so they can make faster progress yet save themselves about an hour of cold water exposure. Then the raft could have been taken by the current past the gate and never to be found again prob either way out in the ocean or maybe it had a small leak so that's why they left it and therefore it filled with water and sank making it not recoverable?

2018-03-06
Ashley Agin
Ashley Agin

They made it to peir 39 63 years ago and died

2018-03-10
Ashley Agin
Ashley Agin

They actually have ascaped longer then Titanic sunk but the myth busters actually found out that the dangerous prisoners that escabed 102Years ago when one cop off duty at 11:35 a.m. 55 year old guard Bill Jhonson caught them at 11:45 a.m. on San Francisco Bay area he was on his way back to Alcatraz when Bill Morris was caught in the raincoat boat or raft the wave current washed them to Angel island where cops found the boat 2 inches away from the water in 12 54 in the boat was stuck but til this day there still wanted back to Alcatraz that's why Alcatraz was shut down in 12 55 and the cops still half to fix it but go to Alcatraz in watch dogs 2

2018-03-10
Andy M
Andy M

How did they know about the undercurrent and the specific way to go.

2018-02-07
S Lit
S Lit

I had a 18' Seaswirl Boat and drove around Alcatraz and out to the Golden gate...Those are some big waters out there with mean tides...I couldn't imagine being out there with Three guys in that little rubber raft.

2018-05-05
S Lit
S Lit

I saw them at CAROL DODAS STRIP CLUB in 1962 in San Francisco sucking on CAROLS LEFT TIT....😋😋😋😋😋

2018-05-05
S Lit
S Lit

If they get to Close to the Bridge they might be hit by a Suicide Jumper.😎😎😎

2018-05-05