Jul
04
2018
5

Why not call the Alcatraz Letter writer’s bluff?

To recap (and how did I miss this?): in 2018 a letter surfaced that was allegedly sent to the FBI in 2017 by a man named John Anglin. Anglin was one of the three people who disappeared after breaking out of Alcatraz in 1962; they got out of their cells, got on a homemade raft that they had made in a homemade workshop, and promptly disappeared. The FBI’s official verdict is that the three prisoners promptly drowned in San Franscisco Bay, which is both boring and boringly likely; but the US Marshals always want to see the bodies first before they close a case.  Which kind of tells you a lot about both organizations’ internal landscaping, honestly. (more…)

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