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Joe Nickell Investigates: Alcatraz [Video]

Joe Nickell

November 15, 2010

Is "The Rock" home to orb-causing spirits, ghosts of former prisoners, or other unexplainable phenomena? Joe Nickell offers insight on the former prison after his recent visit.

Nickell traveled to Alcatraz to examine some of these claims of alleged supernatural activity on the island.

Joe Nickell

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Joe Nickell, Ph.D., is Senior Research Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) and "Investigative Files" Columnist for Skeptical Inquirer. A former stage magician, private investigator, and teacher, he is author of numerous books, including Inquest on the Shroud of Turin (1998), Pen, Ink and Evidence (2003), Unsolved History (2005) and Adventures in Paranormal Investigation (2007). He has appeared in many television documentaries and has been profiled in The New Yorker and on NBC's Today Show. His personal website is at