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3 Prisoners Who Escaped Alcatraz In 1962 Are Suspected To Be ALIVE

It is hard to believe, but three Alcatraz inmates who were assumed to be dead more than 50 years ago survived could be alive today. Their families are claiming them to be alive.

These three prisoners were last spotted on a makeshift raft in June 1962 and were never seen again, officials assumed them to be drowned after this event.

What happened to these prisoners is still a mystery but let's see what their family have to say about this incident.

3 Prisoners Who Escaped Alcatraz In 1962 Are Suspected To Be ALIVE

3 Prisoners Who Escaped Alcatraz In 1962 Are Suspected To Be ALIVE

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Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris are three prisoners whose existence became a mystery.

Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris are three prisoners whose existence became a mystery.

Anglins' nephews say they have proof the men survived.

Anglins' nephews say they have proof the men survived.

They have proof the men paddled to shore and survived, which includes signed Christmas cards sent to the brothers' mother and a photograph which they claim is evidence they were alive in the 1970s.

The Anglins and Morris' incredible escape from Alcatraz will be shown in a new History Channel documentary on the escape.

The Anglins and Morris' incredible escape from Alcatraz will be shown in a new History Channel documentary on the escape.

Before leaving their cells, they left paper-mache heads with their own hair attached in their beds to make it appear like they were tucked up in bed. Alcatraz: Search for the Truth airs on the History Channel at 9 pm EST on Monday.

The inside of Cell 138: temporary quarters of the three prisoner.

The inside of Cell 138: temporary quarters of the three prisoner.

They clambered through the vents, broke onto the roof of the jail and made their makeshift raft out of raincoats, which they then inflated using an accordion-like concertina.

Top row shows how they looked in 1962 and bottom row shows how they could look now .

Top row shows how they looked in 1962 and bottom row shows how they could look now .

Alcatraz officials and the FBI insisted that the men drowned, with the investigation closed in 1979. They say no one has ever successfully fled from the notorious jail.

The Anglin family have a photograph which they say suggests the men were alive in the 1970s, and has led investigators to renew searches for the trio in South America.

The Anglin family have a photograph which they say suggests the men were alive in the 1970s, and has led investigators to renew searches for the trio in South America.

The family took their claims to investigator Art Roderick, a retired US marshal who worked on the case for 20 years.

Tide researchers say the daring prisoners may have escaped, but only if they fled Alcatraz at the right time.

Tide researchers say the daring prisoners may have escaped, but only if they fled Alcatraz at the right time.

Previously the authorities had claimed bones washed up on the shore of San Francisco in 1963 belonged to one of the escapees, proving their demise. However the Anglin family allowed investigators to dig up the remains of the brothers' elder sibling Alfred for DNA testing, which later proved the washed up bones were not theirs. Nobody knows what actually happened with them but it was surely a well planned escape.

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