Crazed Alcatraz fans force prison to announce the series is fake

Alactraz isn't real.. NO DUH!!!By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com

With his latest mysterious island drama Alcatraz, Lost creator J.J. Abrams opted to build the story around a real island, telling the fictional tale of more than 300 inmates and guards who disappeared in 1963.

Apparently some fans of the Fox show missed the part about it being fictional. Since the series began, the National Park Service has reported issues with overzealous tourists sneaking away from guided tours of the closed megaprison to look for the secret rooms showcased on the show.

After some were caught by employees, parks rep Alexandra Picavet told gossip site TMZ that several of the wanderers admitted they were looking for the high-tech control room that serves as the base of operations for Hauser’s team tasked with finding the ’63s.

But, of course, the secret nerve center allegedly located underneath the prison doesn’t actually exist.

Sneaky fans have become so much of an issue that the parks department has been forced to post signs informing visitors that some of the sites shown on the show are not real.

For example, this message now greets visitors to the quirky tourist trap: “The TV show Alcatraz is fictional, many areas it depicts are not real. Closed areas protect you, historic structures and nesting birds.”

What’s next? Are they going to tell us the prison was actually shut down because of salt-water erosion to the foundation and the expense of operating a self-contained prison on an island 1.5 miles off the shore of San Francisco—and not the unexplainable disappearance of more than 300 people?

Yeah, right.

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