Does anyone else remember Unsolved Mysteries?
I was about 10 or 11 years old and, as was typical for me at the time, watching television that was wholly unsuitable for my age group. Unsolved Mysteries was like a very, very scary Crimewatch. It featured chilling re-enactments of everything from murders to conspiracy theories to rumored UFO abductions, and the terrifying timbre of host Robert Stack’s voice floated in and out of my nightmares on a regular basis. Its soundtrack wasn’t exactly sunshine and rainbows either – even today, watching the YouTube video below, I got a little chill at the theme tune.
It’s how I first heard about Alcatraz, as far as I know, and I turned to the ever faithful YouTube to re-watch the episode after my visit to The Rock in October. Those dummy heads are even creepier in real life.