‘Alcatraz’ fans sneak into real prison to find fictional bat cave

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Although the new Fox series “Alcatraz” is fictional, some fans were skeptical and decided to go exploring, Ace Show Biz reports.

Alcatraz is a real-life island on the San Francisco Bay, but creator J.J. Abrams did not use the actual setting for the show.

Once a military and federal detention facility, Alcatraz prison is now open to the public for visitors to tour through designated areas.

But that didn’t stop tourists and fans of the show from leaving their organized tour groups in search of the “top secret room” represented in the show.

Much to their disappointment, there is no secret room.

Alexandra Picavet, a National Parks Service representative, told  TMZ that fans tried to sneak into areas that were closed off to the public, and said they were on a hunt to find the “bat-cave underneath Alcatraz.”

The National Parks Service has since posted a sign reminding tourists why the area is closed:

“The TV show ‘Alcatraz’ is fictional, many areas it depicts are not real. Closed areas protect you, historic structures, and nesting birds.”

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