‘Alcatraz’ Fans Look for Secret Room During Real-Life Prison Tours

by | January 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM | Alcatraz

Sarah Jones and Sam Neill in "Alcatraz" (FOX)

Sarah Jones and Sam Neill in "Alcatraz" (FOX)

 

J.J. Abrams‘ new show, “Alcatraz,” has only been on for two weeks, but according to TMZ, it seems like it’s already generated some devoted fans. How devoted? They’re wandering off tours at the real Alcatraz, trying to find the secret control room depicted on the show.

Of course, that room doesn’t exist. But that hasn’t stopped people from trying to enter restricted areas of the national park. It’s gotten to the point where the Parks Service has told TMZ that they’ve put this sign up: “The TV show ‘Alcatraz’ is fictional, many areas it depicts are not real. Closed areas protect you, historic structures and nesting birds.”

Not sure why they had to do it, but the Parks Service assured the gossip site that the room doesn’t exist. What we’re not sure about, though, is the viewing comprehension of these readers. Even if the room did exist, wouldn’t they be risking getting knocked out and tied up once they go down there? It’s not a super-secret lair for no reason…

Watch the latest episode of “Alcatraz”: