Joe Nickell Investigates: Alcatraz

Joe Nickell is so rad he broke into Alcatraz just to bust some ghost ass. He also ripped the head off one of those seagulls just to prove its restless spirit wouldn’t roam the lonely hallways of the building after its demise.

PS: Info on how to book for my Aukland talk in December has been added to the tour schedule!

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.

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  1. Auckland. With a C. (You’re in good company here – there’s an autographed photo from Buzz Aldrin at the Auckland observatory dedicated to the people of “Aukland” – but still.)

  2. I want to be Joe Nickell when I grow up. No really – I’m going to school right now to get certification in order to get a PI license in the state of Texas. Joe is a big inspiration. Especially with some of the stories I hear from some of the instructors.

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