History’s Most Daring Escapes

If you think working your way out of an Escape Room is daring, then you know nothing – Jon Snow. But seriously it really is amazing how many daring escapes there are in history. We’re going to look at some of them today, so you can marvel in disbelief and then plan your escape from our game in the not too distant future.

Let start with a Mr John Dillinger who was in prison. Yes, he was there having robbed a bank, and what’s more he’d killed a police officer. And you’ll have guessed by now that he was in a prison that someone (whoever that someone was) said no one could ever escape from. And guess what? He escaped – but he got his just rewards in the end because he was dramatically shot outside a theatre of all places. Harsh but true.

The Midnight Express is about an escape that involved a rowing boat, not sure where a train comes into it. However, a student, sentenced to prison for drug smuggling was then given 30 years on top of the sentence he’d already been given, just to add to his misery. He worked down the ship docks and escaped in a rowing boat, He travelled as far as Istanbul and then on to Greece before getting to America. He wrote a book about it which then became a film. Pascal Payet didn’t just have an interesting name, he can also boast to having escaped not once but twice, from two separate high security prisons in France. Four men came. broke him out and flew him out of the prison by helicopter. He was so generous with his time and so enamoured with escaping prison he decided to help three other people escape via helicopter as well. Needless to say, he wasn’t popular with the law.

Alcatraz is the most famous prison of them all, on an island of all places, and the one prison you’d think no one would ever escape from, unless they were a good swimmer. The prison was designed specifically to prevent any kind of escape and was thought to be impenetrable. You know what I’m going to say next. Yes, someone escaped. They did it by burrowing their way out (like in The Great Escape) and then went through an air vent, and then slid down a drainpipe, and yes, they did escape, although some believed they drowned.

Escape Newcastle – for an Escape That Doesn’t Involve Helicopters or Climbing.

Yes, we have a fantastic suite of games here, and we’re sure that having read this post you’ll be really excited about trying it yourself. But be aware that there will be no one to get you out by helicopter or masked men helping you leave via an air vent. You’ll be expected to use your own grey matter and the co-operation of your teammates. If you go quietly, then I guess we’ll assume you tried the hard way and burrowed your way out.

Book one of our themed rooms online or over the phone and we’ll see you down here – no rope required!