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Woman captures ghost on camera during Alcatraz prison tour

Tourist captures ghost on camera during Alcatraz tour
Tourist captures ghost on camera during Alcatraz tour
Photos courtesy of Sheila Silleru-Walsh

A tourist was taking photographs in an abandoned prison and after she reviewed the images, she noticed something strange in one of the photos. The ghost of a woman appeared in a reflection of one of the prison cell windows, the Hufftington Post reported today.

British tourists Sheila Sillery-Walsh and her friend Paul Rice were visiting Alcatraz, in San Francisco. While on tour of the infamous former prison, Sillery-Walsh snapping some photos of the cells with her iPhone. The 48-year-old teacher instantly reviewed the images and noticed a strange woman in one of the photos.

"When I glanced at the photo on my mobile, I saw this dark female figure in the picture. I looked at the window again and there was no one in the room. I am so curious to know who she could be, perhaps she was a female visitor of a prisoner and kept returning. I would love to know why she’s shown herself in my photo," Sillery-Walsh said in an interview about the image.

Sillery-Walsh said that the prison staff didn't recognize the woman in the photo. Her friend Rice claims that it wasn't her reflection and that he really believes the woman is a ghost that haunts the prison.

"The woman’s hair and clothing is from a different era, it looks like she’s from the 1930s or 40s," Rice said.

While in operation, there were numerous people that died on the island. There were eight murders that took place inside the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. Three guards and five inmates were murdered in the prison. A correction officer was killed in the laundry room, two other officers died during an escape attempt in 1946, and five inmates were killed in various attacks. Five inmates committed suicide and several prisoners died while attempting to escape.

According to government records, there were never any female inmates, guards, or administrators at the prison. Prisoners went decades without ever hearing a female voice.

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