Couple Sees Ghost on Alcatraz Island & Has Picture to 'Prove' It (VIDEO)

As a San Francisco native, I have heard rumors about ghosts haunting Alcatraz Island my entire life. The island has a storied past and is best known for being the home to a federal prison from 1934 to 1963. It's legendary, historic, and creepy, really creepy.

Like the Yetti, the Lock Ness Monster, and Bigfoot, people have wholeheartedly believed in the existence of ghosts on "The Rock." But this has just been the fodder for tall tales, until now. A couple from Great Britain believe they have photographic evidence of a ghost on Alcatraz.

Sheila Sillery-Walsh and Paul Rice were taking a tour of the infamous prison when the ghost allegedly appeared. She told the Daily Mail:

I casually stopped to take a snap of the empty visitation block window on my iPhone. 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 knew straight away that the woman in the photo was a ghost.

I immediately wondered why there would be a female ghost in an all-male prison, but as it turns out, two women died on the island when it functioned as a garrison in the 1800s. So that makes sense ... that is if you believe in ghosts in the first place. But that is the big issue -- do ghosts REALLY exist?

Personally, I don't think so, and I especially don't believe that an iPhone would capture their image when the human didn't see it.  Maybe the "ghost" was a reflection of nearby visitor? Maybe it was some sort of technical glitch with her phone with a superimposed image? Maybe the couple created the image to make some "news"? We'll probably never know, but one thing is for sure, these Alcatraz ghost stories will continue to haunt the island.

Do you believe in ghosts? And if so, do you think you can capture their image on your iPhone?


Image via Roger Wollstadt/Flickr

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Shashi Jain

Forget Ghosts we human beeing are ghists

mizza... mizzashley227

actually what the naked eye cant see is able to be caught on camera because of the frequency noise. similar to white noise catching unheard voices on tape. its the level of frequency waves that pick up certaij which is essentially what a ghost is. making that kind of assumption that if my naked eye cant see it therefore it doesnt exist is actually quite ignorant and uneducated. but it just may have been a reflection of someone in the background. but for future reference go do some reading about frequency waves and paranormal energy you may learn some interesting things. the seeing a ghost with your naked eye thing is a hollywood movie thing

mizza... mizzashley227

certain types of unseen frequency and energy* is what my phone didnt type

Momma... Momma_Forever

I am sorry, I believe in ghost (my house is haunted, my daughter can see the little boy that we have EVP evidence of, she saw the little boy before the crew came to investigate), but THIS looks fake.  That looks like Barbie in black

youth... youthfulsoul

I believe in ghosts too. Also been to Alcatraz many times. Personally I don't think it's creepy at all.

terpmama terpmama

Didn't ghost hunters (the show) go there?

BGarcel BGarcel

mizzashley has it right. our eyes are only suitable to see things in the visible spectrum of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. the visible section is very tiny. photographic equipment can and has been able to pick up things outside of the visible spectrum, scientificaly proven that cameras can do that btw.

ghost hunters are fakes though. they have been caught one too many times to make them credible in any way.

steph... steph0420

I absolutely believe in the paranormal but this looks fake to me.

steph... steph0420

Ghost hunters is awful.

Ghost Adventures is awesome, love that show

nonmember avatar Emma

When I was younger me and my sisters and cousin were in the tent in the back yard I sat up I heard a swing swinging and looked out the window and saw a very bright figure sitting on the swing set reading. And another occurance was when we were down stairs and all of a sudden the toy baby carriage went flying down the hallway now that was scary.

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