British couple photograph ‘ghost woman of Alcatraz’

The ghosts of some of America's most notorious inmates are said to

haunt former maximum security prison Alcatraz.

But quite why one seemingly showed herself to a British couple left

jail staff baffled.

Sheila Sillery-Walsh captured the unknown woman on a visit with her

partner Paul Rice. Sited on an island off San Francisco, Alcatraz is

said to be one of the country's most haunted places.

The 48-year-old teaching assistant said: '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.' She contacted

prison staff but none of them recognised the woman in the picture

taken with an iPhone.

'I am so curious to know who she could be – perhaps she was a female

visitor of a prisoner and kept returning,' she added.

'I would love to know why she's shown herself in my photo.

'Weirdly, when we were near that cell, a woman came on the audio tour

who used to visit a prisoner. It makes you wonder.' School site

manager Mr Rice is convinced the figure in the photo taken on April 20

is a ghost, not Ms Sillery-Walsh's reflection.

'The woman's hair and clothing is from a different era, it looks like

she's from the 1930s or 40s,' the 50-year-old from Birmingham said. 'I

have no logical explanation for the girl in the picture – I'm baffled.

She's staring right at the camera, with a knowing look.'


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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