Everyone who comes to San Francisco or visits me on the Haunted Haight™ Walking Tour always asks me about Alcatraz and if there are ghosts on the island. Tourists are fascinated with the ghosts of Alcatraz. Everyone wants a Ghost Tour of Alcatraz. This is federal land and they do not like to talk about the ghosts on the island.
I can confirm the island IS very haunted. I have spent the night there with the History Channel and starred in a television program called Mystery Quest. Here is a link to the show if you’d like to learn more about it.
Here are some of the haunted areas to visit THe Ghosts of Alcatraz island.
Mess Hall - People have been tapped on the shoulder.
Cell Block D - Some of the last solitary confinement cells are reportedly haunted.
Times Square: Prison gaurd ghost has been seen.
Barracks: Documented murder of a cadet happened in there.
Hospital: Probably the most haunted area of the prison.
In 2009, we discovered lots of evidence for the television show. In fact, San Francisco Ghost Society’s™ Vice President Anthony Anderson, was a volunteer docent on Alcatraz for many years. We can say with confidence, we know the ghosts of Alcatraz are REAL.
Sadly, there are no official ghost tours on the island. You can visit the island by going to the National Park Service website and getting tickets on the official ferry.
Do not get tickets to the island from ANYONE but the link on the official site above.
The National Park Service does sometimes offer night tours on Alcatraz island. They sell out very quickly. I would recommend buying them in advance. Consider coming on the Haunted Haight™ Walking Tour before you take a trip to the island. We would love to share all our insider tips and tell you where all the ghosts are! Happy Hauntings!
Wow! Being a San Francisco Ghost Hunter can have its moments. There is a lot of hard work and dedication to running a paranormal organization and doing a ghost hunting walking tour. We are really doing a lot of paranormal cases these days and I must say it has been exciting. I think being a professionally licensed tour guide and paranormal investigator does have it's spine-tingling and spooky chilling moments. You will see that a lot of it is --pardon the pun--dead ends and no activity. So, when someone honors us or tells us we are doing a great job, we can't help but smile. Thank you Keith Bowers for seeing the hard work we do. Thank you to my team who makes all this worth doing. Here is the article from The SF Weekly. CLICK HERE.
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I was happy to see that they did an article about the tour. I wish they would have talked a bit more about the ghost hunting tools we used but I am not going to complain about free press. It has been exciting investigating all these cases of ghosts and more and more are coming in. I think I may need more volunteers to handle the many San Francisco ghost hunts we have been up to. Please read the article by clicking here. If you'd like to come on The Haunted Haight Walking Tour we would love to show you all those ghost tools and do some San Francisco Ghost Hunting.