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!