Escaping ghosts of the past
John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
After the execution, many reported a "lady in black" stalking the island. She is said to have scared a sentry away from his post. In the Bastion A staircase, some say they've heard her voice. The light seen in this picture baffles our photographer: "I can't explain what the streaks of lights are in the pitch black coal room tunnel where a group of kids from Lexington Christian Academy were passing through. One of them had a flashlight, but nobody passed through the tunnel during the two-second exposure."