A retired NYPD cop, Lt. Frank Marra, has claimed to have seen a ghostly figure while sifting through the rubble from the 9/11 attacks.
He describes seeing a “black woman holding a tray of sandwiches” who was dressed in a World War II Red Cross uniform.
She always appeared to be more than 50 yards away, Marra said, and would vanish as he strained his eyes for a better look.
“But you could clearly see it was a person,” he said.
The 48-year-old Marra said he buried the memory of the ghostly woman until 2013, when he conducted interviews for a book, “Hallowed Ground,” with others who had searched the landfill.
“You ever hear the stories about the old Red Cross worker trying to serve sandwiches and coffee out by the sifters?” said one retired crime-scene detective.
The recollection triggered Marra’s own memory.
“It hit me like a ton of bricks — I had put that dormant – and it just reminded me that I remembered seeing her,” Marra said.
He said a psychic medium later explained to him that he and the other officers may have seen a “soul collector” who guides other spirits to the afterlife.
Marra said other law enforcement officers told him about shadows and “large black masses” they saw while sifting through the rubble.
The remains of more than 1,600 people killed at the World Trade Center have been identified, he said, but the remains of 1,000 victims were never found.
“How many had their ashes and remains uprooted and brought to this place?” Marra said. “Why isn’t their presence believable?”