Ghost in Police Station
The ghostly image was captured on a surveillance camera. Española Police Department

Police in New Mexico have reported a spooky sighting of a ghost in their station.

What has been described as a spectral figure, was caught on a surveillance camera moving through the building last Saturday night (20 September).

The translucent figure appears to walk through a chain-link fence and then back again. Officers say there is no way to get out of the secure area without triggering an alarm.

Detective Karl Romero, who was on duty that night, reported the incident to his superiors.

"At first, I thought it was a fly or moth," he told local media. "Then, I saw the legs and it was a human. But not a real human. No, a ghost."

Francisco Galvan, records supervisor at the station said: "It's definitely pretty strange. You can see it's not an insect crawling across the lens. You can see it has legs. I do believe in ghosts and I believe it could be some entity or spirit."

He said that officers have reported unexplained sightings at the station in the middle of the night.

"We have people on graveyard shifts here who say they have seen strange things out of the periphery of their vision," he said.