The Queen Mary has been discovered as one of the top 10 haunted places in America.
The Queen Mary of long beach, history and hauntings. Resting in long beach harbor is the RMS Queen Mary, a colossal ship that was bigger, faster and more powerful than the Titanic. The 1000 foot ship began her life when the first Keel Plate was laid in 1930 at the John Brown shipyard in Clyde, Scotland.
This is a photo of the Queen Mary in 2012.
Among the ghosts reportedly still hanging around are a sailor who died in the ship's engine room, a "lady in white," and children who drowned in the ship's pool. Haunted Encounters are offered only during the day...but when the sun goes down, the spirits aboard the Queen Mary comes out to play. With such a varied and intriguing past it’s not surprising that the Queen Mary has been voted one of the Top 10 Most Haunted Places in America by Time magazine.
The ship first set sail in 1936 and was deemed a luxury boat, decked out with amenities like multiple cocktail rooms, dining rooms, and a swimming pool.
However, when World War II occurred, the boat was repurposed for military use. It held approximately 800,000 soldiers, captives, and prisoners of war. It held approximately 800,000 soldiers, captives, and prisoners of war.
On top of playing an integral part of our nation’s history, it also played a part in Ryan, our host’s, life. Ryan actually visited the ship about 8 years ago and had a paranormal experience of his own.
About 8 years ago, Ryan and a few friends stayed on the boat and taunted the ghosts. Although nothing happened when they called for the spirits, later that night, when Ryan was sleeping, he woke up to the feeling of something poking his face. When he turned to his friend next to him, he was sound asleep. And that’s not it. Ryan was actually able to capture a strange occurrence on tape. While Ryan was brushing his teeth, a bag and toothpaste inexplicably flew off the counter, begging the question: Gravity or ghost? On top of Ryan’s experience, the boat has quite a bit of history. In 1942, during a war-time expedition, a smaller boat was driving in front of the Queen Mary to throw off enemy ships. However, the Queen Mary gained too much speed and crushed the boat completely. Since it was a time of war, the Queen Mary could not stop and help the survivors. By the time rescue ships arrived, only 99 out of the 430 passengers survived. While Ryan explained the boat’s history, he was actually interrupted again by the sound of glass shattering which sounded like it came from the kitchen.
The current captain of the boat has also had his own supernatural experiences. Once, he was alone deep in the ship and knocked twice on the side. He then heard an inexplicable knock from the other side of the room.
Many passengers report seeing two women around the pool area. Which would make sense, because two women actually drowned in the pool on the Queen Mary many years ago. People have also reported suspicious activity in the kitchen, which is where a chef was brutally murdered by soldiers. Well, that’s Room B340. Many of the ship’s crew refuse to even enter the room alone. People have reported hearing voices, beds shaking, and the water and lights being turned on and off.
This is a photo of the Queen Mary in 1987.
To this day you can still visit the Queen Mary, visit this website below and it will take you there. Get a detailed overview of the Queen Mary’s most haunted areas and paranormal hotspots. Explore the ship inside and out and hear stories about the ship’s most famous reported apparitions. ENJOY:)))http://www.queenmary.com/tickets/