Thursday, November 11, 2010

4. The Queen Mary


This grand old ship is quite haunted, according to the many people who have worked on and visited the craft. Once a celebrated luxury ocean liner, when it ended its sailing days the Queen Mary was purchased by the city of Long Beach, California in 1967 and transformed into a hotel. The most haunted area of the ship is the engine room where a 17-year-old sailor was crushed to death trying to escape a fire. Knocking and banging on the pipes around the door has been heard and recorded by numerous people. In what is now the front desk area of the hotel, visitors have seen the ghost of a "lady in white."
Ghosts of children are said to haunt the ship's pool. The spirit of a young girl, who allegedly broke her neck in an accident at the pool, has been heard asking for her mother or her doll. In the hallway of the pool's changing rooms is an area of unexplained activity. Furniture moves about by itself, people feel the touch of unseen hands and unknown spirits appear. In the front hull of the ship, a specter can sometimes be heard screaming - the pained voice, some believe, of a sailor who was killed when the Queen Mary collided with a smaller ship.


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16 comments:

  1. I don't know if I can really believe all that about the ship. Ships just make a lot of noise in general, and raelly really old ships are probably even noisier.

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  2. Oh I've been there. Its in the Long Beach harbor I think.

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  3. Oh yes, it is said to be Haunted, I live less than five miles away from it.

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  4. "Ghosts of children are said to haunt the ship's pool."
    F*ck that! I'm out!

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  5. I actually only live about an hour away from this but I've never visited it.

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  6. Ghost stories, ever glad to hear em.

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  7. One day I'll actually go inside instead of take it for granted! I hear it's really expensive though...

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  8. Interesting. I've actualy heard this before. Thanks for giving me another reason to never go on boats.

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