Ghostly Activities will investigate the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California this November (2013). The Queen Mary was a luxury cruise ship that’s now a floating hotel in the Port of Long Beach (CA). It’s known for its ghostly activities and it’s been investigated by Ghost Hunters, the TV group.
Let’s learn about its famous ghosts.
The Spirit of Cabin B340
Allegedly, a murder took place in this room. Investigators believe the spirit belongs to a purser who was shot. Some have reported poltergeist activity with table-top objects moving on their own. The hotel no longer allows people to rent the cabin, but you can visit it on a ghost tour.
This seems to be a residual haunting. Witnesses report the sound of children playing. It’s likely all the ship absorbed the repetitive positive energy from the kids. You should be able to capture EVP in this area.
The Curacoa Collision Ghosts
The Curacoa collision is one of the great maritime tragedies of World War II. The Queen Mary, a British ship, transported Allied troops to Europe during the war. Hitler placed a bounty of $250,000 on it and any Nazi ship or submarine that sunk it would get the prize. Unfortunately, there was a terrible accident related to the war-time use. The Queen Mary, called the Grey Ghost then, sliced a British cruiser, the Curacoa, in half on a foggy night. The Queen Mary’s captain had to continue sailing on its mission, so the crew didn’t rescue any sailors from the doomed Curacoa. More than 330 men drowned or froze to death in the icy waters. You can hear their screams in the bosun’s locker – the place where the ships collided.
The Sailor of Hatch No. 13
A sailor, John Petter, was crushed when a door closed on him during a fire drill exercise in 1966. Witnesses have seen him in blue coveralls and a beard in what’s called the shaft alley of the area. You may see another sailor walking the halls of the ship. A Second Officer, William Stark, was poisoned on the deck. He accidentally drank tetrachloride that was in a gin bottle.
The Swimming Pool
The swimming pool, in the first-class section, is a hotbed of ghostly activities. Three people have drowned there and two of those incidents have generated ghosts. First, there’s Jackie, a 7-year-old girl, who loves to play games with people. Jackie may or may not have a ghost cat , that’s been captured on EVP. Two women now haunt the area. The first appears in 1930s attire and the second wears 1960s clothing. One of the ladies is very vocal on EVP. Some paranormal theorists believe the pool is a vortex that pulls spirits from other realms. It generates in the ladies changing room. This may be true because most of the ghostly activities on the ship do not correspond to events on it.
Other Ghostly Activities on the Queen Mary
The most common event is wet footprints appearing by the now empty swimming pool and leading down the hallways. There are also many reports of rapping, objects moving and glowing blue orbs. The Queen Mary has seen its share of deaths, so it’s possible and probable to capture some EVP and visual evidence. In all, more than 50 people died on the Queen Mary. Most were accidents or natural deaths, but the Queen Mary seems to keep them even in death.
We’ll update you after the investigation and data analysis later this month.
UPDATE: We investigated the Queen Mary over Labor Day weekend in 2014. Saleen and I will post our evidence as it becomes available. Plus, we’ll write the ghost hunt details for you. Note: We could not access Room B340. It’s sealed off from the public now.