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TheQueen Mary ship is a museum and also a hotel now is located in Long Beach, California
known for its grand size along with its number of rumored hauntings on the
ship. According to Chavdar Chanev of the online articles RMS Queen Mary the
Queen Mary has a twin sister ship named Queen Elizabeth which both were
commissioned by the Navy to oppose the ocean liners built in Germany and France
during the World War II period. The ship which was built and sailing in the
1930s was known to be bigger than the great Titanic. In 1967 the ship was
withdrawn from service with thousands of transatlantic voyages then turned to a
maritime museum and hotel located in Long Beach, California. During the ships
time under ceased service during World War II gave shelter too over 800,000
troops and was known for carrying the most people ever on a floating vessel
which was 16,683 according to Kathy Weiser from Legends of America. Along
history The Queen Mary’s hotel guests had bad life ending accidents while
staying on board which made the ship their last living place on earth. This
would create a great amount of reporting’s from residents on board the ship of
unexpected interaction with spirits during their time spent there. Information
from Planet Paranormal portrays that the rumors of ghost are true because this
source provides evidence such as audio and visual evidence that has been
captured on the ship by investigators. Background information from Kathy Weiser
on some of the ghosts that are still haunting the vessel that have been
encountered is a little girl named Jackie who drowned in one of the second
level pools during the ships sailing days and to this day her spirit refuses to
move on. Other sightings such as in the ship’s first-class lounge, a beautiful
young woman in an elegant white evening gown has often been seen dancing alone
in the shadows of the corner of the room. Also while researchers who would
investigate the lower part of the ship heard horrid screams and sounds of
colliding ships. Further research from Tom Crawford of Ghost Source and Portal
to the Paranormal provides insight
that Queen Mary collided with a smaller British ship, the H.M.S. Curacao,
causing the ship and its three hundred passengers to sink. Some investigators
would say that the screams and hauntings are being created by the three hundred
men who were killed. Many more sightings, accidents, and activity has happened
along Queen Mary voyages. This is why it’s one of the top tourist attractions
Queen Mary pool Female voice say's "Mommy who ist it"? and
then "mom or Bob."
Queen Mary First Class Pool - Female singing)
Bob Davis from Planet Paranormal, Nightwatchers . 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5iXfeDpZkdw
Chanev, Chavdar. RMS Queen Mary. Queen Mary 2 Cruises 2016, written on
November 29, 2015. http://www.queenmarycruises.net/rms-queen-mary/
Crawford, Tom. The RMS Queen Mary.
Ghost Source and Portal to the Paranormal. 14 Nov.2009. http://www.ghostsource.com/hauntings/hauntings-the-queen-mary-ship.php
Hipmunk. The Queen Mary Ship.
Irsay, Steve.” Queen's Haunted History
Highly Documented”. Grunion Gazette, The/The Downtown Gazette (Long Beach, CA)
(Published as Downtown Gazette, Long Beach, CA. October 4, 2004 http://infoweb.newsbank.com/resources/doc/nb/news/105B054F90F5AF7A?p=NewsBank
Joe and Vici Ruffulo, Investigators. Nightwatchers .13 November 2010.
Planet Paranormal. Welcome to
QueenMaryShadows.com. Planet Paranormal 2014.
Peter James, Bob Davis and Brian Clune.
Nightwatchers. 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GX1UtYA1_mE
Ramiro Ramirez, Producer. The Queen
Mary in Long Beach, CA. Ramirez Films, 2010.
Sergio Ramirez, Editor. The Queen Mary
in Long Beach, CA. Ramirez Films, 2010.
Weiser, Kathy. Ghosts of the Queen
Mary in Long Beach. Legends of America, March 2013. http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ca-queenmary.html.
Links for Further Research:
Queen Mary Talking Ghost Child Jackie
Speaks to Bob Davis and Brian Clune of PLPI