Ghost Ship: RMS Queen Mary
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I have heard several stories about ghost ships, and oceanic hauntings. Just a few weeks ago, an unoccupied Japanese fishing vessel, the Ryou-un-Maru was sunken by the US navy. The vessel had been floating around the ocean after the Tsunami in Japan, and was only laid to rest on the 5th of April this year. How it remained a float so long, through storms and perilous ocean waves, it can not be said. Some think, it was a ghostly crew that kept the vessel a drift, from prying eyes.
Similarly, another vessel as grand as the timeless Titanic, and just as haunted, remains afloat within the cradle of Long Beach, California. The RMS Queen Mary, lies moored in the harbour of this exclusive suburb, unable to wander the oceans like her fellow spirited counterparts. Though the fine lady remains pristine, with her golden features and crystal chandeliers. These fixtures do little to hide the horrors that lie within. A friend of mine recently stayed aboard this Ghost Ship, now masquerading as a deluxe hotel. When looking at the photos, her partner took of the ship, a grim sense of gloom preceeded the ancient beauty of the vessel. My friend said the ship contained vast amounts of paranormal energies, She said, she could always feel an inhuman presence with her when abroad the ship.It has been reported by several psychics, that the ship contains, approximately 130 ghosts of sailors, passengers and soldiers.
According to historical reports, the ship crashed into one of her escort ships, the Curacoa on the 2nd of October 1942, tearing it apart and abandoning the crew, which drowned in the waters beneath the RMS Queen Mary. Consequently the cargo hold of the RMS Queen Mary is said to be haunted by the souls that died that day. It is due to these tormented souls, that my friend could hear knocks from within the walls whenever she went to the bathroom alone.
There have been a few theories, explaining why so many spirits remain on the vessel. One that seems to be the most plausible, is that the high consistency of iron is preventing the souls from leaving. This theory, is in accordance, to what most paranormal scholars believe, prevents spirits from moving to the other side. So it appears, if you are inclined to have a ghostly first class experience, stay at the RMS Queen Mary, in Long Beach, California as the spirits on her are there to stay.