If you glanced at the Queen Mary and all its gorgeous art deco splendor, would you spend the night if 150 ghosts haunted it?
The Queen Mary had an eventful run from her start in 1936. King George V named the ship after his wife, Mary of Teck. Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor, and Winston Churchill were a few of the Queen Mary’s prolific passengers. The cruise even took part in WWII, carrying 800,000 soldiers.
With so much history, you know the Queen Mary’s bound to have its dark moments. She accidentally hit the HMS Curaçao, killing over 300 sailors on board. For sure, some of those spirits may be lurking on this cruise today.
Another dark secret of the Queen Mary is the infamous room B340. Sometime around 1948, a man mysteriously died in the room. After his death, hotel staff reported flickering lights, disembodied voices, and bathwater running on its own. In 1966, a woman was scared out of her wits after an unseen entity pulled the bedcovers from her. Staff sealed the room from customers for 30 years.
If you’re having a drink at one of the ship’s bars, you may wind up chatting with a gentleman dressed in 1930s getup, only for him to excuse himself and disappear right in front of you.
There are dozens of ghost stories revolving around the Queen Mary. There are criminal accounts, ghosts of little girls, and phantom cats.
Since the Queen Mary retired in 1967, it has made its permanent home at Long Beach, California. The city purchased the cruise for $3.45 million. Walt Disney almost made the ship part of his ocean-themed Disney park, but the plans never fell through.
London psychic Lady Mabel Fortescue-Harrison made an astounding prediction about the Queen Mary:
“The Queen Mary, launched today, will know her greatest fame and popularity when she never sails another wave and never carries another passenger.”
The Queen Mary has no plans now but to stay put as one of America’s most haunted hotels and maritime museum. It has 346 rooms ready for anybody brave enough to check-in. The place hosts many ghost tours, including fancy dinners in some of their tour packages.
If you do decide to sleep on this haunted cruise, hope anybody you meet there is only a cosplaying staff member, not your local spirit.
(Note: Check all travel and the hotel’s COVID-19 status before heading out! Stay safe and healthy.😷) — March 28, 2020
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