One of the creepy and most haunted places on earth is the mysterious Queen Mary transatlantic ocean liner, now permanently docked in Long Beach, California and used as a hotel.
Since she was constructed, several employees and guests have seen ghostly figures and heard mysterious sounds.
The Royal Mail Ship, Queen Mary, is a retired British ocean liner that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967. She was laid down on December 1, 1930 by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland, and was launched on September 26, 1934 by Queen Mary herself. The ship sailed on its maiden voyage on May 27, 1936.
Among facilities available on board haunted Queen Mary, the liner featured two indoor swimming pools, beauty salons, libraries and children’s nurseries for all three classes, a music studio and lecture hall, telephone connectivity to anywhere in the world, outdoor paddle tennis courts and dog kennels.
The largest room onboard was the first class main dining room, spanning three stories in height and anchored by wide columns. The ship had many air-conditioned public rooms onboard. The first-class swimming pool facility spanned over two decks in height. Accommodation ranged from fully equipped, luxurious first class staterooms to modest and cramped third-class cabins.
One of the hotbeds of paranormal activity on the ship was the first class swimming pool. People have reported seeing a number of ghosts here, including: a young woman in a tennis skirt walking down stairs and disappearing behind a pillar, a woman in an old wedding gown next to the pool with a little boy in a suit, and a cloud of steam appear out of nowhere along with a little girl in a blue and white dress who disappears in an instant.
Chris Wilmoth, the director of marketing at the Queen Mary, told Travel + Leisure in an email; “The unique history of the ship allows us to offer one-of-a-kind and authentic experiences that delve into the paranormal, from evening tours and ghost investigations to overnight stays in our most haunted Stateroom, B340.”
It’s believed these ghosts are those of people who have died on ship or once lived there. This stateroom (Stateroom B340) was a problem long before the Queen Mary opened as a hotel. In 1948, a British third-class passenger, Walter J. Adamson, passed away in the room, and the details of his death are unknown.
Later, in 1966, a woman staying in the room reported that she was woken up when the bed covers were pulled off her and she saw a man standing at the foot of her bed. She screamed and rang for the steward, but the man apparently vanished into thin air.
Years later, guests staying in the same room reported hearing someone knock on the door at midnight and saw bathroom lights mysteriously turn on. Even the hotel maids complained that they would find the bathroom water running when no one had stayed in the room for days.
Whether this historical landmark was haunted or is just a hoax, no one knows. Certainly, it’s an unexplained mystery.