I'm not going to go into detail about
the ship's history. There are countless sites and books out there on the
subject and the ship's history is so monumental that it would take volumes to adequately
describe it. But, in a nutshell, the Queen Mary, launched on
September 26th, 1934,
was one of the last great Atlantic liners in existence. She's also
renown for being extremely haunted.
During her 70-year history, the Queen Mary was the site of
at least 49 reported deaths. In addition, in October 1942, she was
involved in a horrible accident, which could account for some of the hauntings.
Used as troop ship during World War II, she transported nearly one million
servicemen across the sea. The enemy had put a high price on her head, and
on one of her jaunts, she was accompanied by the destroyer, Curacoa.
The destroyer got too close and the Queen Mary ran right into the middle of
it, splitting the ship in half like a hot knife through butter. The Queen Mary
sustained minimal damage to the sides and to the bow, but
the destroyer quickly sank. As a result, 330 souls were lost at sea.
So there are plenty of potential spirits to haunt her hallways. And indeed, the Queen
has been the site of a number of unexplained phenomena since she was bought by
the City of Long Beach
when she was retired in 1967.
The new owners began an extensive renovation and conversion of the ship which would
incorporate a hotel, banquet, and museum facilities into her hull. The Queen Mary
now had a rare chance at a second life, and thankfully, she exists today for those
who want to study her history and her hauntings.
The reported hauntings are many and include: a young crewman in the engine room, swimmers in the
first-class pool, a man in black, and a woman in blue.
I confess that I'm fascinated with the Queen. I don't know why. I only
know that something about the ship interests me immeasurably, and sometimes it
seems like it's calling me. I've never visited it personally, but I plan
to someday. Like most people, I've read about some of the hauntings aboard the ship and
wanted to make a psychic connection to learn the identities of some of the
spirits there--or to find out why the ship is calling me. These represent some of my earliest attempts at making a
The first time that I tried to connect to the ship, I failed. The second
time, I didn't fare well either, and decided that I just didn't know the ship
well enough, and thus was unable to make a good connection. I bought some
books on the ship, did some research, studied pictures of it, and tried again.
The third time, I connected but had only minor
success, in that I didn't find out anything substantial. I kept seeing an attractive woman in a beautiful light-colored
frilled dress on deck. She looked young, but I got the feeling that she
was much older than she appeared. Her personality was strong, and she wanted
attention so badly, that all I could see was her, her, her! She wouldn't let me
connect to anyone else or refocus my investigation elsewhere on the ship. And she refused to tell me who she was, why she
was still on the ship, or the circumstances of her death. At a later date, I may
try to contact her again and see if I can get more information from her.
The Fourth time that I tried to connect, I failed. I knew what part of the
problem was. The ship was big, and I couldn't envision the way that it
looked inside. Of course, I'd seen pictures, and I had some crude deck
plans, but seeing it three dimensionally was a different thing entirely and
that's what I needed to do in order to form the needed mental image that would
allow me to connect. I decided that it might help if I had a physical
item from the ship. So I bought a 1955 postcard of the Queen Mary
(passengers sent these from the ship) and a menu from around the same period.
But before these items arrived, I couldn't wait. I tried again. And the
fifth time that I tried to connect to the ship, I had a terrifying
I made a connection and found myself on the ship, walking the long halls.
Then I found myself being followed by a man in a black suit. He scared me.
I sensed that he was not a good person and had murdered a woman who'd been a
passenger aboard the ship. What's more, he had never been caught and
punished for the crime. I'm not sure whether this murder actually happened
on the ship or when the ship docked. I only knew that it happened and this
guy had done it.
At any rate, he kept following me, and I kept fleeing. The ship faded
away, and I found myself on
some dark city streets that I didn't recognize, the man in black ever lurking
behind. I could look across the street or just behind me and see his intimidating
shadow. I kept telling myself that he couldn't hurt me. But I didn't know if he could or not as I was new at this. I've since learned
that a negative entity can indeed be dangerous. Just how dangerous? No one
really seems to know. I've also learned that I can snap out of a bad experience
like this---but it can take a few minutes to do so.
Along the way, I ducked into some empty houses to evade him. I'd wait a bit
and start back out, looking for a way to safety. I wasn't sure where I was
going. But every time I thought I'd lost him, I saw his long shadow
stretching across the way. The whole thing was
horrifying and went on for what seemed like forever. And it ended when I
got on either a train or sub. I'm not sure which. He tried to pursue
By then, I was gaining a measure of mental control. I took a handgun
out of my pocket, (I don't know where it came from) and I shot at him but only
managed to strike the glass--which didn't break--and then I woke up.
Perhaps these images have significant meaning, but not knowing more about the
mysterious man in black, I don't know what they symbolize.
Nor do I know the identity of the man--only that he wore a black suit typical of
the 1930s and, in appearance, looked what could have been a refined upper class
gentleman. I didn't try to communicate with him,
because I sensed that he was wicked, and I wanted only to evade him.
This was the first negative entity that I've encountered while channeling and
one that I'll never forget. I haven't attempted a psychic connection with
the spirits aboard the ship since. I will someday though, because the ship
is still calling me, and I know there are so many mysteries aboard her that are
worth exploring. I'll also have the benefit of holding two items that were
actually on board the ship, which should help me connect.
I will update this page when I have something worth sharing.
Conclusion: Yes, the ship is haunted, and
though most of the spirits on board are apparently harmless, I know of at least
one who's not! If you visit the ship, stay away from the man in black.