Real Haunted Houses

Real Haunted House

The Queen Mary

Long Beach Harbor, California
By Shannon Reinbold-Gee

Moored in Long Beach Harbor is one of the most haunted ships in the world. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 1,000 foot long shipâ??s construction started in 1930, and, being delayed by the Great Depressionâ??s influence, could only take its maiden voyage in 1936. For three glorious years The Queen Mary was the star of the ocean liner industry, hosting people like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, the Gershwins and Sir Winston Churchillâ??just to name a few. The Queen Mary held the record for the quickest North Atlantic crossing in her hey-day, but with the outbreak of World War II in 1939, her luxury services were set aside and she became known as â??The Grey Ghost,â? a troop transport.

During the war she participated in almost every important Allied campaign, including the D-Day invasion. It was during this time in her amazing history that tragedy struck. In an attempt to dodge enemy ships, â??The Grey Ghostâ? maneuvered right into one of her smaller companion ships, nearly cutting it in half. Under strict orders, she left the 300 survivors to a watery death. It is said you can still sometimes hear their screams and the pounding of their fists on her fore hull. As the war drew to a close, â??The Grey Ghostâ? took part in the â??Bride and Baby Voyages,â? carrying more than 20,000 war brides and their babies to the US and Canada. In 1946 alone, The Grey Ghost made 13 voyages of this type.

In 1947 she was refurbished and renewed her job as a luxury liner, running weekly between England and New York. Later she took tourists into the Caribbean, but not being fitted with air-conditioning she was not very popular. In 1967 she was sold to the city of Long Beach, California to be used as a maritime museum and hotel.

Now she is frequently visited by curious tourists. Itâ??s claimed that as many as 150 spirits roam the ship, with the ship herself being the site of nearly 50 deaths over the last 60 years.

The spots where most of the disturbances are located include the engine room, Door 13, the first and second-class pools, the womenâ??s changing room, the first-class lounge, the third-class playroom, the Queenâ??s Salon and one particular cabin.

In The Queen Maryâ??s engine room and the boiler room, cameras go dead, batteries get drained and orbs show up in photos. Occasionally cameras simply â??give up the ghostâ? refusing to operate normally until theyâ??ve left the area. In Engine Room 2, people report feeling a sense of dreadâ??perhaps because this was the spot many stowaways believed would be their safe-haven. Instead, when the engines roared to life many were burned. Door #13 in the belly of the boat has crushed two men to death, one a young seaman who lied about his age to get the job he so desperately wanted. People report seeing him, dressed in blue coveralls, hurrying down â??Shaft Alleyâ? towards the door before he disappears.

The old swimming pools are also the sites of frequent sightings. Visitors have reported women in wearing swimsuits from the 1930s walking the pool decks. Others have heard splashing or spotted fresh wet footprints. Near one of the pools people have even seen a little girl, sometimes clutching a teddy bear, and at other times calling for her mommy and dolly. Is this the ghost of the little girl, named Jackie, who drowned while the Queen Mary played ocean liner? Or is it the little girlâ??supposedly quite precocious and a child who enjoyed sliding down banistersâ??who went for a slide and got bucked off when the ship hit a huge swell, the childâ??s neck snapping as a result of sudden impact? Perhaps the two have even found each other and play together, as many report hearing childish laughter.

In the third-class childrenâ??s playroom a babyâ??s cries are sometimes heard. Those who know the ship best think it is the sound of the little boy who died there, shortly after his birth. Other ghosts occasionally are spotted in the playroom, too—perhaps parents picking their children up from what was essentially daycare, or maybe the caretakers themselves linger, watching for the children still aboard.

A strange vortex phenomenon has also been reported near the womenâ??s changing room, supposedly the resulting negative force because of a woman being raped nearby.

In some first-class staterooms, a man wearing a 1930â??s style suit has been seen and phones are known to ring without anyone on the other end. Faucets also turn on in the middle of the night as if someone is washing up after a late night enjoying themselves.

A beautiful young woman in a stylish evening gown can sometimes be spotted in the Queenâ??s Salon. Some claim she dances alone in a shadowy corner of the room.

But beyond the tragic deaths of children and military men, perhaps the darkest thing still clinging to the Queen Mary is the remnants of one mysterious manâ??s deeds. Once, a single male passenger checked in, and stowing his luggage, gave a steward some cash to see if he could find a willing female companion to share his cabin for the night. The steward was successful and dropped a woman off for the man. The pair retired for the evening. The next morning, when the steward realized his patron was not at breakfast, he went to see how things had gone. He knocked on the cabin door, but got no answer. Worried, he raced away to find his superiorâ??a man who could open the door. When the door opened they were horrified to find the corpse of the willing woman, her blood spread round the room. They searched for the only suspectâ??the male passengerâ??but found no sign of himâ??no registration information, no luggage… There had not even been a passenger assigned to that cabin. To this day, the manâ??s identity and method of escape baffles everyone who hears the chilling tale of what happened when two people met for a sudden tryst.

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Adrianne says:

September 15, 2008, 3:19 pm

I don’t believe the queen mary is really haunted, I am a believer but also a skeptic, and I have been to the queen mary many times. Things seem to be normal, and I haven’t had one experience here unlike other places I’ve known to be haunted, I think it’s just hysteria.

fanny says:

September 16, 2008, 11:23 pm

i think it is haunted cause i saw ghost hunters on t.v. and they showed the queen mary so i belive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nonya says:

September 20, 2008, 5:58 pm

I don’t think the queen Mary is haunted. And for the comment above mine. On the ghost hunters episode nothing paranormal happened at the queen mary. Not only did nothing happen someone tried to mess with there cameras so you would think a blanket moved by stopping there cameras most likely because the queeny mary get a lot of business with the legend that its haunted and they knew damn well they weren’t going to catch anything because its not. I don’t think that just because a t.v. show finds something or doesn’t should be your basis for believing if a place is haunted or not. Come on its t.v.. I’ve been to the queen mary many of times and I’ve never had anything at all ever happen. I’ve never known anyone else who has personally had something happen. Its just one of those places that has a story for who knows why. The queen mary isn’t haunted!

Kim says:

September 24, 2008, 12:50 pm

I went with my church youth group to Long Beach in 1987. And some of us had a choice to take a tour of Queen Mary. I opted not to. I felt uneasy standing outside the ship. I didn’t know the ship was haunted until 20 years later when I saw a show about haunted places on t.v. Now I know why I got that uneasy feeling. The ship was haunted.

Minister Helena Garilano says:

October 3, 2008, 11:38 am

I have been on the Queen Mary in Januray of 2008 and experience a horrible feeling while in the Women’s restroom on the floor where you register for a room. I walked to the back of the ship and as I stepped into the restroom I had a threatening feeling. It was so bad that I had to rush out of there. It wanted to hurt me and wanted me off the ship.
I bound it and commanded it to stay away in the name of Jesus Christ.
This ship needs deliverance.

Minister Helena Garilano says:

October 3, 2008, 11:40 am

I do recommend to be very careful if you go on this ship.

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October 3, 2008, 1:51 pm

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Minister Helena Garilano says:

October 5, 2008, 12:04 pm

I would like to recommend saying the following prayer when you believe you are entering a Haunted Hotel, Haunted House or Haunted Land. Lord I ask for Warrior Angeles, protect me Lord. I cover myself , my family members and this place with the Blood of Jesus Christ. I bind every demon and command you to stay away in the Name of Jesus Christ.
You must be a Christian before you say this If not please start reading the King James Bible today and become one.
Minister Helena Garilano

Michael Bye says:

October 13, 2008, 3:48 pm

My testicles tingle when I go to haunted places. This is how I know they’re truly haunted.

Scarry says:

October 16, 2008, 7:22 pm

When I was about 7 years old, my grandparents were visiting us from the East Coast. My Dad thought it would be a fun day to go to the Queen Mary. While we were in the engine room, my Dad had my little brother who was 2 in his arms. I was overcome with extreme fear and dread, grabbed my brother from my Dad and ran as fast as I could to daylight. It is the same fear and dread I get whenever I am in a bad place.

Kimmiepooh says:

October 22, 2008, 2:12 pm

Oh my gosh…Michael Bye is hilarious! Slept at the Queen Mary a few years ago. Walking down the halls, I felt the hall was stretching. Perhaps my eyes were playing tricks on me. The room that I slept in was quite small. In the middle of the night, I heard voices in the room coming from the intercom above the bed but of course, one of the staff members could be playing tricks on that. I’ve heard stories about it but a bit reluctant to try going to the marked places myself. Perhaps one day, I’ll build the courage and go there again but with a bottle of Holy water just to be safe. =)

Minister Helena Garilano says:

October 29, 2008, 11:53 am

Never use Holy Water when fighting spriits. Use the name of Jesus Christ. I bind and command you to leave in the Name of Jesus Christ. You must be a believer to do this , if not you can become one.
Helena and

accmed says:

December 31, 2008, 4:16 pm

this story is soooooooooooooooooooooooo not scary you put this story on real haunts WHEN ITS NOT EVEN THAT SCARY
oh and i don’t think little children should read this or watch this
its super stupid, dumb and i wasted my time reading it sooo yeah
and i think………………… (long Pause)
i don’t know what i think about this i think i told you all that i need to tell you about this story :( :( :( :( that’s what i think in smiley face form

uneasy feeling says:

January 23, 2009, 1:38 pm

i think there is somethin wrong with the queen mary cause ive been to it and slept in it and have been woken up by someone shakin me many times in the night…..(still have no answer to the cause).except for the boiler room its not haunted its just a feelin you get cause its big and dark your mind tricks you!

Minister Helena Garilano says:

January 24, 2009, 2:30 am

Uneasy feeling,
I know the feeling….It was a spirit that woke you up and as for the boiler room …you mind doesn’t play tricks on you , it you get a feeling it’s because the spirits are giving it to you……I got a feeling as I walked down the long hallway to the restroom and it because very strong when I went into the bathroom….real bad feeling….I also went on the upper deck to buy coffee and got a dismal feeling.
There is a lot of demonic spirits, that’s where the bad feelings come from because they are so evil.

yvonne says:

January 24, 2009, 6:41 pm


Helena Garilano says:

January 25, 2009, 2:21 am

If that ever happens again anywhere say I bind you and command you to leave me alone in the Name of Jesus Christ. It Works !

Helena Garilano says:

January 25, 2009, 2:28 am

Sorry about all the mistakes in my comment on 1/24/09…It’s odd though because when I typed the comment it didn’t have mistakes. Ever since I got involved in the Deliverance Ministry strange things happen to me all the time. What I wanted to say is that the Queen Mary is full of demonic spirits . You can tell because they put fear in you and give you bad feelings.

robnoize says:

January 27, 2009, 2:35 am

i have worked on the ship for meny years and have experinced several things from cold spots and apperitions to beng watched. you see the ship is ovr 1000 feet long with several decks and passage ways and most of the ship is not open to the public. i am lucky enough to have free run of the ship 24hrs a day,(i have a gifted job) so i have been to meny places on the ship that most have not seen in years. i do have sum photos of “intresting” evidence that i have collected from the first class pool, broiler room and the ship ships most haunted room: 336

Cesar says:

February 23, 2009, 2:14 am

Why are people so scared of ghosts? How many people in this world have been killed from ghostly encounters? none that ive heard of.

Alia says:

March 5, 2009, 6:25 pm

Me and my friend went to the Queen Mary it is haunted we got locked in the room said to be the one the guy got hung in it’s called Room 13 i got attacked in there to

AMANDA says:

April 1, 2009, 12:18 pm

i think people just say that the queen mary is haunted because they just want more people to come visit it…obviously all they want is publicity to be able to earn money! duh!

Stefanie says:

April 16, 2009, 12:05 am

I believe that it is not haunted. the Jonas Brothers went there to film their video S.O.S and they would not go there if it was because they are Christians and they do not like spirits and ghost and would not mess with spirits and ghosts like that.

jhillane says:

May 26, 2009, 6:33 pm

I belive cuz newyork went on da boat and it waz on da tv on vh1 her show is call newyork goes to work and bad stuff happe to her she waz really waz talkin to jackie cuz jackie move da sticks so who go on da boat god blessed u and be safe

lanemontelee says:

June 14, 2009, 1:36 am

People who are sensitive to those kind of things will be and people who are not won’t

Bailey says:

June 22, 2009, 12:20 am

I used to live at LA area, and in my old elementary school every year we would go to Catalina Island for a 3-day science trip. The only to go was to board a ship to Catalina Island in Long Beach Harbor just right next to the Queen Mary exhibit thing. Every time I went to the harbor for my field trip, the Queen Mary would always be seen across the harbor because it was so close. And come to think of it, I think every time I looked at it I felt some sort of dread, can’t explain it, in fact, I just thought about it now. I’ve never went onto it, and I never will.

ashton says:

June 25, 2009, 6:43 pm

i really do think the place is haunted i slept there and its real. i am a young girl and i can see and hear ghost and that place was full of them!

Ghost Hunter sarah says:

July 1, 2009, 5:28 pm

The qreen mary is hanted! I don’t care what other people say i have been
to the qreen mary lots of times first time i went there i didn’t get any
thing but if the qreen mary really is hanted then i’m going to keep trying
till i find out if it’s hanted or not. The last time i went there i went to
the pool room cuz i never went there before. When i walked in i saw the
ghost of jackie who died there. She waved at me i waved back she was so sad
what i read on the computer is that shed liked to play with dolls so i
walked up to her and gave her a doll now she was so happy. My goul in life
is to help jackie find her mom and her other doll so she can go to heven
this is the reason i am a
ghost hunter.

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July 1, 2009, 5:45 pm

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jillian says:

July 19, 2009, 9:59 am

i say that ghost hunter sarah is lieing okay how could that be possible isf u got it on tape put it on youtube and comment on here to tell everyone what to go on 2 see it!!!!

bowlermikey says:

August 10, 2009, 1:46 am

Went to the ship for ghost fest 2006. we had a digital recorder and when we went to 1st class pool area a guy in our group was asking questions to the little girl Jackie. He was asking things like come out and play and we won’t hurt you, and one time when he asked her to come out and play….we didn’t here anything at the time but when we played back the recorder later we could hear a kind of sad voice of a little kid say “I can’t” and made me a believer but it bothered me that the voice was sad sounding.

Doc says:

August 19, 2009, 1:45 pm

When i entered the Queen Mary back in 2008 i swear i saw a strange little child eating a cheeseburger… i looked away and when i turned back the cheeseburger was gone! creepy as hell

aparna says:

September 19, 2009, 7:16 am

Well, honestly saying I got a little bit scared going through the last part of the article published about Queen Mary. The lady was raped coz she was in blood and flesh (alive) till that time when the steward lead her to that man’s room.So, M thinkin who might be the man and how did he went missing? Wasnt he properly checked before boarding the “Ship”? Then why on earth his Identity went missing?

Spoildangel1324 says:

October 7, 2009, 2:06 am

Queen Mary IS haunted. Just recently I saw a show call THE OTHER SIDERS. They stayed over at Queen Mary and may I tell you……….It scared the heck out of them. So believe me or not but, Queen Mary is haunted. Just because it seems like no one is there…….. doesn’t mean that it’s true.

Ana says:

October 14, 2009, 6:47 pm

i think people would love to think its haunted…and their minds start playing tricks on them. anyone can easily scare themselves to the point where they think they hear or feel things.

Dew Babcock says:

October 23, 2009, 4:05 pm

i was there with a friend at the queen mary some time ago and had seen some things there, we were walking down the hallway a friend and I,when two girls walking ahead of us appeared out of nowhere and when we went to follow they dissapeared…i cant explain.

SB says:

October 29, 2009, 7:55 pm

I beleive the ship is haunted. I went there on a school trip back in 1978 and I heard kids playing in the pool. when my and another girl went to see who it was there was nothing there…not even water in the pool and we had heard kid’s splashing and everything. Then when we tried to find the rest of our group a really pale lady in an old fashioned dress asked us why we were there. She took us back to our group who had gone on to another part of the ship. We did not realize we had been separated for quite some time. It was really spooky.

brianna says:

October 31, 2009, 3:59 pm

adrianne if u dont believe it jus gp look scary child

Marigaux says:

December 19, 2009, 5:38 pm

I’ve been aboard the Queen Mary, and I do believe that she is haunted. I definitely felt presences in the forward hull when I could concentrate, but I couldn’t sense anything in the engine room because there was too much distraction. There was something in the pool area, I’m certain. I could feel the energy when my had touched the wall and I pulled my hand away like I’d just been burned. My brother put his hand to the wall, but felt nothing strange. The Queen Mary is definitely haunted, although I don’t think she’s haunted by as many spirits as are rumored to wander her halls.

Bob Davis says:

December 29, 2009, 3:53 am

She is haunted we have been investigating her for years and have many recording of EVP’s and lot’s of audible voices as well. You can hear Jackie the little girl and more at our site.
Give a listen and you be the judge.

Mimi says:

December 31, 2009, 1:13 pm

I have had many experiences at the Queen Mary although I was only there for 2 nights. When in the bathroom at the Promenade deck i heard a woman shuffling through her purse, but when i opened the stall there was no one there (note- this was at about 6:00 in the morning, there werent people outside the bathroom really) and another situation was where I heard a scream from the elevator (the not working one). I do beleive the ship is haunted.

adrinna says:

January 29, 2010, 2:26 am

jaickie is weirrd for calling here mommmy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how old was jackie she seems nice and i seen the queen mary on tv the show i wachted it on was called outsiders

Tiffany says:

May 20, 2010, 6:17 pm

Ghost staries scare me but i alays come back 4 more.Im a believer!

Deisy says:

May 30, 2010, 10:34 am

I saw this in the othersiders.I heard the girl singing.I wish I was in the

sam says:

June 14, 2010, 9:27 pm

i think it is haunted because me and my friend went and i heard foot steps and hear her singing that is so scary

max says:

July 1, 2010, 4:08 pm

this is so true about the room 336 because when i would lay down on the bed and here music i would feel something pulling my feet and i would feel very uncomfortable!!!!

joce says:

July 4, 2010, 4:20 pm

the Queen Mary, i stayed there for a night. it was weird though because my friend and i were exploring the ship and it had a very weird vibe in some places. me and my family are going for a few days over the summer, i hope i have an other world experience! that would be so cool!!!

Chrisian says:

July 5, 2010, 9:23 pm

i have stayed there before. i wanted to see the spirits. i guess you could call me a ghost fanatic. i saw nothing. i have heard very many stories but never seen anything. i felt very odd chills and feelings when i was there. the room i stayed in was not haunted. they gave me a list of all the rooms that are supposedly haunted. (based off guests complaints). if anyone would like to know which room #s these are, and what has been seen in those rooms, email me at:

sammy says:

July 23, 2010, 4:41 pm

it is so haunted bey a like girl in the pool room her name is jackie

ashley cadence says:

July 27, 2010, 4:49 pm

that is spooky really holly ****

Mori says:

August 1, 2010, 4:36 pm

I saw Jackie in 2006 with my friend Lenny. I dunno why, but we weren’t really frightened at all. (Okay, well, maybe Len was, but I wasn’t, I think she’s really sweet.) She waved at us, so we smiled and waved back. I felt really bad for her, so every 1-3 years we leave something for her. :/

Massie says:

August 15, 2010, 3:47 am

it is so true i feel so bad for jackie ive been on it once and ive heard jackie calling mommy mommy mommy i wonder if she knows shes dead its so sad but thats all i heard so the other stuff might not be there but jackie is!!!!!!

Massie says:

August 15, 2010, 3:53 am

by the way i think jackie was around 7 and i dont think shed wave when people try to talk to her shell talk back or yell no i was there for two weeks

God is Good All The Time says:

September 6, 2010, 2:42 pm

The spiritual realm is forever. Flesh is temporary. I believe in spirits because they are real. The people that say that say that we’re crazy because we know that the queen mary is haunted are just in denial because they are scared. There is nothing to fear because our father protects us from all things. I love you all and be strong
much love
your sister in christ

abby says:

September 8, 2010, 12:49 pm

hey listen up people my name is abigail and im at school and ghost r real but i dont belive that stupid mary thing and people that think ghost arent real then u must be stupid or r on some mediacation see u suckers peace

JWQM says:

September 21, 2010, 6:33 pm

Listen people. I have read through these comments and I shake my head. First, these experiences are all based on just feelings or personal experiences and NOT scientific facts. What you see on TV or hear from Queen Mary Tour Guides and Psychics are not facts. Remember the Queen Mary management does play up the paranormal angle to draw in more people and increase their business. Use your mind and think rationally. Also, those mentioning religious beliefs understand it is only your beliefs, and not facts. I have visited the Queen Mary a number of times, and I do believe in ghosts. I don’t, however, believe every little sound, orb, or reflection I experience is a ghost, nor do I believe in every story I hear.

JWQM says:

September 21, 2010, 7:01 pm

Also, I wanted to mention that if you tour the Queen Mary you may hear a constant frog-like mechanical sound coming from deep within the hull of the ship, if you are in the Engine Room or Cargo Hold areas. That sound is caused by yellow-fin croaker fish that inhabit the waters around the Queen Mary. Their sound echoes from the steel hull. I have heard so many including psychics such as Erika Frost claim that the sound is possibly a ghost. That simply isn’t true. Long Beach fishermen in the area can attest to catching croaker fish from the piers.

Bob Davis says:

September 28, 2010, 1:05 am

Here is a new site for evidence and stories gathered from Queen Mary Investigations. If you have anything you would like to share we would love to see what you have.

Kimberly says:

October 5, 2010, 2:27 pm

The first time I visited on the Queen Mary, was when I was nine. My older sister and I were walking on the upper deck one night around 8pm. There was some show going on, so there were only about four other people walking around, too. We walked as far as we could toward the rear of the boat and saw this “man” standing in a corner. My sister and I felt very uneasy and began to walk in the other direction. He was dressed in all black (it looked like he was wearing a suit) and hard dark hair. (It was dark, I couldn’t tell if it was black or brown.) I remember telling my sister “look at how shiny his shoes are!” because they seemed to glisten.I began to feel very uneasy and told my sister we needed to leave. So, we walked in the opposite direction. We felt like he was following us, so we picked up our pace. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw him walking very close behind us with his head tilted a bit. So, I told my sister. And when she turned around to look, he was gone. Judge away all you want, but it was one of the most terrifying, yet awesome things I’ve ever experienced.

Kimberly says:

October 5, 2010, 2:29 pm

****side note.
I duplicated the “began feeling uneasy” part. I added detail, but forgot to delete the first part. My bad!

Linda Simonton says:

October 10, 2010, 6:07 pm

I don’t know if the ship is haunted or not. My family visited it many years ago. We didn’t have any strange occurences. My comment is more about the postings I’ve read today. People, your grammar, spelling, and writing in general are so terrible that I would have a difficult time believing anything you wrote. Take a little more pride in what you put your name to.

Becca says:

October 19, 2010, 7:22 pm

There is someone on youtube named Brittani Louise Taylor that went on the Queen Mary with her youtube friends Joe Nation and Shane Dawson. really cool vid. kinda creepy though

True says:

October 29, 2010, 6:41 pm

I stayed there overnight with my 3 children and I felt uneasy the entire time. I couldn’t sleep at all and I did not believe it was haunted until I saw a little boy in our room that didn’t belong to me. He looked about 4 or 5 and dressed like the olden days. He was standing in front of my bed just staring at me-I was so scared. After a little while he disappeared.

long beach local says:

November 2, 2010, 11:12 pm

Hey there, everyone. Just wanted to say that I love the Queen Mary. It’s historic and beautiful. I am a believer that there is something on the ‘other side.’ but I don’t really believe the Queen Mary is haunted. I’ve never experienced anything there.

Also, considering that they started the over-dramatic ghost tours and such when they started having decreasing attendance. Add the fact that someone tried to trick the Ghost Hunters into believing there was a ghost there. What really sucks is that the supposed ‘haunted’ sites of the ship are all closed off due to the stupid, fake tour.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that if you go to the Queen Mary, go out of interest for the beauty and history of the ship rather than the ghosts or else you’ll be disappointed. If you do get activity, at least than it’s just a bonus to seeing this wonderful ship.

SanDee says:

November 29, 2010, 1:40 am

Just got back from spending the night at the Queen Mary. There isn’t a time that something doesn’t occur when I visit the ship. This time it was the sound of keys into the door lock trying to open the my cabin door. It was around 3 am . I told my husband to wake up, someone is trying break in. He didn’t stir and I waited awhile looking at the door and then no more sound. I went back to sleep and when I woke up and I mentioned it to my husband and he reminded me that the hotel doesn’t use keys…they have cards. I definitely heard keys. Wow! We were located the floor below the main lobby where it is very quiet. I believe the ship is haunted. The time before that, I was on a tour in the engine room watching their movie overhead and someone kept tapping my shoulder. I thought it was my husband. When I turned around to say one was near me. I was standing alone. I love the Queen Mary and will return just for the beauty of the ship.

bob says:

December 4, 2010, 1:06 pm

i live in a big old house in idaho and when you walk around you get bad vibes and sometimes you’ll hear sounds from the bathroom! i hate this creepy old house!

super mario says:

January 26, 2011, 10:04 pm

ive been to the quween mary and ive been on the ghosts and legends tour and there was nothing there was fake voices…

OC Resident says:

April 2, 2011, 3:17 am

I don’t care what anyone says, I know something’s amiss with the QM.
On 3 separate occasions strange things happened.

1. I went with a coworker after work for drinks at the Captain’s Lounge. It was when they had the Thomas Kinkade’s in the Picadilly Square and there was a vintage can of whale meat in one of the displays. My coworker had her camera and wanted to take a picture of me in the square. I walked to the door of one of the shops, which were all closed and stood in front of the door. She took my picture and we went to bar, had drinks, went home, and returned to work all business as usual until a week later when she got the film from her camera developed. She was white as a ghost when she showed it to me and I could tell by her voice that she was shaken. The photo was of me standing in front of the door on the QM and right next to me, looking at me was a little girl in a dress with a big hat. There was no such girl there, no one standing next to me when she took that picture. I should have been alone, but there she was and there was something grainy, cloudy about her appearance… like she was just slightly out of focus. It made the hair on my whole body stand on end.

2. I attended a convention aboard the QM as a vender representing the company I worked for and our tabletop display had overhead lights. When I arrived and got set up, I went to plug the light in… only there was no outlet and when I realized it I told my boss and he seemed confused by what I was saying because the lights on our display were on. Illuminated!!!! Without any electricity. How in the name of science is that possible???? I saw them too, and as I started to protest (“It’s not possible.”) the lights went out. It was baffling, absolutely baffling.

3. During one of the tours (not the ghost tour) I was in one of the cabins and more specifically in one of the original bathrooms. I was fascinated with all the dials on the bathtub and deducing what they’re function was, salt, fresh, hot, cold, and something else I could determine. Anyway the group was leaving and I was part of the group, so I started to leave and when I stepped just outside the bathroom door it sounded like the water came on and I spun around and partially blurted out “Oh” but stopped before saying “excuse me.” because there was someone there in the bath but it was like a flash there and gone just long enough to register and my initial reaction was to say excuse me. I had to convince myself that there wasn’t someone there and remind myself that I had just been in there ALONE so there couldn’t possibly have been someone else… but my eyes told a different story and it was hard to reconcile because I wasn’t even thinking about people or ghosts of people, just how the faucets worked. Weird.

IceMaiden says:

May 28, 2011, 12:56 am

The propeller room is haunted I felt this when I was a kid. While visiting the ship I had a very hard time breathing in certain parts. This ship is the home of many spirits & ghosts.

Xyla says:

June 3, 2011, 5:34 pm

Never been on Queen Mary before
Never believe if there’s actually a ghost on that ship
Never known it was quite frightening for viewers
But.. I don’t have fear in paranormal activities for some odd reason..

Janet says:

July 17, 2011, 1:20 pm

The queen mary is haunted !!!!! Big Deal. There are lots of places that are haunted ! Leave it alone, Go ahead and say it’s really scary and that there are shadows and noises ! Check out this site. It maybe help you.

ana says:

August 24, 2011, 7:08 pm

i herd that a little girl sings in the pool room its rrly scary

Nicole says:

October 14, 2011, 11:37 pm

I just have to say that those of you that think the Queen Mary is Not Haunted well it is, I work on the ship, and I have had my expereince’s on the queen mary…

bsr33 says:

October 30, 2011, 3:49 am

it’s not haunted, people hide and bang on pipes and they have speakers to play sounds.

steven sartain says:

November 6, 2011, 10:55 pm

My wife and I stayed a couple of years ago on the queen mary,and we booked a room on the fourth of july,we had a good time we saw danny bonaduce from partridge family,sitting on the deck next to us and chatted a little with him,he being from the valley,where I grew up,I now live in manteca in northern cawell after the show we had dinner and went to our room to bed down,about twenty minutes after turning out the lights,we heard very clearly some tapping on our porthole window,I got up and checked,and it stopped,and the funny thing is our room is starboard side facing long beach and is about eighty feet up,so we thought it was a little styrange,but we were not scared,it was cool.

Allie_2cute says:

December 5, 2011, 10:58 pm

Queen Mary is haunted. My boyfriend and I visit long beach last week, and thought it’s cool to check out Queen Mary. The ship is very interesting, until I went to the bathroom. I felt like a cold wind on my back, and someone whisper outside near the sink. I come out and no one was there. I got so sick afterward, and we rush home. That place is definitely haunted, and it ruined our trip.

Debbie Ramirez says:

February 11, 2012, 4:09 am

I believe the Queen Mary IS haunted. I went to a charity event there back in 1987, at which time I had no idea the ship was haunted.
During the event I visited the Ladies room and was immediately overwhelmed with a feeling of dread. It also seemed as though someone was in the room with me but in all actuality I was alone. I felt movement as though this “someone” was standing behind me or walking by. It freaked me out and I fled. Couldn’t wait to leave.
I dare say I’d rather not go back there.

Debbie Ramirez says:

February 11, 2012, 4:17 am

@bsr33: That is probably true, but this was not the case many years ago back when I visited. The news of the ship being haunted was not public at that point.
@Allie_2cute : My experience was just like yours, it really happened and I’ll never forget it.

JDintheOC says:

June 24, 2012, 1:03 pm

I think they’re some people who are misguided. The Queen Mary is not haunted. I worked with someone who was part of the Queen Mary services and he used to eat his lunch in the dark of night in many places on the ship. He ssid he never heard,felt,or saw any paranormal activity…ever. This ghost story stuff is the owners of the QM do to promote tourism…and that’s all it is!

jensable1 says:

August 5, 2012, 1:15 am

I was at the Queen Mary for a theatre banquet, and about 9 of us decided to go ghost hunting. We found this room that was closed but the doors were unlocked. It was dark so we all went to get the candles off the banquet tables, and we returned to the room all of us entered, we saw that another room connected so we went to the door and opened it. About half of us went in that second dark room and one of them said they saw someone standing in the corner, then immediately after that being said, all of our candle lights went out! Everyone’s the ppl in the fiesta room and in the second. I felt no wind and there breeze on the middle of the ship.

I believe it is haunted and have first hand proof that supports my decision,

angel gomez says:

December 19, 2012, 5:21 pm

i do believe its time i was alone in the isolation ward and i heard footsteps coming toward me.i looked and no ome was there.another time my wife and i wa provoking a spirirt in the engine room near watertight door #13 when we heard a groan next to us.

jennifer says:

September 20, 2014, 10:57 pm

i am an empath and my daughter is a medium, and i can tell you have have been on the queen mary twice. both times i was overwhelmed and had to leave. very haunted and all of these ghost investgations have now opened more doors and let in some pretty scarey entities.!

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