The Queen Mary: Rating - Orange
What an eventful evening! Our investigation was scheduled to begin at 10:30p.m., but due to several
security guards being sent home early, we were delayed until close to 11:30. Earlier in the day we had visited MTV Studios
and talked with the production team of MTVs Pimp My Ride. We invited the team, including Ryan Smith and John Piermarini,
to accompany us, which they gladly accepted!
At 11:30, our adventure began. The Queen Mary staff had reserved several of the more haunted areas
of the ship for our investigation, including B-340, a statesroom that is no longer rented out to customers due to its high
volume of activity, the original swimming pool and locker room area, and the medical isolation ward. We split into two
teams, each accompanied by one of the ship's security staff.
There wasn't a lot of excitement early on; both groups met up in the swimming pool area around midnight.
Our guides showed us the locker room, where there is supposed to be a vortex that has been sighted on multiple occasions.
One of our guards, Jimmy Lee, told us that, according to legend, if you stand in the various stalls, you can feel the ship
crashing against the waves and occasionally feel people in the stalls with you. Jimmy said he didn't really believe
in ghosts; he was just relaying what he'd been told. We went lights out and all stood in various stalls, and the excitement
began. Jimmy stood paralized in his stall for several minutes, freezing cold, sweating, and breaking out in chills all
at once. He said he felt something was with him and that it was "tripping him out." We had a good time with it,
because from then on, he was more excited to conitnue than even we were. While in the stalls, a presence began to toy
with Lori. It would play with her hair, and menacingly stand over her, causing the E.M.F. meter to light up. Ryan
and John both felt a hot spot in the area of the E.M.F., and when the meter stopped, the hot spot disappeared.
From the locker room, we decended way down into the depths of the ship. We explored the boiler room
and other areas of paranormal occurrances, including the Green Room, where a grizzly murder supposedly took place. While
in that area, Lori continued to be tormented by several different spirits, which continued to overwhelm her through much of
the bowels of the ship. While most of the team was exploring deep within, a few of the more claustrophobic members remained
in the pool area. Katherine and two of Ted and Lori's children remained with the Riccardo, the other guard while Jimmy
was leading the others below. While being left alone, the pool area became an epicenter of paranormal activity.
Sydney, Ted and Lori's youngest, came in contact with the spirit of a little girl, explaining her just the way Riccardo had
heard her described many times. Katherine and Kayla saw a spirit standing off to their right, which quickly disappeared
as they turned to look at it. Several doors opened and closed by themselves, while no one else was present in the area.
Everyone present heard what sounded like an elevator ding, which was followed by the door above the pool area opening.
We had a wonderful time at the Queen Mary and look forward to investigating it again soon. We have
been offered a return visit for when we are next in the area, which we are hoping to be sooner than later.