Haunted Queen Mary Investigation Room B492, Long Beach CA Case File 5The Queen Mary is an amazing ship and a wonderful place to visit for history & paranormal buffs alike. This great ship was built in Clydebank Scotland and mainly sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967. During World War II, she ferried Allied soldiers to Europe till the ed of the war. The Queen Mary officially retired service in 1967 and sailed to port in Long Beach Ca, where it remains to this day. The front desk was very helpful and provided us with a list of rooms that had reported paranormal activity. We stayed in room B492, guests have reported the feeling of being watched, or something standing next to them. The lights are reported to turn on in the middle of the night as well. We checked into room B492 at 4:15 PM on 10/22/11. Our team of two set up our equipment, took some photos and ran tests, checking for high EMF levels etc. Everything appeared normal until we looked at the digital camera. We had captured some orbs around our heads so we decided to do an EVP session and take more photos. After an hour of no other paranormal activity taking place we decided to have dinner and restart the investigation later in the evening.
We restarted our investigation at 11:05 PM in room B492. At 12:30 AM, we decided to walk around the ship exploring various areas for any signs of paranormal activity. Unfortunately we had no such luck so we decided to returned to our room at 3:02 AM. We stayed up till 5:00 AM conducting EVP's and other methods of communication and experiments until we went to sleep. At 5:32 AM my team member was awoken by footsteps coming towards her that ended at the foot of her bed. She felt the presence of something terrifying staring directly at her. She was paralyzed with fear for a few seconds, then woke me up and we immediately began taking photos and EVP's. An hour went buy with no other paranormal phenomena so we went back to sleep exhausted from our long night. We awoke at 11:30 am and decided to take more pictures of the room before we ended the investigation. We captured an amazing energy orb directly in front of my hand. That is one of the best orb photos Paranormalistics has caught to date. The investigation ended at 12:00 PM on 10-23-2011.
Queen Mary's Room B492 definitely lives up to it's reputation as being haunted. The frightening personal experience our team member had with the entity and the amount of orbs we captured in this room leads us to believe that there is paranormal phenomena occurring at this location. This room may have an intelligent and a residual haunting attached to it. Paranormalistics looks forward to coming back in the near future to this fascinating ship. We have some possible EVPs being reexamined.
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Haunted Queen Mary rooms & ghosts
The ghost of John Pedder, haunts watertight door number 13.
The ghost of Jacqueline "Jackie", haunts the First Class swimming pool, the now-gutted Third Class nursery, and the Second Class pool, now the Queen Mary movie theater.
The ghosts of two guards and countless German prisoners from the forward storage room, their voices still heard.
Countless amounts of ghosts in the First Class pool.
The ghost of a lady in white, haunts the Queen's Salon, originally the First Class lounge.
The ghost of a floating lady, haunts stateroom A025.
The ghost of a man in a 1930's suit, haunts state rooms A008-A022.
The ghost of John Henry-Hank, haunts the green room.
An anonymous psychopath, haunts room B340.
Tales of a ghost tour
There are several hauntings related to the pool, including two different
children, one girl who asks after her mother or her doll, and a boy. The
girl is thought to have been a precocious child from third class who
liked sliding down bannisters and was doing so when the ship hit a swell
and pitched so that the bannister went straight down and she hit the
wall, breaking her neck. There have also been complaints about a smell
that would be from when the ship was in use to move troops during WWII,
and many of them were triple bunked in the pool itself, and many of the
soldiers were prone to seasickness. The third is a 'vortex' that is
located in the hallway of the changing rooms. It has been featured on
tv, and it's location was once confirmed by an employee, who correctly
moved the chair back to the position where the psychic from the tv show
had placed it. The position of the vortex is almost directly beneath the
revolving door that was originally used as the entrance to the pool
area. My group encountered something in this area when we went through
it. I and the guide had gone around rather than going in, while my
husband, and our two friends went through the hallway. About a minute
later, (it only takes about ten seconds to get from one end to the
other) I looked in and saw the three of them. My husband was almost all
the way through, one friend was in the middle, where the vortex is, and
the third was just behind her. When I pulled back from looking, our
female friend screamed and the three of them hustled out of the hall. My
husband said that he had looked and seen three people behind him at
about the same time I had looked in from the other side, and he had
assumed that I was with them (I hadn't told them I wasn't going through
with them). The woman with us told us that at the site of the vortex,
she couldn't move and tried to scream but couldn't, then felt a touch on
her shoulder, screamed, and they came out of the hallway. The other man,
her boyfriend at the time, had followed behind them and when she stopped
moving, he was going to nudge her forward, and that's when she screamed,
when he touched her shoulder. He saw when I looked in to see what was
keeping them, and he also saw three others in the hallway, thinking that
our guide was one of them. Both my husband and he described the mystery
person as about 5'6" with medium length, curly hair.
The girl at the pool is also commonly seen around the third class
stairwell, near the door to the old nursery.
The fore of the ship is characterized by a man screaming
for help and sometimes just by his moaning in pain. This comes from
during WWII. The ship wouldn't publish it's sailing patterns to avoid
possible attack from German submarines. During one of these trips
heading to Europe, the Queen Mary hit another, much smaller ship,
broadsiding it. The other ship was cut nearly in two by the force. The
Queen Mary itself sustained little damage. When the ship reached port,
it was sent to dry dock to repair the hull, the outer section of which
had been badly torn. When the drained the water, the found the body of a
man who had been thrown through a hole torn in the hull above the water
line from the other ship and had died of exposure. Many techs who work
in that area don't like to go alone, or at night.
The other is a cabin. For this one, the guide turned out the lights of
the room and just used her flashlight. She had the entire group enter
(there were eight of us) and closed the door. While she told us the
story of the room, I could feel the ship swaying heavily and actully had
to catch my balance at one point. The story behind the room is that
during one crossing, a man checked in at the desk, and his luggage was
stowed. That night he asked one of the stewards if they could find a
female companion for the night and gave the steward a small wad of
bills. The steward found a willing companion and she and the passenger
retired for the night. The next morning when the man didn't come to the
dining room for breakfast, the steward knocked at his room. After
receiving no answer, he fetched the head steward who opened the room.
The walls and bed were covered in the blood of the woman, who had been
murdered. A check of the registrar revealed that there had been no
passenger assigned to the room, and when they looked for his luggage,
there was none to be found, even though many people remember it being
checked and stowed.