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Is the Queen Mary Haunted?
« on: Jan 06, 2010, 10:08 AM »
I found this tape where it shows Queen Mary appearing on Most Haunted. You can imagine the size of her. She is just enormous.
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 06, 2011, 09:06 PM »
Not sure I believe this, but my wife and I have spent two nights on QM in her hotel venue, and she swears she stayed up all night hearing and seeing things.  As I said, I can't confirm, but then again I could sleep through a hurricane.

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 07, 2011, 12:00 AM »
I had a ghostly experience on the Queen Mary, I still remember it as clear as anything.  Im guessing most of you know about the ghost girl on the QM.  We were visting the ship for the first time when she was owned by Disney and we were on the ghost tour which scared me silly and mum had to take me out of the tour because I was only young at the time and I was scared out of my wits!!

But my ghosty experience actually occured during the tour as we were moving rooms.  I think it was as we were leaving the pool room and I was at the end of the group, when I herd the little girl running up behind me, her feet banging on the metal floor, and she was giggling.  But when I turned round to see her, there was nobody behind me.  Still gives me the shivers now thinking of it. 

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« Reply #3 on: Feb 07, 2011, 10:22 AM »
I can understand how that memory would remain with you.  Experts say that ghosts of children appear to young people more often than adults.  I do not know the story of the ghost girl on the QM.  Was there a child who had died on the Queen Mary? 
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 17, 2011, 12:00 AM »
We did the ghost tour when we were on Queen Mary in 2002. The place I felt most uneasy was the swimming pool. It was very dimly lit and you could sense that there was a presence. Spooky.
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 30, 2011, 10:55 PM »
While walking through shaft alley, Mrs F swore blind she felt someone tap her on the shoulder as she passed by door 13.  She was behind me and when she turned around, discovered there no-one around.  It wasn't until later that we learnt about the young engineer who tragically lost his life when he was crushed by the watertight door in this very same location.  She had no prior knowledge of this and to this day remains adamant of what happened.

Later that night, we were returning to our cabin when we heard heavy footsteps on the stairs behind us.  Believing someone was coming up behind us, we stopped and turned to let them past, only to find there was no-one there.

Some parts of the ship had a decidedly uneasy feel but that's true of many an old building/structure I've visited.  Whether it's purely heightened senses or something more sinister I don't know but then again, I'm not sure I want to...  :o
 
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 31, 2011, 01:35 AM »
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It wasn't until later that we learnt about the young engineer who tragically lost his life when he was crushed by the watertight door in this very same location.


Unfortunately for the "true believers" of the ghost-hunters, the actual location of this tragic accident didn't survive Queen Mary's Long Beach conversion.
The location that is now pointed out is simply a matter of convenience for keeping the story alive.  Tour guides have been known to use different locations.

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« Reply #7 on: Aug 31, 2011, 09:26 PM »
Mercifully l havent as yet seen or been aware of any unusual encounters on the QM, ok perhaps the swimming pool at night time with the tour was perhaps a bit creepy, and maybe roaming the ship in the early hours when its quiet does give you a sensation, But lm quite sure lf l felt a tap on the shoulder or footsteps, l would be the first person on the quayside.... either that or you would probably have to pick me up of the deck.
Where l work is supposed to be haunted, and thought iv had two "encounters" both remain unexplained.
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 31, 2011, 10:23 PM »
Interesting Stowaway 2K and thanks for that.  As I said, we were unaware of the (in)famous door 13 beforehand yet she remains adamant that someone or something tapped her on the shoulder that day and presumed someone had simply bumped into her from behind yet not so.  I also found the changing room area of the swimming pool particularly creepy but given they'd turned the lights out leaving us in total darkness then it's hardly surprising tbh. 

With senses heightened, it's very easy to draw conclusions that perhaps you wouldn't otherwise make but like Myles, IF I were to see something untoward then I don't think I'd hang about either!   Were these ghostly encounters?  Who knows and I'm not sure I want to either BUT, and as I made a promise on this very Forum a few years back, IF there is such a thing as the afterlife then when my time finally comes to depart this earth, you can expect to find me back aboard QE2, where I shall be sat in a quiet corner of the Chart Room waiting for you...  ;)
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Re: Is the Queen Mary Haunted?
« Reply #9 on: Sep 30, 2015, 06:45 PM »
I struggle to find the words to express how much I disagree with this...
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Re: Is the Queen Mary Haunted?
« Reply #10 on: Sep 30, 2015, 07:32 PM »
Agreed, Rob !! 
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« Reply #11 on: Sep 30, 2015, 08:24 PM »
I'm just wondering how much money they dumped in this Ghost Hunter thing on the QM, that they could have used, for example to strengthen the pool.

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Re: Is the Queen Mary Haunted?
« Reply #12 on: Oct 01, 2015, 07:53 PM »
Their tweets today are just appalling. They're completely undermining her. It's awful. In the public's mind for the rest of the year, she's just that tacky, scary old haunted ship that they do Halloween on.

She should be marketed as
Famous
Historic
Beautiful
Stylish
Luxurious
Great food
Great bars
Great events and conferences
Last of her kind in the entire world.
A proper, genuine museum that long beach should be incredibly proud to have.
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Re: Is the Queen Mary Haunted?
« Reply #13 on: Oct 22, 2015, 02:10 AM »
On the bright side, it would appear that some minor preservation work is going on in the hotel/convention center part of the ship. They really need to give the Queen Mary a good paint job, though.
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« Reply #14 on: Oct 22, 2015, 02:11 AM »
And to answer the question of the subject title, No.
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Re: Is the Queen Mary Haunted?
« Reply #15 on: Oct 22, 2015, 03:20 PM »
I think it is so disrespectful to commercialize Queen Mary by having all of these "haunted" events.   >:(
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« Reply #16 on: Oct 22, 2015, 03:25 PM »
Why does the feeling go stronger that the whole haunted thing was made up by the management in order to sell more tickets during those stupid events the hold on here?

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« Reply #17 on: Oct 22, 2015, 06:51 PM »
There are times even l bang my head against a brick wall with Queen Mary. But the whole idea is to make money and at times sentiment is best left at the door. The Ink festival. the bar sales alone make it worth while and allowing for any "trouble" its a good source of revenue. The haunted thing can be seen as tacky.  The same might be said of the Scottish Festival, is that really how Americans see Scotland...?

The latest fiasco with the shops you have a lovely high end wine store that is closed because they dont have a license...
While some of the previous shops really should have been blown up (along with that Submarine) they had to get rid of everyone to be fair. and while its anyones guess how the new shops are doing.

For what its worth. lm heading there on Christmas Day for their Christmas Day brunch (which really is a stunning affair, and one of the best there is for any number of reasons ) and to stop over night.  No doubt l will be eager to share my views to anyone who is listening on my return.. ::)   
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« Reply #18 on: Oct 22, 2015, 07:05 PM »
And photos, please, Myles, many photos !   :)
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« Reply #19 on: Oct 22, 2015, 08:07 PM »
No doubt l will be eager to share my views to anyone who is listening on my return.. ::)   

Myles, it's always interesting to hear your views ;)
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