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    My ship, the USS John F Kennedy, had no ghostly crewmembers that I ever heard of. But I heard a sea story about JFK's ghost appearing at her commissioning, and was even photographed. Never seen the supposed photo, though.

    As far as the Hornet, who knows?
    That description of the ghost seems a little...dramatic... coming from a 16 yr old girl. Like something you'd read in a cheap paperback..

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    Soviet (project 1123) Helicopter Carrier Moskva had a reputation for being haunted, especially after the first suicide took place on her. Unlike Hornet, however, Moskva and her sister ship Leningrad were scrapped in 1990-s.

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    I remember there were similar stories about Uss Forestall, look at the bottom of the page: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...battles-of-WW2

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    USS Lexington is haunted

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    The North Carolina's supposed to be haunted also.

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    Whats that movie with the haunted Nazi torture ship with bodies of Allied pilots and sailors in the freezer? that was a f8cked up haunted ship story. ><

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    Quote Originally Posted by goat89 View Post
    Whats that movie with the haunted Nazi torture ship with bodies of Allied pilots and sailors in the freezer? that was a f8cked up haunted ship story. ><
    You mean Death Ship?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Ship_(1980_film)

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    Never saw a ghost.

    But I did see St. Elmos Fire on a P-3 Orion flight between Alaska and Moffett Field.

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    Don't know if it was a warship, think trade actually but what about the "Mary Cellest"...spelling??? Apparently found her way home despite having no crew on board or all being dead depending which story you hear (I've read that the ship was just abandoned for no reason and I've heard a crew member went loopy and butchered them all then done himself in). Anyone with better accounts or facts would be great to hear from you on this one...not much info as you may have guessed

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcadian View Post
    Don't know if it was a warship, think trade actually but what about the "Mary Cellest"...spelling??? Apparently found her way home despite having no crew on board or all being dead depending which story you hear (I've read that the ship was just abandoned for no reason and I've heard a crew member went loopy and butchered them all then done himself in). Anyone with better accounts or facts would be great to hear from you on this one...not much info as you may have guessed
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Celeste

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pandemonium View Post
    I remember there were similar stories about Uss Forestall, look at the bottom of the page: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...battles-of-WW2
    Had a co-worker who was stationed on her and he related some stories about her being haunted. After the big fire, they had to store bodies in the meat locker(s), and few people after going in the meat locker years after the fire would go back in, saying they "saw/heard" something. Just relaying the story, can't say myself. As for the Battleship North Carolina, having grew up there and taking tours, I never heard of it being haunted till it was on an episode of "Ghost Hunters", while they had some "interesting" things happen. I also know a ship makes all sorts of weird noises, especially when all else is quiet. More likely it was the gators in the water making the "bump" noises.

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    the museum ship U.S.S. Salem in Quincy, Massachusetts is reported to be haunted.

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    my engineering mindset, has always made me very wary of believing in hauntings and ghosts......but on the other hand....as a student of history, I know that throughout history man always think they know "everything" when in fact they know very little and there are tons of things that we do not know, and do not understand...as we are not near as smart as we think we are.

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    No doubt about that. Still no reason to assume a paranormal explanation given how ****e to error human observation and memory are. There can be environmental explanations for 'hauntings' (EM, infrasound etc) but most of it is likely to be psychology and faulty perception. Also be wary of marketing efforts - it's still the easiest way to drum up tourist business.

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    Former HN Destroyer Leon(Lion), said to be the former USS Eldridge of THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT!!!11one eleven...

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