Real or imagined, the Southland is home to many haunted places. Reports of the paranormal, from sounds to apparitions, go back for centuries. Believers in the phenomena feel that when a person passes away tragically, or violently, their spirit remains for revenge or lingers in confusion. For those who swear to have experienced images and sounds from the other side, this is not news. For those who don’t, believe these five haunted places may just prove a surprise.
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
The tour guides are proud to present the historic queen of the seas as haunted. Recognized as a top national “haunted place” by TIME magazine recently, special tours are available replete with paranormal hot spots and stores recalling apparitions. From drownings in the ship’s pool to the sailor killed in the engine room, including the “lady in white,” stories recount inexplicable sounds and sightings. A Hunted Encounters Passport takes tourists from topside into the bowels of the ship, and there is a possibility of ghostly encounters if you put your imagination into it.