This luxury cruise liner turned World War II troop carrier has seen its fair share of tragedy and terror since its maiden voyage in 1936. Time Magazine declared the ship one of America’s 10 most haunted places and the docked Queen Mary lives up to her reputation.
Nightly ghost tours lead spectre spotters on spine-tingling wanders below decks, taking in the engine room where a 17-year-old sailor was crushed to death while trying to escape a fire. There are also stories of a lady in white roaming the decks and lingering spirits of children drowned in the pool.
A paranormal investigator accompanies the brave with ghost-detecting devices and you can even sleep overnight. If you dare.
From LAX, John Wayne Airport/Orange County Airport or Long Beach Airport there are trains and free shuttle buses available to take you directly to the ship.
A Paranormal Ship Walk costs US$52.