Haunted NC Battleship North Carolina
The USS North Carolina was the first of the Navy's fast, modern battleships to be commissioned in the late 1930s. She served the United States well in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and now serves as a WWII Memorial and Museum. Permanently docked along the Cape Fear River across from Wilmington, the battleship's serene setting belies the haunted happenings that routinely occur there. Throughout the years, employees and visitors have reported paranormal activity that ranges from banging and odd sounds to sightings of partial and full body apparitions. Knocks, voices, odd smells, electric equipment and lights turned on and off, and faces appearing in windows on the ship have also been reported. One apparition seen many times by various people is a young man with blonde hair, dressed in a naval uniform.
Paranormal investigators Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson brought their T.A.P.S. team to North Carolina in 2005 to tape an episode of their popular SyFy program Ghost Hunters. They spent two days exploring the ship and produced evidence of paranormal activity, as did other groups that have investigated before and since. Long-time night watchman, Danny Bradshaw, wrote a chilling book documenting some of his ghostly experiences during his twenty-plus years on the job. Ghosts on the Battleship North Carolina is an easy seventy-three page read that will have your hair standing on end from start to finish, a recommended read prior to visiting the ship.