When traveling throughout the United States, you will encounter a wealth of interesting sites to explore. In the U.S., many different houses, mansions, theatres, and other attractions hold their hold tales, legends, and ghostly residents. In this article, we will explore some of the most well known haunts and ghost tales that the nation offers paranormal enthusiasts, such as California’s Queen Mary.
First, we will start off in California where the bright sun and Hollywood allure often overshadow the beauty and intrigue of ghost stories harbored throughout some of the city sights. In Southern California, as you travel throughout the San Diego area, you will hear the whispers regarding the Whaley House, which is one of the oldest brick structure in the city that stands at two stories. Some call this site one of the most haunted houses in all of America. Today, the home serves as a museum, which was once the handiwork of Thomas Whaley, who completed construction in 1857. Many apparitions are said to dwell throughout the premises, including the former owner Whaley, as well as a baby that just won’t stop crying. The ghostly image of a dog is also encountered when visiting the house.
A trip to Long Beach, California will bring you to The Queen Mary, which is known as the fancy ocean liner that oozed elegance, grace, and wealth when it took to the water in 1936. It was 1967 when the Queen Mary took up a final docking position at Long Beach. Today, you can visit the site, which has since been transformed into a museum and hotel. Aboard, a host of paranormal sightings have taken place, including the ghost of what appears to be a young member of crew who lingers about the doorway with the number 13 on it. It is said that he lost his life in 1966 during a routine safety drill (how ironic). One watchman on night duty recalled that he often appears after the clamor of a large noise, as if a metal object was rolling in his direction.
In another city where the sun brightly shines and the weather is quite warn, Maco, North Carolina has a railroad crossing that has strange happenings attached to the location. The most popular ghost tale here comes from a railroad crossing with a history that can be traced back to the 1800s. The date was 1867 and a conductor was riding in the rear car when it unhinged itself from the train. He attempted to wave his lantern in the air to send out a warning to the following train, but could not prevent the crash that resulted in his decapitation. Ever since this gruesome event, witnesses claim that a moving light tends to appear at the Maco trestle, which some believe comes from the railroad lantern of the lost soul who lost his life many years ago. Legend has it that he still believes a train is following him through the night.