The USS Hornet is an alleged haunted retired aircraft carrier that is now a museum ship docked in Alameda, California. It was built in 1942 and served in every major engagement in World War II from March 1944 until June 1945. During the war, the USS Hornet was an aircraft carrier equipped with fighter, bombing and torpedo squadrons that managed to shoot down hundreds of enemy planes, sink many enemy ships and took part in many successful air attacks. It was one of the most successful and decorated ships in the U.S Navy, earning a reputation for being one of the luckiest ships in the navy with a successful combat record.
In addition to its role in World War II, the allegedly haunted USS Hornet also played a key role in one of the most significant events in human history – the recovery of the Apollo 11 astronauts. On July 24, 1969, the USS Hornet was the primary recovery ship for the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned mission to land on the Moon. The ship was responsible for recovering the three-man crew, as well as the lunar module and other equipment. This historic event marked the first time humans had set foot on another celestial body and the USS Hornet was there to play a crucial role in the recovery of the astronauts and their equipment.
However, the USS Hornet is not just known for its historical significance. It is also considered to be one of the most haunted places in America, with many reports of strange occurrences and paranormal activity from those who have visited the ship.
The Hornet crew members believe that the spirits that haunt the ship are those of former crew members who have come back to the ship after passing away. They believe that the spirits are connected to the ship and the events that took place there, and that they may be reliving past experiences or performing the same actions over and over again, a phenomenon known as residual haunting.
Many visitors to the rumored to be haunted USS Hornet have reported feeling a sense of unease or fear while on the ship, and some have even claimed to have seen ghostly figures or heard strange noises. Some have reported being touched by unseen hands, and others have seen shadows moving along the passageways.
The USS Hornet Museum now offers tours that take visitors through the ship and highlight some of the known haunted areas. One such area is the Admiral’s Conference Room, which is said to be one of the most active places on the ship for paranormal activity. Visitors may also take a flashlight tour, where visitors are given flashlights that are turned on just enough for spirits to turn them on.
The USS Hornet is also known for its sickbay, where several paranormal experiences have been reported. One such incident was recorded with an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) where a voice said “My name. This area is considered to be peaceful and safe and the spirits are believed to be friendly and benign.
Despite the claims of paranormal activity, the USS Hornet is a peaceful and safe place, surrounded by the beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay. The ship is being restored back to its glory days, and visitors can witness the history and technological advancements of that time. It’s a unique way to learn and explore the past while having a chance of encountering the spirits of the past.