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The World War II battleship is believed to be haunted by a blond sailor who shows up in passageways and another sailor who peeks out from portholes. Witnesses say hatch doors slam, cold spots are felt and footsteps are heard.

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    1 Battleship Rd NE
    Wilmington, NC 28401
    United States

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    34.2365753, -77.95414440000002
    New Hanover County, North Carolina
    Nearest Towns:
    Belville, NC (0.8 mi.)
    Wilmington, NC (0.9 mi.)
    Hightsville, NC (2.6 mi.)
    Navassa, NC (3.3 mi.)
    Wrightsboro, NC (4.1 mi.)
    Leland, NC (5.3 mi.)
    Kings Grant, NC (5.5 mi.)
    Kings Grant, NC (5.7 mi.)
    Silver Lake, NC (6.5 mi.)
    Seagate, NC (6.6 mi.)

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    1. Phasma Paranormal can testify that the USS NC is ACTIVE! We’ve been on both day and night investigations and have had everything from orbs, to unexplained footsteps, bangs, knocks, MEL Meter alarms, visible orbs and such to occur. It is a MUST see in NC!

    2. While visitthe US north Carolina with my wife one week day in the afternoon I was filming on my smart phone and all seemed fine. In one of the hallways there is a sign that has a red light and the socket says BLUE so on film I made a joke and said leave it to the navy to mess that up and as I played it back later after we made it home that whole part sounded like a siren was going off it really freaked me out. If you are in to this it’s a really good trip.

    3. well i went there with my uncle nd i remeber goin downstairs where theres like beds and all nd sumthin pulled my hair and i turned around nd my uncle nd aunt were like 10 feet away nd no one was around me nd i started to cry cuz that really hurt and i got scaredd

    4. My son and I toured I think in 2004 or so and we were there on a weekday off season and we pretty much closed the place. I sensed that we weren’t alone (though there were no tourists where we were) and I heard stuff – didn’t worry about that figured it’s metal it’s moving a little etc but then I heard banging and felt cold spots. Was SURE it was haunted (before I even knew it was). Then late in the gift shop I saw the book about the stories of sitings on the ship and then I knew so – yes I say it is.

    5. In the galley witnessed sailors hanging in hamicks. Two sailors laying in the door way appeared to have been blown up. In the Dr. Office onboard a wounded sailor having his chest worked on.

    6. I have been there many times and can say it’s haunted. Was walking around with my dad, younger sister and brother when someone calls my name. I thought it was them but they were all at the other side of the boat. Seen someone walking in front of me know more than 2 inches from me, felt cold spot’s, talking, and movement near me. By the way nobody was close to me.

    7. It was about 20 years ago that me and my Husband and our kids went to the NC Battle ship.I had been there before when I was a child.We walked all over the ship and when we were on a floor that I can’t remember there was a tour guide there in a long hall and he was standing at a doorway and was telling us about the room he was in front of.The room he was telling us about was where the Soldiers washed their clothes and the bed my family and some other people were standing around and I was standing right across from the door way,as the man kept talking and the other people,I saw walking down the hall a man with some kind of uniform on.He had in his arms a thick folded bunch of blankets.At this time the other people were leaving with the tour guide and going down the hall but I didn’t want to leave and kept standing there because of what I was seeing.this man with the blankets went into that room where the clothes were to be washed and he put the blankets into a washer and stood streight up and looked right at husband and kids were ready to leave and kept on at me to go,I finally did after this man just dissapeared.

    8. Lived on this ship for a week, days and nights. Went roaming around at all hours. Filmed and recorded nothing unusual. Caretaker sells books and tells ghost stories to make some extra cash. Nothing wrong with that. Capitalism works!

    9. I am 48 years old. When I was 16 the Boy Scouts did a several day long event at the Battleship grounds. I volunteered to watch the younger siblings, ie.. babies and 2 year old kids, in the Captains cabin on the Battleship. Hey it has AC, so who wouldn’t. I was not aware of the Ghost till after the first day. We always felt watched. They asked if we were afraid. I told him no we had a feeling of being watched but protected. It didn’t bother the kids at all, so I volunteered the next year too.

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