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The USS Olympia was a Navy cruiser from 1895 until 1922, and, now restored, she is stationed as a part of the Independence Seaport Museum. Her violent past as a warship may have led to her various hauntings: shadowy forms, unexplained voices, and spooky apparitions.

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    Penn's Landing
    Philadelphia PA
    United States

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    39.94592382623668, -75.14028776190185
    Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
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    1. The ship did not have such a violent hisoty. it was SOTA for the end of the 19th centruy and obsolete by 1906. The fklag ship at the battle of Manilla that was such a one sided afair it would be hard to imagine any violent ghost haunting her. She is a wonderful example of pre-dreadnought technology with lavish appointments and frosted glass doors inside. Parked just accross the Delaware from the USS New Jersey an Iowa class Battleship and the ultimate expression of Dreadnought technology it is a faciniating look back in time, but i don’t think she’s haunted.

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