USS Salem

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This former Navy cruiser is now a museum ship and open to the public. The ship, in one of its duties, served as a hospital after the 1953 Ionian Earthquake, and many spirits from throughout the ship’s service are said to have lingered here. Ghost tours are offered regularly, a paranormal society is said to have its headquarters onboard, and the ship has been made into a haunted house during Halloween. The TV show Ghost Hunters featured the USS Salem on one of its episodes.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    42.244167, -70.97
    United States

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    GPS:
    42.24405989733634, -70.96991816071318
    County:
    Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Nearest Towns:
    Quincy, MA (1.8 mi.)
    Braintree, MA (2.1 mi.)
    Weymouth, MA (2.2 mi.)
    Hingham, MA (4.1 mi.)
    Milton, MA (4.9 mi.)
    Hull, MA (5.1 mi.)
    Holbrook, MA (6.5 mi.)
    Randolph, MA (6.7 mi.)
    South Boston, MA (7.4 mi.)
    Rockland, MA (8.3 mi.)

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    1. I work at the uss salem for halloween, when it happend i was 16 , being 17 now . At around 8:30 pm i asked one of our senior haunters if i could use the girls room , he ofcourse said yes and me and two of my friends went together. I walked in , turned on the lights and went into a one way swinging stall door stall . In the stall there was a hole in the side wall where i could see out of and i saw my friends . There was no one else in the bathroom. When i looked up at the door and the lock undid itself from the inside , which i could see and the door opened towards me which it physically cant . I screamed and ran , when i returned to my hallway i had scratches all over my arm . My friends all witnessed it and 2 others i work with claim it happend to them in the same bathroom. After many creepy experiences on the uss salem , i would personally confirm it being haunted.

    2. I visited the USS Salem when I was only 8 years old. As a small child I was very sensitive to spirits (unknown to me at that time). I visited during the summer, as I was walking down one of the stairs I could hear men speaking behind me. I turned and did not see anyone, but I did mention to my step sister that the men were loud. She said there was no one there and I was hearing things.
      As we walked through the areas that visitors were allowed, I could hear what sounded like doors closing and men speaking very loud as if there was something traumatic going on. I felt very uneasy and even made the comment there is ghosts.
      I felt sick and could not wait to get out of there.

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