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The Haunted Hornet

October 02, 2017

Reputed to be one of the most haunted places in the country, the U.S.S. Hornet was the eighth ship to bear the name when launched in 1943. During her deployment in the Pacific Ocean, the ship racked up numerous naval decorations for wiping out almost 1,500 Japanese aircrafts, and destroying over a million tons of shipments belonging to the Axis enemies. Sadly, over 300 people lost their lives during the 27-year period the ship was operational, most of them in battle, and some suicides.

Since the decommissioning of the U.S.S. Hornet in June of 1970, she has been declared a National Historic Landmark as well as a California Historical Landmark, and was opened to the public in 1998 as the U.S.S. Hornet Museum in Alameda, California. Over the years, crew members and visitors have reported unexplained phenomena: feelings of being touched, or even pushed, when no one else is around, objects moving from one area to another, and apparitions in military garb appearing to work and function as if they were still alive. For more information, call (510) 521-8448, or click here.

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