April 14, 2024
Outside the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge

New and seasoned paranormal investigators have argued over the age-old question “Can Spirits Attached to Objects?”. No matter which side of the argument you are on, the Titanic Museums will definitely give you something to think about.

Brief History

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner, operated by the White Star Line, which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City. Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, possibly making the sinking one of the deadliest for a single ship up to that time.The disaster drew much public attention, provided foundational material for the disaster film genre, and has inspired many artistic works.

RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time she entered service and the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. 

The ocean liner carried some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of immigrants from England, Scotland, Ireland, and elsewhere throughout Europe. Each and every passenger looking to cash in on the American Dream The Titanic had advanced safety features, such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors. The ship was equipped with 16 lifeboat davits, each of which were capable of lowering three lifeboats, for a total of 48 boats. Unfortunately, the ship carried only 20 lifeboats. Together, the 20 lifeboats were capable of holding 1,178 people—which was only about half the number of passengers on board. In addition, when the ship sank, many of the lifeboats were only about half full.

Grand Staircase inside the Titanic Museum

Why are the museums haunted?

The Titanic Museums in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Branson, Missouri are filled with artifacts from the passengers and crew that perished that fateful April night nearly 110 years ago. These artifacts carried the hopes and dreams of many of the passengers, essential to starting their new lives in America. It only makes sense to assume that in their final moments, these passengers clung to the hopes and dreams of their new lives their possessions represented.

Every object in the museums has their own unique air of sadness. Whether it be a old jacket, piece of dinnerware, or wedding ring, each item is significant. Both museums honor the memories of the 1,496 people who lost their lives on April 14, 1912. Could the lost souls of the RMS Titanic still be waiting for their doomed voyage to dock or are they trying to see how their memories are being portrayed?

Third Class Dishes during an overnight ghost hunt

Evidence

The museums have over 400 REAL Titanic artifacts valued at over $4 million. In some cases the actual wedding bands passengers were wearing when they perished on Titanic. Could these artifacts have the spirits of the lost passengers attached to them? Do the lost souls of the crew and passengers now roam the halls of the museums? 

Employees have had significant paranormal experiences at both locations since they opened 16 years ago. Museum guests, employees, and ghost hunters alike have heard the sounds of walking in empty hallways, disembodied screams, child handprints on glass, wet foot/shoe prints and amazing meter activity. 

Ghost Adventures showcased the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri in Season 15. The team experienced several light anomalies, the apparition of a little boy, and several voices over a Spirit Sweep Device. Zak and his team spoke to a little boy spirit and the possible spirits of several other passengers. The abundance of evidence captured by TV shows and Employees suggests that there is definitely something walking the halls of the museums.

Are you brave enough to walk the halls of the Titanic at night?

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