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The Queen Mary is a luxury cruise liner that traveled the North Atlantic Ocean. From its maiden voyage in 1936 until its retirement in 1967, the ship made more than 1,000 crossings. During World War II the Queen Mary was used to transport military troops, as well as prisoners of war, around the Pacific and Indian oceans. Thousands of troops were crowded onboard at once, and because the ship had been designed to travel the colder Atlantic rather than 39 Did You Know? Visitors to the former Navy ship USS Constellation have reported ghosts that looked so realistic that they were mistaken for costumed tour guides.
Of phenomenon they observed, how often they observed it, and what time of day and/or night it happened. He takes photographs at the scene, and if he finds anything that could be a potential sign of ghostly activity, he uses a forensic evidence kit to take samples, which he analyzes in his laboratory. In one case that he investigated at a Kentucky farmhouse, the owners reported that whenever it rained, blood dripped from one of the doors. Nickell gathered samples of the substance, and when he analyzed them, he found that the “blood” was nothing more than rust and other materials washing off the roof with rainwater and then dripping off the door.
Nickell gathered samples of the substance, and when he analyzed them, he found that the “blood” was nothing more than rust and other materials washing off the roof with rainwater and then dripping off the door. Nickell often finds logical explanations for things that are mistaken for paranormal activity, and in his many years of investigating he has never encountered a single ghost. Yet even though he is a known skeptic, he does not completely rule out that such entities exist. Rather, he is critical of those who assume that they do exist without adequate evidence.