What Makes the Titanic Museum Haunted?

Outside the Titanic Museum in Branson, Missouri

The Titanic Museums are filled with artifacts from the passengers and crew that perished that fateful April night nearly 110 years ago. Could these artifacts have the spirits of the lost passengers attached to them?

History

The 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 British passenger liner 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.

The ship was capable of carrying 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. Of the estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, making the sinking possibly one of the deadliest for a single ship up to that time.

The Music Room inside the Titanic Museum

Why are the Museums Haunted?

New and seasoned paranormal investigators have argued over the age-old question “Can Spirits Attach to Objects?”. Some people say that spirits can only be in a building or on certain land. Depending on how you look at it, a building is just a giant object. So could these artifacts have the spirits of the lost passengers attached to them? Why would the lost souls of the crew and passengers now roam the halls of the museums?

The Museums are filled with over 400 REAL Titanic artifacts valued at over $4 million from the passengers and crew that perished that fateful April night nearly 110 years ago. In some cases the actual wedding bands passengers were wearing when they perished on Titanic. These artifacts carried the hopes and dreams of many of the passengers, all 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.

The Grand Staircase inside the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Paranormal Evidence

Employees and guests 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. Locked doors and display cases have opened after the museum closed. Books in the gift shop have been thrown off the shelf after hours and have been caught on security cameras.

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. Do you think that you’re brave enough to walk the halls of the Titanic at night?

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