$130.00 per person (25 people minimum - 40 people maximum)
Members Only - No guests (no one under the age of 18) Anyone wanting to attend must join BAGH and signup individually.
Depending on how many people signup, we will be split up into groups of 5 -7 for the optimal investigation experience. We will be rotating specific areas that are reported to have the most paranormal activity.
This event is exclusive to our group. (There will be no one else on the ship besides our group and our docents.) The price includes dinner with non-alcoholic beverages and continental breakfast with non-alcoholic beverages, both on board the Hornet. Paranormal investigation until 2:00am with specific areas opened all night/morning for after hours investigating. Overnight accommodations in the berthing areas.
DRESS WARM/APPROPRIATE - wear closed toe shoes (they will not let you investigate with opened to shoes). I suggest layered clothing (gloves and beanies are excellent options). Do not wear any clothing with reflective surfaces or clothing that drags. Please do not wear any perfume, cologne or scented lotions as it makes it hard to determine if there are any phantom smells.
This is a National Historic landmark. Please be respectful to the Hornet museum. There are many steep ladders which dub for stairs. You will be traveling from one level to another, and the ceilings are lower than normal. Plus, the hatches (doorways) have knee knockers. You have to be careful when maneuvering through the ship.
WHAT YOU SHOULD/CAN BRING:
For Investigation: Please bring a flashlight (nothing too powerful). You can bring handheld cameras, recorders, K2 meters and any equipment you would like with the exception of live streaming equipment, Ouija Boards and headlamp style flashlights.
For Overnight stay: Please bring sleeping bag/blankets, pillow and toiletries. (There are no showers available aboard the ship.)
WHAT YOU CANNOT BRING/DO:
Do not bring any alcohol or drugs. Do not wander into restricted areas. These designated areas will be marked using "red lights" during the investigation and censored alarms after lights out. Anyone breaking these or any other Hornet rules will be removed immediately from the ship with absolutely no refund.
For History about the USS Hornet please go to their website.
SOME PARANORMAL STORIES FROM THE USS HORNET (from USS Hornet website)
"In general, an aircraft carrier is considered to be one of the six most dangerous places in the world to work. The Hornet was powered by super-hot steam that exceeded 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Sometimes the room temperature would exceed 125 degrees, causing crewmen to die from heatstroke. If a steam pipe ruptured, it would release an invisible stream of intense heat capable of killing sailors instantly before they were aware of what happened. Their blood was instantly boiled beneath their skin, causing their skin to fall off their bodies. One crewman had his arm severed by one of these invisible steam jets, causing him to pass out. He bled to death in this room and when fellow shipmates found him, they discovered that the steam had boiled his blood and peeled his skin from his body. Now his ghost inhabits this room, sometimes accompanied by engine sounds. The ghost has been detected by the master control panel.
"I visited the USS Hornet with my family this past summer on reunion day. Because my grandfather had served on her in WWII, we got a "private" tour by one of the guides and off we went below decks with a video camera going and my grandfather’s small WWII notebook with the layout of the ship in it. Then we took a regular tour with a group of people. We videotaped our whole time there, several hours’ worth. When we ran the video, we noticed what appeared to be a flash of light down by what was the medical treatment area in WWII. I thought it was just a reflection off a fixture or something. But there was no light attached to the video camera. And no one else was down there except my family and the tour guide and they were all next to me. When we slowed the video down frame by frame, it isn't a flash of light at all. What you can clearly see is a sleeve of a white uniform with dark stripes at the end of the sleeve and a hand in reaching across the hallway. It is a side view and it appears at the far end of the hall slowly, and then is pulled back suddenly. We were standing still at the time. This is in the background far back in the hall. What you find in the frame in the foreground just past the doorway near where we are appears to be faint, but you can make out one sailor, with his white hat cocked back on head and a pack of cigarettes rolled up in his short sleeves cradling an injured man's head in his lap that is sprawled out on the ground. There is no doubt about the sleeve I spoke about in the background being there. As for the sailor in the foreground, several of us watched it in slow motion a lot. Some here felt it might just be a reflection off the floor. But we all agreed we could clearly make out the pack of cigarettes rolled up in the short-sleeve shirt. None of this is visible when you watch the video normally except for what appears to be a brief flash of light. You only see this when you go frame by frame."
"I was on the junior crew sleepover on April 7th and 8th, but I was in a Girl Scout troop. My friend Becca and I were coming out of the doorway closest to the kitchen when we heard somebody scream help, we looked around, but no one was there, and if you don't believe, me ask Bob Fowler and ask about a girl with a really big pillow. He was with us and he heard it. That night at ghost stories, my troop and I saw someone in our cabin. He was the man in khakis and he was in our cabin. We threw a deck of cards (yea I know its dumb) the cards went threw him and then Bob came in and told us "lights out", when he turned out the lights 5 min. later, our reading lams went out!"
"Dad was lying in his rack, and a guy walked up and told him, "I used to sleep their", and walked