Join Navy Sea Captain 'One-legged Jo', for Famous Ghost Ship Tales


PLEASE NOTE DATE AND ADDRESS CHANGE!  Sorry for any inconvenience the date and address change may have caused. The previous restaurant required a minimum order for our party that I couldn't guarantee, so I decided to book at the Old Spaghetti factory Gastown instead. The new date will be Saturday, May 3rd at 7pm. Reservations are confirmed and under either my name, "Johanna", or "Coldspotters". Reservations will be given away after ten minutes, so please be on time! Hope to see you all there!


Ahoy Mateys! I have come on land for but a brief moment in time, to share with you some of the stories I have witnessed during my sailing on the seven seas. These tales are as cold and chilling as the ocean depths themselves. Ships like the famous Baychimo, Octavius, Flying Dutchman, and the Ourang Medan will be only a few of the spooky tales I will reveal. 

According to widely circulated reports, in June of 1947 — or, according to alternate accounts, February of 1948 — multiple ships traversing the trade routes of the straits of Malacca, which is located between the sun drenched shores of Sumatra and Malaysia, claimed to have picked up a series of SOS distress signals. The unknown ship’s message was as simple as it was disturbing:

“All officers, including captain are dead, lying in chatrooms and bridge. Possibly whole crew dead.” This communication was followed by a burst of indecipherable Morse code, then a final, grim message: “I die.” This cryptic proclamation was followed by tomb-like silence.


So join me dear land-folk, if you dare, for an unforgettable night of Maritime enigmas. For soon, I will pick up my oars and be off to the depths of the mysterious unknown.

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  • patricia c.

    The evening was fun , and interesting ghost stories !

    1 · May 4, 2014

    • Johanna P.

      Thank you Patricia! And thanks for your chat afterwards. Dying to hear some of your stories.....!

      May 4, 2014

    • patricia c.

      Welcome you deserve thanks for all you did last night I love your captain outfit you where great ! I can hardly wait until the meetup when it's about the Mentally Ill hospital I am also happy to know your interested in my hauntings Take Care for now !

      1 · May 4, 2014

  • jojo

    Johanna Thanks all your ghost stories

    1 · May 3, 2014

    • Johanna P.

      Thank you Jojo! It was great to see you again. Love your hair btw!

      May 4, 2014

  • Kerri

    Although the Old Spaghetti Factory was too loud, Captain Jo's ghost stories, costume and her mate made it fun and exciting. Great meeting new faces and looking forward to many more. Well done Jo, thank you!!!

    1 · May 4, 2014

    • Johanna P.

      Thank you dear lass. 'Twas good to have you aboard last eve. Until next time.... Captain Jo.

      May 4, 2014

  • Andrea

    Definitely a fun night! A great performance from the lovely Captain Jo. It was great to see all the audience interaction as well. I look forward to the next spooky legend meetup!

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Louise C.

    This was a well thought out, incredibly fun adventure on the high seas! Capt Jo was charming, theatrical, and did an amazing job of putting tonight together! I can't wait for the next adventure!

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Marie-Pierre M.

    A fun evening of stories about ghosts and ghost ships.

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Marie-Pierre M.

    I had a terrific time and loved the old spaghetti factory & their fun loving staff. The hotel/hostel I was telling you & Andrea about is the St Clair hotel on Richards street.
    Thank you for the stories Johanna.

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Johanna P.

    I had a fantastic evening aboard my ship with my VIP guests at the Captain's table.

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • jojo

    See u all tonight

    May 3, 2014

  • Johanna P.

    There seems to be some confusion regarding this meetup and rumors that it has been cancelled. I am not sure how this occurred, however, the meetup is still going on this Saturday night at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown at 7pm sharp! Hope to see you all there!

    May 3, 2014

  • Louise C.

    I hope it's not canceled:( pls update details ASAP, whomever is in charge, thanks

    May 2, 2014

    • Johanna P.

      The meetup has NOT been cancelled. I am not sure where this rumor started from, however, the time and place have been changed. It is now at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown, this Saturday evening at 7pm sharp.

      May 3, 2014

  • jojo

    are we cancel tomorrow night at Old Spaghetti Factory?

    May 2, 2014

    • Johanna P.

      No, the meetup has NOT been canceled. It has just changed places!

      May 3, 2014

  • Reesa B.

    Unfortunately we will not be able to make the meetup Sat.

    May 2, 2014

    • Johanna P.

      Ok...thank you for the headsup Reesa! Hope to see you at the next one!

      May 2, 2014

  • Johanna P.

    Attendees, please note that the content I will be sharing is of adult nature, and is NOT recommended for anyone under 18. Please be advised.

    April 26, 2014

  • jojo

    ok see u there :@

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Johanna P.

    Captain 'One-Legged Jo' has arrived ashore in her ship 'The Silver Mermaid II". After a scrub down from the salty sea air, and a couple ale at the local Pub, she will be ready to welcome you aboard her 'vessel' for haunted stories of several ghost ships she has come across during her 30 year voyage across the 7 seas. Please don't be late for this special event as Captain Jo is particular with punctuality, and if you cross her, you just may end up with an eye patch as well..... ARG!

    (Please note that this affair will be held at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown at 7pm sharp. Reservations are confirmed under "Johanna" or "Coldspotters".

    See you then mates.....

    April 26, 2014

  • jojo

    ok i see u there

    April 12, 2014

  • jojo

    i am coming

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Marlene

    Sorry my puppie is having surgery this week. Have fun & next time for sure. :)

    1 · April 10, 2014

  • Ryan

    Is there a cost for this one?

    1 · March 29, 2014

    • Marlene

      No cost unless you order drink or food but you could just enjoy some ice water & listen to the tales from the sea!

      1 · March 29, 2014

  • Kate

    this will be my first coldspotters meetup! looking forward to meeting y'all :)

    3 · March 24, 2014

  • Reesa B.

    I will be bringing Sue.

    2 · March 10, 2014

  • jojo

    Hi Joh
    I am not sure yet!

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Dwight B.

    Im gonna be out of town that weekend :(

    February 18, 2014

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