USS Salem: Dead in the Water

Friday, September 18, 2015
From 6:30 PM to 1:00 AM

USS Salem by Frank Grace

USS Salem by Frank Grace

USS Salem

739 Washington Street
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

Please read our event policy before you purchase tickets.

6:30 PM to 1:00 AM

Your $99 ticket includes dinner, lectures, and hours of ghost investigating in this historic ship!

USS Salem by Frank Grace

USS Salem by Frank Grace

Built between 1945-49 in Quincy, the USS Salem never saw combat but was instrumental during the Cold War at keeping the Soviets at bay. One of just three Des Moines-class heavy cruisers ever built, she was the last all-gun heavy cruiser to enter commission.

Decommissioned in 1959, the USS Salem returned to its birthplace of Quincy in 1994 and has become a part of the United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum.

It has also become one of New England’s most visited haunts, and was included in a season five episode of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters.

USS Salem Surgery by Frank Grace

USS Salem Surgery by Frank Grace

Nearly everyone who has investigated the Salem has returned with some kind of experience and numerous examples of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP), but this is also one location where ghosts appear to be seen as much as heard. Apparitions are reported throughout the ship. Women are spotted in the birthing room, with frequent EVP clips screaming for someone to “Get it out!” Then there’s the ghost in the machine (shop).

No matter where you go throughout the 717-foot long ship, there’s a report of some kind of activity. Don’t miss out on your chance to investigate one of the world’s most haunted ships!


6:30 PM – Arrive/Meet and Greet

7:00 PM – Dinner

7:45 PM – Lectures and historical overview of the site

9:00 PM to 1:00 AM – Investigations

Want to Spend the Night Aboard the USS Salem After Our Investigation?
After you purchase your ticket to this event, we will forward you instructions at a later date on how to purchase a bunk for the rest of the night directly from the ship. Only attendees of this event may purchase a bunk for the night on this date. Bunks are limited, and will be offered in order of event ticket purchase (meaning the first person to buy a ticket gets the first option at a bunk).

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3 thoughts on “USS Salem: Dead in the Water

  1. Sean M ( aka SeanX ) says:

    As much s I wish I could attend…I cannot…BUT, I have walked the Salem & it is Legit haunted…I would like to do a total ship wide spook chase during a T storm…good energy for the spirit realm, btw ( for cross overs) I have seen a Officer & felt the presence of others on th

  2. Sean M ( aka SeanX ) says:

    cont. due to interruption: …I felt/seen entities on the USS SALEM & know there are the More around the grounds of the former shipyard where the USS Salem is presently berthed…the City of Quincy & the owners of the location should do vastly more beyond to keep the ship in Quincy.!

  3. anonymous says:

    Hi! I’ve only been there once, but the adventure on the ship was one of my fondest memories. In the summer, I took a trip with the NYLC group to Boston for the yearly conference. Our last day in Boston before we had to fly back home (I went on my own, as did the others), we spent the night on the USS Salem. The boys and girls had different bunker rooms, so we sat our stuff down and ate dinner. I told my friend I was going to do my own investigation aboard and she agreed to come along. We set an alarm for 1:00 am but were to impatient to wait. So we headed out around 11 or 12. Sneaking past the camp teachers wasn’t easy, so we avoided the main walking paths. We made our way to the bathroom and stopped when we heard a noise. There are little peep-holes where you can see out of the bathroom and into the hallway. We heard loud footsteps, like boots, and when we looked out there was nothing there. We kept going and heard banging on the pipes, like fists hitting the walls. I shone a light down into the lowest floor, where it was extremely dark, but the flashlight’s light seemed to be swallowed up by the darkness. It really freaked me out. we went back and went to bed. A couple hours later I woke up and felt breath on the back of my neck. I was facing towards the wall and was frozen stiff until I felt a hand on my back. I turned over and it stopped. In the morning the group left, and even though its been a couple months I feel like it was yesterday.

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