This past weekend I got to talking with a friend of a friend from Florida about ghosts. She lives in Jacksonville and, knowing I’d once lived there too, asked if I’d heard about the haunted house in Mayport.
Nope, but it’s something I noted in my “Look Into for a Possible Post” file.
GHOSTS ON THE HIGH SEAS
We then got to talking about coastal ghost stories and sightings and she asked, “What about shipwrecks? Are they haunted too?”
I hadn’t actually heard of any. I had heard of ghost ships –spectral images of ones that had sunk that are reported to still haunt the waters where they’d sailed. But I’d never heard of ghost stories from people who’d explored shipwrecks.
It got us to wondering, “Can ghosts even haunt underwater?”
This was before I had a chance to watch last week’s Destination Truth, which I had recorded and intended to watch over the weekend before my husband surprised me with a birthday party and a house full of guests.
DIVING FOR GHOSTS
The other day I got some time to catch up and watch DT, and boy did my mouth drop when I saw the preview for tonight’s episode. How weird that I’d just been talking about haunted shipwrecks and BAM! Josh and crew will be conducting the world’s first televised underwater paranormal investigation.
I added in “televised” because I have a feeling some divers somewhere have conducted an informal investigation of a haunted shipwreck at some point in time. Maybe they weren’t part of a paranormal investigation group, but I found a video on YouTube (embedded below) about haunted shipwrecks. Divers have most definitely encountered underwater paranormal activity before.
No doubt that’s why Josh and gang are investigating this World War II Japanese Fleet laying at the bottom of the Pacific. Other divers must have reported odd experiences happening there.
HOW DO YOU HUNT GHOSTS UNDERWATER?
I don’t know what they’ll turn up, but if nothing else, just knowing how Josh is and the fact that this is such a novel investigation, it ought to be very entertaining.
(But what a challenging thing to investigate, eh? Can they waterproof the FLIR to use it? What about EVPs? Will they be able to catch any? I’m looking forward to finding out how they gather evidence for this one.)
COOL YOUTUBE VID ABOUT GHOST SHIPWRECKS
If you’re thinking maybe haunted shipwrecks was on the friend’s mind because she’d seen the Destination Truth preview, perhaps. She doesn’t watch much TV, though, and she definitely doesn’t watch much Syfy channel. So whether it’s an odd coincidence or she saw a preview that snuck in subliminally, I may never know… All I do know is my interest is now piqued in haunted shipwrecks!)