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The Titanic Exhibit – Haunted?

If you’re a fan of the Sci Fi Channel’s Ghost Hunters like I am, then you know last week they investigated a very unusual spot: The Georgia Aquarium, which had been one of the stops for the traveling Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.

A HAUNTED EXHIBIT?

Man, I sure wish I had known the exhibit was rumored to be haunted when we’d seen it in Denver a couple of years back. It certainly has a creepy, haunted feeling, but mostly that’s due to the fact that you knew the stuff on display had once belonged to real people –and which had spent a great deal of time resting in what could have been a permanent watery grave if it hadn’t been excavated like it had.

Except, now I’m wondering if that’s not the only reason for the exhibit’s haunted feeling. I certainly never expected the TAPS team to find anything. The last thing I would have expected was them to see shadow figures or capture an EVP, but…that’s what happened. Crazy!

But very interesting. I can’t help but wonder which artifact or artifacts has someone’s energy attached to it. That would be neat to figure out. Even neater if you knew who had owned that artifact. Then you could better communicate with that person’s spirit.

TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION

If you’ve never been, it’s worth the price of admission. (Which is about $27.)

You have to buy a ticket for a specific viewing, it’s not just one of those exhibits you can drop in on any old time you want. They have set entry times.

When you get there, you’re given a boarding pass which tells you who you are (a real life passenger aboard the ship), where you were traveling from, who you were traveling with, what class you were booked under, your cabin number, your reason for travel, and even gives a passenger fact, if known. Then at the end of the exhibit you can scan the list of survivors or those who didn’t make it to see what your fate was.

I kept my husband’s boarding pass. (I thought I had kept mine too. I was a first class passenger. some kind of lady with a title, but I don’t remember either what her name or title was now.)

But my husband was Mr. Michael Navratil (aka Louis Hoffman). He was traveling in 2nd class with his two small sons, Michael (3) and Edmond (2). He was from Nice, France, but booked them all under the false name of Hoffman because he was going through a nasty custody battle with his wife. He thought this would make her follow, and they’d all be reunited again in New York.

He ended up dying, but I believe his sons survived.

The Titanic exhibit is interesting, sad, eerie, but amazing. I’ve made my husband watch Titanic the movie over and over and over again. He was not looking forward to me dragging him to the exhibit. But he ended up enjoying it immensely and found it extremely interesting.

To see where Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition can currently be experienced, click here.

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her on a tennis court somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
http://www.courtneymroch.com

One thought on “The Titanic Exhibit – Haunted?

  1. Maybe it’s a girl thing, because my hubby hated the movie too. He’s like, “What’s the point when you already know what’s coming?” Me, I saw it in theaters time and again and bawled my eyes out.

    On the other hand, he IS a big ghost hunting fan, and this sounds like an amazing exhibit. The fact that you don’t just move through it as a bystander, but are assigned an actual passenger identity must make it so much more eerie, personal, and real. What an amazing idea. Would love to go if it ever came to our area.

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