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U.S.S. Midway

U.S.S. Midway paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 05/29/2019
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The USS Midway was the United States' longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, from 1945 to 1992.

910 N Harbor Dr
San Diego , CA 92101
Phone: (619) 544-9600
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 32.714600
Lon: -117.173080

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 2
Claims: 4
Evidence: 0
Resources: 3
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Vistor Rating: 0.0
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The USS Midway was the United States' longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, from 1945 to 1992. Approximately 200,000 sailors served aboard the carrier, known for several naval aviation breakthroughs as well as several humanitarian missions. It was the only carrier to serve the entire length of the Cold War and beyond. It is currently a museum ship in San Diego, California

Added by: sdonley on 08/01/2019 DB#:494


Stories are just that. Stories and personal accounts that have been reported about the location.

At one time the U.S.S. Midway was an aircraft carrier in the navy. It was decommissioned in 1992 after seeing action in Vietnam and being part of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Today she sits docked in San Diego and is a museum.

There have been claims that as many as 30 different ghosts reside on the U.S.S. Midway. People visiting the Midway have had mannequins on the ship move and appear to speak, while others have felt they were not alone when in the sick bay.

Additional visitors claim to have smelt what they believed to be old blood and stated the air felt very heavy.

Added by: sdonley on 08/01/2019 DB#:1485

Another San Diego staple is the USS Midway. While I was living in America's Finest City, the Midway Museum was not receptive to having any sort of paranormal team investigate the premises officially. I believe this may have changed but the only sanctioned investigation that occurred was by the San Diego Ghost Hunters. The ship was commissioned one week after the end of World War II and it was the largest tonnage ship in the world until 1955. The Midway saw action during Vietnam and was the flagship during Desert Storm. Stories of the haunting on the ship include the sighting of over 30 ghosts in the halls. However, as mentioned before, the staff and volunteers stay mum about paranormal activity. For me personally, I have recordings of strange voices, but given it was in a public location, it's easily debunkable.

Added by: sdonley on 08/01/2019 DB#:1486

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3041 08/01/2019 sdonley Mannequins on the ship move and appear to speak.
3042 08/01/2019 sdonley People have felt that they are not alone in the sick bay area.
3043 08/01/2019 sdonley The smell of old blood has been detected in the sick bay area.
3044 08/01/2019 sdonley The air seems to be heavy down in the sick bay area.

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10 Ships That Will Haunt Your Dreams - Association of Paranormal Study
Added: 08/01/2019 By: sdonley
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Top 11 Haunted Places in San Diego, CA
Added: 08/01/2019 By: sdonley
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Spirits of the Midway
Added: 08/01/2019 By: sdonley
This article talks about the paranormal activity aboard the ship that continues to be reported by guests.

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