Paranormal Story Archives
June 2002 Page 23
by Max F.
Back in the early eighties, I lived in Los Angeles and was visited by a friend of mine from out of town. We decided to go to the Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor for dinner and to explore the ship.
After dinner, we started exploring and, because we are both great lovers of all things nautical, sneaked into some areas that were "out of bounds." One of these was an area behind what seemed to be the old ship's theater, where there was a long passageway that ran along the superstructure on the starboard side. We were amazed at the amount and depth of the dust on the floor of the passage, and at one point, stopped, having found an old newspaper dated in the 1940s, lying under a layer of dust. We picked it up and realized that apparently no one had been in that passage or disturbed the dust in all that time, since the floor under the paper was perfectly clean.
As we were looking at the paper, we simultaneously felt a very damp chill and unpleasant feeling in the passage. We both stood abruptly and spun around to look back down the passage the way we had come. There was a third set of footprints between those of my friend and myself in the dust, which led up to within a few feet of where we had stopped, but did not return. They just ended right there. I knelt down and touched one of the prints. It was dripping wet, freshly made.
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