Three large ships – the USS Little Rock, USS Croaker, and USS The Sullivans – are exhibited at the museum. Visitors and employees have seen apparitions, lights, shadows, and hear footsteps and voices. People are touched and have sense they are not alone. The USS The Sullivans, named after the five brothers who died on the USS Juneau during the Battle of the Solomon Islands, is haunted. Their mother christened the ship. Ironically, the USS Croaker sits next to the USS The Sullivan and it was the USS Croaker that avenged the death of the Sullivan brothers.
USS Little Rock – The United States Navy Cleveland-class light cruiser was launched in August 1944 and commissioned in June 1945. The Navy decommissioned the Little Rock in November 1976.
One sailor died in the missile house and another sailor was crushed between the ship and a mooring pier. In 1967, during the Six Day War, Israeli forces attacked the USS Liberty. The USS Little Rock provided zone security and medical assistance for the USS Liberty who were burned and injured causing a traumatic experience for those involved.
Christine Lis, tour guide, told Ghost Hunters: “One time I was on the Little Rock outside the large mess hall. I glanced off and saw this perfect black cut out of a guy. It was tall and perfect head and shoulders. It was standing completely still until I looked back and it was completely gone.”
In the pilot house people and seen an apparition dressed in an admirals suite. A blue pulsing light bounces on the ship and the blue light has even been videotaped.
USS The Sullivans – the ship came to the rescue of the USS Bunker Hill, an aircraft carrier, that was kamikazed in World War II and plucked over a 100 sailors out of the water.
Edward Kirkwood, ships’ duty officer, told Ghost Hunters: “Me and another employee, we go on board the USS Sullivan, and, as he came around by one of the lockers, he seen a half body and a burnt face floating off of one of the bunks. I’m glad I didn’t see it because that really would have been it for me.”
People hear disembodies footstep and voices. Lights flash in Morse code and a mist has appeared in photos, but no one can explain the blue light.
USS Croaker – On this submarine visitors sometimes experience a feeling of dread and see shadow people. Spirits have touched people and even tugged on their sleeves. When a sailor died onboard, the sailors was store in the freezers for weeks. Can you imagine searching for ice cream?