The Story Of This Haunted Alabama Ship Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine
The USS Alabama (BB-60) was the sixth ship of the United States Navy and served in World War II. This 680-foot ship, also known as “Lucky A,” was launched in 1942 and brought to Mobile Bay in 1965. Today, the USS Alabama (BB-60) operates as a museum. If you decide to visit this historic attraction, you may get much more than you paid for. To better understand what I mean, read on.
While the USS Alabama (BB-60) was under construction, two men died in the Norfolk shipyard. After launching in 1942, the ship served for 37 months without any fatalities due to enemy fire. However, death under friendly fire claimed the lives of eight men. These mens’ bodies were left unrecognizable.
Many visitors of the USS Alabama (BB-60) have reported hearing and seeing strange things. For example, several visitors have heard footsteps coming towards them. When they turned around, nobody was there. Many visitors have also reported seeing apparitions in the cooks’ galley and the officers’ quarters. The solid steel hatches have also been seen shutting on their own. What seems to be going on is the men who died aboard the ship have never left.
According to employees, the USS Alabama (BB-60) isn’t haunted. None of them have seen or heard anything strange while on duty. The only strange event that’s taken place is when an angel protected a child that was lost while visiting the ship.
If you’re still having second thoughts as to whether or not the USS Alabama (BB-60) is haunted, you can go and see for yourself (address below) because Battleship Memorial Park (final resting place for the ship) is open to the public. Keep in mind, unless you’re an employee or part of a youth group, you aren’t allowed to stay the night aboard the ship.
Have you ever visited the USS Alabama (BB-60)? Do you believe it’s haunted? Please share your thoughts with us!
Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Pkwy
Mobile, AL 36602
For a closeup look of the USS Alabama (BB-60), check out this amazing drone video: