Remember, you can turn the music off by clicking on the moving bars in the upper left corner.
When I arrived there was a large group of nervous and excited guests, not sure what to expect, standing in Titanic: The Experience’s main lobby. Some had taken the tour before and the were whispering about things that had happened to them.
“We were walking through the room with the hot coal, and someone tapped me on my shoulder. No one was there, no one was behind me; I was the last one in the room!”
“I felt a tug on my skirt and thought it was my daughter, but she was standing with my husband by the Deck chair!”
“…the chain was moving, I swear it!”
“I saw it move too.”
Although because of the delicate condition of the artifacts, you aren’t allowed to take photographs inside the exhibit, one man had taken a picture of the Ghost Tour guides in the gift shop, and was brandishing his camera to friends asking, “Do you see the orb right there over his head? Look right there.”
Two actors, Jac and Joe, who were not in character this night, greeted us. They led us into the exhibit, explaining that tonight they were going to share not only the myths and true spooky stories about the great ship, but also the true creepy stories that have happened to them and the other folks who work at the exhibit.
We were able to walk through the entire exhibit – which alone is worth the price of admission in my opinion – while Jac and Joe told us about so many different real occurrences that I lost count. They also threw in tons of real history about the magnificent doomed vessel, and her crew and passengers. Our great storyteller guides took a large amount joy in debunking many of the crazy myths that have been handed down since the ship was being built, but the number of scary coincidences that are actually true in Titanic’s lore gives me the chills just remembering them as I write this.
I don’t want to recount the stories here because I want all of you to hear them for yourself first hand when you take the ghost tour (which you all should.) What I will tell you is that people on my tour were touched, there were cold spots in places that there should not have been, objects moved on their own (an old chain in a display case, and a flashlight that suddenly rolled by itself), and several people reported hearing their name called out.
In this day and age of splatter-gore haunted houses, and animatronic phony scares, the atmosphere that our tremendously talented guides built up with only their calm voices and their rich knowledge of Titanic and everything connected to her, was truly incredible. I can’t wait to do it again.
Titanic: The Experience gives their Ghost Tour every Thursday evening at 7PM. Their tickets do sell out so try to get yours in advance. For ticket prices on more information about this or their other awesome events and tours check out their website at: Titanic: The Experience
The picture included in this review is of Jac & Joe, our lovely guides. The doll they are pointing to has a spooky habit of relocating itself to all sorts of random places throughout the exhibit. How fortunate for us that she, like our guides, wasn’t camera shy.