USS Hornet Offering 'Haunted Tours'
On the first weekend of February, about a hundred ghost hunters and skeptics are gathering at the USS Hornet in Alameda to document -- or not -- paranormal activity on board. The event is a fundraiser for the Hornet’s education program.
The USS Hornet aircraft carrier served in the Pacific Theater in the 1940s. And education manager Heidi Schave says some of the hundreds who died on board are still roaming the decks
"The Hornet does have spirits on board. They’re mostly World War II sailors," Schave said.
Climbing down into the belly of the aircraft carrier, Schave points to a room with an old hospital bed and medical equipment, where operations used to take place.
"In these two surgical rooms a lot of people do experience cold spots, they hear voices sometimes."
The conference features a series of speakers and a flashlight tour of haunted areas. Schave hopes to raise about $10,000 to bring Bay Area schoolchildren to the Hornet’s education program.