The USS Arizona And Paranormal Activity
The Ghosts of the Arizona
December 7 1941 will always be remembered by Americans as the day Japanese forces attacked our Naval base at Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands. On that morning the U.S.S. Arizona Battleship was sank by Japanese forces and she took 1177 of the 1400 men aboard her to the bottom with her. Most were killed by explosions or trapped and drowned below deck. And anytime you have this massive kind of tragedy you are going to have paranormal activity.
Officially the U.S. Park Service that now looks after the Arizona Memorial pictured above in the top photo say that no the Arizona is not haunted however people who have visited the memorial and taken photos there will tell you a totally different story.
Over the years people visiting the Arizona and close by have snapped photos that show orbs , shadow people and even the images of people on the deck of the Arizona. So it would seem that yes paranormal activity does go on aboard the U.S.S. Arizona.
Many people claim to hear alarm bells at and near the memorial and have even thought the alarm bells are part of the memorial. But of course no alarm bells are part of the memorial.
The Ghosts Of The Arizona
Many people over the years who are in the interior of the memorial say they hear screams and strange noises coming from under their feet. One interesting thing to take note of here is the oil that still comes up in bubbles from the Arizona below. It is at times quite spooky its self.
On the memorial over the years people have reported young men running about on the deck of the Arizona just under the water and on the memorial its self. Some people have asked about the burning smell they claim to smell. And at times strange knocking sounds of metal on metal has really spooked some people. People have reported it sounds sometimes like there is someone inside of the hull of the Arizona beating on the interior of the hull with a wrench or other metal object.
Some people are so spooked by the eerie feeling they get on the memorial or around the Arizona that they can not wait to get away from the area. Some people have made the claim that the hair on their arms stood up and they felt very uncomfortable when near the Arizona.
A shadowy mist is often reported in the area of the Arizona. It appears to move along the top of the water and while the U.S. Park service say that it is a naturally occurring occurrence many people who have seen it claims it looks exactly like a Japanese Zero or at least it has the shape of one.
People who have snapped photos at night quite often capture pictures of orbs in and around the Arizona. The orbs appear to come from the Arizona and then they return to the Arizona.
The Ghosts Of The Arizona
The Japanese bomb that struck and ignited the forward magazine of the Arizona caused the Arizona to sink in only nine minutes. And this is the reason that most of the crew of the Arizona went down with her.
And anywhere where you have a tragedy like this you will have paranormal activity. Many people believe that when people die like this that some of them are forever trapped in time and it is for sure that it is some of the ghosts of these men that continue to haunt the Arizona. The officer of the deck that morning was away from his post and he was killed in the attack. It is said that he is quite often seen in the area where the flagpole used to be on the Arizona. He has also been spotted on the memorial standing and looking down.
Some people over the years since the memorial was completed have made the claim that they can hear people in the water and some have even claimed to see men in the water. Others have even claimed to hear the sounds of the battle on the morning of December 7th. It is quite possible that this is a residual haunting that is being repeated over and over.
But we must never forget the 1177 men who lost their lives on that December morning. These men gave all for their country and it is quite likely that most of them never even knew that it was the Japanese who had attacked them that morning.
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