It’s that time of year again! Halloween time that is. One of my favorite things about Halloween season is going to haunted houses. There is just something about screaming my guts out as some creep jumps out at me to get my adrenaline rushing. Lucky for me, there are lots of places like that here in New England and one of the ones I can’t wait to get to this year is Ghost Ship Harbor aboard the USS Salem in Quincy. As the name states, it’s a ship and it’s actually haunted in real life, but each year in October it transforms into an immersive scarefest.
With more than 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor terror experiences, Ghost Ship Harbor will horrify and petrify fans with interactive and twisted experiences. Ghost Ship Harbor is based on the premise that a plague has taken over and to ensure survival, civilians must visit the USS Salem before the ship departs on October 31. It was designed by Boston-Based Immersive Productions and Jason Egan, creator of Fright Dome Las Vegas.
The attraction features three distinct haunted houses including Contagion, where those who are trying to flee will be required to undergo a thorough examination before they are allowed to board the ship; Plague, where chaos ensues once the virus has been discovered onboard the only ship that can save humanity; and Ouija, the true paranormal VIP experience that will explore the truly haunted side of the ship.
Remember earlier when I mentioned that the USS Salem is haunted? The ship, often called, “The Sea Witch” once served as a hospital and morgue following the 1953 Ionian Earthquake. Today, many believe spirits have lingered onboard ever since and hundreds of ghost sightings have been documented. The USS Salem was featured on the television show Ghost Hunters and featured in the book 13 Most Haunted in Massachusetts by author Sam Baltrusis. The ship was also featured in the 2016 film The Finest Hours produced by Walt Disney Studios.
The USS Salem is located at 739 Washington St. in Quincy, MA. Ghost Ship Harbor runs for 19 nights from September 30, 2016 through October 31, 2016. Tickets are on-sale now and begin at $29.99 with Fast Pass and VIP Experiences also available. Tickets at the Box Office onsite will begin at $34.99. Note: This experience is not appropriate for children under age 12.
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Do you love or hate Halloween haunted houses?