Have you had any paranormal encounters aboard the USS YORKTOWN? Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum invites you to share your experiences! Please send any information – and photos, if available – to Ashley Smith, Patriots Point Public Information Officer. We will be compiling this data and sharing it with the public at a later date.
On Wednesday, May 2, the SyFy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” team dedicated an hour-long episode to investigating whether the spirits of past heroes are still on duty aboard the USS YORKTOWN. The crew from TAPS [The Atlantic Paranormal Society], including Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, spent several nights aboard the USS YORKTOWN. During this time, the ship was closed to the public – there were no overnight campers or hosted events, only Patriots Point security was allowed on the property, and all power to the ship was completely shut off.
TAPS Founder, Jason Hawes, said, “Not only did we catch some of the most compelling evidence I believe we have ever caught and the most intense experiences all team members have encountered in a long time, but it is also known as a hotspot for the very things we seek, “the paranormal.”