Results of Ghosthunters

Results of Ghosthunters

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October 31st, 2005, 4:36 am #1

On Sunday, Oct. 30, WTVW Fox - TV brought a psychic and a team of Ghosthunters (don't call them Ghostbusters, they don't like that). Altogether there were 8 people making up this team to find Jonathan.

The psychic, a man named Rick -- website www.lifesgift.com -- is from somewhere in Kentucky and new nothing about the ship. As soon as he reached the quarterdeck he asked us if the name "Jonathan" meant anything to us. So right away I'm thinking this guy is a fraud; he read this in the paper and is acting like he did not know it beforehand. Anyway, I didn't say that to his face but I simply told them the legend of Jonathan and that he supposedly was killed by a freak accident involving an anchor.

Larry Hahn and Tom Jake stayed on board with me to work with these people (I asked Chris Donahue but he said he could not stay). Larry and Tom took these folks on the same tour we take everyone. When the psychic re-emerged on the deck about 30 minutes later he said there were three ghosts on board the ship. He said Jonathan did NOT die on the ship. This is the first time I thought the guy might have something. He could not have known that there is no record of someone named Jonathan ever being killed aboard LST 325. The psychic said Jonathan was injured on the ship but recovered and died much later after a long life. He said Jonathan's last name began with a "Ba" such as Bainbridge or Baney.

The psychic -- Rick -- also said there was a ghost onboard named "Corky" who worked down in the engine room. And a third ghost who appeared to him standing on the stairs that leave the tank deck and go up to the crew mess. This third ghost he could not name but the psychic said he wore a gray cap and the ghost spoke to him. The ghost said he was there for "four hours." The pyschic asked me if there was any significance to four hours. I shook my head no. But of course I immediately thought of the "4 on and 4 off" shifts we do on board while at sea.

The Ghosthunters said they have to analyse their data from their electronic equipment and that will take about a day.

The last thing of note is that the Fox cameraman was struggling with his camera the whole time onboard. He said he brought three brand new batteries on the ship with him and that each battery should last a minimum of 45 minutes. Each of his batteries went dead in 5 minutes. One of the Ghosthunters overheard him and said that ghosts commonly drain batteries.
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October 31st, 2005, 5:00 am #2

<font face="comic sans ms" color=navy size=4>All I know is that "someone" woke me up in the wee hours in early November 2000, while the ship was still docked in Crete. And that "someone" had a shadow. One that moved.

At the time, I knew absolutely nothing about Jonathan or anybody else.

And yes, I screamed. (Not ashamed. Any of you would have, too.)

Chris is a wuss.
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October 31st, 2005, 5:15 am #3

On Sunday, Oct. 30, WTVW Fox - TV brought a psychic and a team of Ghosthunters (don't call them Ghostbusters, they don't like that). Altogether there were 8 people making up this team to find Jonathan.

The psychic, a man named Rick -- website www.lifesgift.com -- is from somewhere in Kentucky and new nothing about the ship. As soon as he reached the quarterdeck he asked us if the name "Jonathan" meant anything to us. So right away I'm thinking this guy is a fraud; he read this in the paper and is acting like he did not know it beforehand. Anyway, I didn't say that to his face but I simply told them the legend of Jonathan and that he supposedly was killed by a freak accident involving an anchor.

Larry Hahn and Tom Jake stayed on board with me to work with these people (I asked Chris Donahue but he said he could not stay). Larry and Tom took these folks on the same tour we take everyone. When the psychic re-emerged on the deck about 30 minutes later he said there were three ghosts on board the ship. He said Jonathan did NOT die on the ship. This is the first time I thought the guy might have something. He could not have known that there is no record of someone named Jonathan ever being killed aboard LST 325. The psychic said Jonathan was injured on the ship but recovered and died much later after a long life. He said Jonathan's last name began with a "Ba" such as Bainbridge or Baney.

The psychic -- Rick -- also said there was a ghost onboard named "Corky" who worked down in the engine room. And a third ghost who appeared to him standing on the stairs that leave the tank deck and go up to the crew mess. This third ghost he could not name but the psychic said he wore a gray cap and the ghost spoke to him. The ghost said he was there for "four hours." The pyschic asked me if there was any significance to four hours. I shook my head no. But of course I immediately thought of the "4 on and 4 off" shifts we do on board while at sea.

The Ghosthunters said they have to analyse their data from their electronic equipment and that will take about a day.

The last thing of note is that the Fox cameraman was struggling with his camera the whole time onboard. He said he brought three brand new batteries on the ship with him and that each battery should last a minimum of 45 minutes. Each of his batteries went dead in 5 minutes. One of the Ghosthunters overheard him and said that ghosts commonly drain batteries.
. . . the airing of this visit to the ship's ghostly crew can be seen on WTVW Fox-TV Channel 7 in Evansville at 9:00 p.m. on Halloween night.

If you are not in Evansville, the TV folks said they will give us a DVD. Perhaps we can make some copies.

Mike Whicker
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October 31st, 2005, 2:52 pm #4

On Sunday, Oct. 30, WTVW Fox - TV brought a psychic and a team of Ghosthunters (don't call them Ghostbusters, they don't like that). Altogether there were 8 people making up this team to find Jonathan.

The psychic, a man named Rick -- website www.lifesgift.com -- is from somewhere in Kentucky and new nothing about the ship. As soon as he reached the quarterdeck he asked us if the name "Jonathan" meant anything to us. So right away I'm thinking this guy is a fraud; he read this in the paper and is acting like he did not know it beforehand. Anyway, I didn't say that to his face but I simply told them the legend of Jonathan and that he supposedly was killed by a freak accident involving an anchor.

Larry Hahn and Tom Jake stayed on board with me to work with these people (I asked Chris Donahue but he said he could not stay). Larry and Tom took these folks on the same tour we take everyone. When the psychic re-emerged on the deck about 30 minutes later he said there were three ghosts on board the ship. He said Jonathan did NOT die on the ship. This is the first time I thought the guy might have something. He could not have known that there is no record of someone named Jonathan ever being killed aboard LST 325. The psychic said Jonathan was injured on the ship but recovered and died much later after a long life. He said Jonathan's last name began with a "Ba" such as Bainbridge or Baney.

The psychic -- Rick -- also said there was a ghost onboard named "Corky" who worked down in the engine room. And a third ghost who appeared to him standing on the stairs that leave the tank deck and go up to the crew mess. This third ghost he could not name but the psychic said he wore a gray cap and the ghost spoke to him. The ghost said he was there for "four hours." The pyschic asked me if there was any significance to four hours. I shook my head no. But of course I immediately thought of the "4 on and 4 off" shifts we do on board while at sea.

The Ghosthunters said they have to analyse their data from their electronic equipment and that will take about a day.

The last thing of note is that the Fox cameraman was struggling with his camera the whole time onboard. He said he brought three brand new batteries on the ship with him and that each battery should last a minimum of 45 minutes. Each of his batteries went dead in 5 minutes. One of the Ghosthunters overheard him and said that ghosts commonly drain batteries.
The only 325 sailor to die aboard the ship during WWII was David George, A Gunners Mate who died when he fell off the gangway while the ship was in dry-dock in Falmouth, England.

There were four soldiers who died aboard ship during the immediate aftermath of Normandy, after being evacuated from the beach.

Not sure if there was a "Corky" in the engine room, but I do know there was a "Brolly" and I'm pretty sure he's been aboard a time or two. Wonder if he's the one who spooked you Jim, he would have gotten a chuckle out of hearing you scream like a girl. >

My thought on the matter... I think that anytime there is a high output of human emtions, such as would have accured aboard a ship during combat operations, it has an affect on the surrounding area. Take a trip to Pearl Harbor, I've been there twice and felt chilled to the bone both times. I have no doubt the 325 has more than her share of "ghosts".
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October 31st, 2005, 3:07 pm #5

I agree Brolly. Human intensity does seem to sometimes leave a footprint behind.

It was interesting that the psychic did not claim that any of these "ghosts" died on the 325. That seemed unique to me.
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October 31st, 2005, 4:38 pm #6

On Sunday, Oct. 30, WTVW Fox - TV brought a psychic and a team of Ghosthunters (don't call them Ghostbusters, they don't like that). Altogether there were 8 people making up this team to find Jonathan.

The psychic, a man named Rick -- website www.lifesgift.com -- is from somewhere in Kentucky and new nothing about the ship. As soon as he reached the quarterdeck he asked us if the name "Jonathan" meant anything to us. So right away I'm thinking this guy is a fraud; he read this in the paper and is acting like he did not know it beforehand. Anyway, I didn't say that to his face but I simply told them the legend of Jonathan and that he supposedly was killed by a freak accident involving an anchor.

Larry Hahn and Tom Jake stayed on board with me to work with these people (I asked Chris Donahue but he said he could not stay). Larry and Tom took these folks on the same tour we take everyone. When the psychic re-emerged on the deck about 30 minutes later he said there were three ghosts on board the ship. He said Jonathan did NOT die on the ship. This is the first time I thought the guy might have something. He could not have known that there is no record of someone named Jonathan ever being killed aboard LST 325. The psychic said Jonathan was injured on the ship but recovered and died much later after a long life. He said Jonathan's last name began with a "Ba" such as Bainbridge or Baney.

The psychic -- Rick -- also said there was a ghost onboard named "Corky" who worked down in the engine room. And a third ghost who appeared to him standing on the stairs that leave the tank deck and go up to the crew mess. This third ghost he could not name but the psychic said he wore a gray cap and the ghost spoke to him. The ghost said he was there for "four hours." The pyschic asked me if there was any significance to four hours. I shook my head no. But of course I immediately thought of the "4 on and 4 off" shifts we do on board while at sea.

The Ghosthunters said they have to analyse their data from their electronic equipment and that will take about a day.

The last thing of note is that the Fox cameraman was struggling with his camera the whole time onboard. He said he brought three brand new batteries on the ship with him and that each battery should last a minimum of 45 minutes. Each of his batteries went dead in 5 minutes. One of the Ghosthunters overheard him and said that ghosts commonly drain batteries.
I want a copy of the DVD!

Did anyone expect Chris to show up or stay if he showed up? I can't wait to hear the excuse... must have been something really important to keep him away. Maybe a ghost(s) snatched him on his way?
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October 31st, 2005, 5:01 pm #7

I agree Brolly. Human intensity does seem to sometimes leave a footprint behind.

It was interesting that the psychic did not claim that any of these "ghosts" died on the 325. That seemed unique to me.
the tie with my father...his wartime service...the link in visiting the 325... and you guys want to know how I can write with the emotion and vivid descriptions of experiences????

You can't help but be aboard once and feel the echoes of human lives and experiences.

'Nuff said....

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October 31st, 2005, 5:33 pm #8

<font face="comic sans ms" color=navy size=4>All I know is that "someone" woke me up in the wee hours in early November 2000, while the ship was still docked in Crete. And that "someone" had a shadow. One that moved.

At the time, I knew absolutely nothing about Jonathan or anybody else.

And yes, I screamed. (Not ashamed. Any of you would have, too.)

Chris is a wuss.
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Sreaming like a girl??? I wouldn't be spreading that around! And by the way, I got called out at the last minute on some important business.

WUSS??? Don't make me come over there!
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October 31st, 2005, 5:37 pm #9

I want a copy of the DVD!

Did anyone expect Chris to show up or stay if he showed up? I can't wait to hear the excuse... must have been something really important to keep him away. Maybe a ghost(s) snatched him on his way?
And I missed the ghost busters. I had every intention of being there!
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October 31st, 2005, 10:03 pm #10

Sreaming like a girl??? I wouldn't be spreading that around! And by the way, I got called out at the last minute on some important business.

WUSS??? Don't make me come over there!
<font face="comic sans ms" color=navy size=4>I've read THREE different excuses for your no-show. Personally, I don't believe ANY of 'em!

Have you got a good hiding spot picked out for tonight? Some of those kids have REALLY scary outfits!
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