The Famous SS Watertown Ghosts

by J.Woolford
(Plymouth,England)

SS WATERTOWN, 1924

SS WATERTOWN, 1924

(FAMOUS)

The two faces that 'followed' the SS Watertown after.....

In 1924, James Courtney and Michael Meehan, crew members of the S.S. Watertown, were killed by gas fumes...

The sailors were buried at sea off the Mexican coast...

For several days thereafter, the ghostly faces of the sailors were clearly seen by other members of the crew in the water following the ship...

When the faces again appeared in the water, the ship's captain took six photos, then locked the camera and film in the ship's safe....

When the film was processed by a commercial developer in New York, five of the exposures showed nothing but sea foam. But the sixth showed the ghostly faces of the dead seamen..

The negative was checked by the Burns Detective Agency and revealed no tampering...

CAPTAIN'S NAME: Keith Tracy...
TWO CREW MEMBERS DEAD: James Courtney & Michael Meehan...


For the full story of the SS Watertown ghosts, we recommend these two great resources: here and here. - Brenda, Webmaster

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Jul 12, 2011
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There's another
by: Anonymous

There's a third face in the middle between the others. I have seen it before in a ghost book I have and saw it then.

Oct 22, 2010
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That's a tough one
by: Vladislav

I really hope this one is a fake or a coincidence because it's way too creepy

Oct 19, 2010
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Do you see the other face?
by: Anonymous

Do you see the face in the middle?

May 13, 2010
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Debunked or at least highly dubious
by: Morgan

Sorry guys but this has been investigated. Apart from the story changing over time there is also evidence that the photo was doctored

See here....

http://www.forteantimes.com/features/fbi/3256/the_watertown_ghosts.html


Apr 02, 2010
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Some Concerns
by: Anonymous

If you check other reproductions of this photograph on the Internet - there are quite a few - you'll notice minor variations. Some, at least, have been retouched, probably to make features clearer. (Go on, check them!) I can't help wondering what the original print showed.

Dec 11, 2009
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Original
by: Anonymous

This is a good one cause its an original lol. I remember seeing this in other books and it looks ligit.

Jul 27, 2009
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one of my favs
by: Jen

I've seen this one before, it is a great representation. I also believe it to be genuine because of the age of the photo. there's no room for photshop here! Just a note: i was reading that the human mind will create images that make sense to us in order to process the visual information we are getting. in some cases, i think this applies - in this case however, i truly believe that we are seing the faces of these poor lost men buried at sea.

Jul 13, 2009
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wow
by: Anonymous

This is pretty weird. Well, maybe its just a game of light and shadows. But who knows. They are lost souls now.

Jun 28, 2009
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Interesting
by: kim

I think this is one of the most interesting ghost photos out there.

Mar 21, 2009
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Woah
by: Anonymous

Woah dude. That's weird because it's like a long lost spirit is in a boundary or something. Get on wolfy.

Mar 14, 2009
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Thanks Again
by: Brenda - Webmaster

Hi J. Woolford

Thank you for sending in these historic photos and telling the story behind them. What a great addition to the site!

Brenda
Webmaster

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