The Ghosts of the USS Constellation
The USS Constellation was once the strongest ship in the United States Navy and now resides in Baltimore Harbor. It was originally built in 1797 and then modernized in 1853 making it the oldest commissioned warship in the world. It wasn’t until the 1950s that the Constellation restored and opened to the public as a tourist attraction. With now tourists on the ship, the ghost appearances now started to occur. The ideal belief is there are about three or four ghosts on board the ship.
One ghost is believed to be a cabin boy who died on ship in 1822 and is seen walking around the cabins of the ship. Another ghost is a sailor who is seen often on the top of the deck roaming around. Sometimes people mistaken him for one of the costumed men for the tourists. Some people believe that this uniformed sailor is the ghost of Neil Harvy. Harvy was a gunner who fell asleep at the turret and as punishment was tied to one of the guns and blown to pieces. The final ghost that may still be on the ship is Captain Truxman who gave the order to kill Harvy. Perhaps his guilty spirit still roams the ship looking for a chance to redeem himself.
(Source: Cohen, Daniel. Hauntings and Horrors. 2002)