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Queen Mary summons 57 Ghosts

The RMS Queen Mary invites you aboard to take part in an “intimate and immersive” seance in which apparitionist Michael Rangel (pictured at top) will summon the spirits of 57 passengers who perished aboard the historic fessel-turned-hotel. Presented by Aiden Sinclair, 57 Ghosts is a follow-up to Sinclair’s 2018 show, Illusions of the Passed, which had a successful run until the 2020 pandemic lockdown forced the Queen Mary to close. The one-man show mixed magic and philosophical ruminations to coax audiences into pondering – if not actually believing – the possibility of the spirit realm.

The new show, set within the renovated third-class dining hall, is a 90-minute theatrical paranormal performance by Michael Rangle, who combines spiritualism with storytelling to relate the tales of 57 Ghosts from the ship’s haunted history.

Says Sinclair (per the press release): “The Queen Mary saw 1,001 transatlantic crossings, 8 years serving in WWII, and 57 recorded deaths. By opening the door to the past, you are never quite sure what will happen. We’re excited to welcome guests aboard the ship to learn the stories of those who never left.”

57 Ghosts is currently running on select weekend nights, starting at 8pm from Friday to Sunday. Tickets run $100 per person. Seating is limited. Attendance is restricted to those 17 and older, and the recently bereaved are advised not to attend (a highly unusual disclaimer reads: “Contact through spiritualist means of those lost to people attending this event will not be attempted or provided”).

For a complete schedule, visit 57ghosts.com.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.