Since the opening of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, many employees and visitors have felt, heard and witnessed paranormal activity inside the galleries. One of the most haunted Exhibitions is in Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino.
Paranormal activity has ranged from feeling as if someone is following you to actual ghost sightings. However, one of the most bizarre events involved a photo of Bruce Ismay, the Ship’s designer who decided to reduce the number of lifeboats onboard RMS Titanic. While the morning crew was preparing to open, they noticed a photo of Ismay on the floor leaning against the wall, completely undamaged. When the manager reviewed the surveillance footage to see how the picture ended up on the floor, what he saw was unbelievable. The picture began to shake and then, very gently, lowered to the floor. There was not a single person in sight. Could it be that lost Titanic passengers are upset over Ismay’s devastating decision and would like his memory removed from the Exhibition?
Another report that has been repeated by staff members and guests alike is of seeing a woman wearing a black period dress with a white collar and her hair in a bun. She is now known as “The Lady in Black,” although no one knows exactly who she is or was. On one occasion a photo crewmember was setting up in preparation for the Exhibition to open when he noticed a lady in black walking down the Grand Staircase. This puzzled him because he never saw anyone walk in and the doors weren’t open yet. He proceeded to ask the lady if she would like her photo taken but she did not reply. As the crewmember went back to work he suddenly felt someone behind him; when he turned it was the same lady. Again he asked if she would like her photo taken but her only response was to slowly disappear before his eyes.
While the ghosts who haunt Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition don’t cause any harm, one thing is for sure, their spirits live on just as the story of Titanic does.