Ah, October. A time for pumpkin patches, autumn celebrations, and of course, Halloween. But it’s not all fun and games this time of year. From a horrific fire to a tidal wave of beer, here are seven October events that created ghosts.
HMS Curacoa Sinking
On October 2, 1942, the RMS Queen Mary accidentally rammed and sank her escort ship, the HMS Curacoa, as she carried over 10,000 troops to Europe. More than 200 men died in the collision, and now Queen Mary staff and visitors reportedly hear strange sounds coming from the ship’s bow. The eerie noises include rushing water, tearing metal, and anguished screams.
Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
On October 7, 1849, renowned author Edgar Allan Poe died four days after he was discovered deliriously wandering the streets of Baltimore. No one knows how Poe got in that condition or what caused his unexpected death.
Though Poe might be gone, some people believe the author still lurks around his former home at 203 North Amity Street. Several people have reportedly felt taps on the shoulder but saw no one when they turned round. One guest was spooked when a window sash appeared to fly across the room and land at his feet.