With the release of Titanic in 3D this past week, news has surfaced of a couple in England who are hoping to sell their home where the Titanic’s captain was born — despite it being haunted by the doomed vessel’s skipper.
The 19th century Victorian property which was the birthplace of Captain Edward John Smith is reportedly haunted as per what the former residents have to say. They were convinced they’ve seen the ghost of the ship’s captain in the bedroom. Previous owners have long gone to say that there was a mysterious flood in the kitchen and an icy chill in the dining room.
Captain Smith was among 1,500 people who died when the Titanic met its fate and struck an iceberg a century ago. Smith lived in the house until he began his naval career as a teenager but Neil and Louise Bonner, who rented the house out for the last decade have reported a number of ghostly sightings.
Mr. Bonner shares with the Daily Mail, an instance when a resident lived there and rang them up, convinced he had seen the Captain:
“Some years ago we had a single chap living in there and he rang up one day convinced he had seen the ghost of the captain. He had been at sea himself and said he was in bed when he saw him drift across the room. The ghost wasn’t in a naval uniform or anything but he was certain he had seen him. It hasn’t caused anyone to move out, but without doubt it could be haunted by the captain’s ghost because other people have reported spooky goings-on. We’ve heard of things going bump in the night from other tenants. Some have said they felt a really cold chill passing over them - as cold as an iceberg.”
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the disaster, the couple who live in Baswich, Staffordshire are now putting the house back on the market for an approximate $127,000 USD.
To read more of this story and the hauntings reported, check out the Daily Mail.
Could this residence actually be haunted by the ghost of Captain Edward John Smith or is this just great timing?
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