With minimal staff and no passengers on board due to the coronavirus pandemic, the many spirits that are said to haunt the Queen Mary have had the entire ship all to themselves for months.

But on Halloween weekend their rest from the living may be disturbed by a small group of ghost hunters who will trek through the vacant ship to try to make contact with these spirits.

And anyone can join in the live hunt and spend all day, and all night if you dare, inside the ship’s most haunted spots virtually as viewers follow and interact with the action live online.

“We’re giving you the opportunity to be a virtual ghost hunter and follow along with us on our paranormal investigations aboard the ship,” said Susan Slaughter, a paranormal investigator who will host “The Dark Zone Live: Queen Mary Virtual Haunt and Music Festival.”

Co-hosting the live online event that runs Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 are Aiden Sinclair and Becca Knight, the Queen Mary’s resident paranormal experts and hosts of the “Illusions of the Passed” ongoing show aboard the ship.

Becca Knight will be one of the co-hosts during a weekend ghost hunt at the Queen Mary on Halloween weekend. (File photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

“We have no idea what’s going to happen. It’s really just this tiny group of people who are going to be moving from point to point and see what wants to talk to us, so it’s really very exciting,” Sinclair said.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only a small number of people are allowed on board at a time and they can’t spend the night on the ship.

So from roughly 5 p.m. to midnight each day the hosts will lead small groups of paranormal professionals throughout the ship live online. The investigators will also be able to talk live with the viewers.

Meanwhile, stationary cameras placed in the ship’s most haunted spots will broadcast live footage 24 hours per day throughout the weekend so viewers can try to catch paranormal activity themselves. If people see something weird they can report it to the ghost hunters via live chat, which will be monitored at all times.

“At home you could be watching six cameras at once, so while we’re investigating a room, someone might see something by the pool and that might change everything. We may have to pack up and go down there,” Sinclair said.

The stationary cameras will be placed in places such as the pool room, which is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl who drowned there in 1952, as well as the rope locker, where a collision during World War II caused the deaths of hundreds of sailors.

The truly daring can view the live feed in the notorious room B-340, where legend has it that a passenger who went insane on the ship was locked up alone, only to be found torn to pieces the next day.

His death inspired the character of Samuel the Savage, one of the ship’s many monsters who appear in mazes during the annual Dark Harbor Halloween event, which was canceled this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Photographs of real people who died onboard the Queen Mary greet visitors to the show “Illusions of the Passed,” by Aiden Sinclair at the Queen Mary in Long Beach on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Aiden and a team of paranormal experts including Susan Slaughter and Becca Knight will co-host a ghost hunt on the ship on Halloween weekend. (File photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

And this dead man’s party will even have a rocking soundtrack, too, since several bands recorded performances and Q&A sessions for the event.

In between the ghostly investigations people can watch sets from bands such as Silversun Pickups, Filter and Metalachi.

But the real headliners are the ghosts and their famous home.

The nearly century-old ship has long been rumored to actually be haunted and was even voted as one of the Top 10 Most Haunted Places in America by Time magazine in 2008.

Paranormal investigations and ghost hunts happen often on the ship but the online event will be unlike previous ones because the ship is completely vacant due to the pandemic.

There are no guests walking around the long spooky hallways, no one eating at its restaurants, no one drinking at the bars and no ship staff around to help with anything.

“The ship has been powered down because she’s closed so most of the lights are off, most of the A/C and the things that make natural noises on the ship are all turned off, so the ship is really eerie and quiet right now,” Sinclair said.

How to watch

When: Oct.29-Nov. 1

Where: thedarkzone.tv

Cost: $19.99

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