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'Ghost Hunters' Takes on Yorktown

Wednesday episode will feature scenes from Patriots Point aircraft carrier.

The USS Yorktown will be featured in a 9 p.m. Wednesday episode of "Ghost Hunters" on the SyFy Channel.

The hour-long episode was filmed in February when the WWII-era ship was free from visitors or overnight campers.

If you've ever stepped foot in the lower decks of the Yorktown, you know it's a spooky place, and over the years there have been unexplained occurrences.

"We have received a number of reports of unexplainable noise, sightings and activities from visitors to our ship, employees and area law enforcement officers,” said Mac Burdette, Patriots Point executive director.

“I can’t divulge whether or not (the film crew) found anything, but I can tell you that their staff said their visit provided some of the most compelling evidence they’ve seen in the history of the program."

"Ghost Hunters" travels the country looking to make contact with spirits and to prove paranormal activity. Burdette said the crew and Patriots Point focused on remaining respectful of the thousands of men who served aboard the ship.

“We hold the men who served and died aboard the USS Yorktown in the highest esteem and we would never, ever do anything to disrespect their service,” Burdette said. “While we were intrigued at the notion of paranormal activity aboard ‘The Fighting Lady,’ our first priority was to make certain that any investigation was handled in a manner that was respectful of the service and sacrifice of the men who served aboard her."

During the multi-night filming there were no overnight campers or hosted events. Only Patriots Point security was allowed on the property, and all power to the ship was completely shut off. 

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