The infamous stateroom has a large number of recorded paranormal activity with numerous stories of haunted encounters recorded in the ship's logs. Its dramatic history proves many lives were lost aboard the ship adding to the mystery of the famed ship.
When WWII began in 1939, the Queen Mary was converted into a transport ship for Allied troops and was nicknamed "The Grey Ghost." Throughout the war, she transported 800,000 troops to Europe and in 1942 while carrying 10,000 troops she collided with her escort, the HMS Curacoa slicing it in half. Because of the threat of the enemy nearby, the Queen Mary was forced to leave the 239 crew and ship to perish beneath the sea. The Queen Mary was retired in 1967 after failing to attract popularity due to the advancements in air travel.