Tour 'The Blue Ghost' follows the WWII ship in Corpus Christi

The USS Lexington has a long history of serving our great nation. It was one of the largest aircraft carriers during World War II. Often it was the target of kamikazes and torpedo attacks.

It was nicknamed “The Blue Ghost” because Tokyo Rose radio stations kept claiming that the Lexington had been destroyed. Of course, that wasn’t true and prompted the Japanese to refer to it as the ghost ship as it kept returning to battle, according to

It was shut down in 1991 and is located in Corpus Christi as a popular tourist attraction. Many stories have surfaced from tourists and former crew members over the years of paranormal activity aboard the ship.

One such story is about a ghost named Charlie who lives in one of the engine rooms. Many tourists have complemented the wonderful tour guide in engine room # 2 in a full naval uniform. However, there are no tour guides as this is a self-guided tour of the ship.

Another story came from a woman who claims to have seen a terrible ghost with no eyes or scars on his face on the bridge attacking her. It was also reported that while walking through the kitchen, one smelled of food or heard noises and screams while walking through an area where soldiers had died.

Many paranormal teams have investigated the ship and found various indications of a presence on board the ship. One group caught what they believe is a sailor moving through a door.

Pretty scary.

We get a good story from one of the volunteers during this episode of the Russell Rush Haunted Tour. After the story is explained, things get a little cheesy.

You can search Youtube and find many other videos of paranormal hunters visiting the Lexington hopefully for clues of activity.

Ghost or not, visit the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi. You get a great story of a ship that saw a lot of action during WWII.

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