The USS Hornet

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Tucked away in a quiet shipyard in Alameda California, David stumbled upon the USS Hornet, one of America’s least known National Historic Landmarks.  She played a major role in the Pacific battles of WWII, served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, and was used to recover the Apollo astronauts as they returned from the Moon.

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President Nixon was on board to greet the astronauts, but could do little more then wave to the men who were immediately placed in quarantine for fear that the moon might contain unknown infectious diseases.  The practice required 21 days of isolation in accordance with the “Extra-Terrestrial Exposure Law”…. Seriously.

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In addition to her legendary service record, the Hornet is also said to be one of the most haunted warships in the American Navy.  The numerous reports of supernatural activity have been featured on Ghost Hunters, Beyond Investigation Magazine, and Scariest Places On Earth. The crew bunks might give you an idea why.

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In a remarkable show of good faith by the crew, David is given the helm for a quick spin around the harbor…. Must have been the flight jacket.

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