Ghost Hunters Planning Titanic Mission

Ghost Hunters Planning RMS Titanic Mission

A group of ghost hunters is planning a titanic mission in order to see whether the spirits of the folks who drowned on the RMS Titanic are still haunting the site of the wreck.

In April, 20 paranormal researchers are planning a trip 960 miles off the coast of New York to the place where the ship sank in 1912 in hopes that they can scare up evidence of electronic voice phenomena, or EVP, proving the people who died left a psychic impression on the place.
The wreck happened nearly 99 years ago, but researcher and self-taught Titanic expert William Brower, who will go on the journey, believes he can find evidence the folks who died are still around in some capacity.

Matthew “Sandman” Kelley is organizing an expedition to the site where the Titanic sunk in order to see if the people who died there left “residual impressions” of the experience.

“There is a working theory that areas of extreme trauma can imprint the actions and emotions,” said Brower, who has been studying the Titanic ever since he was 5 and saw a movie called “Raise theTitanic.”

(LEFT) Matthew “Sandman” Kelley is organizing an expedition to the site where the Titanic sunk in order to see if the people who died there left “residual impressions” of the experience.

Matthew “Sandman” Kelley, a retired truck driver who is organizing the trip as part of a group called Society of DEAD (Direct Evidence After Death), says EVP can best be explained as the psychic version of a photographic negative.
Kelley believes the trip represents uncharted waters for the field of paranormal investigation, and, as such, the investigators plan some unorthodox ways of arousing the spirits.
“We will re-create the atmosphere by eating the exact meal that was served the night the ship crashed, and we will play the same music heard that night,” he said. “But I want to make one thing clear: I don’t believe in any spirits. We are looking for residual impressions.”

Each investigator on the expedition has a reason for participating, but none may be more personal than that of a Marine pilot named Angelica Harris.

“Her great uncle died on the Titanic,” Brower said. “She plans to do a classroom at sea over the Internet for students who are discovering the Titanic.”

However, there is a risk the expedition could run aground before it even sets sail.


About Michael L. Grace

MICHAEL L. GRACE is part of the award winning team that created the internationally performed award winning musical SNOOPY, based on PEANUTS by Charles M. Schultz. SNOOPY continues to be one of the most produced shows (amateur & stock) in America/Worldwide and has had long running productions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and in London's West End. There are over 100 individual productions every year. He has written movies for TV, including the award-winning thriller LADY KILLER, various pilots and developed screenplays for Kevin Costner and John Travolta. Besides co-writing and co-producing SNOOPY, he wrote and produced the one-man play KENNEDY. He produced P.S. YOUR CAT IS DEAD by pulitzer prize winning author James Kirkwood. He wrote the stage thriller FINAL CUT which had productions in the UK, South Africa and Australia. His one-man play, KENNEDY - THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH, was developed for HBO and has starred Andrew Stevens, Gregory Harrison and Joseph Bottoms. He has recently been involved in European productions with CLT-UFA, Europe's leading commercial television and radio broadcaster. He wrote MOWs THE DOLL COLLECTION, THE BOTTOM LINE and LAST WITNESS for German television. While in college and graduate school he worked as a foreign correspondent for COMBAT, the famous leftwing Paris daily, and as a travel writer. He visited more than 50 countries. He struggled as an actor, then joined the enemy and entered the training program at William Morris. He became a publicist and worked for Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's manager, at Paramount and MGM. He followed with a brief stint as a story executive, working in the frantic horror genre period of the early 80s and wrote THE UNSEEN. He went onto write for episodic television and develop series pilots. He was a continuing writer on such series such as LOVE BOAT, PAPER DOLLS, and KNOTS LANDING. He developed screenplays for such major award winning directors as Nicolas Meyers, Tony Richardson and J. Lee Thompson. He has written for all the major networks and studios. He has been hired numerous times as a script doctor, doing many uncredited rewrites on TV movies and features. He is currently writing A PERSON OF INTEREST, a thriller novel, and, IT'S THE LOVE BOAT... AND HOW IT CHANGED CRUISING BY SHIP a non-fiction book dealing with how the hit TV series as a major cultural phenomenon and altered the style of cruising by ship. He was raised in Los Angeles. He attended St. Paul's, USC and the Pasadena Playhouse. He received a B.A from San Francisco State University where he majored in theatre arts and minored in creative writing. He is listed as a SFSU leading alumni. He also apprenticed at ACT - The American Conservatory Theatre. For a brief period he had intentions of becoming an Episcopal(Anglican) priest and attended seminary at Kelham Theological College in the UK. When "the calling" wasn't there, he left seminary and did graduate work at the American University of Beirut. He has guest lectured at USC, UC San Diego, McGill, Univ. of London and the Univ. of Texas on the business aspects of making a living and surviving as a writer, focusing on development hell, in the Hollywood entertainment industry. Grace is a lifetime member of the Writers Guild of America, the Dramatist Guild and former regional chairman of the Steamship Historical Society of America. He resides in Palm Springs.

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