|Posted by Nicole Strickland on May 3, 2011 at 12:46 AM|
The 7/17/10 RMS Queen Mary pool investigation was a memorable and unforgettable experience. The investigators present, included Rob Wlodarski, Bob Davis, myself and some members of The American Paranormal Research Association (A.P.R.A.). We had numerous personal experiences with “Jackie,” the ship’s outgoing and talkative child spirit. Each of us collectively heard Jackie communicating to us throughout the duration of the investigation. Even though I have a strong rapport with Jackie and have investigated and visited the pool room on numerous occasions, I must say that I have never heard Jackie as much as I did on 7/17/10. My colleagues and I came away with some astounding audio pieces of Jackie as she was communicating with us.
Little Jackie is a highly intelligent entity. Jackie can also be tempermental as her emotions can be sensed and heard. I have encountered Jackie singing and laughing and I have also, sadly, encountered her calling out for her mommy and daddy and saying that she wants to go home. Jackie also likes to play with another female child ghost in the pool, who is around 10-11 years-old. The EVP clip, “Where Did You Fall Off?” in my opinion, is the older girl. I have often wondered if “Jackie” is her real name or a fictitious name that she’s adopted over the years. I came away with some incredible EVPs that indicate that “Jackie” may in fact be her birth-given name. On the investigation, I asked Jackie, “Jackie, is your REAL name Jackie?” An A.P.R.A. member then proceeded to ask, “Or, is it what people call you?” About two seconds after the above questions, Jackie responds with a clear answer, “My name is Jackie.” The clip will be posted on the Queen Mary Shadows page, www.queenmaryshadows.com. A few moments later, another investigator asked the question, “Jackie, is your mom’s name Jackie?” Jackie responded with an affirmative answer. Furthermore, I asked Jackie, “Jackie, what is your mom’s name?” Again, little Jackie responded with “Jackie.” These clips will also be posted on the Queen Mary Shadows page.
Does the gathering of this information prove that “Jackie” or “Jacqueline” is really this little spirit’s name? I would say that it leans more toward suggesting that “Jackie” is really her name. Or, is the name something that she has adopted over the years? In my opinion, Jackie’s highly intelligent nature suggests that she does in fact know who she is. I think her energy is intelligent enough to know what her REAL name is.
I have often pondered where little Jackie came from. Is she connected to the RMS Queen Mary in any way? Did she once sail on the Mary with her parents? Or, did she sail on the Mary after World War II ended, when the ship was utilized for transporting women and their children? Was she a stowaway? Or, was little Jackie a passenger on the Titanic on that fateful night in 1912? Did she come through to the Mary on the day the ship passed by the exact spot of the Titanic’s demise?
These are all questions that I have asked myself. However, despite all of these questions, I do feel strongly that Jackie is in someway connected to the RMS Queen Mary. There are no forensic records suggesting that a small female child died in either the first class or second class pool. The ship carried scores of men, women and children during her years sailing the waters. Thus, the possibility exists, that Jackie had a fatal accident on the ship, at least in my mind. In fact, the late renowned psychic and RMS Queen Mary paranormal investigator, Peter James, felt that Jackie did have a fatal accident on the ship.
This brings me to say that history and the paranormal are relatives with a dear kinship. One cannot separate history and the paranormal. In many ways, Jackie, knowingly or unknowingly, provides us with an insight into the Mary’s rich history. This can be said of all the resident RMS Queen Mary ghosts and specters.
If it is true that Jackie met her demise while traveling on the Mary, why is her ghost still present? Is it because she chooses to stay? Or, is it because something is keeping her here? I strongly feel that she won’t move on until she finds her mom and dad. Thus, from her perspective, she thinks that her parents are still on the ship. Are the ghosts of her mom and dad on the ship? If so, has she seen them? Does she see the ship as it is today or from her time period? There are so many questions that myself and my colleagues have as to Jackie’s existence. I feel that the paranormal documentation we acquire, will lead us closer to solving the mysterious puzzle of why Jackie haunts the ship.
In my heart, I do feel that Jackie will be able to leave the confines of the ship one day and finally find “home” and her parents. It is my sincere hope that I will one day step onto the Mary and know that Jackie finally found her way “home.” When that day occurs, I will smile and shed tears of joy.
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