USS Nightmare returns to haunt the Ohio River



NEWPORT, Ky. (WXIX) – The haunted steamboat USS Nightmare returns to the riverside on Friday after canceling its 2020 season.

The boat, which is moored in Newport, is a resurrection of the 1934 dredger ship named after Captain William Mitchell.

Mitchell’s ship was originally designed to dredge the river, clearing debris from the bottom. Some believe that an old cemetery was disturbed during the dredging and cursed the boat.

It was said that Captain Mitchell would pick up the human bones found. He lived on board with his daughter Anna and 60 crew members.

Mitchell and his crew were killed in the disaster known as the “Mitchell Massacre”. Anna’s body has never been found. Some believe the ship is still haunted.

Tickets are $ 20 per person for general admission.

From September 17, the boat will be open on Fridays and Saturdays with ticket sales from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

From Wednesday September 29 to October 31, the boat will be open from Wednesday to Sunday.

The ticket office hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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