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8. S.S. Andrea Doria
The wreck of the S.S. Andrea Doria has come to be known as the “Mount Everest of scuba diving.” This is partly down to its formidable location 180 feet under the waves, but it’s also because a number of people have met their end while attempting to conquer it. Those lost lives add to the tragedy associated with the vessel, and such morbid history perhaps explains some of the wreck’s haunted happenings.
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The luxury ocean liner keeled over in the Atlantic after a collision with another vessel in 1956. And although the Andrea Doria was initially equipped with enough lifeboats to save her passengers and crew, the sharp listing of the ship meant that only some of the smaller emergency craft could be used – leaving just over 1,000 spaces in the boats for the more than 1,700 people on board. Moreover, while – rather incredibly – all the survivors were saved, 46 died in the nautical crash. Perhaps it’s the spirits of these unfortunate individuals that are responsible for the odd movements glimpsed by divers as well as the ghostly sensation of being touched while passing the wreck underwater.