I spend quite a bit of my time on the Queen Mary, and the majority of it is spent in the Revenant Room Theater and Lounge with Aiden Sinclair and Rebecca Knight attending their amazing, and always entertaining show, Illusions of the Passed. And whether it's Legends of the Queen Mary, Ghost of Christmas Passed, Voyages to the Other Side, A Night to Remember, or a paranormal investigation, every time I go it reminds me why I love The Queen Mary, magic, spooky shit, and attending a damn good show.
Most of the time I'm there as press for Creepy Kingdom or Nightmarish Conjurings, but this last time I was there as a guest, and it was my favorite trip so far, because this time, I got to take my brother. This is a big deal for me! I haven't seen my younger brother in about a year, and this is the first time he's come down to SoCal to visit me. Not only that, but my brother, bless his heart, is the total opposite of me. He doesn't like going out. He doesn't like being around people. He really doesn't like spending money...but I was positive he would like Illusions of the Passed, and I was right!
We spent the afternoon strolling around the Queen Mary, with me as our tour guide of course, lol. We explored the ship from top to bottom, peeking into every nook and cranny we came across like we were kids again. We took tons of photos, another thing my brother hates to do, but about halfway through he was having as much fun as I was, and watching him walk around the ship with a ring light around his neck (because he "was tired of putting it down") was hilarious! We had a really nice quiet dinner at the Chelsea Chowder House & Bar, and not once was there a lull in the conversation. It was the perfect day. Then we headed to the Revenant Room to hang out for a bit before the show.
I've written about Illusions of the Passed and the Paranormal Investigation that follows the show numerous times before, so I don't feel like I need to go into details about it here, because what the night was really about was spending quality time with my brother, and finding something that we both really enjoyed together. I'm not saying that he's gonna jump right up the next time I ask him to step away from his video games and run off to some crazy social event with me, but I really do feel that we've started a new chapter, and maybe, just maybe, he'll agree to join me again on my favorite haunted ship.
So thank you, Aiden and Becca, for allowing me to be your guest on this night, and giving me an awesome experience with my brother.
Wanna read about some of my adventures with Illusions of the Passed on board the Queen Mary? Check them out here: