The Edson Incident is a premier haunted attraction aboard the mighty USS Edson in Bay City, Michigan.
Going on a haunted ship is a unique experience.
Those brave enough to enter will twist and climb their way through 5 hellish decks of the Vietnam era U.S. Navy Destroyer! Each turn and stairway leads you into the darkness. Will you survive The EDSON INCIDENT?
The owner is Jodene Reed-Gifford.
Jo Gifford drives almost 2 hours up to Bay City from her home in Dewitt several times a year to be a part of various events on the Edson. Her husband, Russ, is also part of the haunt, and the couple belongs to one of the several paranormal investigation groups that hunt for ghosts on the ship at different times of the year.
The Edson is a Sherman Class Destroyer, a real historic Vietnam era warship. One of only two Forrest Sherman-class destroyers left in the world, the Edson proudly served America for three decades, and now has reached her final berth in Bay City, Michigan. But even in retirement from active service, all is not quiet on board, as many tales of unexplained activity on the Edson have followed the ship throughout the years.
Commissioned in 1958, the USS Edson was one of eighteen Forrest Sherman-class destroyers built for the U.S. Navy. Named for Major General Merritt “Red Mike” Edson USMC (1897–1955), the Edson was built by the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The Edson served throughout the Vietnam War and Cold War, earning the name “Grey Ghost of the Vietnamese Coast.”
Her active naval career came to an end in 1988 when she was decommissioned from service and transferred to the Philadelphia Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility, where she was placed into storage.
The Edson arrived on the Saginaw River at Bay City on May 7, 2013, where she remains today.
The Edson became a museum ship and it’s now permanently moored at the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum in Bay City, Michigan (about 2hrs NW of Detroit).
Another chapter in the Edson’s story that adds to its mystique is the fact that the ship was used in an episode of the original “Twilight Zone” series.
The 1963 episode “The Thirty-Fathom Grave” starred Bill Bixby and Simon Oakland, and used the Edson’s interior for many of the story’s locations.
The episode was about the Naval destroyer investigating spooky sounds coming from a sunken submarine off the coast of Guadalcanal.
After the taping, the Edson made its way to the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam and saw combat over the next few years in the Vietnam War.
The Edson Incident haunted ship @ Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum
1680 Martin Street
Bay City, MI 48706
$20.00 per person
Friday Dates: 8pm-12am
Saturday Dates: 7pm-12am
Sunday Date: 7pm-10pm
Grey Ghost of Bay City
USS Edson history