Popular Syfy show 'Ghost Hunters' haunts the USS Yorktown

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      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- On Wednesday night, the USS Yorktown will be featured in an hour-long episode of the SyFy Channel's Ghost Hunters.The show asks the question: Are the spirits of past heroes still on duty aboard the USS Yorktown? "We hold the men who served and died aboard the USS Yorktown in the highest esteem and we would never, ever do anything to disrespect their service." said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette.{} "While we were intrigued at the notion of paranormal activity aboard 'The Fighting Lady,' our first priority was to make certain that any investigation was handled in a manner that was respectful of the service and sacrifice of the men who served aboard her. After much consideration and research, we were confident that the Ghost Hunters team would treat the Yorktown and her crew with great respect. The TAPS crew was absolutely wonderful, and displayed great patriotic respect throughout the filming." The crew from The Atlantic Paranormal Society spent several nights aboard the USS Yorktown in early February while the ship was closed to the public and the power shut off. The only other people on board the WWII vessel was Patriots Point security."Over the years, we have received a number of reports of unexplainable noise, sightings and activities from visitors to our ship, employees and area law enforcement officers," added Burdette.{} "I can't divulge whether or not TAPS found anything; but I can tell you that their staff said their visit provided some of the most compelling evidence they've seen in the history of the program.{} We hope everyone in South Carolina will tune in to watch."The show will air Wednesday, May 2 at 9 p.m. If ghosts aren't your thing, however, you can always tune in to ABC News 4 for 'Modern Family' and 'Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23.'