Woman claims she saw a ghost on cruise ship on Halloween which made her believe in the afterlife

Woman claims she saw a ghost on cruise ship on Halloween which made her believe in the afterlife
Caitlin Hornik revealed that she saw a ghost around her bathroom door while working as a performer on a luxury cruise ship (caitlinhornik/ Instagram, Chris Gent/ Flickr via Twitter)

A digital news reporter from The Sun recalled her shocking encounter with a ghost while working as a musical theater performer on a cruise ship following the Halloween weekend.

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Caitlin Hornik revealed that she came across a ghost while completing her second contract on a cruise ship. The experience not only left a lasting memory but also made her believe in the afterlife. According to the reporter, the spirits were not as horrifying as they were made out to be but only served as a reminder of the past. 

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Hornik spoke about her profession and the liberty to travel around the world because of it. "Working as a musical theater performer, I've lived all over the world - on tour buses, in hotels, and on cruise ships, to name a few." While the correspondent hinted at spooky experiences in haunted hotels and theaters, she admittedly found herself bumping into a ghost rather late. "I've had some spooky onstage incidents, like mid-show power outages and flickering lights, but those aren't entirely uncommon," she said.

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"On my second cruise ship contract aboard a small luxury vessel that took me to places like Patagonia and Antarctica and Morocco, I saw my first and only ghost," Hornik revealed to the news outlet. "It happened in the middle of the night during one of my first sleeps onboard the ship - right around Halloween time, as fate would have it," she continued. 

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Hornik confirmed being alone in a cabin which she considered a "privilege," when the ghost visited her during the night. "Something prompted me to wake up, and when I did, I saw the ghost right near my bathroom door." 

She spotted an older man who had a cap on and a pipe dangling from his mouth. The spirit did not cause any harm to Hornik or stay much longer. However, he was sure to make his presence known for that very moment before disappearing for nearly seven months which constituted Hornik's time on the cruise ship. 

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"My hunch is that he was the spirit of a passenger who had passed away on the ship," she reportedly said. "Believe it or not, most cruise ships are overly prepared for all unlikely events - including death. Many even have morgues that can hold multiple bodies if needed. During my time on that ship, we did, unfortunately, experience multiple medical emergencies and loss of life," she said. 

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Hornik confirmed that the haunted meeting made her believe in the afterlife. "I've never forgotten my first ghost encounter. It made me believe once and for all that they do exist - and that they're not always as scary as they're made out to be. Sometimes, they just serve as a reminder of the past," she stated. 

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