40. USS Hornet (Interview With Laura Fies)

The USS Hornet is one of several Naval vessels permanently moored and used as a museum. Like most of these vessels, the Hornet has a reputation for being haunted. In this episode, Matt has an opportunity to speak with Laura Fies, the Executive Officer of the USS Hornet Museum, about the ghosts and the role that ghost stories play in the educational mission of the museum. 

Laura Fies is the Executive Officer of the USS Hornet.


Laura has a Master’s in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University and has risen through the ranks at the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum in Alameda, CA to the role of Executive Officer. She began her career with a specialization in artifact care and exhibition design with a passion for helping objects tell their own stories about the past

This episode was written by Matthew Armstrong with music by Matthew Armstrong and production assistance from Kaylia Metcalfe.

There is no transcript for this episode.

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Sources and Show Notes

USS Hornet Website

USS Hornet on Facebook

USS Hornet Museum

Rosie the Riveter Museum

Essex Class Carrier

Apollo Missions

Analogue Computer

Hot Bunking (Hot Racking)

Former Naval Air Station Alameda

Tiya Miles

Michelle Hanks

Alena Pirok and Colonial Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg restoration began in the aftermath of WWI, not WWII, I made an error)

Ghost Hunting Equipment (and an article on the problems with ghost hunting equipment)

Legend Tripping

Ghost Hunters

Ghost Adventures

Fear Factor (or, why I am baffled that anyone takes Joe Rogan seriously)

Lemp Mansion

Hornet CV- 8

Dolittle Raid

Battle of Coral Sea

If you have a story about a ghost, some bit of folklore, or anything else you want to share, please contact me.

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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