An absolutely terrifying ghost ship will be floating around Sydney Harbour this weekend

As far as marketing pushes go, this one takes the cake. Films often inspire all sorts of cool little happenings in cities around the world, and in the case of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales it’s an eerie looking ghost ship that’s set to stalk Sydney Harbour for the next few days.

The choppy waters of Sydney Harbour will throw around a pale looking ship from 7pm on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday of this week, starting from the southern side of the Harbour Bridge and sailing past some of the Sydney’s best harbour-side spots including Cremorne Point and Darling Point.

Disney’s Ghost Ship appears to be an elaborate two-part projection, creating the image of a transparent ship that looks pretty damn terrifying. As described by a writer from Gizmodo who managed to spot the ship on an early test run, one ship sprays water into the air from a cannon located on its bow while the other shines light onto the water to help create the ghostly image.

The planned schedule for the ghost ship each night is as follows:

7:15pm – sail from southern side of the Harbour Bridge (near Walsh Bay).
7:30pm – past the Sydney Opera House and Mrs Macquarie’s Point.
8:20pm – head to Watson’s Bay.
8:40pm – return to Cremorne Point.
8:50pm – near Luna Park (north side of Harbour Bridge).
9pm – second lap of the harbour, starting from the Harbour Bridge.
9:20pm – sail past Darling Point.
9:50pm – return to Harbour Bridge.

Pirate of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales is out in Australian cinemas on 25th May.