2. The SS Ourang Medan Ghost Ship
You’ve heard about ships disappearing into the mist without clue. Well, this ghost ship has a slightly different story to tell. SS Ourang Medan was a ship that sank in Indonesian waters, but before it sank there had been a horrible and inexplicable incident on board.
In 1947, two American vessels started receiving strange messages in Morse code from the Dutch merchant ship. The first message being – “”S.O.S. from Ourang Medan * * * we float. All officers, including the Captain, dead in chartroom and on the bridge. Probably whole crew dead.” There was something unclear following the message but the last two words that came through were very clear; they were “I die.” There were no messages after that.
The ship that received the message approached Ourang Medan in a rescue mission but what they were about to encounter was beyond their wildest dreams.
As they entered the ship in hopes of finding an answer and possible survivors, they discovered the whole crew freakishly lying around dead, (including the carcass of a dog) sprawled on their backs, the frozen faces upturned to the sun with mouths gaping open and eyes staring and their mouths open. There were no visible injuries on them. Suddenly, a fire broke out on the ship, forcing the American crew to evacuate it which then suddenly exploded and sank, thus remaining a mystery forever.