8. The SS Valencia
SS Valencia is a ship that sank off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia in 1906. The ship was experiencing bad weather near Cape Mendocino, and after the float, of course, hit a reef and began sinking into the water. 27 years after the sinking of Valencia, one of the raft was found floating peacefully near Barkley Sound.
7. The Ourang Medan
The story of Medan Ourang began in 1947, when two American ships receive emergency calls while navigating the Strait of Malacca, off the coast of Malaysia. The caller introduced himself as a member of the crew Ourang Medan, a Dutch ship, and should state that the captain of the ship and crew are all dead or dying. Messages become jumbled and strange before weakening and ending with the words: “I’m dead.” Vessels quickly ran to the scene to assist. When they arrived, they found that Ourang Medan no damage, but that the whole crew, even the dog was already dead, their bodies and their faces locked in a pose and expression of fear, and many pointed to something that was not there. Before the rescuers can investigate further, a mysterious ship caught fire, and they had to evacuate. Soon after, Medan Ourang said to have exploded and then sank.
6. The Carroll A. Deering
Perhaps the most famous ghost ship from the East coast is the Carroll A. Deering, a schooner which foundered near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in 1921. The ship had just returned from a trip to deliver coal commercially in South America, and was last seen in the south of Hatteras by a lightship near Cape Lookout. It was stranded on the famous Diamond Shoals, an area famous for causing the wreck, and sat there for several days before any help could reach it. When they arrived, the Coast Guard found that the ship was completely abandoned. Navigation equipment and a notebook is lost, as well as two lifeboats, but otherwise there are no any signs of fraud.
5. The Baychimo
One of the most astonishing cases from real life about Baychimo ghost ship, a cargo ship that was abandoned and left floating in the sea near Alaska for nearly forty years. The ship was owned by Hudson’s Bay Company, and was launched in the early 1920s and used to trade pelts and feathers with the Inuit in northern Canada. But in 1931, Baychimo became trapped in pack ice near Alaska, and after many attempts to break free, the crew was finally flown out of the area to a safe place. After a heavy snow storm, the ship managed to escape from the ice, but it was badly damaged and abandoned by the Hudson Bay Company, who thinks it will not last the winter. Amazingly, Baychimo successful survive, and for 38 years, it remained floating in the waters of Alaska. The Baychimo was last seen in 1969, once again frozen in the ice of Alaska, but has since disappeared.
4. The Octavius
Although now considered more legend than anything, the story of Octavius remains one of the most famous of all ghost ship story. The story dates back to 1775, when it is said that a whaler called the Herald stumbled across Octavius floating aimlessly off the coast of Greenland. Crewmembers from the Herald up Octavius, where they found the bodies of the crew and passengers of all frozen by the arctic cold. Most prominently, the crew found the ship’s captain was still sitting at his desk, the middle of completing a log entry from 1762, which means that Octavius had been floating for 13 years. According to legend, he eventually discovered that the captain had risked to make a quick return to England from the East through the Northwest Passage, but that ship has become trapped in the ice.
3. The Joyita
The Joyita was a fisherman and charter boat found abandoned in the South Pacific in 1955. The ship, along with 25 passengers and crew, was on his way to the Tokelau Islands when something happens, and not until hours later that the Joyita late reported and rescue efforts launched. A massive air search conducted, but failed to find the missing ship, and not until five weeks later that the Joyita stumble upon merchant ship drifted about 600 miles from its original course. There are no signs of the passengers, crew, cargo, or a life raft, and the ship was quite badly damaged and listing to one side. Further examination by the authorities discovered that the ship radio tuned to the universal distress signal, and the search of the deck to find a doctor bag and some bloody bandages.
2. The Lady Lovibond
England has a long tradition of legends about the ghost ship, and the Lady Lovibond is probably the most famous. As the story goes, the captain of the Lady Lovibond, Simon Peel, had just married, and decided to take the boat on a cruise ship to celebrate. He brought his new bride, will take place along the long voyage to the belief that bringing a woman on board the boat is bad luck-and sail on February 13, 1748. Unfortunately for Peel, his first mate, also falls in love with his new wife, and after watching the celebrations, people become angry and overwhelmed with jealousy and intentionally directing the boat to turn off Goodwind Sands, a sand bar known for causing an accident of the ship. As the legend runs, since the accident Lady Lovibond can be seen sailing in the waters around the Kent every 50 years. Lady Lovibond again seen in 1948.
1. The Mary Celeste
No doubt the most famous of all real-life ghost ship Mary Celeste is a merchant ship found in homeless and adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in 1872. The ship was in seaworthy condition, with all of the screen was still awake and full of food stores in the cargo hold, but his boat, the captain of the log book and, more importantly, the entire crew, disappeared mysteriously. There are no signs of struggle, and personal belongings of crew and cargo of more than 1500 barrels of alcohol was touched, apparently rule out the possibility of piracy as an explanation.
Have you ever seen those most mysterious ships above?