They may sound stuff of legends but there have been instances when ships have appeared out of the blue with not a single person aboard. Such ships are called ghost ships and have often been the center of stories. But there have been incidents when such ghost ships have actually been spotted. Here are 10 creepiest ghost ship stories.
#1. SV Mary Celeste
The last entry on SV Mary Slete was of 25th November, 1872. The ship was found on December 4, 1872 between Azores and Portugal. When she was found, there were no lifeboats, no crew but surprisingly the ship was still intact and under sail.
#2. SV Kaz II
The ship was found 88 nautical miles off the Australian Coast in 2007. But it was found without the men on-board and in perfect condition except for one shredded sail.
#3. MV Joyita
The merchant vessel was bound for Tokelu Islands on Oct. 3, 1995. Five weeks after its departure, the vessel was found with a broken radio, sans any passengers and rafts. The captain’s log along with the firearms and navigational equipment were also missing.
#4. SS Ourang Medan
The ghost ship was sailing from a Chinese port to Costa Rica and was found in Marshall Island in 1948. when the boat was found, it was littered with dead bodies of crew. Apparently, the boat caught fire soon after it set sail due to improperly stored sulfuric acid.
#5. HMS Resolute
After being trapped by ice in Canada, the British Royal Navy ship had to be abandoned in 1854. The ship was sent to search for a British explorer named John Franklin who was lost in the Arctic. But after it was abandoned, the ship found a way out and drifted 1200 miles off to the coast of Baffin Island where it was found.