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Top 10 Ghost Ships

Updated on February 15, 2011

Among the many mysteries of the world today we encounter curious stories of fear, and we refer to the ghost ships on which they talk about the most famous among them will have short but interesting stories you'll like.

1. The Caleuche

This is one of the most famous legends of mythology of Chiloe in southern Chile. It issaid that Caleuche is a boat that appears in the waters surrounding soundsaccompanied by a crew party and people laughing.

The Caleuche loaded with all the spirits of people who have drowned in the ocean. The ship's picks up and it is believed that once on board, the spirits of these dead canreturn to the lives they once had before drowning.

2. The SS Valencia

It was a steamboat that sailed off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia in 1906.Upon entering the Cape Mendocino faced a storm and ended up crashing on a reef.Valencia began to sink and started to drop life rafts for the 108 passengers who had.Unfortunately, many of these rafts were sunk and others disappeared mysteriously.The ship sank and only 37 passengers were rescued alive. Five months after afisherman found one of these rafts with 8 skeletons on board and since the sinking ofthis ship served as a source for many stories of ghost ships.

Boaters say sometimes be seen near the reef Pachena Point and mysteriouscollapse 27 years after it was found one of these rafts floating peacefully in BarkleySound. The raft was in perfect condition and still had the original cover painting.

3. The Medan Ourang

In 1947 two U.S. ships received calls for help from a member identified as part of the crew of Dutch ship Ourang Medan. The caller stated that he needed help and thatmuch of the crew was dead. Messages are accumulated and became more bizarreending to one that simply said "I die. "

When the help arrived, found the Ourang Medan in perfect condition but the entire crew dead and in awkward positions with their faces in horror. Before the study started, the boat exploded and sank. Some say the Ourang Medan carrying illegal nitroglycerinwas not properly locked and began to seep into the air. Others say he was the victim of extraterrestrial or other forms of paranormal activity ...

4. The Carroll A. Deering

One of the most famous ghost ships on the East Coast of the United States. In 1921, the schooner Carroll A. Deering returned from South America after delivering coal, and was last seen by a ship near Cape Lookout. For several days, was caught in Diamond Schoals, an area previously known for causing many shipwrecks. Help came several days later but the Carroll A. Deering was completely empty.

The navigation equipment was not there and no life rafts. While there was no sign of violence or anything like that, the United States government unleashed a massive investigation which found that many other ships had gone before in that area. One of the theories that he sounded in relation to Carroll, was that he was the victim of pirates or smugglers of rum. Others say there was mutiny but the truth was neverknown.

5. The Baychimo

The Baychimo was a steamship company owned by the Hudson Bay and sailed for the first time in early 1920. Was used for the exchange of furs with the Inuit in northern Canada to that in 1931 became trapped between ice sheets in Alaska. Several failed attempts to free the Baychimo, the crew was evacuated by air and after a blizzard that broke the ice, the ship was released but was left to die because it was badly damaged.

Hudson Bay took would not survive the winter but surprisingly remained a float and a drift in the waters of Alaska for 38 years. The Baychimo quickly became a local legend and was often spotted on the ice by Eskimos and other vessels. It was last seen in 1969 and since then has been seen, assuming it does indeed now a storm it sank.

6. The Octavius

One of the most famous stories involving ghost ships is that of Octavius. TopTenz According to the legend dates back to 1775 when he said that the Herald (a whaling ship) Octavius came across the floating aim lessly over the waters near the coast of Greenland.The Herald's crew boarded the Octavius and realized that the entire crew was frozen due to arctic cold. The impressive thing was that they found the ship's captain on his desk with a half-finished note dated 1762, indicating that Octavius had been a drift for 13 years with his crew frozen ever since.

7. The Joyita
The fishing boat was found floating with no passengers in the Pacific Ocean in 1955. The ship set sail with 25 passengers and path to theTokelau Islands, but something happened on the way and some hours later (as noted the delay of the vessel) Rescue teams were released. The air search failed and was up to five weeks after amerchant ship encountered the Joyita 600 miles from its original path.

They found no sign of the passengers or life rafts and serious damage occurred in one side of the boat. The inspection revealed that the radio had been tuned to in the signal also helps that they found several bags of bloody bandages . None of the passengerswas seen again and it is believed that pirates murdered and dumped the bodies into the sea.

8. The Lady Lovibond

The UK has a long list of stories of ghost ships and one of the mostrare is this the Lady Lovibond. The captain of this ship was SimonPeel and in order to celebrate his recent marriage, decided to embark in the Lady Lovibond with his new wife, ignoring the beliefthat bringing a woman aboard was unlucky.

Sailed on February 13, 1748. Unfortunately, the first officer was in love with the wife of Peel so after several celebrations in the boat, anger and envy of man has grown so much that the Lady Lovibondintentionally crashed into a sand bank known to cause shipwrecks.The ship sank and all died but said that every 50 years may befloating around the waters of Kent.

9. The Mary Celeste

One of the most famous stories of ships that actually existed is that of the Mary Celeste, a brigantine that was found abandoned and in ruins in the Atlantic Ocean in 1872. The boat was in good condition, with sails hoisted and abundant supplies of food on board. Therewas no sign of the crew but not for the life rafts. The pirate attack wasruled out because they also had intact 1.500 barrels of alcohol. It isbelieved that a disease or storm may have killed the crew or life raftsin which left collapsed.

10. The Flying Dutchman

In the maritime folklore, no ghost ship can overcome The Flying Dutchman fame, a spacecraft that to date has inspired horror stories, pictures, films and even operas. The ship was first mentioned in the travel book of George Barrington the late eighteenth century. It is assumed that the Flying Dutchman was a ship from Amsterdam which was captained by a man called Van der Decken. The expedition aimed to India but became embroiled in a storm near Cape of Good Hope.

The man went crazy in cross Clinging to what killed the first officer and vowed to cross the Cape "though God did navigate to the Final Judgement. " The ship sank in the storm and since then wascondemned to sail the seas for eternity.


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      Dale Anderson 

      6 years ago from The High Seas


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      Om Paramapoonya 

      6 years ago

      Hey! Thanks for these fascinating and spooky stories. It was a fun read! :)

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      7 years ago

      Well written hub.

      Good to share.



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