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The legendary ghost ship “SS Ourang Medan” was allegedly found adrift at sea, with its whole crew dead for unknown reasons. To this day, the ominous ship remains a chilling mystery that has become a nautical legend around the world.

Explanations abound as to what caused the crew to die in a most ghastly-seeming way and then caused the ship to explode suddenly and unexpectedly when rescuers attempted to tow her to port.

The Dutch freighter Ourang Medan was traveling through the Straights of Malacca in June 1947 when the vessel sent out a chilling SOS signal:

“All officers including captain are dead, lying in chartroom and bridge. Possibly whole crew dead.”

This was followed by some indecipherable Morse code, and ended with the cryptic final words: “I die.”

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Category: Weird Desk