The Ourang Medan
In February 1948, distress calls were picked up by
numerous ships near Indonesia from the Dutch freighter SS Ourang Medan.
The chilling message was, "All officers including captain are dead lying
in chartroom and bridge. Possibly whole crew dead." This message was
followed by indecipherable Morse code then one final grisly message... "I
To this day, the exact fate of the Ourang Medan and her crew remain a mystery. Some say that pirates killed the crew and sabotaged the ship, others claim that she was transporting an illicit cargo of chemicals such as potassium cyanide and nitroglycerine (both of which become dangerous when combined with sea water). The condition of the bodies found aboard and haunting distress call, however, has led to more rampant speculation involving aliens, conspiracies, and even ghosts.
What really happened to the Ourang Medan? The only ones who know for sure rest at the dark bottom of the mysterious and unforgiving sea.