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15th Dec '17 4:20:48 AM JackG
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* ''Out of the Storm'' by Australian author Rick Kennett. A bomb-damaged minesweeper is found adrift during WW2 and is towed back to base by a salvage team, who experience various spooky events. At the end of the story the protagonist witnesses the minesweeper in a dry dock after the war, awaiting being broken up for scrap. Arrayed on the prow are ghosts of the minesweeper's crew, grimly facing off with a harridan who's shrieking madly at them...

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* ''Out of the Storm'' by Australian author Rick Kennett. A bomb-damaged minesweeper is found adrift during WW2 and is towed back to base by a salvage team, who experience various spooky events. At [[spoiler:At the end of the story the protagonist witnesses the minesweeper in a dry dock after the war, awaiting being broken up for scrap. Arrayed on the prow are ghosts of the minesweeper's crew, grimly facing off with a harridan who's shrieking madly at them...]]
15th Dec '17 4:19:45 AM JackG
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* ''Out of the Storm'' by Australian author Rick Kennett. A bomb-damaged minesweeper is found adrift during WW2 and is towed back to base by a salvage team, who experience various spooky events. At the end of the story the protagonist witnesses the minesweeper in a dry dock after the war, awaiting being broken up for scrap. Arrayed on the prow are ghosts of the minesweeper's crew, grimly facing off with a harridan who's shrieking madly at them...
7th Dec '17 4:44:02 PM dracogeorge
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* Easily one of the creepiest of all time is the 1947 Dutch merchant ship ''Orang Medan'', which was discovered by two American vessels in the Pacific after receiving a radio message from the ship that ended in an ominous "''I die''". In the ship, the crew found the crew's corpses in a frozen state of terror (including their dog) and pointing at something with no visible injuries on their bodies. The ship was also in fine condition and for some reason, an unnatural chill emanated from the still-burning boiler room. The crews prepared to tow the ''Orang Medan'' to shore, but the ship mysteriously exploded and sank shortly afterwards. Theories range from leakage from an illegal cargo of toxic chemicals, to inevitable UFO claims, to supernatural attacks by ghost pirates. However many believe the story was simply a hoax, as no records of any ship with that name exist beyond repetitions of the spine-chilling tale.

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* Easily one of the creepiest of all time is the 1947 Dutch merchant ship ''Orang ''Ourang Medan'', which was discovered by two American vessels in the Pacific after receiving a radio message from the ship that ended in an ominous "''I die''". In the ship, the crew found the crew's corpses in a frozen state of terror (including their dog) and pointing at something with no visible injuries on their bodies. The ship was also in fine condition and for some reason, an unnatural chill emanated from the still-burning boiler room. The crews prepared to tow the ''Orang Medan'' to shore, but the ship mysteriously exploded and sank shortly afterwards. Theories range from leakage from an illegal cargo of toxic chemicals, to inevitable UFO claims, to supernatural attacks by ghost pirates. However many believe the story was simply a hoax, as no records of any ship with that name exist beyond repetitions of the spine-chilling tale.tale.
** What makes the tale even more dubious is that there is no reference to the ship in Llyod's Shipping Register(a register of ''every'' merchant ship above 100 gross tonnes, [[LongRunners first published in 1764]], made to help merchants check and see what sort of shape a ship they are thinking of hiring is in), and there are no records of it being registered in any nation, including the Netherlands.
6th Dec '17 2:32:17 AM LondonKdS
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* Easily one of the creepiest of all time is the 1947 Dutch merchant ship ''Orang Medan'', which was discovered by two American vessels in the Pacific after receiving a radio message from the ship that ended in an ominous "''I die''". In the ship, the crew found the crew's corpses in a frozen state of terror (including their dog) and pointing at something with no visible injuries on their bodies. The ship was also in fine condition and for some reason, an unnatural chill emanated from the still-burning boiler room. The crews prepared to tow the ''Orang Medan'' to shore, but the ship mysteriously exploded afterwards. Theories range from leakage from an illegal cargo of toxic chemicals, to inevitable UFO claims, to supernatural attacks by ghost pirates. However many believe the story was simply a hoax, as no records of any ship with that name exist beyond repetitions of the spine-chilling tale.

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* Easily one of the creepiest of all time is the 1947 Dutch merchant ship ''Orang Medan'', which was discovered by two American vessels in the Pacific after receiving a radio message from the ship that ended in an ominous "''I die''". In the ship, the crew found the crew's corpses in a frozen state of terror (including their dog) and pointing at something with no visible injuries on their bodies. The ship was also in fine condition and for some reason, an unnatural chill emanated from the still-burning boiler room. The crews prepared to tow the ''Orang Medan'' to shore, but the ship mysteriously exploded and sank shortly afterwards. Theories range from leakage from an illegal cargo of toxic chemicals, to inevitable UFO claims, to supernatural attacks by ghost pirates. However many believe the story was simply a hoax, as no records of any ship with that name exist beyond repetitions of the spine-chilling tale.
4th Dec '17 2:20:21 AM LondonKdS
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* Easily one of the creepiest of all time is the 1947 Dutch merchant ship ''Orang Medan'', which was discovered by two American vessels in the Pacific after receiving a radio message from the ship that ended in an ominous "''I die''". In the ship, the crew found the crew's corpses in a frozen state of terror (including their dog) and pointing at something with no visible injuries on their bodies. The ship was also in fine condition and for some reason, an unnatural chill emanated from the still-burning boiler room. The crews prepared to tow the ''Orang Medan'' to shore, but the ship mysteriously exploded afterwards. Theories range from chemical shipping disasters to supernatural attacks by ghost pirates, but many believe the story was likely a hoax as no records of an ''Orange Medan'' exist beyond the spine-chilling tale.

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* Easily one of the creepiest of all time is the 1947 Dutch merchant ship ''Orang Medan'', which was discovered by two American vessels in the Pacific after receiving a radio message from the ship that ended in an ominous "''I die''". In the ship, the crew found the crew's corpses in a frozen state of terror (including their dog) and pointing at something with no visible injuries on their bodies. The ship was also in fine condition and for some reason, an unnatural chill emanated from the still-burning boiler room. The crews prepared to tow the ''Orang Medan'' to shore, but the ship mysteriously exploded afterwards. Theories range from chemical shipping disasters leakage from an illegal cargo of toxic chemicals, to inevitable UFO claims, to supernatural attacks by ghost pirates, but pirates. However many believe the story was likely simply a hoax hoax, as no records of an ''Orange Medan'' any ship with that name exist beyond repetitions of the spine-chilling tale.
23rd Nov '17 5:39:41 AM LondonKdS
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* The eponymous vessel in ''Death Ship'' (1980), which turns out to be [[spoiler:a Nazi prison vessel sailed by the ghosts of its crew.]]

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* The eponymous vessel in ''Death Ship'' (1980), which turns out to be [[spoiler:a Nazi prison vessel sailed by the murderous ghosts of its crew.]]
23rd Nov '17 5:39:18 AM LondonKdS
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* [[CaptainObvious As is the movie titled]] ''Film/GhostShip''.

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* [[CaptainObvious As ''Film/GhostShip'' is the movie titled]] ''Film/GhostShip''.ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. [[spoiler:The ship is actually a demonic trap designed to corrupt people who board it, and then kill them so that they go to Hell]].
20th Nov '17 2:05:03 AM shadowbeast
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* ''[[http://ravensblight.com/GhostShip.html Ravensblight]]'' is sufficiently close to the coast that sailor's tales are often heard in the taverns, one being that of the ''Banshee'', a vessel that disappeared after sailing from Boston under the command of Nathan Starch, only to be sight by whalers off the Australian coast in 1884, and several times since; including one when a Norwegian fishing vessel tried to recover her, retrieving, at the cost of three of their crew, letters, diaries, and the captains log, which only contained the single entry "IT SHALL BE MINE." The ship had been somewhere Man shouldn't go and brought back treasures that were not to be disturbed. The ship disappeared again in the fog, despite being tied on.
5th Nov '17 5:26:34 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheWitness'': There's a derelict ship stationed in the northeast section of the island, accesible through a back door in the keep which leads a path across the cliffs. The game doesn't explain how it ended up in that state. It's somewhat empty, as it doesn't have any laser-related puzzles, containing only a few optional things such as [[spoiler:an audio log, a discarded panel with a triangle puzzle and several environmental puzzles]]. However, what makes it creepy, apart from the feeling of abandonement, is the strange noises that can be heard in the cabin. They are merely dripping water and the ship creaking, [[spoiler:and they're involved in one particular sound puzzle that's also found there]], but the fact that no other part of the game features such sounds is quite disturbing.
15th Oct '17 9:51:05 PM MagnusForce
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* Easily one of the creepiest of all time is the 1947 Dutch merchant ship ''Orang Medan'', which was discovered by two American vessels in the Pacific after receiving a radio message from the ship that ended in an ominous "''I die''". In the ship, the crew found the crew's corpses in a frozen state of terror (including their dog) and pointing at something with no visible injuries on their bodies. The ship was also in fine condition and for some reason, an unnatural chill emanated from the still-burning boiler room. The crews prepared to tow the ''Orang Medan'' to shore, but the ship mysteriously exploded afterwards. Theories range from chemical shipping disasters to supernatural attacks by ghost pirates, but many believe the story was likely a hoax as no records of an ''Orange Medan'' exist beyond the spine-chilling tale.
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