Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Mystery of the SS Ourange 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 die.” When the first rescue vessel arrived on the scene a few hours later, they tried to hail the Ourang Medan but there was no response. A boarding party was sent to the ship and what they found was a frightening sight that has made the Ourang Medan one of the strangest and scariest ghost ship stories of all time.
All the crew and officers of the Ourang Medan were dead, their eyes open, faces looking towards the sun, arms outstretched and a look of terror on their faces. Even the ship’s dog was dead, found snarling at some unseen enemy. When nearing the bodies in the boiler room, the rescue crew felt a chill, though the temperature was near 110°F. The decision was made to tow the ship back to port, but before they could get underway, smoke began rolling up from the hull. The rescue crew left the ship and barely had time to cut the tow lines before the Ourang Medan exploded and sank.
To this day, the exact fate of the Ourang Medan and her crew remains a mystery.

23 comments:

  1. Doesn't it bug you that we'll never know what actually happened on that ship?

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  2. i've actually heard this story before. very very creepy.

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  3. That's really creepy. Maybe that had epic diarhea.

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  4. I love stories like this... but I hate them because I don't know the answer. A proper love/hate relationship.

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  5. true or not, brix were certainly shat.

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  6. interesting stroy.

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  7. That's a cool story.Very creepy.

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  8. i'm about to wikipedia the hell out of this story... i got chills just reading that man... i call aliens!

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  9. Sad story. I'm not so big on the ghost story, but I feel bad for them of course.

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  10. this read reminds me of the movie "ghost ship"

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  11. what a nice mistery story, guess we'll never know...

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  12. Very creepy. I wonder if it really happened

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