Top 10 Ghost Ships That Still Haunt the Seas

Top 10 Ghost Ships That Still Haunt the Seas


Ghost ships, or phantom ships, make up a big
part of the seafaring lore that has been passed down by sailors and fisherman throughout the
years. The ships are said to be spectral apparitions
that materialize on the horizon before quickly disappearing, and they are believed to be
a sign of bad things to come. The term is also used to describe abandoned
vessels that are found adrift with no crew or passengers, often under frightening and
mysterious circumstances. Whether real stories of these derelict ships
or legends about phantom craft trawling the seas, the following are the ten most famous
ghost ships that continue to provoke speculation and mystery in the nautical world. 10. The Caleuche One of the most well known legends of the
Chilota mythology of southern Chile describes the Caleuche, a ghost ship that appears every
night near the island of Chiloe. According to local legend, the ship is a kind
of conscious being that sails the waters around the area, carrying with it the spirits of
all the people who have drowned at sea. When spotted, the Caleuche is said to be strikingly
beautiful and bright, and is always accompanied by the sounds of party music and people laughing. After appearing for a few moments, the ship
is then said to disappear or submerge itself under the water. According to Chilota mythology, the spirits
of the drowned are summoned to the ship by the Sirena Chilota, the Pincoya, and the Picoy,
three Chilota “water spirits” who resemble mermaids. Once aboard the phantom ship, the drowned
are said to be able to resume their life as it was before they died. 9. The SS Valencia The SS Valencia was steamer ship that sank
off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia in 1906. The ship had encountered bad weather near
Cape Mendocino, and after drifting off course, struck a reef and began taking on water. The crew quickly began lowering lifeboats
holding the ship’s 108 passengers into the water, but several of these capsized, and
one simply disappeared. The Valencia eventually sank, and only 37
of the roughly 180 people on board survived. Five months later, a fisherman claimed he
had found a life raft with 8 skeletons in it in a nearby cave. A search was launched, but it found nothing. Thanks to its dramatic end, the Valencia eventually
became the source of numerous ghost ship stories. Sailors would often claim they could see the
specter of the steamer drifting near the reef in Pachena Point, and to this day the ship
is the source of frequent wild theories and ghost ship sightings. In a bizarre twist, 27 years after the sinking
of the Valencia, one of its life rafts was found floating peacefully in nearby Barkley
Sound. The “ghost raft” was said to be in remarkable
condition, and even still had most of its original coat of paint. 8. The Ourang Medan The story of the Ourang Medan begins in 1947,
when two American ships received a distress call while navigating the Strait of Malacca,
off the coast of Malaysia. The caller identified himself as a member
of the crew of the Ourang Medan, a Dutch vessel, and supposedly claimed that the ship’s captain
and crew were all dead or dying. The messages became jumbled and bizarre before
trailing off and ending with the words: “I die.” The ships quickly raced to the scene to help. When they arrived, they found that the Ourang
Medan was undamaged, but that the entire crew—even the ship’s dog— was dead, their bodies
and faces locked in terrified poses and expressions, and many pointing at something that was not
there. Before the rescuers could investigate further,
the ship mysteriously caught on fire, and they had to evacuate. Soon after, the Ourang Medan is said to have
exploded and then sank. While the details and the overall veracity
of the Ourang Medan story are still widely debated, there have been a number of theories
proposed about what might have caused the death of the crew. The most popular of these is that the ship
was illegally transporting nitroglycerin or some kind of illegal nerve agent, which was
not properly secured and seeped out into the air. Others, meanwhile, have claimed the ship was
a victim of a UFO attack or some other kind of paranormal event. 7. The Carroll A. Deering Perhaps the most famous ghost ship of the
Eastern Seaboard is the Carroll A. Deering, a schooner that ran aground near Cape Hatteras,
North Carolina in 1921. The ship had just returned from a commercial
voyage to deliver coal in South America, and had last been spotted just south of Hatteras
by a lightship near Cape Lookout. It ran aground in the notorious Diamond Shoals,
an area famous for causing shipwrecks, and sat there for several days before any help
was able to reach it. When they did arrive, the Coast Guard found
that the ship was completely abandoned. The navigation equipment and logbook were
missing, as were the two lifeboats, but otherwise there were no signs of any kind of foul play. A massive investigation by the U.S. government
followed, which discovered that several other ships had disappeared under mysterious circumstances
around the same time. Several theories were eventually put forth,
the most popular being that the ship fell victim to pirates or rumrunners. Others suggested that mutiny might have been
the cause, as the Deering’s first mate was known to bear some animosity toward its Captain,
but no definitive proof has even been discovered. The mystery surrounding the ghost ship has
encouraged wild speculation, and many have argued that paranormal activity might have
been responsible, citing the ship’s passage through the infamous Bermuda triangle as proof
that some kind of otherworldly phenomena might be to blame. 6. The Baychimo One of the most amazing cases of a real-life
ghost ship concerns the Baychimo, a cargo steamer that was abandoned and left to drift
the seas near Alaska for nearly forty years. The ship was owned by the Hudson Bay Company,
and was launched in the early 1920s and used to trade pelts and furs with the Inuit in
northern Canada. But in 1931, the Baychimo became trapped in
pack ice near Alaska, and after many attempts to break it free, its crew were eventually
airlifted out of the area to safety. After a heavy blizzard, the ship managed to
break free of the ice, but it was badly damaged and was abandoned by the Hudson Bay Company,
who assumed it would not last the winter. Amazingly, the Baychimo managed to stay afloat,
and for the next 38 years, it remained adrift in the waters off Alaska. The ship became something of a local legend,
and was frequently sighted aimlessly floating near the frozen ice packs by Eskimos and other
vessels. It was boarded several times, but weather
conditions always made salvaging it nearly impossible. The Baychimo was last sighted in 1969, again
frozen in the ice off of Alaska, but it has since disappeared. The ship is believed to have sunk in the intervening
years, but recently a number of expeditions have been launched in search of now nearly
80-year-old ghost ship. 5. The Octavius Although it is now considered more legend
than anything, the story of the Octavius remains one of the most famous of all ghost ship stories. The tale dates back to 1775, when it is said
that a whaling ship called the Herald stumbled across the Octavius floating aimlessly off
the coast of Greenland. Crewmembers from the Herald boarded the Octavius,
where they discovered the bodies of the crew and passengers all frozen solid by the arctic
cold. Most notably, the crew found the ship’s
captain still sitting at his desk, midway through finishing a log entry from 1762, which
meant the Octavius had been adrift for 13 years. According to the legend, it was eventually
discovered that the captain had gambled on making a quick return to England from the
Orient via the Northwest Passage, but that the ship had become trapped in the ice. If true, this would mean the Octavius had
completed its passage to the Atlantic as a ghost ship, its crew and captain long dead
from exposure to the elements. 4. The Joyita The Joyita was a fishing and charter boat
that was found abandoned in the South Pacific in 1955. The ship, along with its 25 passengers and
crew, were en route to the Tokelau Islands when something happened, and it was not until
hours later that the Joyita was reported overdue and a rescue attempt launched. A massive air search was undertaken, but it
failed to find the missing ship, and it was not until five weeks later that a merchant
ship stumbled upon the Joyita drifting some 600 miles off its original course. There was no sign of any of the passengers,
crew, cargo, or life rafts, and the ship was damaged and listing quite badly to one side. Further inspection by authorities found that
the ship’s radio was tuned to the universal distress signal, and a search of the deck
uncovered a doctor’s bag and several bloody bandages. None of the crew or passengers was ever seen
again, and the mystery of what happened has never been revealed. The most popular theory is that pirates killed
the passengers and threw their bodies overboard, but other claims have included everything
from mutiny and kidnapping to insurance fraud. 3. The Lady Lovibond The UK has a long tradition of legends about
ghost ships, and of these the Lady Lovibond is perhaps the most famous. As the story goes, the Lady Lovibond’s captain,
Simon Peel, had just gotten married, and decided to take his ship out on a cruise to celebrate. He brought his new bride along—going against
a longstanding seafaring belief that bringing a woman on board a boat is bad luck—and
set sail on Feb. 13, 1748. Unfortunately for Peel, his first mate was
also in love with his new wife, and after watching the celebrations, the man became
overwhelmed with rage and jealousy and intentionally steered the boat into the deadly Goodwind
Sands, a sand bar notorious for causing ship wrecks. The Lady Lovibond sank, killing all those
aboard. As the legend goes, ever since the wreck the
Lady Lovibond can be seen sailing the waters around Kent every 50 years. It was sighted in 1798 by a few different
ship captains, as well as in 1848 and 1898, when it supposedly appeared to be so real
that some boats, thinking it a vessel in distress, actually sent out life rafts to help it. The Lady Lovibond was again seen in 1948,
and while there were no confirmed sightings on its most recent anniversary in 1998, it
continues to be one of the most well-known ghost ship legends in Europe. 2. The Mary Celeste Undoubtedly the most famous of all the real-life
ghost ships, the Mary Celeste was a merchant ship that was found derelict and adrift in
the Atlantic Ocean in 1872. The ship was in a seaworthy condition, with
all its sails still up and a full store of food in its cargo hold, but its life boat,
captain’s log book and, more importantly, the entire crew, had mysteriously vanished. There was no sign of a struggle, and the personal
belongings of the crew and cargo of over 1500 barrels of alcohol were untouched, seemingly
ruling out piracy as a possible explanation. In the years since its bizarre discovery,
a number of theories have been proposed regarding the possible fate of the Mary Celeste’s
crew. These include that those aboard were killed
by a waterspout, that the crew mutinied, or even that eating flour contaminated with fungus
led all the passengers to hallucinate and go mad. The most probable theory remains that a storm
or some kind of technical issue led the crew to prematurely abandon the ship in the lifeboat,
and that they later died at sea. Still, the mystery surrounding the Mary Celeste
has led to much wild speculation, and others have proposed everything from ghosts to sea
monsters and alien abduction as possible explanations. 1. The Flying Dutchman In maritime folklore, no ghost ship is more
famous than the Flying Dutchman, which has inspired numerous paintings, horror stories,
films, and even an opera. The ship was first mentioned in the late 1700s
in George Barrington’s seafaring book Voyage to Botany Bay, and since then its legend has
continued to grow, thanks to numerous sightings of it by fisherman and sailors. As the story goes, the Flying Dutchman was
a vessel out of Amsterdam that was captained by a man named Van der Decken. The ship was making its way toward the East
Indies when it encountered dangerous weather near the Cape of Good Hope. Determined to make the crossing, Van der Decken
supposedly went mad, murdered his first mate, and vowed that he would cross the Cape, “even
if God would let me sail to Judgment Day!” Despite his best efforts, the ship sank in
the storm, and as the legend goes, Van der Decken and his ghost ship are now cursed to
sail the oceans for all eternity. To this day, the Flying Dutchman continues
to be one of the most-sighted of all ghost ships, and people from deep-sea fishermen
to the Prince of Wales have all claimed to have spotted it making its never-ending voyage
across the oceans.

99 thoughts on “Top 10 Ghost Ships That Still Haunt the Seas

  • June 27, 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    Most of these stories are told. While enjoying copious amounts of alcohol.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    Four commercials (five if including the end one) for a twelve minute vid is a bit much. I know there's money to be made, but I hope this doesn't affect my viewership (some days my patience doesn't last)

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  • June 27, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    Did anyone else notice almost every entry was “the most famous” in some regard. Lol. Loved the video, but it made me laugh.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 6:53 pm
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    This is going to give Sips nightmares.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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    Someone (a author of a book about this) theorized that the Mary Celeste crew after finding leaking barrels of alcohol in the cargo hold secured a life boat with a rope to the ship and all aboard got into the lifeboat to trail behind the vessel until they felt it safe to reboard. However something happened and the trailing boat became separated from the Mary Celeste and were unable to catch it all perishing leaving the Mary Celeste to sail into legend.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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    This vid was definitely seaworthy!

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  • June 27, 2019 at 7:35 pm
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    Please stop listing "aliens" and "paranormal phenomena" as "possible explanations" for everything. It ruins your credibility.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    The story of the Ourang Medan is likely apocryphal. There is no record of a ship with that name in any national registry.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    WOW! Great stories. To go with them all I needed was a campfire and some marsh mellows. I always wondered about the where the story of The Flying Dutchman came from. The rest I had never heard of. Being a land luber that shouldn't surprise you.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    Hey simon I love your show and have been a huge fan watching from alaska, but not all alaskan native tribe are "eskimo" and some may not like it. Anyways I loved the paranormal aspect of this video.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 8:24 pm
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    I want a ghost ship

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  • June 27, 2019 at 8:34 pm
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    What happened to the 1500 barrels of alcohol from the Mary Celeste?

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  • June 27, 2019 at 8:37 pm
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    Why isn't the Titanic a ghost ship?

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  • June 27, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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    You said the ghost ship was the most famous ghost ship, like, 4 or 5 times. So which one is most famous?

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  • June 27, 2019 at 8:53 pm
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    What I find more amazing, all these people saying UFO´s attacked the ships… like really guys? What would (if they are real) a UFO want with some water boat, that can´t fly, can´t hide, is very slow and full of sweaty people they don´t understand

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  • June 27, 2019 at 8:56 pm
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    Ya best start believe'n in ghost stories, Mistur Yuutoobber!!….Yer In One! O.o! yarghhahaha

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  • June 27, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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    Everybody knows that The Flying Dutchman now haunts Bikini Bottom.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    Simon, would you rather be a pirate captain or lead a mutiny?

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  • June 27, 2019 at 9:23 pm
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    What a fascinating topic to do a video on. More paranormal top tenz please 🙂

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  • June 27, 2019 at 9:26 pm
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    I am so tired of repeating this in every video that mentions the Joyita. J IS PRONOUNCED H. The ship is the Hoyita if pronounced by voice and Joyita if written.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    Hey i think the video is bugging out or something, it keep hearing “the most famous” on all entries!
    I wonder if its my phone bugging out, weird 🤷‍♀️

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  • June 27, 2019 at 10:03 pm
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    Pointing out that Caleuche is pronounced Caleu-che (like Che guevara)

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  • June 27, 2019 at 10:14 pm
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    There's that "are believed to be" again. Some people believe there are fairies living at the end of their gardens. Will that be the next Top 10? You folks usually do a bang up job of choosing topics that are well-research and meaningful, I guess I've been spoiled. This one? Color me underwhelmed.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 11:40 pm
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    I thought the Flying Dutchman was the ghost of a pirate who likes to terrorize creatures at the bottom of the sea. I've seen the documentary on Spongebob Squarepants several times.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 11:42 pm
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    If aliens are so often responsible for disappearances in boats, imagine how old that explanation will get when space travel becomes a regular thing and ships get lost out there…

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  • June 27, 2019 at 11:47 pm
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    Fascinating.

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  • June 27, 2019 at 11:57 pm
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    We all know that the flying Dutchman is real,it's just currently at Bikini Bottom

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  • June 28, 2019 at 12:29 am
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    There is a lot of evidence that the ODAN MURANG story was all made up. Including the fact that the name does not appear on any national register of ships, classification society or at Lloyd's of London.

    I've seen many weird things at sea, including St Elmo's fire – the natural phenomena, not the movie – but never a ghost ship.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 12:32 am
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    Is this a re-upload of your video? I'm pretty sure you already posted top 10 ghost ships which had exactly the same ships a couple of years ago.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    "Still"?

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  • June 28, 2019 at 12:42 am
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    How bout One-eyed Willie's ship Inferno?

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  • June 28, 2019 at 1:04 am
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    ..what about the " ss thgir haey " from 1886 it was found adrift in New Zealand in 1901 and still had a flatscreen tv ..playstation 3 and a 1995 Nissan Maxima on board 🤔

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  • June 28, 2019 at 1:06 am
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    Should look into the flaming ghost ship of the Northumberland straight, between Prince Edward island and Nova Scotia.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 1:10 am
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    Oh twice around went the gallant ship
    I'm sure it was not three
    When the ship all of a sudden, it sprung a leak
    And it drifted to the bottom of the sea

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  • June 28, 2019 at 1:17 am
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    I'm always fascinated by stories of ghost ships and I didn't know about a couple of the ones mentioned here. There are so many stories that you could do several videos on them. I'd nominate The "Marlborough" which disappeared in 1890 sailing from New Zealand to England and was discovered off the coast of Chile in 1913 with a number of skeletons on board.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    The ship of The Flying Dutchman has been spotted several times over the last twenty years near the small village of Bikini Bottom. It is also said that there is a pineapple that grows under the sea there. Go figure.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 2:26 am
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    Ummmm ghost stories about the sea should have been the title of the video… disappointment

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  • June 28, 2019 at 2:47 am
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    Perhaps there's some truth to the superstition against bringing a woman aboard a ship.  Rumour has it that there may have been several women aboard the RMS Titanic.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 3:09 am
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    5:14 Thanks for saying Inuit, the standard name in Canada, the name the Inuit prefer for themselves.
    But it seems those in Alaska still use Eskimo? It’s pejorative.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 3:23 am
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    The most plausible reason for the Mary Celeste I heard was built around it's cargo. Though not in the way you think. The key was that the hatch over the cargo was open. One issue they had with that particular cargo was it could be come explosive if spilled. The thought is one of the casks breached and filled the hold with fumes. They popped they hatch and for safety, got in the lifeboat while it aired out. Which would explain the rope that they found trailing behind it. They had played it out so they could reboard after an hour or so. Only rope broke. And since they had left the sails up, they weren't able to catch up.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    The Ourang Medan never existed. Drop it.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 3:35 am
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    You can try to pronounce Medan as "May-done" or "May-Dunne", it's pretty close to that for English speakers.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    Left out a whole sub-genre, that of the Great Lakes of the North America. In particular, the Case Western Reserve.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    Excellent video. Thanks Simon & Team 🙂

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:19 am
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    The prince of Wales who saw. Who went onto be the king of England. Made the crew of the ship he was on as a cadet. Write it down in the log of what they saw that day. So there would be no doubt.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:25 am
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    It was Cthulhu that did number 8! Lol

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:28 am
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    This was an interesting topic! I knew about the Mary Celeste and The Flying Dutchman, but not the others.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:36 am
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    Hella like this one

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:40 am
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    One of your best dude. Thanks for uploading!

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:42 am
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    Fascinating video🛥🚢⛵

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:51 am
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    The prince of Wales probably spotted the Flying Dutchman after a substantial load of very fine whisky…

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  • June 28, 2019 at 6:03 am
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    Simon is the only history teacher I've ever had I was expelled from school 4 the ridiculous zero tolerance with .00 7 I'd like a gram of marijuana in the bottom of my backpack that was a couple of seeds that ended up in there when I was merely 14 years old which led me to three different second Chance schools and never being able to get an education but I'm not a stupid person at least I would like to think I am not anyhow Simon thank you 4 educating me I know YouTube isn't a huge moneymaker I hope that you do this for more than just money and appreciate the fact that you are educating people thank you I truly appreciate it

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  • June 28, 2019 at 6:15 am
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    The Bounty Ship was never found, no one really knows what happened to that ship , do they?

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  • June 28, 2019 at 8:23 am
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    If everyone aboard the Lady Lovibond died in the shipwreck, then how can anyone possibly know that the first mate caused the shipwreck on purpose out of jealousy?

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  • June 28, 2019 at 8:54 am
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    Is there a difference between Canada and British Columbia?

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  • June 28, 2019 at 8:58 am
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    "Oh my poor Pim"

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  • June 28, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    The lost flying dutchman's mine?

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  • June 28, 2019 at 9:14 am
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    When in doubt, blame aliens!

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  • June 28, 2019 at 9:24 am
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    Cant Wait for you to make HISTORY CHANNEL! You are the Absolute man. The guy that maybe comes in second to Morgan Freeman, or Mike Row as THE VOICE! YES I WILL SPONSOR!

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  • June 28, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    SYYYYmon WHISSSLaHhh

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  • June 28, 2019 at 11:29 am
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    You have a lovely accent,like Paul McGann…

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  • June 28, 2019 at 11:30 am
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    I sealed on the Seven Seas for 7 years and I didn't see any ghost ships

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  • June 28, 2019 at 11:37 am
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    Everyone knows you don’t go in the north end passage it’s like going up the Orinoco..and do ghost ships like ghostsemen..or is that just on the poopdeck

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  • June 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm
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    Finding an empty ship IS creepy…until you realize…it probably broke free from a dock during a storm somewhere.
    Not creepy anymore.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 12:09 pm
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    I normally enjoy the insight and the enlightenment your channel provides. I do hope you drop this UFO nonsense.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 12:16 pm
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    Check out Ivan Vassili, a russian freighter which supposedly took in an evil entity which drove the crew mad resulting in suicide and murder.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Do you fear death?

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  • June 28, 2019 at 2:55 pm
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    Is that the Prince of Whales that spotted the Flying Dutchman?

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  • June 28, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    I saw the Flying Duchman in Brazil. oh right sorry that was a KLM Pilot XD

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:53 pm
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    I'm going buy a sailboat, beat it up than send it out to sea unmanned

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  • June 28, 2019 at 6:28 pm
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    I don't believe in ghosts but I still love these types of ghost stories. Reality is more interesting than the fiction though.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 9:27 pm
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    The sea is mysterious Great video

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  • June 29, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    The Velencia had a bunch of gold onboard according to the manifest… (I live in the Seattle area and researched it).

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  • June 29, 2019 at 12:45 am
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    Ourang Medan proably got caught in a methane burst from the Ocean floor due to sea-quake. The Caribbean Bermuda Triangle ship wrecks and airplane crash landings are likely due to huge methan bursts from the seabed.The sea whips up foam, and the ships lose boyancy and sink. Airplane engines shutdown in high% of methan. People cannot live very long is O2 less than 16%. Melting permafrost could kill local villages in the sameway as methane is released from the soil.

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  • June 29, 2019 at 1:54 am
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    I am former U.S. Navy, honorably discharged as Operations Specialist 2nd Class. On a clear February night in the Indian Ocean we tracked the Flying Dutchman

    Let me explain:

    During an eastward passage across the Indian Ocean in 1994, I was on the midwatch (0000 to 0700). The aft lookout reported a light on the horizon, and moments later we had a weak track on the surface search radar (usually, we had the track before the lookouts could see them). The track grew stronger as the lookout reported the light getting dimmer. A few minutes of tracking revealed that the contact was moving faster than our ship (not surprising, our top speed was 21 knots), and would eventually overtake and collide with us. The Officer of the Deck on watch on the bridge woke the Captain. We tracked the contact until it was lost in the sea return on the radar. The lookouts could see nothing. The Signal-men on watch on the signal bridge could see nothing. We braced for a collision that never came. We watched the scopes and observed the track emerging from the sea return ahead of us. We tracked it out to about 16 nautical miles at which point the port and starboard lookouts reported a light on the horizon. The light grew brighter as the track faded, until it winked out over the horizon.

    It was not an aircraft, definitely a surface track. The only submarines in that area would have been Indian Kilo class diesel-electric boats, and they would not have been able to pass us at speed if they were on the surface (if they were submerged, we couldn't track them on radar).

    Therefore, I submit that we tracked the Flying Dutchman.

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  • June 29, 2019 at 5:07 am
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    What about the HMS Resolute??? Such as incredible story!!!

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  • June 29, 2019 at 8:19 am
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    The Nostromo 😜

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  • June 29, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    most of these ghostships are chinese. . especially in philippine territories

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  • June 29, 2019 at 11:29 pm
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    the word "Eskimo" depends on where you are and to whom you are referring…"Eskimo" and "Inuit" are not interchangeable.

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  • June 29, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    the SS Valencia did not sink off the coast of Vancouver, BC… it lies immediately off the rocky, treacherous and isolated coastline of Vancouver ISLAND, British Columbia near Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

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  • June 29, 2019 at 11:54 pm
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    in reference to Lady Lovibond…February 13, -1748 was also a "Friday, the 13th"

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  • June 30, 2019 at 5:52 pm
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    If anyone's interested, while the Mary Celeste was found without her crew, the ship herself went on to have further years of service until it was sunk on a reef in 1885 near Port-au-Prince in Haiti.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    235th to comment

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  • July 2, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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    1:02 … Brings the concept of 'party cruise' to the next level.

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  • July 2, 2019 at 6:33 pm
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    5:45 Eskimos! really Simon, Eskimos. How very unPC of you.

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  • July 3, 2019 at 7:09 pm
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    The last foto regarding OURANG MEDAN is of MV TELAMON lying aground at LANZAROTE, CANARY ISLANDS at least until a year ago. I have a very personal connection to this vessel.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    Shoutout for Terror and Erebus! 😀

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  • July 5, 2019 at 12:19 pm
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    Too bad we're not living in the age of everyone having a cell phone or 2 with a decent enough camera giving us more than cute anecdotal stories of these, apparently still happening, sightings…..

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  • July 6, 2019 at 4:47 am
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    What about the Kaz II? It has to be the most recent.

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  • July 7, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    There are ghost ships in the Gulf of St Lawrence in Canada. Many sightings in PEI, the north shores of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

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  • July 8, 2019 at 2:23 pm
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    I read a very in depth book about Mary Celeste it was quite brilliant. It had a very believable theory about what happened. I can't remember the authors name tho.

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  • July 11, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    He says they found #5 the Octavius in 1775, the captain was writing the log in 1762, that means it was adrift 32 years, I don't know if he's using new math or what, but when I subtract 1762 from 1775 I get 13, not 32.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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    Something mysterious happens;
    World; jumps to supernatural conclusions

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  • July 19, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    Sunk is past tense. Phenomena is the plural of phenomenon.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Why do so many people think aliens are to blame for these "ghost ships"? They sound like Buster Baxter from "Arthur" (PBS).

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  • August 3, 2019 at 8:31 am
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    I love it when they say "Vanished without a trace". I think they mean……"It sank", like most ships do when they are unmanned and adrift. Duh !!

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  • August 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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    Great Lakes one

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  • September 18, 2019 at 9:01 am
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    Well done Simon for calling her the 'MARY CELESTE' and not the common corruption of 'MARIE CELESTE'…by the way it is also a scientific fact that a woman whistling will cause a storm at sea….

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  • March 13, 2020 at 12:04 am
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    "Just sit right back and you'll hear the tale, the tale of a fateful trip…"

    Sorry. I couldn't help myself.

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