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To this day the fate of the Dutch freighter SS Ourang Medan and her crew remains a bizarre  mystery.

To this day the fate of the Dutch freighter SS Ourang Medan and her crew remains a bizarre mystery.

The Death Ship - The Ourang Medan sent out a chilling SOS. Those answering found a ship full of corpses with terrified expressions frozen on their faces. Before the ship could be towed to port, it exploded and with it went answers to what might have happened. A great number of theories abound including alien abduction to more conventional possibilities such as methane bubbles. No one really knows for certain, which makes it one of the greatest maritime mysteries ever.

The Death Ship - The Ourang Medan sent out a chilling SOS. Those answering found a ship full of corpses with terrified expressions frozen on their faces. Before the ship could be towed to port, it exploded and with it went answers to what might have happened. A great number of theories abound including alien abduction to more conventional possibilities such as methane bubbles. No one really knows for certain, which makes it one of the greatest maritime mysteries ever.

A strange incident occurred in June 1947. SS Ourang Medan sent a chilling message that all the workers are lying dead in chartroom and bridge. The Silver Star was the nearest ship. The staff who went inside the ship found everybody dead with open eyes and expressions of horror. There were no wounds or any other sign. At that time smoke started arising from the downside of the ship. The staff returned immediately to their own ship as the Ourang Medan caught fire. This case remains unsolved.

A strange incident occurred in June 1947. SS Ourang Medan sent a chilling message that all the workers are lying dead in chartroom and bridge. The Silver Star was the nearest ship. The staff who went inside the ship found everybody dead with open eyes and expressions of horror. There were no wounds or any other sign. At that time smoke started arising from the downside of the ship. The staff returned immediately to their own ship as the Ourang Medan caught fire. This case remains unsolved.

Ghost Ship Ourang Medan, according to various sources, became a shipwreck in Indonesian waters after its entire crew had died under suspicious circumstances. Skepticism exists about the truthfulness of the story, suggesting that the ship may have never actually existed, but has become something of a legend.

Ghost Ship Ourang Medan, according to various sources, became a shipwreck in Indonesian waters after its entire crew had died under suspicious circumstances. Skepticism exists about the truthfulness of the story, suggesting that the ship may have never actually existed, but has become something of a legend.

Was the S.S. Ourang Medan a genuine ill-fated ship or just a mariner's seafaring tale designed to scare, frighten or dissuade?

Was the S.S. Ourang Medan a genuine ill-fated ship or just a mariner's seafaring tale designed to scare, frighten or dissuade?

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2011/11/death-ship-the-ourang-medan-mystery/

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2011/11/death-ship-the-ourang-medan-mystery/