The Story of the Ship of Terror/Whofreekingknew - Ourang Medan - The Ghost Ship Of Dreams
A publicly available CIA memo reveals a chilling and mysterious affair in which crew members of a ship called for help and were later found dead on board with their faces "frozen with fear." The incident occurred in 1947 and the entire crew of the Dutch ship Orange Madden was found scattered with expressions of horror, but no signs of injuries that caused their deaths.
Even before an investigation into the incident was launched, it was known that a fire had broken out at the site and the ship sank into the depths without leaving a trace. "All crew members, including the captain, died. They are lying on board," said the last emergency call made from the ship. Her last wireless message in Morse ended with the words "I'm dead," followed by complete wireless silence. The Daily Star reported that the document on the missing ship, uncovered in 2013 by the CIA, is believed to be the key to a series of disappearances on one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
But that's not all. A lifeboat that received the Orang Medan distress signals arrived at the scene and encountered a mysterious and frightening sight. "There was no living creature on the ship," the memo reads, "the captain lay dead on the bridge and the bodies of the others were scattered everywhere, with a look of horror on their faces with open mouths and staring eyes. Even the ship's dog was found dead."
Just as the American crew that discovered the ship was planning to investigate the incident, a large fire broke out in the cargo on the ship and the helpers had to evacuate it and watch from a distance as it exploded and drowned in the sea. Together with the sinking ship, all the artifacts and even proof of its existence sank.
Or does everything suck from your finger?
Although books and newspapers from the period told the story of Orange Madden, no other maritime record found details of a ship of that name or a report of its disappearance. She simply sank into the depths without leaving a trace, with none of the bodies found. Strangely, the Coast Guard didn't report it until 1954, six years after it sank.
The CIA document, released to the public in 2013, raises the question of who can be blamed for this terrible disaster. "I am sure that the disappearance of the Orang Medan is connected to many mysterious and unsolved incidents that took place at sea," wrote the CIA official who authored the document. We will probably never know what happened to this ship and whether it really existed or if it was even a figment of the imagination of some American sailors who drank too much.
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