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    Posted 7 years ago

    toracat
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    Hello 1st is painting! 2nd is painting at night, changes and see Ghost!? 3rd ship from internet Lots of Ghost in painting! toracat
    SS Ourang Medan

    The SS Ourang Medan... The signals claimed, "All officers including captain are dead lying in chartroom and bridge. Possibly whole crew dead." This message was followed by indecipherable Morse code then, "I die." Shortly after World War II in 1948, several ships responded to SOS and Morse Code distress calls from the Dutch freighter, Ourang Medan.

    SS Ourang Medan ghost ship

    Within hours of the first distress signals, the first rescue ship arrived on the scene. Upon arrival, the rescue vessel tried to hail the Ourang Medan but there was no response to their hand and whistle signals. A boarding party was sent to the ship and what they found was astonishing. 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, "teeth bared, with their upturned faces to the sun, staring as if in fear... 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. As the ship was prepared to be towed, 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.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      It's a great story - early legend?
      Whatever, I like your ghostly painting!
    2. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      I like it also!
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      I live surrounded by boats & hear embellished stories of course. Wonder how embellished this story is? Sounds good though!
    4. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      Unit 731 Japans torture chemical etc. place in China. USA maybe hauling something back from there? Ship going from China to Costa Rica! Secret because of Geneva Convention. Japan killed foreigners, USA, Brit. Aus. and Russians there. Women, infants, children and over 500,000 Chinese dropping flea bombs with plague and many other things to gruesome to say. McArthur pardoned Gen. Ishii because US wanted all information from him. He even cut arms off may people to sew back on opposite sides. Never put people to sleep for this and other surgeries. Also poisoned candy in towns to see effect on population.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Lot of propaganda put out during wars tora. People want to believe them at the time & it helps the war effort. According to a very old book (THE CAGED CANARY) published shortly after WWII, the 1st claimed torture of anybody by the gestapo was from a Danish preacher 3 mos. before the end of the war & that was admitted by the Brits to be solely propaganda. Not to say these things didn't happen, but greatly embellished for propaganda purposes & people relish believing them today even. "Lies told enough times become the truth." A. Hitler. I read "real history" & statistics.
    6. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      Google unit 731 Japn WW-2 Gen. Ishii, see photos and long article on this ship I can send you if have email.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Tora, my email is on my profile.
    8. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      What story, catch my attention!!
      Great paint and comment toracat!!
      Thanks for share ;)
    9. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      Thanks V V!!

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