The sea has always been a mysterious and terrifying place for the human race. There’s just something about the featureless expanse of gray water that defies explanation. It’s a breeding ground for stories about monsters and paranormal experiences, from tales about “krakens” at the bottom of the ocean to famous ghost ships, like the Mary Celeste.
There’s another story of the likes of the Flying Dutchman and Mary Celeste that happened fairly recently, just seventy years ago, that has ship captains and conspiracy theorists and paranormal enthusiasts alike all scratching their heads. It’s the story of a Dutch freighter called Ourang Medan, a ship that, according to the rescue crew, murdered everyone on board.