Monday, July 18, 2011

Mysteries Surround Unexplained Maritime Disaster

Who Forted? examines a maritime mystery from just after WW2. A Dutch merchant ship sent out a distress call from their location off Indonesia. The nearest ship was an American vessel that arrived too late...

"The bodies of all officers and crew were found dead below the ships deck, their eyes open and faces upturned, looking towards the sky. Some men were discovered with their arms outstretched, a look of horror frozen on their faces, though there were no visible signs of injury on the bodies. Even the ship’s dog was found dead, teeth bared, sneering at an unseen danger."

Why mystery befell these sailors? A toxic cargo unleashed? Mysterious, otherworldly forces?

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1 comment:

Autumnforest said...

Hmm.. My dad was in the Asiatic Fleet during WWII and he was sent out on search for Amelia Earhart, but I also recall him saying something about finding a ship of dead sailors. I wonder if that was the one. Hmm.. Chilling! Nowadays, forensics would tell, but my guess would have been botulism, except they would be so ill before dying that the place would be a mess. Okay, now I'm in the mood to see Dead Calm again.