Bite-Sized Frights: The Ship of the Dead

The ocean has always been a place of dark mystery. The Bermuda Triangle. Atlantis. The Flying Dutchman. When a search party boarded the drifting S.S Ourang Medan in 1947, they made a haunting, grisly discovery that sparked a maritime mystery which remains unsolved to this day. Join us as we investigate this terrifying tale of ghost ships, doomed sailors and things…that are not of this world.


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No confirmed images of the S.S Ourang Medan are known to exist. This vessel is very close to what the ghost ship would have looked like.

Photo of a sailor alleged to have been aboard the Ourang Medan, although its authenticity is questionable

A mummified German sailor found adrift in the Philippines