In February 1948, distress calls were picked up by numerous ships near Indonesia from the Dutch freighter SS Ourang Medan. The chilling message was, “All officers including captain are dead lying in chartroom and bridge. Possibly whole crew dead.” This message was followed by indecipherable Morse code then one final grisly message… “I die.”
Most disturbing of all was the nature of the bodies, all frozen in place looking upwards toward the sun, arms outstretched, mouths open and a contorted look on their faces. There were no signs of injuries on the bodies.