Ghost ships, otherwise known by some as phantom ships, are one of the key aspects of mysterious happenings involving the oceans. Sailors love to scare the daylights out of anyone willing to listen about the haunted ships roaming the seas today. It would appear, however, that most of those folk tales could be true. There are said to be innumerable ghost ships crawling through the ocean these days, some of which went adrift without any crew or passengers, others simple vanishing into the mist. Here are ten ghost ships still haunting today’s oceans.
The Caleuche is probably one of the most well known seafaring legends hailing from southern Chile. The ghost ship is said to appear every single night near Chiloe, an island off the coast of Chile. The ship is said to only sail those waters, and carries the spirits of all those who died aboard one fateful night.
The SS Valencia
The SS Valencia, a steamer ship, sunk near the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia, way back in 1906. It is said the ship experienced horrible wear by Cape Mendocino before drifting off course. The ship sank, and only 37 aboard survived. A fishermen claimed to have located a life raft with skeletons nearby. Recently, another life raft has been discovered floating quietly in Barkley Sound.