For some reason nothing gives me the shivers more than ghost ships. Imagine suddenly finding yourself wandering alone on a ghost ship in the middle of sea…



The Unsolved Mystery Of ‘Ghost Ships’

By Emily Smith CNN

(CNN) — It’s been described as one of the greatest Victorian gothic horror stories of all time. Two ships with 129 men on board and fitted with the latest technology, vanish with barely a trace left behind. One hundred and sixty years of searching — one attempt as recent as last month — have failed to find “HMS Erebus” and her sister ship, the somewhat appropriately named “HMS Terror” — the two vessels lost in the Arctic.


In 1845 British Royal Navy captain Sir John Franklin set out with some of the finest sailors of the time on a mission to map the Northwest Passage. Franklin’s expedition wasn’t the first to the region, but it is the most infamous.


“Why did this fail when all the others didn’t,” asks author William Battersby. “There was something jinxed about the expedition.” Battersby is one of many to be transfixed by the mystery of Franklin’s last voyage. “We love adventure stories, of daring do, win against all odds, but in this story they don’t and we still don’t know why.”…


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