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The Mystery of the Ghost Ship SS Baychimo

Ghost ships are often associated with stories of the paranormal, or illusions. Here's the story of a real ship that just refuses to die. The cargo vessel SS Baychimo was launched in 1914, and after a few wartime adventures, was used to ship pelts out from the Canadian coast.

But on October 1, 1931 the vessel became trapped in the ice off the coast of Alaska, and her crew fled in the face of a fierce storm. After several attempts to return to her, 15 men decided to build a shelter on the ice and weather the storm in the hopes of ultimately freeing their ship. Then, on November 24, a blizzard swept through the area and when it cleared, SS Baychimo was gone.

The crew found their ship and then abandoned her again, assuming the damaged ship would sink. But she was found again by others. And again. In fact, the ship was sighted occasionally for almost 40 years afterward. Could it still be out there, a ghost ship with a physical form? Read the story of the SS Baychimo at Urban Ghosts.


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