Back in 2015, eleven wooden boats washed up on the coast of northern Japan over a eight week period. This article takes a look at the so-called Japanese ghost ships and the possible reasons behind their unfortunate end…
This report was first released online back in December of 2015, when Coast Guard officials admitted that they were left scratching their heads over the strange discovery.
Eleven boats were, filled with decomposing corpses, were found found floating in Japanese waters over a two month period.
In all, remains of twenty five individuals were found aboard the eleven sea vessels that popped up on the coast of northern Japan.
The Theories Behind The Japanese Ghost Ships
A handful of the sea-battered vessels bore Korean characters – were these vessels fishing transport that was unable to return to their ports in North Korea?
Authorities also think that the people on board could of been defectors from the closed off country – trying their best to escape the twisted regime and make a new life for themselves elsewhere (somewhere safer!).
An alternative theory points to the fact that the boat’s engines could have been experiencing malfunctions due to poor weather conditions – resulting in their crew members dying at sea.
There is one rather gruesome twist to this report though – two of the bodies were found without heads, whilst one of the sea vessels contained six skulls…
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