Now, this ghost ship might be one of the most disturbing of all! The story, which is unsubstantiated, comes from anonymous accounts of a whaling ship called Hope. As the story goes, in 1840, the Hope came across the Jenny, a schooner, completely frozen in ice in the Antarctic Drake Passage. The crew of the ghost ship Jenny was still on board but frozen to death. The captain was frozen at his desk, where an open log’s last entry read: “May 4, 1823. No food for 71 days. I am the only one left alive.”
Sure, the story of the ghost ship Jenny is most likely at least a little sensationalized, but could it have a basis in truth? These chilling true urban legends certainly did.
Extract from Stained Torment
Tammy bragged to her colleagues about the tip she received from Kora and the secret note. In the cab, Kora had visions of an old scrawny man, his skin transfigured by smallpox. No one wanted to help him across the road, as they all feared infection. Tammy ran to him with a walking stick and took his hand to lead him safely. They both waited for an oncoming truck, just as it neared; the man pushed Tammy into its path. A loud bang came from the impact followed by people’s screams and disbelief. It was so loud many thought two vehicles had collided. Tammy was dead, bloody, and headless. The old man walked coolly towards the nearest bus stop, sat down, and waited alone chuckling all the way. Kora snapped out of her daze, knowing Lucifer had done it, thank goodness for Tammy it wasn’t her reality. Home sweet home thought Kora, it was already lunchtime, but no way did her stomach need a snack.