Top 5 Creepiest Ghost Ships That Haunt The Sea – Part 2


The ocean has long been a source for cautionary
tales in horror fiction, and rightly so, really. Our civilization has risen and fallen on the
might and mysteries of the endless ocean – entire cities engulfed by the encroaching tide – entire
empires forged on the passage of the seven seas. Where bounty lies – so does danger – and grizzly,
salty sailors throughout history have only served to perpetuate the grim tales of misfortunate
that are so synonymous with the sea. Well, you drank up part one of this series
– but hold your nose, cos here comes the cold water – we’ve got a Part 2. And yes, that was an Eminem reference. And no, I’m not ashamed. Hello horror fans – what’s going on, and
once again welcome back to the scariest channel on YouTube, Top 5 Scary Videos. As per usual, I’ll be your horror host Jack
Finch – as today, we curiously take a look at the Top 5 Creepiest Ghost Ships That Haunt
The Sea – Part 2. Roll the clip. For the curious amongst you, that clip was
from Season 1 of AMC’s grossly underrated horror anthology series, The Terror – and
yeah, I’ve harped on about it long enough – but give it a watch, you won’t be disappointed. If you’re a fan of this list already, then
The Terror will smash those expectations right out of the water. Literally. Anyway, we better get to it. Ghost ships. Kicking off at Number 5 – The SS Baychimo Now, although many tales of ghost ships and
their legend are mired in murky mystery and spotty historical records – this one, is perhaps
one of the most well documented cases of a ghost ship in nautical history. Built in Sweden in the year 1914 – the SS
Baychimo was used as a trading vessel for routes between Hamburg and Sweden in and throughout
the First World War. After the war though – it was shipped over
to Canada, where it was employed by the Hudson’s Bay Company carrying cargo throughout the
Arctic region. There, on October 1st 1931 – during a routine
voyage – a devastating storm blew in, and the Baychimo was trapped in pack ice just
off the coast of Alaska. The crew quickly abandoned ship, travelling
the over the ice to the nearest town of Barrow, where they took shelter. Several days later, after the storm had subsided,
the crew returned to retrieve their precious cargo – only to find that the SS Baychimo
had disappeared. Her captain decided that she must have broken
up during the storm and sunk – but a few days later, an Inuit seal hunter told the captain
that he had spotted the Baychimo nearly 50 miles away from their initial position. As the story goes, the Baychimo didn’t sink
at all – and for several decades after her abandonment, she sailed the arctic coast completely
unmanned. In fact, the SS Baychimo was seen on numerous
occasions throughout the following century – and several crews even managed to board
her. In fact, the last recorded sighting was by
a group of Inuit in 1969 – a staggering 38 years after she was abandoned. Her ultimate fate? No one knows, but it’s safe to say that
somewhere – out there in the Frozen North – the SS Baychimo is still sailing. Next up at Number 4 – The Jenny Now this one is a little bit murkier, to say
the least – and historical accounts have varied from person to person. One thing always remains the same though – if
the accounts are true, then this nautical tale is perhaps one of the bleakest and most
despairing cases of a crew being lost at sea. As the story goes, The Jenny, an English schooner
that set sail from its home port of the Isle of Wight in 1822 – became frozen in an ice-barrier
just off the Drake Passage sometime in it’s voyage in 1823. Nearly a decade later, in 1840 – the stark
remains of the ship had been dislodged by the ice – only to be discovered by a nearby
whaling ship. As some accounts tell, when the crew first
saw the ship – they saw seven figures standing to attention on the main deck – and so thought
that the vessel was being manned. As they got closer though, they discovered
the grim truth. The seven figures standing to attention were
in fact – frozen in place, turned to ice by the Arctic cold. Things only got worse from there though – and
as the crew of the whaling ship explored the vessel, they found more and more bodies, frozen
in time deeper below the desk. As some reports go, as the crew came to the
captain’s cabin – they found him frozen in place with a pen in his hand. The final note written in his log, read – May
4th 1823. No food for 71 days. I am the only one left alive. Yeah. Pretty spooky stuff. Coming in at Number 3 – The SS Valencia Now – this one’s a little bit more interesting,
to say the least – because it’s a verified fact that the wreckage of the SS Valencia
can still be seen to this day – scattered along the beach and rocky shoreline of Vancouver
Island’s West Coast Trail. After the ship struck a reef during a storm
in 1906 – the wreckage of the SS Valencia was considered to be the worst maritime disaster
along the Western North American Coast – otherwise known as the Graveyard of the Pacific. The Valencia was a small ship – a passenger
steamer that had a long history of carrying both passengers, cargo and troops – but at
the time of her ruin, she was operating as a tour boat, often running routes from San
Francisco and up to Seattle. During the wreckage, tragically 136 souls
were lost – with rescue efforts unable to access the Valencia in the raving storm. But our ghostly tale – lies with those that
tried to escape. You see – as the legend goes, in panic – the
crew launched all of the Valencia’s lifeboats – going against the captain’s orders – all
of which went horribly wrong. Three flipped on descent, dozens more capsized
after reaching the water – and the last one disappeared out into the waves. Since the disaster of the SS Valencia, countless
sailors and fishermen have reported sightings of these lifeboats – listlessly floating upon
the water during particularly calm days at sea. As some of the tales go – these lifeboats
are still filled with the skeletal remains of the lost souls of the SS Valencia. Next up at Number 2 – The Kobenhavn And it’s quite a title really – because
the Kobenhavn is considered by most to be one of the greatest maritime mysteries of
the modern era – with only whispers, rumours and speculation as to its ultimate fate. Built for the Danish East Asiatic Trading
Company in 1921 – it was the world’s largest sailing ship at the time – and primarily served
as a sail training vessel for young cadets. In the eyes of many, it was the most impressive
sailing ship ever built. However, as the story goes – on September
21st, 1928 – the Kobenhavn departed from Northern Jutland for Buenos Aires on it’s tenth,
and ultimately final voyage. A total of 75 people were aboard, and the
journey was planned to span all the way to Melbourne, Australia – and then back to Europe. But, tragically, as we know, it was never
seen again. The thing was though, the captain of the ship,
Hans Andersen, was renowned for going long periods at sea without sending any message
– and so it wasn’t until nearly 6 months later that the Danish Company sent a search
party. No wreckage or remains were ever found – however,
following the next several years of the Kobenhavn disappearance – there were a number of highly
reputable sightings of a five-masted-ship that fit its description. In July of 1930 – the crew of an Argentine
Freighter sighted what they referred to as a *phantom ship* during a gale. Their captain noted in his records, that this
may be the Wrath of the Copenhagen. Dozens of stories and tales have perpetuated
around the ultimate fate of the Kobenhavn, but the truth is – we may never know. In all likelihood though, it’s still out
there – somewhere, floating on the endless tide. And finally – coming in at our Number 1 spot
– The Sea Bird And this story is the literal definition of
a ghost ship – and one of the most saltiest sea yarns that I’ve heard spun in a while. Although this one, has a few more twists and
turns that you may not have first seen coming. As the legend goes, in the year 1750 – a vessel
named The Sea Bird was idling off the coast of Newport Harbour in Rhode Island – and had
quickly attracted quite a crowd on the shore due to its elaborate craftsmanship. Soon enough though, the crowd of onlookers
noticed that there was something strange about The Sea Bird. There was no one manning the ship. Not a soul in sight. As the legend goes, several moments later
– the ship, as if by a supernatural wind – perfectly sailed itself through the rough breakers of
the beach, gently landing on the nearby Easton’s Beach. There, a few brave souls boarded the vessel
– only to find The Sea Bird completely deserted – save for a boiling kettle on the stove – and
strangely enough, breakfast already prepared at the table. Now, some accounts state that a group of fishermen
had passed the Sea Bird a few hours before, and had even spoken to the Captain themselves. Where had the crew gone? What had happened in the few hours that had
passed since their last sighting? The truth of it, is that no one may ever know
– and such is the nature of ghostly tales from the sea. But, well, this is where things get a little
stranger still – and take this final caveat with a pinch of sea salt – but as the legend
goes, decades later – an old sailor reported to a New England journalist his deepest, darkest
secret. In a fit of rage, he had murdered his entire
crew just before making port, throwing their bodies into the ocean. And the name of his ship? Well – The Sea Bird, of course. Well – there we have it horror fans – our
list for the Top 5 Creepiest Ghost Ships That Haunt The Sea – Part 2. What do you guys think? Any more to add to this sunken sea-chest of
ghostly goings on? Let us know your thoughts – as well as any
choice picks – down in the comment section below. Before we depart from today’s video though,
let’s first take a quick look at some of your more resounding remarks from over the
past few days. — Sinbadd the Pirate says — I served 22 years in the Navy and I swear
to you I have seen ghost ships. They would appear and vanish, show up on radar
– we even sent boats and helicopters to investigate some of them. We found one with no one on board – not a
single soul. Completely full of cargo – and no one on board. There is some scary junk at sea, not to mention
the entire fog factor – and it get’s spooooky at night on a ship. Really spooky. — Well, there we have it guys. Need I say more? A full on original ghost ship tale. Thank you very much for sharing, Sinbadd the
Pirate – and after that, I’ll see myself out. On that note horror fans – cheers for sticking
around all the way until the end. If you were a fan of this video, make sure
to hit that thumbs up button – as well as that subscribe bell, and I’ll be seeing
you in the next one. As per usual, I’ve been your horror host
Jack Finch – you’ve been watching Top 5 Scary Videos – and until next time, you take
it easy.

69 thoughts on “Top 5 Creepiest Ghost Ships That Haunt The Sea – Part 2

  1. Take 4: Top 5 Worst Punishments in Dante's "Inferno". c'mon Jack, tell me you're going to make this one soon!!!

  2. Not only is "The Terror" an excellent show, I read the epic novel by Dan Simmons …a book I would encourage everyone to read. Good stuff.

  3. considering all trash that ends up in the ocean tends to end up in the same swirling mass in the north pacific, I wonder why boats/ships don't end up there too..

  4. This is why I only travel by plane   overseas.      Because there are NO haunted planes OMG don't tell me There are haunted Planes T5SV  ?… please NO !

  5. Hey Jack, GREAT video, as usual. I was wondering, how on earth, did you guys capture me floating on my broom??? I've been really careful.

  6. If I could pick any time to travel to, if it would give me the exact life I wanted, I would travel back to the time of Pirates and command my own ship on the High Sees.
    I love Pirate Ships.
    But…. What's better than a Pirate Ship?……
    A GHOST Pirate Ship!

  7. Jack, why did Danny quit Most Amazing Top 10 to go to the new channel, but you're still making videos for Top 5 Scary Videos as well as for the new channel? I'm glad that you are, by the way; I'd miss you, just like I miss Danny on MA Top 10.

  8. Y'all should do a top 5 haunted places in Kansas. You might creep yourself out looking at some of the places here.

  9. The Isadore sails onto the comments, her spectral crew silently pleading for the safe harbor they are forever denied.

  10. This creeps me out because if i saw a ghost ship i would just pretend i never saw it and be on my way home.

  11. Fake Libtard SJW nonsense! There are no ghost ships because in reality, they all would just drift off the edge of our flat Earth. Unsubscribe!

  12. 👏👏Great stories.
    And completely agree on The Terror series, amazing but more suspense than horror.
    Still really underrated

  13. I'm sure people will judge Jack for the Eminem reference, but at least it wasn't a Vanilla Ice reference.

  14. How could you miss the possibilty to introduce yourself as "Captain" Jack?! 😀 And just because of the recently dropped trailer: how about a list about the 5 scariest clowns? I bet Art from "Terrifier" would aprove!

  15. Imagine if we ever had proper space travel all the ghost space ship story’s especially aa it’s space and it’s unknown

  16. There's a story I remember reading, not sure if it's true or not. But anyway…
    The story goes that a smaller fishing boat had been docking at port when a much larger ship pulled in next 2 it when…
    The larger vessel suddenly lurched 2 the side n crushed the smaller boat between its hull n the dock, killing all onboard.
    With all souls lost, nothing could b done, the whole affair was written up as an accident n the ship was being prepared 2 sail again.
    No one could believe it when the crew of the smaller boat pulled themselves up the ship n worked the deck each night the ship remained
    Where the fishing vessel had been. This happened 4 a number of nights, until the captain finally spoke up n confessed he didn't see them
    On that fateful night. The ship was removed, the captain flogged n the dead seamen laid 2 rest. This apparently happened the UK, forgotten
    Where. But with that said, down under has a few as well, the Waratah? I think it was n several others if you're interested.

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