Of all the stories in the sea, nothing is more haunting than the story of The Flying Dutchman.
The legend was based on a ship which was actually headed by a skilled but bragging sailor named Hendrik Vanderdecken.
Hendrik, a Dutch sailor who had sailed from Amsterdam to Batavia, then anchored in Dutch East India in 1680.
Despite being ordered by the trading company to sail on a company ship and bring home a full load, Vanderdecken felt sure he could bring enough swag to enrich himself.
When Vanderdecken's ship was hit by a tropical storm, the legend told him he was trying hard to advance his ship.
Shortly afterward the shipwrecked and the entire crew died. Once, due to his mistake, Vanderdecken was condemned to arrest his ship until the end of the Age.
The legend is indeed very tragic, but eyewitnesses in a row swear that there are still many stories besides that.
In 1835, the British captain and crew saw the ghost ship approaching them despite being hit by a typhoon.
However, suddenly the ship disappeared shortly after its terrible appearance.
In 1881, sailors on the British warship H.M.S. Bacchante said that a crew member fell from the side of the ship to death in the day after the other crew members saw the ghost ship.
The most recent appearance and witnessed by many people took place in March 1939, at Glencairn Beach in South Africa.
The day after his appearance, a newspaper reported how swimmers were looking at the ship, discussing in detail the views he had seen, and noting that the ship was running full of power with a steady speed, even though there was no wind blowing at that time.
Some scientists explained that the group's vision was like a mirage.
But the witnesses protested because it was difficult for them to imagine a ship from the 17th century in such detail, because no one had seen a ship like that before.