Users on Reddit were asked about the creepiest unsolved mysteries they had ever heard about it. Here are some that will play on your mind, for a long time!

1) Ghost ship

“Ghost ships have always fascinated me. They’re not necessarily that unsettling if you consider people might just have left the ships. Taken hostage by pirates or something.

But this is the story of the DutchSS Ourang Medan

Ships of the coast of Malaysia received some S.O.S messages from SS Ourang Medan.

“All officers including captain are dead lying in chartroom and bridge. Possibly whole crew dead.”

Before anyone could get to the ship, another S.O.S message was sent from the ship:

“I die”

The american merchant ship Silver Star was first on scene, quickly boarding the now drifting ship. They found the whole crew dead, eye’s wide open with terrified expression on their faces and arms stretching out in front of them as to shield themselves from something. The radio operator was found dead sitting by the Morse sending key, eyes wide open as well. No one on the ship looked physically hurt.

As the Silver Star tried to tow the ship back to port, the SS Ourang Medan caught started smoldering and sunk short thereafter.

What makes this scary to me is the actual S.O.S message. It sounds like somebody just woke up and noticed everyone’s dead. The S.O.S messages have lots of Morse mistakes. Dots and dashes that didn’t mean anything which could indicate that he wasn’t used to sending Morse messages.

Stumbling upon a ghost ship with dead crew would be a bit scary. But waking up finding your friends that you’ve spent the whole cruise with dead, frozen solid in what looks like the moment somebody stabs them, to realize YOU are next?



2) What happened to the crew of the Sara Jo?

“I saw this one on the TV show Unsolved Mysteries. There was a group of five guys who went out in their small whaling boat in Hawaii to fish in 1979. There was a storm, and they never came back. Ten years later, their boat was found on the shore of a small island in the Marshall Islands with a shallow grave that someone made. The grave had some bones from one of the fishermen. However, scientists estimate it would have only taken 3 months for the boat to drift all that way, and a government survey of the small island was conducted six years prior and the boat and grave was not there. Nobody knows what happened to the rest of the men and nobody knows who laid the grave, no one knows how the boat was in the four years prior to the island’s survey.”

3) The M Cave Hiker

“The M Cave Hiker. Do a quick google search. This well experienced hiker in Nevada found a cave he described as the ‘M Cave’ as it was opened in the shape of an M. he claimed he heard very unusual noises from the cave and found it suspicious as it was located around 6 miles south of a top secret air base. He later went back to where he found the cave and has not been seen since. I’m sure he disappeared last year but the found his phone in a very odd place (an abandoned mine entrance) in January but found no body or evidence that he had gone down into the mine (which was sealed anyway).

He posted this video about the cave the day he went missing.”

4) The Hinterkaifeck Murders

“I love reading about unsolved mysteries, especially weird/creepy ones, and the Hinterkaifeck murders is one of most fascinating to me.

A farmer in Germany back in the 1920s had noticed mysterious footprints in the snow around his house. There was also strange stuff happening around the farm. Footsteps in the attic, a newspaper that no one in the family had bought, and eventually the house keys disappeared. What makes it stranger is that the housekeeper had left a few months prior, swearing up and down that the farm was haunted.

The family suddenly went unseen for a couple of days. Their neighbors went to check on them, only to find the entire family as well as their newly hired housekeeper had been murdered. Most of the family had been lead into the barn one by one and slaughtered with what’s believed to have been a pickaxe. The maid and their youngest son were killed in their beds. The worst part is that the youngest daughter lived for a few hours after the attack. She spent the last few hours of her life lying next to her dead family in the hay of the barn, and had torn chunks of her own hair out in that time.

Despite the best efforts of the police, they never found out who murdered the family. Whoever it was stayed in the house after the murders. The neighbors saw smoke coming from the chimney, and some of the food had been eaten. Still, 90-something years after the murders, no one really knows who did it.”

Here’s a picture of the farm, and for those morbidly curious, a picture of the crime scene in the barn was taken.


5) The severed foot I found in the woods

“I already posted a pretty good one but I have something more chilling and relevant to my actual life. At my cousins house in…I think it was 2009 Dagsbouro Delaware sometime mid summer. We like to hunt bullfrogs to eat so we were scoping out some good water holes during the day, well my cousin she found a severed foot. Still bloody and pretty fresh looking. I even inspected it because i didn’t believe it was real OH IT WAS REAL! Even had a bit of toe cheese. Where did the footless man go? Was it self inflicted? Assault? Was he murdered? If so who did it? Why did we hear nothing we had been outside all day and this was only about 200 meters into the woods. Could the rest of the man’s body be somewhere in that woods? When the cops arrived they just put tape around where we found it and put the foot in an orange biohazard bag thing and left.

The woodlands and swamps of Sussex county DE are no place to stroll through without at least a revolver or if you’re decent with a bow. The swamps are known for body dumping and meth cooking and the woods are full of wild dog packs. The rural areas around here are basically un-policed so it’s kind of just you know… Learn how to hide and shoot at some point. We still fried up frog legs that night.”