We’ve covered some pretty crazy things here at BuzzNick. From a guy finding a Woolly Mammoth in his field, to a guy flying jet packs across the Dubai skyline. There have also been some pretty odd stories we’ve come across. This one, in my opinion, is right up there with the craziest ones. A few years ago, reports came out of Japan about some very strange situations occurring along their shoreline. Authorities still have no concrete evidence about what has caused these scary sights. One thing is for though, it can’t be anything good. Check out the North Korean ghost ships washing up on Japanese shores below. That’s right, North Korean ghost ships!
These are the locations that the ships have washed ashore at. The most recent ones appeared in Fukui, which is 250 miles North of Tokyo.
At least 20 bodies in total have been recovered from the 11 boats.
All of the bodies are badly decomposed. Authorities are not sure they will ever be able to identify the remains.
Authorities are doing everything they can to gather information on where the ships came from and how the crew met their unfortunate end ultimately ending up in Japan.
This tiny scrap of material is one of the few pieces of evidence authorities have to go off of. It appears to be a scrap of what was once a North Korean flag.
This handmade sign was found aboard one of the ships. It read “Korean People’s Army” which is the name of North Korean army. this has led some to believe these were boats of refugees fleeing the oppressive rule of the North Korean regime.
There was also a good amount of fishing equipment aboard the boats.
This has led rise to another theory that these ships were part of a fishing fleet that got lost.
Authorities believe that the ships were pushed to shore by recent storms that swept them towards the coastline.
People aren’t sure if we will ever know what exactly happened aboard these ships. The bodies on the most recent boat to be found were roughly two weeks post death. Some of the people aboard the other boats could have been dead for 3 months. Hopefully the world will have answers soon about what happened aboard these North Korean ghost ships.