Social media and the news have been full of stories about mysterious ghost ships in Japan washing ashore. That may sound like some chilling tale involving sea monsters or the revenge of Davy Jones, but the truth about this phenomenon is more sad than scary. While true stories of ghost ships have appeared throughout history and incited many nautical legends, the ghost ships of Japan have a few very real explanations.
It is believed the ghost ships washing ashore in Japan may be from North Korea. In addition to the mysterious boats themselves, the human remains found on ghost ships made the discoveries even more eerie. The evidence discovered may have led the Japanese Coast Guard to attribute the boats to North Korea, but like the unknown circumstances behind ghost ships from history, the true reason for the existence of these ghost ships may never be known. Since North Korea isn't talking and corpses don't say much, the story of these ghost ships and the people who perished on them might simply be lost to the sea.
Skeletons With Products From North Korea Were Found On The Boats
It's Believed The Bodies Found On The Ghost Ships Were North Korean Fishermen
It's Also Possible The People On The Boats Were North Korean Defectors
North Korea Has Made No Comment On The Situation, And Japan Can't Just Send The Bodies Back
Similar Ghost Ships Have Been Discovered For The Last Few Years
Like Most Of The World, Japan Isn't Exactly Best Friends With North Korea