A mysterious wooden boat just washed ashore on a beach in Oga City, Akita Prefecture, northern Japan. Japan Coast Guard officials said they found eight partly-decomposed human bodies aboard the ship while they were conducting their investigation.
So far, the boat’s origins and the bodies have not been identified. There were no fishing equipment of any sort found onboard, too. And the stranger thing is that no wooden boats have been reported missing in Japan at all. Forensic scientists and detectives are trying to find out more about what has been called a “ghost ship.”
Only the dead bodies were recovered, and there were no survivors.
According to officials, the mystery boat measures 7 meters. An eight-digit number has been painted on the vessel. It is also believed that the ship lost its mobility, since the rotor blade and the directional device are nowhere to be found.
Authorities have the challenge of identifying the partially skeletonized remains.
Because of the decomposition, the sex and age of the bodies have not been identified. The remains are reportedly in the third of five stages of decomposition, which is called active decay. During this stage, most of the body’s tissues are lost through liquefaction by microorganisms and maggots.
Authorities speculate that the boat is from North Korea.
NHK reports that vessels, suspected to be from the Korean Peninsula, have recently been discovered along the coast of the Sea of Japan. Also recently, a vessel carrying eight live men, believed to be from North Korea, washed ashore in Yurihonjo City in Akita Prefecture.
Oga, where the “ghost ship” washed ashore, is directly eastward of the coast of North Korea. Investigators also found a pack of cigarettes that are believed to have been made in North Korea. Experts say the ships could be the result of people trying to escape North Korea or could be the boats of fishermen forced to go far into the sea to increase their catch.
Russia Unveils ‘World’s Deadliest Sub’ Which Can Destroy Cities 6,000 Miles Away
It can also launch up to 20 nuclear warheads.
Russia recently unveiled a new class of Russian submarines named after President Vladimir Putin. According to reports, the new subs are considered the “world’s deadliest” because of their advanced features.
Apparently, the Knyaz Vladimir (or Prince Vladimir) sub can launch up to 20 nuclear warheads and “dive to radar-dodging depths of 400 meters, making it virtually undetectable,” the DailyMail described. Moreover, the sub has the capability to destroy cities 5,778 miles (9,300 km) away.
Russia’s new class submarines could reportedly decimate a target city up to 5,778 miles away.
ISIS Sends Out New Threatening Poster Urging Jihadis to Attack Rome
ISIS is said to carry out attacks on the Vatican City on Christmas.
The famous St. Peter’s Square could be the next target of blood-thirsty terrorists. Pro-ISIS groups have just sent a warning using a poster showing a wolf and a khaki-clad terrorist with a rocket launcher beside him overlooking the famous Vatican plaza.
The chilling propaganda was posted by the pro-ISIS Wafa media group, urging followers to carry lone wolf attacks on the Vatican. On the flyer, the message said that fanatics should show the people the true meaning of terrorism.
This flyer serves as an invitation for lone wolves to target the busy St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City.
Kim Jong Un Bans Alcohol and Singing In North Korea
To tighten control over the population, North Korean dictator outlawed drinking and singing in the country.
We’ve all known how North Korea is pretty different compared with other countries across the world and now they’ve taken that to another level. According to recent reports, Kim Jong Un has officially outlawed drinking and singing in order to tighten grip on the population.
Apparently, the South Korean National Intelligence Service has reported, “(Pyongyang) ... has banned any gatherings related to drinking, singing and other entertainment and is strengthening control of outside information.”