However, there was no way for anyone to conduct a thorough investigation, as when the Silver Star began to tow the vessel to port, it caught fire. That fire led to an intense explosion, causing it to sink almost immediately.
There are a ton of conspiracy theories out there as to what happened on the vessel. Some say the vessel never even existed due to a lack of documentation. Yet many do believe that spirits could have taken the lives of these crew members. Especially since one of the Silver Star rescuers allegedly reported feeling a strong chill aboard the Ourang Medan, a signal affiliated with paranormal activity.
No matter what happened that fateful day, the story is horrifying nonetheless.
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