10 Most Haunted Sunken Shipwrecks on Earth

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7. S.S. Mohegan

The English county of Cornwall is a place steeped in myth and legend, but the wreck of the S.S. Mohegan off the Lizard Peninsula is nevertheless among the area’s spookier relics. Divers claim to have experienced a strange sensation akin to an electric shock when coming into contact with the ruined steamer; one group has even said that something guided them to reach a skeleton secreted within the ship.

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But perhaps the circumstances of the Mohegan’s sinking are stranger still. While en route from London to New York in October 1898, the ship veered wildly off course toward the Cornish coastline. And unable to avoid a collision, she wrecked on the dangerous rocks of The Manacles, resulting in the loss of 106 lives. Amid the chaos, though, one rescuer claimed to spot a mystery man hopping off a lifeboat before disappearing inland. Speculation mounted that this person was in fact the captain – who, it was supposed, had deliberately sunk the steamer for an insurance gain.

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