What Happened to the Ghost Ship SS Ourang Medan?

In early February 1948, a strange and urgent Morse-code SOS, three dots, three dashes and three dots again, came from a Dutch cargo ship, the S.S. Ourang Medan that sailed through the Strait of Malacca. This strait was a much-used passage between the island of Dutch-governed Sumatra, Indonesia and British Malaya. Allegedly, in its vicinityContinue reading “What Happened to the Ghost Ship SS Ourang Medan?”

The Mysterious Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was the first woman that successfully completed an intercontinental solo-flight. She established many speed- and distance records and the world still sees her as a pioneer in aviation. She disappeared during a flight over the Pacific Ocean. Official investigations concluded she died in a plane crash over the ocean, a simple crash-and-sink. Yet,Continue reading “The Mysterious Disappearance of Amelia Earhart”

The Wow! Signal of 1977

During the 1950s over in Ohio, Professor of Electrical engineering and astronomy, Dr John D. Kraus, designed the Big Ear Radio Telescope. It was a prototype that cost 23000 dollars and preceded the building of the Big Ear Radio Observatory. Although the telescope was seated on the roofs of two university buildings, Kraus was eventuallyContinue reading “The Wow! Signal of 1977”

The Notorious Abduction and Murder of Gerrit Jan Heijn

It was the early morning on the 9th of September 1987. A 45-year-old unemployed engineer drives a stolen Fiat from his home to Bloemendaal, a town 35 minutes away known for its villas. After all, Bloemendaal is the wealthiest place in the Netherlands. He wears a fake moustache, glasses and a beret. His coat isContinue reading “The Notorious Abduction and Murder of Gerrit Jan Heijn”

Is the Dyatlov Pass mystery finally solved?

In 1959 the Cold War approached its climax, Fidel Castro overthrew Cuban dictator Batista and started his tenure as Cuba’s prime minister and Hawaii and Alaska were admitted to the union. Over in the Soviet Union, that year a group of ten explorers decided to set out on a challenging hiking expedition in a freezingContinue reading “Is the Dyatlov Pass mystery finally solved?”