This week, we dive into the deep end of mystery with our first foray into a world of nautical nightmare. The Ivan Vassili was a Russian steam freighter that was conscripted at the onset of the Russo-Japanese war. It’s brief history of service would be marked by paranormal encounters and incredible tragedy. Was the ship cursed? Was it haunted? Was it just the least lucky ship of all time? Regardless, it would go down in history as one of the most dreaded vessels in all of military history. We know one thing for sure.
THIS WAS NO PLEASURE CRUISE!
Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling is created for adult audiences only. The content and discussion in this show will necessarily engage with various accounts that include violence, anxiety, fear, and occasional body horror. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with. We will flag especially graphic or intense content so as to never put you in an uninformed or unprepared position. We will do our best to make this a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with difficult content every week.
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