We've told you about a few 'ghost ships' in the recent past here on FEARNET, including the battle-damaged S.S. America and the former Soviet Union passenger liner known as Lyubov Orlova, which is currently swarming with cannibal rats. Yes. Cannibal rats. Be sure to read that story, if you haven't yet!
As reported by Viral Forest, a group of kayakers recently came upon a ghost ship of their own, while making their way through a tributary just off the Ohio River. Rusted, weathered and with plant life growing up through its base, the ship turned out to be a 110-year-old former vessel called the Circle Line, which took New York City tourists on sightseeing tours. But the fascinating history of the ship doesn't stop there...
The very same boat was repurposed and used in battle in both World Wars, and Thomas Edison once used it to conduct scientific experiments in communications technology. More recently, it even had a cameo in Madonna's 'Papa Don't Preach' music video!
The tributary where the kayakers found the ship has been its resting place since the 1980s, where it will likely forever sit. Ah, retirement. Must be nice!