Kaz II from These 8 Unsolved Ocean Mysteries May Make You Want to Move to a Landlocked State (Slideshow)

These 8 Unsolved Ocean Mysteries May Make You Want to Move to a Landlocked State (Slideshow)

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Kaz II

Although you’ve likely heard numerous stories about lost ships or ghost ships, it’s easy to take comfort in the fact that the mysterious occurrences took place decades or even centuries ago. Not so with the Kaz II, a 32-foot catamaran that was found drifting 88 miles of the northeastern coast of Australia on April 20, 2007 — with no trace of its experienced three-member crew. What hints did investigators find? Perhaps signs of a scuffle? Evidence of a third-party intervention? Damage from a squall or storm? Nope. Nothing. Not only was the ship still in fine, seaworthy condition, but the engine was still running, the men’s lifejackets were safely stowed away, their laundry and fishing lines were laid out, a laptop was set up and turned on, and food and flatware was still neatly placed on the kitchen table.