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Ghost boats mystery continues to grip Japan

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Maybe there is a gyre in the East Sea / Sea of Japan, and a lot more boats are there now, drifting around, waiting for another typhoon to blow a few of them into the coastal current for eventual deposit onshore.

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These boats maybe some twisted thing. Like prisoners set adrift after hanging or something. Weird Super Eerily Weird

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This is scary, full investigation is needed, even all the neighbouring countries should be involved

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mmm....nothing to do with the Fukushima tsunami?

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Tragi-comic.

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This could be the first sign that Godzilla is alive.

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Could any of these vessels, or dead occupants, be carrying a deadly contagion ? Just asking like.

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be carrying a deadly contagion ? Just asking like. possible but highly unlikely, I dont know of any disease that removing the head helps prevention or cure. unless maybe a zombie apocalypse. More likely a drug/ pirate related problem. best way to dispose of a body at sea is in a net weighted down by heavy objects so the body doesnt float to the surface. the killers seem to have no problem leaving them to be found or were in a hurry to escape.

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No heads doesn't mean they were killed. If they died of hunger leaning over the side of the boat, their heads would drop off eventually. Or if the boats were upside down, the torsos may have stayed buoyant while the heads were lost.

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Neo Bermuda Triangle, mysteries

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Its high time the Koreas get united and erase the consequenses of that war 70 years ago.

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Don´t really see the mystery there. The great leader Kim Yong Un`s instructions are are a pretty obvious explanation.

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Or if the boats were upside down, the torsos may have stayed buoyant while the heads were lost. actually that is unlikely bodies rotting in the water would have been eaten by fish or sharks. the most likely item to stay afloat on a body is the feet. happen a few year back in Canada. Feet inside sneakers were washing up on beaches, rivers. Forensics came to the conclusion that the bodies were buried at sea, as they rotted, were eaten the feet broke off. Because the feet were in sneakers they floated and werent easily eaten by fish sharks. Its also the only body parts they ever found.

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wtfjapan-was hungry for dinner, but now, I think I'll pass.:-)

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"grip Japan"? I haven't met a single person who is talking about this. I don't think it has been on NHK news, which I watch every night.

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I would hardly say "in the grip" (although I admit there may be a few people obsessed with this). Every time a new boat with or without bodies it will be a brief item on the daily news (on all major TV news shows including NHK) and that is about it.

And speaking of, today (or yesterday?) another wooden boat with four bodies and Korean writing on equipment was found in the area of Sai Village in Aomori Prefecture.

I happen to think that, even though we don't exact details of what happened, there nothing whatsoever "mysterious" about these incidents.

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“Food shortages have been serious in North Korea, and Kim Jong-Un last year ordered that more fish be caught to solve the problem,”

Just more fish to be caught? What about more chickens, pigs and cows to be slaughtered?

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wftfjapan: Feet inside sneakers were washing up on beaches, rivers. Forensics came to the conclusion that the bodies were buried at sea, as they rotted, were eaten the feet broke off. Because the feet were in sneakers they floated and werent easily eaten by fish sharks. Its also the only body parts they ever found.

Articles I read back then said they determined the feet-in-sneakers belonged to suicides jumping off bridges like the Golden Gate Bridge.

As far as the headless-bodies-in-fishing-boats-with-North-Korean-markings go, another article I read said the heads weren't missing, they were detached but still in the boats. So maybe can chalk it up to news content playing the grapevine game, pass a story around, paraphrasing by multiple news agencies, and it'll get changed a bit with each iteration.

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did jp do the __7right thing' and issue a missing/other persons found notice to AA neighbors?

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