Shiver Me Timbers: Is That A Ghost On Board The Ship? 7 years ago

Shiver Me Timbers: Is That A Ghost On Board The Ship?

A man clutching an axe on board a docked military vessel has gained a lot of traction online, mainly because the person who took the picture, and local police, searched the boat and area but couldn’t find him.

Stevgoldhound uploaded the photograph to imgur yesterday, claiming it was taken by a colleague John who works as a dock foreman.


John was on board the decommissioned vessel taking pictures of work areas and navigating deep within the ship with a torch.

According to, John didn’t see anyone taking the images, but another imgur user took the original photograph and balanced out the lighting of the snap.

The result? A man holding an axe.

Stevgoldhound explained what happened next in his post, writing:


‘Due to the fact that it was a military vessel the police were called. A search was carried out but no one was found. There was one way on and off the ship, and that was by a gangway covered by CCTV. (You couldn’t jump over the side as it was a 25 meter drop on to concrete).

‘I am a sceptic. Maybe its a trick of the flash reflecting off something, but if you really zoom in you can just make out the face, ear, collar of his jacket and the f*cking axe in a meaty f*cking fist.

‘Now it could be John blowing smoke up my ass, but when he was telling the story he seemed genuinely rattled. And the guy in the pic looks nothing any of the other workers we met at the dock.’

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