In 1878, the HMS Eurydice sank in a blizzard off the coast of the Isle of Wight, in England. Only two of 366 men survived. It was a terrible tragedy, and it set the stage for one of England’s most enduring hauntings.
The same afternoon, a dining guest of the Bishop of Ripon was said to have had a vision of the sinking boat. After that, a ghostly ship began appearing more and more frequently off the Isle of Wight. In the 1930s, a submarine supposedly had to take evasive action when the vessel appeared from nowhere, only to vanish again without a trace.
But the most impressive sighting so far comes courtesy of Prince Edward. In 1998, the royal was making a TV series on the island. As he and the crew watched, a schooner appeared out of nowhere. It approached the Eurydice’s watery grave and then vanished. The Prince claimed to see it clearly, but no ships were said to be in the area at the time.