According to Chilean legend, based on the mythology of the people of Chiloé Island, located about 600 miles south of Santiago, a ship sails the oceans of the world manned by those who have drowned at sea. The ship is El Caleuche, the ship of the dead.
The ship is actually a figure or being of the Chilote Mythology that appears as a brightly glowing, lively masted sailing ship. It is said that when it is approached, it will suddenly turn into a marine animal or an inanimate object to disguise itself. It sometimes travels under the water where it cannot be seen. Read the full story>>