Vision blurry, mind panicked, heart racing, I stumbled through the long halls of the cargo ship Ourang Medan, ignoring the dreadful screams and shouts of the dying crew. I made my way into the control room and collapsed to the floor, but managed to right myself and slammed the door shut, locking it tightly so... it... couldn't get in. The radio was only a few feet away, and I hastily walked to it, my strength beginning to return now that I was sealed away from that thing. I had to send out a distress signal. It was all I could do.
"All officers including captain are dead lying in chartroom and bridge. Possibly whole crew dead." I spoke quickly, jumbling the words slightly. I waited minutes before sending out a Morse code, with the same message. I waited longer, now hearing the door behind me beginning to squeal, screech, and crack as it was slowly but surely forced open by the thing. In a final desperate attempt to make contact with someone, I sent out one more signal.
"I die." was all I could manage to choke out before the door exploded and the thing entered the room. My mind scattered into a million shards of broken glass, my body in mind-numbing pain while the terrifying force slowly destroyed my soul.
It was a horrifying sight. The ship's entire crew was dead. Each and every one of the corpses was laying on their back, eyes open, mouths silently screaming, and arms outstretched above them. Even a dog was found dead in the very same position. We explored the ship to try and figure out what in God's name had happened in this place, but found no hints. When we neared the bodies in the boiler room, our bodies were filled with violent chills, despite the fact that the room was over 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
It was the decision of others in the rescue crew to tow the ship back to port to investigate further and with more ease, but before we could begin, smoke began to plume from the hull of the ship. We fled the ship and quickly cut the tow lines mere seconds before the ship abruptly exploded and sank under the water.