It has been called the Mary Celeste of the South Pacific and is one of the world’s greatest maritime mysteries. On November 10, 1955, the MV Joyita was found six hundred miles off course, half sunken, with her twenty-five crew and passengers missing. While the ship’s disappearance is odd in and of itself, the bizarre details discovered by the boarding party are the stuff of campfire stories. Not only was the ghost ship completely abandoned, but its cargo hold had been emptied and the life rafts were missing. It appeared as though the passengers survived some initial incident and tried to resist the inevitable, at least for a short time. There was evidence of considerable activity in the flooded engine room, and an awning had been erected over a portion of the deck. There was also doctor’s bag with rolls of bloodstained bandages on deck. It’s these strange details, among others, that have made this mystery both memorable and unsolvable.
Unsolved is a serialized non-fiction publication. Each issue dives deep into some of the most mysterious paranormal, cryptozoological, conspiracy, and true crime topics. Too often are these subjects presented as brief vignettes intended to send chills down one’s spine, but lack any real depth or anything approaching a conclusion. Fans of this genre are often left wanting more, and Unsolved hopes to fill in the missing gaps and contribute something substantive to the ongoing discussion of these topics.