This one sounds, or reads, like total clickbait nonsense, but I actually recall hearing about it, or reading about it, a few years back. The story seems to be true. The LYUBOV ORLOVA was, or is, a forty-year-old Russian (the name probably tipped you off) cruise ship designed for Arctic exploration. It is now floating derelict, a “ghost ship,” somewhere in international waters. Or else it has sunk by now, carrying its frightening cargo down with it. What cargo, you ask? If you read this article’s title, which I’m assuming you did, otherwise you probably wouldn’t be reading this right now, you already know. It’s rats. Lots and lots of rats.
There may be no human souls left aboard the LYUBOV ORLOVA. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing ALIVE onboard. Hordes of inbred rats call the ship home. Disease-riddled rats, thousands and thousands of them, with nothing to feed off of except for EACH OTHER. As you might expect, the thought of this ship running aground somewhere and releasing those rats into a populated area is a cause for concern. Where is the “rat ship” now? Nobody knows. The real question is, where might it be GOING?
This one has all the makings for a great Horror flick, don’t you think? Just title it RAT SHIP. Maybe some of those rats onboard could have grown to gargantuan sizes by now. Like, UNUSUAL size. You see where I’m going with this, right?