Gained notoriety in sailors Sable Island, located in the Atlantic Ocean, 240 kilometers to the east of Canada, on the approaches to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Along the coast of the island facing two main currents Atlantic — Labrador carrying icy waters of the Arctic, and the warm Gulf Stream.
As a result of their meeting dense shroud of fog enveloped the island for weeks or even months. Add to this, again, and frequent storms. Not only that, Sable Island, like melyam Goodwin, also a "vagabond" — for the last 100 years it has moved from west to east for 20 miles!
Creeping "Cemetery Atlantic"
The island was discovered by the Portuguese in the beginning of XVI century and was named Santa Cruz (Island of the Holy Cross). Half a century later, he was given a more appropriate title — Sable. Translation of the word is debatable: not-sable "not-Sabre", not "sand" … But some sailors call this island just mourning — for the fact that here found their deaths hundreds of ships: Portuguese, English, French , and pirate ships were no exception.
What's the mystery here? What terrible secret hiding fanned notoriety island? Why in all the seas and oceans has long been talking about him good report, and in port taverns and pubs sailors often talk about Sable damn creepy, blood-curdling stories? Then you should never call it, fine, but prefer to be called the "Island of shipwrecks" and "Graveyard Atlantic."
Sable has long interested scientists. Back in the early XX century, they found that the West Island is constantly exposed to the strong sea currents. So powerful waves — do not know how many thousands of years — methodically eroding coast Sable. On the east side there are increasing, as something living, more and more sand bars, which, it would seem, according to the logic of things and the laws of physics simply nowhere to take. But they do grow up!
The most entertaining thing is that, although the island and is in constant motion, the causes of which remain unclear to scientists, the length of Sable for hundreds of years, virtually the same! "Cemetery Atlantic," like a giant greedy monster, slowly but surely, as if having a predetermined clear goal, is constantly moving in an easterly direction. According to what the researchers, the average speed of the island is about 200 meters per year!
In the area of Sable almost all year raging storm. It was only for one month — July — as if on command unknown forces, the storm suddenly subsided, and the island is available for landing in boats. But only on the north side. The biggest trouble that cunningly hid Sable, patiently podkaraulivaya passing by the court — is sharp reefs and shoals around them. They display here completely unique property — are aqua, so "-dissolve in it and are almost invisible. As we know, this ability to mimic characteristic only animate beings.
What other unsolved mysteries can be hidden in the depths of Sable? Why he is constantly moving to the east? Many scientists have tried to unravel the mystery of his sand. Here repeatedly landed scientific expeditions. But the island was not so easy. "Cemetery Atlantic able to keep their secrets. As soon as people start to lead any work, and especially dig dug pits immediately filled with sea water. Their walls are strengthened, but the sand inevitably crumble, and everything had to be started again. Was constantly need a new attachment material, which is very difficult to get to the island. A pump water from wells — is like trying to drain the ocean, because it always comes. Mysterious Sable tenacious holds its secrets and does not tolerate attempts to penetrate into that confidence. That's just no one knew who trusted and why?
However, at the end of XX century, some Western scholars anomalies pushed quite a bold and original hypothesis. They believe that Sable is nothing like a live alien body! It exists by law that can not be understood or explained within the current knowledge. The fact is that at the heart of this vital body is silicon, not carbon, like all life on Earth. A silicon — is sand! Ufologist J. Peybl (USA) and W. Laynes (Canada) suggested that the island — not a piece of land in the ocean and … biorobot space. In ancient times it has thrown to the ground an unknown advanced civilization in a suitable place to land in the ocean. Biorobot successfully caught and carefully centuries collects information unknown to their owners.
Catches at times earthly ships as they catch careless insects. And examining their catch, this "sea spider" is able to determine the technical level of earthlings. Between bio-robot and a civilization that sent him to keep in touch. Perhaps, therefore, once a year, namely in July, before the appointed time, and the fine weather comes to robot Sable could transfer a full report in deep space. Or even in the not so distant? Who knows?
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