September 8, 2012 15:37
Sea — perhaps the most mysterious elements in the world. His long dark depths attracted and frightened people at risk and uncertainty. Brave men rushed in search of adventure and sometimes disappeared without a trace in the deep … It is not surprising that over time, the sea there was a set of myths.
Meeting with the "Flying Dutchman"
The most interesting and popular topic of marine folklore — stories of ghost ships, which can be seen not only at sea but also on land. The most famous of them — the legendary "Flying Dutchman." According to legend, this ship with a team dead on board from time to time appear off the coasts of Western Europe, and promises to meet him luck.
It is said that the July 11, 1881 saw a ghost ship itself the future King of England George V. It happened near Sydney. Early in the morning the crew noticed near his ship brig, surrounded by mysterious reddish glow. On board it was empty. In the eyes of 13 people ship suddenly vanished in the air …
Sailors took this phenomenon for a bad sign. Indeed, soon one of the sailors fell from eyewitnesses yards and died. And then killed the admiral, on that fateful hour was on the ship.
Paranormal researchers believe that perhaps it is a hronomirazhah — "reflection" of past reality, or of real, material objects, landed in the space-time "hole." Because, as you know, from time to time in the sea discover ships without crew or with dead bodies on board. If you switch to a different dimension disintegration of matter is thought to occur on the individual atoms, which can lead to unpredictable consequences …
Dead people on board
From time to time on ships appear and ghosts of people — apparently, the soul who found their death in the depths of the sea can never find peace.
Terrible story happened in the last century with the fishing vessel "Charles Haskell" hunted near Newfoundland. In 1869, one of the men slipped on the ladder, fell and broke his neck. The captain thought it was a bad omen, and refused to ship. Only a year later, "Charles Haskell" has gone to the next flight. During Hurricane schooner accidentally rammed another fishing vessel — "Andrew Johnson". This ship, along with a team of 26 people perished in the deep sea. A damaged "Charles Haskell" returned to port. By the spring of the schooner was repaired, and the fishermen again took her into the sea. Five days were fine. And on the sixth day, at night terrible happened. Climbed aboard twenty-six dead with empty eye sockets. With horror, the sailors found them their dead comrades with "Andrew Johnson". In silence the ghosts sat on benches, planted by the invisible invisible bait hooks and began to "go fishing." When the "catch" was over, they got up from their seats, climbed over the side and disappeared into the waves.
The next night the same thing happens again. When the ship arrived in the harbor, ghosts procession moved across the water to the side of Salem and disappeared from sight. More "Charles Haskell" never went to sea …
Ghost of a submarine
In 1916, a ghost appeared on the German submarine U-65. From the beginning, the ship had a bad reputation. When he mounted, resulting in no way related to each other accidents killed five people. When launched drowned one of the officers. A day aboard the submarine torpedoes exploded, killing five sailors and lieutenant. That is what the ship and seen after death. According to the stories of sailors, the ghost slowly moved along the deck to the bow.
There he stopped and stood still, his arms crossed. But it was only those who are waiting for a quick death. So, who has seen a ghost ship commander was killed in the bombing. Another officer after a meeting with the spirit of the deceased committed suicide. Another wave washed over the side …
July 10, 1918 U-65 ended her days in mysterious circumstances. The crew of an American submarine patrol suddenly noticed the ship on the water off the coast of Scotland. It lay on its side, no signs of life. The captain gave the order to blow it up. But to do that, they do not have time — the boat exploded herself! Later, the commander said that before the explosion, he saw clearly the bow U-65 in the form of the German naval officer with arms crossed …
Discovery in the Cordillera
Even more amazing story of the "ghost ship" happened in 2006. Group of climbers returned back after climbing one of the peaks of the Cordillera. Rose blizzard, climbers had to change the route. When they reached the modest mountain gorge, the travelers could not believe their eyes: the rocks and ice in front of them stood the bulk of the ship!
Roger Feynstoun, first noticed the find, at first decided that he started hallucinating. But his friends saw the same thing: the ship's rusted hulk.
Of course, they have been known cases where the ocean and the coasts of the court found the disappeared or dead crew team, and all things were in place: the picture looked like the disappearance or death of people suddenly caught. But it all turned out differently. Examining the rusty vessel, the climbers found that there is not human remains, nor any of things, including the ship's log.
Lacking even the furniture and navigation equipment. But the most surprising — on board did not appear on either the name or port. All part numbers and seals manufacturers were deliberately erased if someone's hand. From information signs on the bulkheads were only holes for the screws.
Next it became even more interesting. While on board, our researchers suddenly felt an irrational fear, they began to think about what will happen to them something terrible, and they hurried to leave the ghost ship.
Back home, climbers, of course, told of his discovery scientists and journalists. At first they did not believe them, they decided that the story of the "ghost ship" in the mountains — it's some kind of joke. But storytellers presented photographs that served as irrefutable proof of the truth.
Paranormal investigator Oscar Burns said that, judging by the pictures, the vessel was built in Europe before the war. But that's how it got to the mountains? While Burns has two versions: either the vessel was moved to the valley by aliens, or it got there in the Bermuda triangle because there many ships disappeared, and what happened to them then — unknown.
Meanwhile, if to think sensibly, there are other options to explain the mystery of the ship, "moored" in the Cordillera. For example, it entered into captivity to the pirates, who, killing sailors and capturing prey, literally gutted ship
that no one attacked his trail, and hidden in a safe place. But they managed to get him into the mountains? Why was this necessary? And what happened to the remains of the people? Thrown into the sea?
One can also assume that the vessel there was some tragedy during World War II. Then, in the oceans and really lost a lot of ships, and look for these vessels or get some information about them was not possible. Moreover, it could be a military secret. It is possible that all the "markings" on the padded enemy ship destroyed by order of the authorities of the country to which it was assigned.
Finally, the ship could loot looters, but are still not clear: why they had to erase all traces that could point to the origin of the ship?
And one more, this time completely "supernatural" explanation. What if our heroes were in the most powerful of the anomalous zone, which can change the properties of organic and inorganic matter and over the years turned the ship into an empty box? For good reason the people there had a funny feeling! Or the ship was really a phantom for a while vynyrnuvshim from his ghostly reality and even allowed to examine themselves and to film?