Monday, April 21, 2014

Another Nautical Mystery This Monday...!

The sea has so many mysteries attached to it, we will never hear them all. Some go back a long, long time.

This particular one has been told and puzzled over for many years, and so far no explanation has been found. That's the making of a real legend if you ask me. I wonder if we really want to find out the answer? Sometimes the truth is no where near as interesting as the unanswered mystery, ya know?



When it comes to describing the discovery of the apparently abandoned Mary Celeste in 1872, words like “spooky” and “unsettling” simply don’t cut it. This brigantine merchant ship was found in the Atlantic Ocean with its cargo and valuables completely untouched, packed with six months’ worth of food and water but not hide nor hair of a single passenger or crew member. Though its contents were wet and it was a bit worse for the wear, the ship was still seaworthy after being out for just a month. The fact that all reasonable explanations – from storms to piracy – seem to have been ruled out has spurred more outrageous theories of alien abduction or sea monster attacks. Today, the fate of the Mary Celeste remains one of history’s most famous and puzzling maritime mysteries – but this is far from the only story of its kind.

So, what do you think about the missing crew of the Mary Celest? What happened to all of them? Aliens? Pirates? Bad storms? Maybe a sea monster! Whatever happened, it's still unsolved and that's our favorite kind of Monday Mystery!

Coffee out on the patio again this morning. Chocolate meringue pie, anyone?

8 comments:

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

Mary Celeste is a very good mystery and like always when I can't find any answer I blame aliens :-) :-) I think it is a bit too far fetched to blame Bigfoot :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

linda m said...

I have watched countless programs on TV about the mystery of the Mary Celeste. I like the idea of blaming aliens - that always seems to work for me. It i amazing that the mystery has never been solved considering all the research that has been done. Finally warmed up around here. Thanks for a great mystery Monday.

Chickenmom said...

Maybe a big wave washed them overboard? Pirates? - Nah, they would take the ship and cargo. Good one, Mr. Hermit! Chocolate and meringue, will be right there!

JO said...

It is one of the great mysteries for sure. I think a huge wave of a storm washed then over board yet didn't sink the ship? I might have to go with the others alien's did it.

See you on the patio.

Mamahen said...

Great mystery...You would think there would be some kind of clues....the pie sounds wonderful butI have to decline....egg white allergies :((

Dizzy-Dick said...

Mass hysteria. . . they all jumped overboard. Or maybe it was in protest to the cooking??

Bob Mc said...

I've heard of it, and maybe a couple of others as well. Ghost ship? We'll never know.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
This is one mystery that's been around for a long, long time! We may never hear of it being solved!

Thanks for coming by today!



Hey Linda M...
The story has been on many shows, that's for sure!

I'm glad you enjoyed the mystery and also happy you could come by today!



Hey Phyllis...
Lots of folks have lots of theories. It sure would be interesting to know what happened!

Glad you came over this morning!



Hey Jo...
I knew you would find this one interesting!

Thanks, sweetie, for stopping by today!



Hey Mamahen...
Sorry to hear about those allergies, but I'll eat your share, OK?

ThaNKS FOR THE VISIT TODAY!



Hey Dizzy...
Now that's one that I never thought of. Could have been, though!

Thanks for coming by today!



Hey Bob Mc...
There are no small number of mysteries like this one around the sea. Like you say, we'll likely never know!

Thanks for coming over today!