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?