Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sailing Yacht Mystery For Saturday...!

Nothing starts the weekend off like a good old fashioned mystery, right?

Sea bound mysteries are always a good place to look, as there are so many secrets associated with the sea. Here is just one of them from the folks over at Listverse.

Manfred Fritz Bajorat

A battered yacht found by local Filipino fisherman had nobody piloting it—but its single crew wasn’t missing. In fact, the body of the German sailor Manfred Fritz Bajorat was found within, slumped on his desk reaching for the radio, after a heart attack took his life. Even stranger, his entire body had appeared to be mummified.

He went missing from 2009 to 2016, so people believed he had been dead for several years, which would easily explain why he went missing. The actual mummification was predicted to be due to the dry salty air and would have taken a few weeks to start.

Then the autopsy came in with some shocking news: Manfred had died from his heart attack just a week previously. The reasons Manfred went dark for so long, and how his body mummified so quickly, is unknown.

Seems to me there are more mysteries here than just the one. Way too many strange questions seem to linger, ya know?

Coffee out on the patio this morning!


Sixbears said...

Wow. I remember when he was discovered. Had no idea he had died so recently. That is a shock. He mummified quickly.

Enjoying a coffee, watching the fog slowly lift off the lake. It's that time of year again.

HermitJim said...

Hey Sixbears...
I think that may be the biggest mystery of all. That and where he disappeared to for all those years!
Thanks for stopping by today!

JO said...

Strange and mysterous for sure.

Coffee on the patio sounds good on this cool morning.

deborah harvey said...

could the autopsy be mistaken?

Dizzy-Dick said...

Good mystery, Jim. The sea holds many secrets, but sometimes it gives up a few, but only partially.

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
It certainly does seem strange to me.
Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by today!

Hey Deborah...
I would think that's a possibility.
Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Dizzy...
How very true that is, Dizzy.
Thanks for the visit today!