Monday, May 1, 2017

The Ellen Austin On Monday Mysteries...

As we all know, the sea is an endless source of mystery involving ships, especially the kind with sails. Here is yet another tale of a truly strange series of events involving the Ellen Austin.

Ellen Austin


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In 1881, the Ellen Austin set sail from England to journey to New York. A month later, its journey was coming to a close. But as it was sailing through the Bermuda Triangle, it was surrounded by a mist so thick that visibility was severely compromised. The crew began sailing slower, and a lookout was positioned in the crow’s nest. Not long later, the lookout declared that he could see a ship. The rest of the crew were unable to see through the fog, but called out to it nonetheless. Although no replies came, they could still hear the other ship, and stayed relatively close by. When the fog eventually cleared, they realized that the other ship was abandoned.

Captain Baker of the Ellen Austin ordered six of his men to board the ghost ship and sail it to New York, alongside the Ellen Austin. The captain’s log and the trail boards were missing from the second ship, meaning its name could not be known, although Captain Baker believed it probably came from Honduras. So the Ellen Austin and the mystery ship set sail, and had a pleasant few days, until a storm hit and forced them apart. After the storm, the unnamed ship had vanished. Captain Baker soon spotted it, and, after chasing it for several hours, the Ellen Austin caught up, and found that it was, once again, empty. The six men of Ellen Austin were gone. A reluctant crew was convinced by their captain to board the empty ship, on the condition that they were given guns. The two ships set sail in close proximity once again. A few hours later, another fog set in, and the unnamed ship disappeared for good, along with its third crew.

I'm not sure which ship was the focus of the mysterious happenings, but I don't think I would want to sail on the Ellen Austin again if I was a sailor, ya know?

Coffee out on the patio this morning. Temps are on the rise again to near 90.

9 comments:

deborah harvey said...

i wouldn't want to sail the bermuda triangle. not ever!

linda m said...

That sounds really spooky to me. I have flown over the Bermuda Triangle several times and went to Grand Bahama Island once. Very time the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. don't think I ever want to go back. Just too weird! Raining again here and around 50 degrees. Your patio sounds great. See you there.

Rob said...

That's just weird!

Momlady said...

It's aliens. Or they sailed into another dimension.

HermitJim said...

Hey Deborah...
Me either! Strange things happen there all the time, it seems.
Thanks for stopping by this morning!


Hey Linda...
My rule of thumb is that if it makes you uncomfortable, it ain't worth doing! I reckon it's called instinct!
Thanks for the visit this morning!


Hey Rob...
Yeah, it is!
Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Momlady...
That seems highly probable. considering everything else. Too often to be an accident, I think!

JO said...

Some weird things go on out there in that big blue sea. So many mysteries. They were talking about the this triangle on PBS the other night but I fell asleep.

Going to be in high 80's here guess we need to enjoy the patio before even the mornings are to hot.

Dizzy-Dick said...

More of the world's surface is covered with water than dry land, so I would suppose that most of the mysteries would come from there, especially since it is all water. Crossing the oceans was the first frontier, now crossing space is the last frontier. But, I am sure after we cross space another frontier will pop up. . .

Terry said...

Sort of off topic but speaking of square riggers, Chickenmom posted this some time ago. Really good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96cRjLkIKlE

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
There are indeed many mysteries surrounding the sea and certain areas in it. Too bad that you fell asleep during the show about the Bermuda Triangle. You would have liked it.
Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by today!


Hey Dizzy...
Makes sense when you put it like that.
Thanks for the visit, Dizzy!


Hey Terry...
Thanks for sharing that again. I missed it the first time.
Thanks for coming by today!