Mary Celeste Haunted Ghost Ship
The Mary Celeste (often misreported as Marie Celeste), also known as the Ghost Ship, was an American registered two-mastered sailing vessel which left New York City for Genoa on November 7, 1872, but never arrived. A month passed by, and on December 5, 1872, 10 days after the last entry log, the ship was discovered.
The Mary Celeste was found in the Atlantic ocean, 400 miles east of the Azores Islands, but finding the ship only led to more questions and ultimately became one of the greatest mysteries of our time.
Upon finding the ship, it was clear Captain Benjamin Briggs, his family and crew were not on board. The ship didn’t appear to resemble any structural damage, no leaks, and there was no blood or bodies. The ship was stocked up with six months worth of food, supplies, and alcohol. But, there was also a life boat missing.
November 1872, when the Mary Celeste set sail, witnessed some of the worst weather since records began, even still, experts say an experience captain would not have abandoned their ship unless they were confident it was going down, and judging by the structural condition of the ship, that was not the case. The ship’s captain was said to be navigating accurately on the voyage, but then deviated off their route and ended up going north.
Experts have ruled out pirates, as there was far too much alcohol and supplies left on board. Weather conditions were pretty much ruled out because of the ship’s overall good condition, so there would be no reason for the crew to board a life boat.
The Mary Celeste has been referred to as “The Ghost Ship” and there has also been a movie loosely based on the mystery called Ghost Ship. The title was due to the majority of people who seemed to believe there was a supernatural or paranormal explanation to the baffling mystery.
It is said the crew’s spirits cursed the ship and the mystery behind their disappearance is paranormal. Maybe the crew were mentally overpowered by spirits and committed suicide out at sea. No one knows the truth and that may stay the same forever, so all people can do now is continue to try and investigate and come up with ideas and theories that we hope one day will pan out and give an explanation to what happened. More on the history of the Mary Celeste from Wiki.
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