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USOs, ghost ships, Bermuda tri-angle?

We all love to read the stories and watch the movies. However, I must say as much as I believe in life from other worlds. I've NEVER in all my life experienced ANY kind of super natural or off worldly encounter of any kind. Surely some of you blue water sailors have? You know.. that time you were on watch... and the wind just died...deadcalm... and this really large trident appears from below... Oh how I envy you! (shudder)
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Once off the Bahamas this USO appeared and the Andrews sisters started singing "boogie woogie bugle boy". Is that he kind of USO you mean?
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Does he means UFOs?? Unidentified floating objects?
As far as the Bermuda Triangle is concerned. It makes a good sea tale for the gullible. T'was a dark and stormy night as we sailed across the dreaded triangle. When a monstrous sea serpent arose from the sea attacking us. We fought hard to beat it off our ship. It was a horrendous battle and after losing some of our crew we finally killed that loathsome creature of the deep.
When we now sail that dreaded part of the ocean we carry bigger Nerf bats and squirt guns.
And this is the area where the ferocious sea bats roam. We capture one every now and then to show to the new hands that have signed aboard our ship. We stand around with brooms and swabs in our hands. And as the new hands kneal to look under the box, they get the sting of the sea bats across their arses.
Yes me Laddies, the Bermuda triangle is a dangerous sea to travel across....

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Cam thats a good one! I really thought there would be some good stories out there among the blue water group (no relation to the blue man group)
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Hmm, this could be a good thread with a bit of a hijack (only a small one denise):

WHat is the scariest thing you have seen on the water? For me it was a waterspout at night. How do you see a waterspout at night? Think about it a moment... a flash of lightning it is there and a flash it is gone. It is pitch dark... is it still there?? Which way is it going???

That is the scariest thing I have seen on the water.

Others??

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I've seen some pretty scary things out on the water, perhaps the worse being that of a portly sailor bending over his forepeak while hanking on his jib - wearing nothing but a thong. That nightmarish event still makes me shudder. Bet you're glad I'm not posting a picture of that?

But, if we're talking about mysteries unsolved above or below the deep blue, I took a pic of an object some time ago, that still mystifies me. While diving a 110 ft deep wreck off Looe Key, I went deep into one of the holds and came upon this:




I took the photo just after trying to lift it, which caused all the particulate specs floating about. It consisted of a square, sleeve-like base measuring approximately 2 ft x 2 ft - fabricated of welded steel plates. It was sitting on the hold's floor and firmly fastened to the top of the block, was what appeared to be a pair of leather shoes with leather laces. The "shoes" couldn't budge - otherwise I'd have taken one to the surface.

What on earth was the purpose of this object?
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I've seen some pretty scary things out on the water, perhaps the worse being that of a portly sailor bending over his forepeak while hanking on his jib - wearing nothing but a thong. That nightmarish event still makes me shudder. Bet you're glad I'm not posting a picture of that?

But, if we're talking about mysteries unsolved above or below the deep blue, I took a pic of an object some time ago, that still mystifies me. While diving a 110 ft deep wreck off Looe Key, I went deep into one of the holds and came upon this:




I took the photo just after trying to lift it, which caused all the particulate specs floating about. It consisted of a square, sleeve-like base measuring approximately 2 ft x 2 ft - fabricated of welded steel plates. It was sitting on the hold's floor and firmly fastened to the top of the block, was what appeared to be a pair of leather shoes with leather laces. The "shoes" couldn't budge - otherwise I'd have taken one to the surface.

What on earth was the purpose of this object?
Yikes!! Don't mess with the God Father!! Reminds me of that Far Side where this dog is being throw over the bridge (his feet firmly embedded in concrete). One mobster looks at the other and says, "He bit the God Father."

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That might be the scariest thing I've ever seen. Can ANYONE possibly think of a legitimate answer to what this was used for; other than the obvious cliche' ?
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I'm just thankful the shoes were empty . . . THAT would have been scary.
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