Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


* * * * * 2 votes

Legends revisited: the Mary Celeste


  • Please log in to reply
28 replies to this topic

#1    UM-Bot

UM-Bot

    News, media and articles

  • 6,196 posts
  • Joined:21 Mar 2001
  • Gender:Male

  • Beep Boop

Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:24 PM

The fate of the Mary Celeste remains one of the most enigmatic and pervasive mysteries of all time.

Quote

The story goes that the ship was discovered adrift in the Atlantic in 1872 with absolutely nobody on board. The captain, his family and the ship's crew of seven were all missing and no trace of them could be found despite a thorough search of the vessel.

Read More: http://www.unexplain...he-mary-celeste

This is an official comment thread for a main site news story, article or video.
Please keep comments civil and on topic.
Thank you.

#2    Bavarian Raven

Bavarian Raven

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,888 posts
  • Joined:14 Sep 2011
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:British Columbia

Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:48 PM

I remember this story. This one always creeped me out.


#3    Taun

Taun

    A dashing moose about town...

  • Member
  • 7,402 posts
  • Joined:19 May 2010
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tornado Alley (Oklahoma)

Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:08 PM

I tend to beleive the "Alchohol fumes" theory... It passes the common sense test...


#4    HecticSherlock

HecticSherlock

    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 102 posts
  • Joined:24 May 2011
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Huntsville,Al

  • "I hate having to jump into convo's, idea's, or subjects without prior knowledge or facts to back me up..but if religion can do it!"

Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:18 PM

Sounds Eerie enough..


#5    Bavarian Raven

Bavarian Raven

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,888 posts
  • Joined:14 Sep 2011
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:British Columbia

Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:02 PM

View PostTaun, on 03 December 2013 - 03:08 PM, said:

I tend to beleive the "Alchohol fumes" theory... It passes the common sense test...

You think they'd have found a body or, if they had abandoned ship, left a note or the such. :s


#6    nothinglizx2

nothinglizx2

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 169 posts
  • Joined:15 Apr 2006

Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:24 PM

They were abducted by a UFO.  :)


#7    Taun

Taun

    A dashing moose about town...

  • Member
  • 7,402 posts
  • Joined:19 May 2010
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tornado Alley (Oklahoma)

Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:35 PM

View PostBavarian Raven, on 03 December 2013 - 04:02 PM, said:

You think they'd have found a body or, if they had abandoned ship, left a note or the such. :s

The story I saw (on Discovery Channel I think) was that they may have noticed fumes coming off of the alchohol (not an uncommon sight) and thought it was
about to explode - or else engulf them in poison gas, very little time to react, then they all got into the ships boat that was missing and the rope slipped loose or was cut somehow...

It's not uncommon for a very small boat to never be found even today, much less back in the 1890's...


#8    Bavarian Raven

Bavarian Raven

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,888 posts
  • Joined:14 Sep 2011
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:British Columbia

Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:47 PM

View PostTaun, on 03 December 2013 - 04:35 PM, said:



The story I saw (on Discovery Channel I think) was that they may have noticed fumes coming off of the alchohol (not an uncommon sight) and thought it was
about to explode - or else engulf them in poison gas, very little time to react, then they all got into the ships boat that was missing and the rope slipped loose or was cut somehow...

It's not uncommon for a very small boat to never be found even today, much less back in the 1890's...

Oh I know it's not common for a ships boat to be found. But wouldn't the people who found the ship notice the fumes still rising?


#9    ancient astronaut

ancient astronaut

    Conspiracy Theorist

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 901 posts
  • Joined:23 Jul 2011
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:31 spooner street

  • It Is What It Is.

Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:33 PM

maybe he ate them.


#10    Mantis914

Mantis914

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,273 posts
  • Joined:26 Jun 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lone Star State

  • You have shown me a strange image, and they are strange prisoners. Plato

Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:37 PM

This story always fascinated me in that just coming across an old ship completely without a crew sounds like a really spooky thing to find out in the middle of the ocean...   it'd be like driving your car and coming across a railroad track with a train just sitting there and if you go to inspect it, there's signs that a crew and passengers were once recently in there but now gone with no footprints or tire tracks anywhere around the train...  kinda bristles the hair just thinking about it.


#11    Lava_Lady

Lava_Lady

    Official UM Asylum Resident

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,832 posts
  • Joined:20 Nov 2010
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Hawai'i

  • Wha? /:0\

Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:47 PM

This is one of my favorite mysteries as well.  They clearly left on the life boat but I don't think it was the alcohol because if they believed the boat was about to explode from the fumes they would have taken some supplies, water and food at the least.  Once in the lifeboat they could have easily succumbed to a large wave and disappeared that way.  

Whatever it was, these people were either so desperate that they didn't take anything with them, which is hard to believe or they didn't feel they needed to take anything with them.

Either way, I really wish I was an ethereal observer there.

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function."  - F. Scott Fitzgerald


#12    Lava_Lady

Lava_Lady

    Official UM Asylum Resident

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,832 posts
  • Joined:20 Nov 2010
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Hawai'i

  • Wha? /:0\

Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:48 PM

View PostBavarian Raven, on 03 December 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:

Oh I know it's not common for a ships boat to be found. But wouldn't the people who found the ship notice the fumes still rising?

If leaking, the alcohol would probably have evaporated quite a bit.

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function."  - F. Scott Fitzgerald


#13    tyrant lizard

tyrant lizard

    Remote Viewer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 617 posts
  • Joined:08 Nov 2010
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London

Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:03 PM

I always thought this could have been severe cabin fever. If that were the case it would make a good film. Although not as good as if half of them were eaten by a kraken and the other half were abducted by aliens.


#14    mesuma

mesuma

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 176 posts
  • Joined:22 Jul 2010
  • Gender:Not Selected
  • Location:Glasgow

Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:27 AM

Revisited?  That's a bit of an over-statement. There's hardly any info on that page.  Is this a joke?


#15    Sundew

Sundew

    Poltergeist

  • Member
  • 2,427 posts
  • Joined:12 Dec 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:An island by the sea.

  • Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectos Nunc

Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:01 AM

Cue A Salty Dog, by Procol Harum.

'all hands on deck, we've run afloat!' I heard the captain cry
'explore the ship, replace the cook: let no one leave alive!'
Across the straits, around the horn: how far can sailors fly?
A twisted path, our tortured course, and no one left alive

We sailed for parts unknown to man, where ships come home to die
No lofty peak, nor fortress bold, could match our captain's eye
Upon the seventh seasick day we made our port of call
A sand so white, and sea so blue, no mortal place at all

We fired the gun, and burnt the mast, and rowed from ship to shore
The captain cried, we sailors wept: our tears were tears of joy
Now many moons and many junes have passed since we made land
A salty dog, this seaman's log: your witness my own hand

Edited by Sundew, 04 December 2013 - 01:03 AM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users