Lost and Found - SHIP REAPPEARS 90 YEARS AFTER GOING MISSING

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  1. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Probably never thought you'd see a heading like this one :p

    BERMUDA TRIANGLE: SHIP REAPPEARS 90 YEARS AFTER GOING MISSING

    Havana| The Cuban Coast Guard announced this morning, that they had intercepted an unmanned ship heading for the island, which is presumed to be the SS Cotopaxi, a tramp steamer which vanished in December 1925 and has since been connected to the legend of the Bermuda Triangle.

    The Cuban authorities spotted the ship for the first time on May 16, near a restricted military zone, west of Havana. They made many unsuccessful attempts to communicate with the crew, and finally mobilized three patrol boats to intercept it.

    When they reached it, they were surprised to find that the ship was actually a nearly 100-year old steamer identified as the Cotopaxi, a name famously associated with the legend of the Bermuda Triangle. There was no one on board and the ship seemed to have been abandoned for decades, suggesting that this could actually be the tramp freighter that disappeared in 1925.

    An exhaustive search of the ship led to the discovery of the captain’s logbook. It was, indeed, associated with the Clinchfield Navigation Company, the owners of the SS Cotopaxi, but hasn’t brought any clue concerning what happened to the ship over the last 90 years.

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    Cuban expert, Rodolfo Salvador Cruz, believes that the captain’s logbook is authentic. This document is full of precious information concerning the life of the crew before the ship’s disappearance, but the entries stop suddenly on December 1, 1925.
    On 29 November 1925, the SS Cotopaxi departed Charleston, South Carolina, and headed towards Havana, Cuba. The ship had a crew of 32 men, under the command of Captain W. J. Meyer, and was carrying a cargo of 2340 tons of coal. It was reported missing two days later, and was unheard of for almost 90 years.

    The Vice President of Council of Ministers, General Abelardo Colomé, announced that the Cuban authorities were going to conduct a thorough investigation to elucidate the mystery of the ship’s disappearance and reappearance.

    “It is very important for us to understand what happened” says General Colomé. “Such incidents could be really bad for our economy, so want to make sure that this kind of disappearance doesn’t happen again. The time has come to solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, once and for all.”

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    The Bermuda Triangle is a loosely defined region covering the area between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda, where dozens of ships and planes have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
    Popular culture has attributed many of the disappearances to paranormal and supernatural phenomena, or to the activity of extraterrestrial beings. One explanation, even pins the blame on leftover technology from the mythical lost continent of Atlantis.

    Despite the popularity of all these strange theories, most scientists don’t even recognize the existence of the Bermuda Triangle, and blame human mistakes and natural phenomena for the disappearances.

    The mysterious reappearance of the SS Cotopaxi has, however, already generated a lot of interest in the scientific community and could push some experts to change their mind on the subject.

    http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/bermuda-triangle-ship-reappears-90-years-after-going-missing/
     
  2. snowbirder

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    Really fascinating stuff!!

    Hope they release a lot of picture of the inside of this boat.
     
  3. Fanie
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    LOL. I knew someone would be interested in restoring it :D
    Wait till Par gets here :p Just think of the aesthetic value... (Value ? I hope this doesn't attract any politicians :rolleyes:).

    Looking at the ship's date and Wynand's age, it may have been one of his ships. Well, lots of things in SA have a tendency to disappear too...


    Just as interresting -

    USA: RUINS OF VIKING SETTLEMENT DISCOVERED NEAR HUDSON RIVER
    http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/usa-ruins-of-viking-settlement-discovered-near-hudson-river/
     
  4. NavalSArtichoke
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    Capt. Jimmy Hoffa could not be reached for comment about his old ship re-appearing after being lost for so long within the Bermuda Triangle.
     
  5. Mr Efficiency
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    Website disclaimer:
    "WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle. "
     
  6. Ike
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    Was it being escorted by Flight 19?
     
  7. Rurudyne
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    It's not hard to get snookered by these serious toned prank sites if only because people post them and others see it and then repost them.

    It would be one thing if the stories were actually funny like with The Onion (my fave is the federal faking a coup to avoid paying the debt, all hail Octavia!) but really it's just some guys enjoying themselves by being total jerks.
     
  8. PAR
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    You see, Obama's Cuban policies are shedding fruit already. Of course, this ship isn't the one suggested by the Cuban authorities. They confiscated this boat during the Mariel boatlift (read Cuban prisoner dumb) and are looking for takers on the now available USA free market, because they know darn right well, some fool American just has to have it, given the right polish on it's history and prominence (hence the Bermudian Triangle spin). Some Area 51 nut job, will happily spend a chunk of his father's inheritance on the damn thing. Maybe he can put a quick paint job on it and will store his life size decorama, of the New Mexico desert moon landing site in it.
     
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    Have Cuban cigars re-appeared on the market ? I laughed when I read how JFK had delayed announcing trade sanctions against Cuba, until his underlings had bought up large stocks of his favourite Cuban cigars.
     
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    They need a Nigerian Prince to help them reach the correct target customers.
     

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    Hey.... they better delete that story asap or the insurance company will want their money back........ :D
     
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