9 August 2010, JellyBean @ 7:23 pm

THE mystery of three lighthouse keepers who vanished from a bleak Scottish island has been solved – nearly a century later.

A descendant of one of the men has pieced together a jigsaw of clues to crack the puzzle of Flannan Isle.

And it is now accepted that the trio at the centre of one of the greatest sea riddles were washed to their deaths by a monster wave that could have towered more than 100ft high.

Retired Lewis lobster fisherman Donald Macaulay, 74, delved into the history of the lighthouse built in 1899 and situated 20 miles west of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

On December 15, 1900 a passing ship reported the light was not lit and the Northern Lighthouse Board sent a boat to investigate.

Because of severe storms the boat was unable to reach Flannan until Boxing Day.

When relief keeper Joseph Moore and crew members landed they could find no sign of keepers James Ducat, Thomas Marshall and Donald McArthur.

When they climbed to the top of the 75ft lighthouse the lamp was full of fuel, trimmed and ready to be lit. In the men’s living quarters everything was in place, tidy and shipshape, but the last entry in the log was for the morning of Saturday, December 15.

For three days the men searched every nook and cranny on the tiny 40-acre island for the missing men.

Over the years bizarre theories sprang up to explain the mystery.

After the discovery of strange seaweed on the island some said they had been taken by a sea monster, others said they must have been murdered by pirates.

In their official report into the disappearance the Lighthouse Board “failed to come to a conclusive decision”.

Read more here: BNet News

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30 July 2010, JellyBean @ 6:03 pm

Canadian archeologists have found a ship abandoned more than 150 years ago in the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage and which was lost in the search for the doomed expedition of Sir John Franklin, the head of the team said Wednesday.

Marc-Andre Bernier, Parks Canada’s head of underwater archaeology, said the HMS Investigator, abandoned in the ice in 1853, was found in shallow water in Mercy Bay along the northern coast of Banks Island in Canada’s western Arctic.

“The ship is standing upright in very good condition. It’s standing in about 11 meters (36 feet) of water,” he said. “This is definitely of the utmost importance. This is the ship that sailed the last leg of the Northwest Passage.”

Read more: The Huffington Post

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4 August 2009, JellyBean @ 10:23 am

Has the search for Amelia Earhart coming to an end? Will the mystery of her fate finally be solved once and for all? A group claim that this is just the case!

Amelia Earhart“It has been 72 years since famed aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared while attempting to fly around the world. But the mystery remains unsolved: Nobody knows exactly what happened to Earhart or her plane.

Now researchers at the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, or Tighar, say they are on the verge of recovering DNA evidence that would demonstrate Earhart had been stranded on Nikumaroro Island (formerly known as Gardner Island) before finally perishing there.”

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ABC News: Amelia Earhart Mystery Solved? ‘Investigation Junkies’ to Launch New Expedition

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28 April 2009, JellyBean @ 1:10 pm

Guest Author: Bill Knell

It’s taken me some time to be able to write this article. That’s because I am in awe of the time travel prophecy that came my way just a year and a half ago. I shouldn’t be because it’s happened before. I clearly remember sitting in a quiet room in the late 1980s when Preston Nichols, Al Bielek and Duncan Cameron spoke of a cataclysmic event that would occur sometime in the future of New York City. As my video camcorder captured their every word, I remember how reluctant they were to talk about it. Their reluctance seemed almost dutiful and preprogrammed. Watching that video today, I know they were describing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Philadelphia ExperimentTo recap from previous articles: On February 12, 2004, a woman that I’ll refer to as Virginia was joined by her husband and two friends to clean out a small room that existed on the second floor of their newly purchased retirement home in Maryland. The eighty-five year old house needed an interior facelift. With Contractor work set to begin shortly, the four had the task of removing items from a smaller room that was going to become part of a larger open area when everything was completed.

As the small group of people prepared the items for removal, they suddenly felt sick to their stomachs. A green mist appeared in the room accompanied by the form of a man and the odor of over-heated circuitry. He looked like a sailor wearing a long out of date naval uniform. Before anyone could react, the sailor looked at the group and said, “2005. Watch out for 2005! They’re playing with your future!” After that, the Sailor faded into the wall and the green mist quickly dissipated. All agreed later that they had heard his voice and everyone heard the same thing. They described the Sailor’s voice as deep and full, but sounding a bit muffled.
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