The Mystery of the “Mary Celeste”

Greetings & Happy Halloween!

In honor of this ominous day we bring you the story of the “Mary Celeste”. A ship with a dark and spooky past…

On December 5, 1872 the “Mary Celeste” was found in near-perfect condition, drifting in Strait of Gibraltar. All cargo and personal belongings of the passengers were all on board. Everything remained intact, except, very strangely, no passenger could be found. The captain, his wife and daughter, and the 7 crewmen on board had disappeared.


Captain Benjamin Briggs            “Mary Celeste” as she was found abandoned

The passengers were never seen again by their loved ones. Their fate has been the subject of much speculation. Theories range from alcoholic fumes, to underwater earthquakes, to waterspouts, to paranormal explanations involving extraterrestrial life, unidentified flying objects (UFOs), sea monsters, and the phenomenon of the Bermuda Triangle, although the Mary Celeste is not known to have sailed through the Bermuda Triangle area.

Over the next 13 years the “Mary Celeste” changed hands 17 times, with several tragic deaths involving her captain and crew members.

The entire history of the “Mary Celeste” is strange and eerie, but the disappearance of her captain and crew aboard that fatal crossing on Dec. 5 1872  is by far the darkest. This day marks one of the greatest maritime mysteries of all time.

What do you think happened to the passengers of the “Mary Celeste”?

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