Hendrick Van Der Decken the Flying Dutchman Legend examined.

“Harken unto me the Flying Dutchman is no Lie.:

Words printed in a book written long ago in time written by Sea Captain Fredrick Maryatt from England. It was some 60 years before that the legend first came to light of a ghost ship that sailed through eye of storm trying to land but vanishes before hand. Its sails ripped and torn the ships bell wildly ringing and its Captain  strapped to the wheel cursed by the Devil to sail forever the high seas of the Cape.

Many sailors swear they have seen the ship race at them in full sail but vanish before the ships collide. Old stories from my youth in the company of men with faces cracked by sea salt winds and hands like old oak knots with barnacles as fingers. It was a port that rang of legends. Liverpool that rang with the over head railway and royal docks built my great grandfathers own factories made bricks.  It was heady and grand with the smell of engine oils and cries of sailors from every port in the known world.  Ships that had sailed all seas and mariners that came from the pages of Dickens. Gas light green on the cobbled roads that had felt the tread of Queen Victoria and Gladstone and had brought in King Cotton in the holds of fast clippers .That was my youth and University life in the city that had everything and guitars came of the never never and all could make up songs.

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Now I investigate the truth as far back as I am able without made up legend just the bare boned facts.

When skipping through old ships logs I came across H.M.S Bucchante and a report that stood out like a sore thumb. It would have been passed over if not made by a Midshipman who became King George V of England. His report is that a ghostly ship crossed the bow while he was on watch. Some 13 witnesses back this up. The report simple states that the Flying Dutchman crossed the bow of H.M.S Bucchante. This was in 1881 so would a Prince lie? If so he would be mocked but he thought it his duty to report his findings. Out of the 13 witnesses to seeing the ghostly apparition of another ship come so close across her bows that the man on deck with the Midshipman Prince included men and officers. I cant take this lightly as they really believed what they saw was really terrifying stuff.

So determined to go much deep now I searched for more details on the Dutchman.

In 1939 dozens of people at Glencairn Beach in Capetown South Africa reported seeing a ship in full sail race at them in the water at such speed and some saw the ghostly vision of the  Captain but it melted away before it reached the shore.

Then we come to Nazi Admiral in charge of U-boat invasion of shipping in the English channel out to the roaring Atlantic in 1942. His report states they saw the Flying Dutchman sail between them in full charge as clear as day. Admiral Karl Donitz reported this to Hitler.

In 1835 a British navy vessel came into near collision with an old sail ship with tall sails.  At the last second as the wheelhouse spun the ship around to avoid contact the great vessel flying Dutch colours simply vanished. This led to newspaper cover with many stated witness reports along side article. Wagner wrote his opera of the Flying Dutchman legend in 1841 after reading this news.

Now I gave all I had in time to find the origin of the tale. It really relates to The Dutch East India Company who had a Captain lost at sea but no more details concerned with how it happened. His name was Hendrick Van Der Decken who they think went down with his ship somewhere between port in Holland and the Cape in 1641.

If this is the start of the legend as I am certain it is then we can say we have the first real facts before us.

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All stems from this Captain in time and detail it is our man. Is it he who sails the sea forever trying to reach land? Is it he who all report to have witnessed racing by them or even at them and vanishing before impact ? Do ghosts exist and is the Flying Dutchman bound to sail the high seas forever bound to his ships wheel?  Well! no smoke without fire and if even the King of England believed the legend what can I say to conclude other than some things are never made for humans to know the answer. For me I have faith that he somehow made contact with evil in life. Real evil and his spirit is not at rest.

The Flying Dutchman is the dead Captain not the altering description of his ship. Therefore it accounts for six different story details of vessels seen. Lighthouse keepers over the centuries at Cape Point lighthouse have record seeing the Dutchman coming out of the mist in various types of old sailing vessels. One account of 1900 gives a chilling tale of watching the Flying Dutchman appear out of a storm that followed him across the wide view of the stormy sea in broad daylight they saw the ship for some minutes before it vanished.

So what old salty Sams told a school boy long ago was not the myth I believed I was being told by expert sea faring men who had sailed before the mast on old sail ships before I was even born.

A ghostly ship in a storm they told me. The Dutchman was coming for them who had died at sea. It was their belief and I was honoured to hear it from the horses mouth. I am forced to say I do believe it exists. Over my life I have sought answers never bare to be fobbed off with lies I wanted only the bones of fact in everything ever done. I have come to the stage that I believe we are here to be tested properly and if we pass being kind and gentle with Gods creatures and see that we are only a spirit housed in flesh and bone and blood as a frame to stay on earth. Then love our brothers and sisters helping all when we are asked then perhaps we can be forgiven for the odd nasty thought. The fact that ghosts may exist are I thought time travel people from the future. Then what do i know only that we see some things at times that make us see beyond the curtain and changes all we thought.

the Flying Dutchman is but  a sad wretch in hell for eternity.  I think that men who served at sea know far more than me and I in truth will not see them mocked they know he exists they who have seen the hell go past know just how life must be.

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Be good be useful be humble be kind. I give you no explanation this time only facts for you to be alert for all truth. It is my belief i say that it is more than possible and too many real reports of this exist be be just a legend.

Yours with deep love for you all no matter where you are at this moment Ill tell you you are not alone ever.

yours Sir Kevin.

Copyright KevinParrBt2018

 

 

 

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The worlds first computer 1st Century BC

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It has fascinated historians for over a century since it was found in a Roman ship wreck off the coast off the island of Crete in Greece

The year 1900 and the name given to the find is the ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM7f7896075c292d29fa55a31f83fb32e2

My first connection to this amazing work came in 1976 with marine explorer and famous world diver Jacques Cousteau and his team on British television. He had dived onto the wreak and found bronze cogs ,no doubt that once had been in this clock mechanism at one time before the ship sank. It awakened my interest in such as a mystery as to what this mechanism could be?

Scientist Richard Feynman visited the National Museum of Athens to see  this mechanism close up. He was not impressed with the museum set up but found the device amazing. He records it has cogs and drives and much like a modern mechanical clock work but has really well made slid rule type devices and some sort of mechanical set of mathematical gadgets . It could be the worlds first computer.

Trigonometry was invented by Hipparchus who was born in what today is Turkey in 190BC and taught school on the island of Rhodes. He was one of the first to have known that the earth ran around the sun. It is believed with some facts that indeed this man designed the mechanism we discuss. Who made it is the unknown factor. Greek writing seem instruction on what the device does. Two separate writing styles suggest that maybe it was made in a family shop of metal castings work. The bronze metal inscribed with writing should tell the whole story, yet we are still in the dark.

The fact that this mechanism is so advanced we now are aware that it is a 2000+ year old computer made in Greece and in the end being taken by Romans .The ship sank and all was lost to history. Or was it a gift for Julio Caesar whom in the first century would have had a  very ample celebration.Then all thought ships went from Greece to Rome but now new facts seem to point towards Turkey being the destination of the ship that sank.

It was first discovered by Greek sponge divers in 1900. The equipment made for deep sea diving  was primitive then and killed two men with the bends at 150 feet deep when first discovery caused panic. Later some 2 more divers left with paralysis from the bends.

Marcus Tullius Cicero who spoke of something called the planetarium”sphere of Archimedes “. He went on to say that it was able to display the sun. movements of the moon and planets even the movement of earth. We think he was talking of this same mechanism. Perhaps Cicero himself ordered the ship cargo that sank.

in 1974 Physicist and historian Derek de Solla Price worked on the Antikythera Mechanism until his death in 1983. He never had it worked out fully but so close his papers tell but if he did crack the puzzle he took that to his grave.

we can only guess how it worked and so an element of mystery remains in this case file.

My thoughts are this, perhaps the part that could be missing lays 150 deep on the ocean floor even now. A puzzle without all the parts may be why no one can fire it up and make it work. We know that it did so when made. My theory could even be right. Who knows?

I did enjoy looking back at this case as it is so exiting to think we had all that before Christ lived. why do we go backwards what happened to stop such progress is always interesting for me; at any rate. The craftsmanship of this work is beyond the date we know this was made. It must have been famous as Rome knew of its existence. Greeks told of it and now we have most of it to study more questions than answers appear. That shipwreck is so far down in the sea we need even now a major job to shift through sands and rocks that form the sea bottom all around that wreck. Then try to brig an old Roman vessel back to  us for anything that helps to solve the mystery of what is the worlds first computerized clock that may even record time.

Until the next time. Thank you all for your support. I may only hope that you enjoyed the account case as much as i did writing it for you.

Yours with great respect and faithful service, Sir Kevin

 

Copyright kevin Parr Bt 2018

 

 

Was it suicide,accident or murder that ended poor Amys life.

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The death of a fine noble 28 year old woman, in 1560 it made history of a case. The wife of Robert Dudley first Duke of Northumberland  was found dead in her house at base of a stair.We have no idea where this stair was located or how many steps it had as nothing of Cumnor Place near Oxford now remains of it today. It has been passed around so many times as to her real fate and we  have a clear view to see if we but open our minds to logic not maybe that leads to fairy tales. Continue reading “Was it suicide,accident or murder that ended poor Amys life.”

Doctor Hawley Crippen case file

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Born in 1862 Michigan USA to an industrious working family who owned a thriving business young Hawley grew up rich. He had desired to study medicine and left the family home in Coldwater to seek out a student course which brought him to  the University of Michigan and passed all to qualify as  an MD with degree in Homeopathy and so then traveled to Cleveland hospital to further his education. His job chance came in New York office of Homeopathic company drug dept. Here he met his wife an Irish Nurse ,one Charlotte Bell. Within a year their child was born. A boy they named Otto. All was fine and happy days until in 1892 Charlotte died of apoplexy  leaving Crippen stunned and lonely with a child he was finding so difficult to help with the pressures of his job. His parents came to his rescue and took the child over. A life In sunny California was really the best thing leaving their hard working son to make his way in the world.

Some time later Crippen saw a stage play and fell head long in lust with Cora Turner who filled his heart as well as the stage. The real story thus must start here as we must quickly go on to the marriage and what was his end.

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The case of King Richard 111

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History unfortunately does not always record who our ancestors were. Lost of name and face they may be,but vestiges remain. Stone circles and ancient battlefields tell their own part of that shadowy story of ancient peoples if we have but the mind to see.

Mystery is wonderful to our minds desires but so frustrating if we delve into a record of yesterday as  will all prove to exist to set the story true? Not always is it so, as police seem to be baffled in murder cases often when case is from just over night and with all the technical aid of today at hand. For King Richard111 all London blamed him to his face the he had murdered his own nephews .The Princes in the Tower. Why did he say nothing and so remain silent according to the famous Paxton letters. Well! if he had not a single clue what could he say? Then it would have perhaps served him greatly to show the bodies and blame someone else whilst he was out of that city. That fact is he did nothing and that in Churchills eyes made him guilty. I can think like Sir Winston for I knew him. I shall give to you another set of evidence that may just help to change your mind Continue reading “The case of King Richard 111”