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IN Travel & Adventure ON 07 Aug, 2015
The seas hold a lot within them. The waters all around the world have claimed innumerable lives of many, sometimes in a moment, some other times, after killing their hopes slowly. Here are 5 such places where the drowned still exist in some form - perhaps supernatural.
The Blue Hole as it is rightly called, this submarine sinkhole is situated off the coast of Egypt in the Red Sea. More than 450 feet deep, the opening of the hole is 6 meters deep. There is a shallow tunnel too which is 26 meters long. These waters are obviously scary due to many aquatic dangers, but it doesn't stop there.
Forty divers have lost their lives at the Blue Hole and the reasons of their deaths are so weird that supernatural activity seems almost obvious.
At that depth, the phenomenon of nitrogen narcosis is obvious. It plays with the brains of a person and makes them disinterested while trying to find the way out. In the despair, the hope is lost and the divers meet their fate.
Roughly, 1800 kilometers away from the tip of New Guinea, the Chuuk Lagoon is a protective reef that is so massive, it is almost a natural harbor. The lagoon looks like a tropical wonder - a place one would be fascinated to go to. But, the place holds more than it shows.
A Japanese base in the South Pacific during the Second World War, it was destroyed thoroughly by the American forces which led to 60 warships and 275 air-crafts of Japan touching the ocean's floor. The remains of the people on the ships haunt the waters of the lagoon now.
However, the skulls and skeletons spread all over the place make it very, very creepy and a scary feeling of skeletons looking at you is experienced once inside.
During the San Narciso hurricane of 1867, the RMS Rhone wrecked off the coast of Salt Island. Out of the 146 people on board, it drowned 123 of them with itself.
The agenda was that the Conway would go for the harbor while Rhone could sail in the open sea against all odds to reach it's destination.
The wreck is believed to be haunted because many divers claim that they feel someone tugging at their shoulders and when they turn, there is no one. Professional divers have also claimed that they hear strange noises as if people are screaming or groaning. The haunted ship wreck had even attracted National Geographic Channel's series Is It Real?
Located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, Boesmansgat, which is also known as Bushman's Hole is a sinkhole which has been dived by humans only up to 927 feet till date.
Shaw, while attempting to recover the corpse of Dreyer, died in the waters in 2005. The footage from the camera attached to Shaw while diving showed that while trying to recover the body of Dreyer, the head was detached.
He stayed with the headless corpse until his own death and both the bodies were found later while a search for some lost equipment was on.
In May 1980, a freighter passing by the Tampa Bay collided with the Sunshine Skyway bridge in the midst of a thunderstorm.
It resulted in six cars, one truck and a greyhound bus falling in the water, and killed 35 people.
Since then, divers have reported seeing strange lights in the waters of the Tampa Bay near the bridge and these lights are said to have lured and attracted more than 200 people in suicidal death traps in the water.