SHIP OF FIRE IN NORTH CAROLINA
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
The story of the Ship of Fire in North Carolina.
Many have seen the bright fiery
object that appears at the mouth of Neuse River. It comes very quickly into view
and is described as a sailing ship with its masts and deck full of blazing fire.
It vanishes just as quickly as it appears. This fiery ship can be seen only once
a year on a certain late night evening.
As the tale goes, it is a Palatine ship that left
England in 1710 with German Protestants aboard. They were headed to New Bern to
begin their new lives. The Germans were very prosperous and did not trust their
captain or his crew. They hid all their belongings and acted as if they were
poor until they caught sight of the shoreline. They began bringing their
belongings to the deck all ready to embark. The captain seeing all this wealth
had other plans. He explained to the passengers that they could not go ashore
until the next day. With this disappointing news, the Palatines once again hid
all their prize possessions and when to bed.
As soon as the passengers were asleep, the captain
gathered his crew and told of his devious plan. He and his crew killed everyone
aboard the ship, women, children, everyone. Then he placed their treasures on
lifeboats and set the ship on fire.
As the captain and his crew began cruising away
from the fiery ship, they watched as the ship did not sink as planned, it began
to move while still ablaze burning into the night for the entire night. At dawn,
the crew noticed the ship, charred and black but not consumed by the fire.
During the day, the ship remained at night it once again went up in blazes.
The captain and his crew could not bear watching
this ship over and over again burn by night and float during the day all charred
and blackened from their deeds, ran off into the forest. They lived in the
forest on their stolen treasures and until this day, the ship on that night
burns brightly in the night sky.
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