Ship of Fire in North Carolina

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.


Ship of Fire in North Carolina

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