Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ship SS Jesmond adventure and discovery of Atlantis

None knows where the truth lies the continent of Atlantis. Mysterious continent that was mentioned by Plato is indeed sinking because of the earthquake and is currently believed to be on the seafloor. However, in 1882, a merchant ship named the SS Jesmond find an island that seemed to have just emerged from the ocean floor. The island is believed to be remnants of the civilization of Atlantis because the artifacts were found on it.

According to legend, on March 1, 1882, weighing 1495 British merchant ship named the SS Jesmond tons carrying dried fruit are in a routine voyage across the Atlantic. Ship departed from Messina, Sicily, with the goal of New Orleans. This cruise should only be a routine voyage for the crew, including the captain, David Amory Robson.

At that time, they've just passed the Straits of Gibraltar and is about 200 miles west of Madeira and the Azores in the south, more or less at the same distance.Wherever they cast a glance, only the ocean in sight. However, not long after, they saw something else on the water surface.Not as usual, that day looks thick mud covering the surface of the water. Not only that, the captain Robson also saw dead fish estimated at half a million tonnes spread over an area of ​​7500 square miles.

Robson thought something was going on in the waters, but he could not tell.He ordered the helmsman to continue to run the ship, past the millions of dead fish and thick mud.The next morning, something strange looks. SS Jesmond, who was still sailing in accordance with a predetermined direction, finding a mysterious island ahead of him. Captain Robson realized that this island may have just emerged from the sea. He was used to pass through this route and have never seen it before. Moreover, the map shows that this region has no land at all.The island is large, about 30 miles from north to south. 

 On top of the island, visible presence of a mountain that emit smoke.At that time, Captain Robson received the news from a monitoring station in the Azores and the Canary who reported a small volcanic eruption beneath the sea. Now Robson believes that volcanic activity has caused the death of millions of fish and mysterious appearance of mud above sea level. He therefore thought that the appearance of a mysterious island in front of him may be also due to the activity of the volcano.Curiosity Robson began to rise. Then he led a small team to investigate the island.When he set foot on the island, he found that the place was dominated by black basalt and sedimentary soils formed properly. On it is also seen many dead fish, just like in the waters that they have encountered before. 

 The surface of the island was empty, there are no plants or sandy beaches. In addition, there are many natural cracks that emit steam constantly.Not long later, a crew accidentally find an object after a careful note was an eye darts.Now they became more enthusiastic.Then they began to dig at random in the spirit to re-find the number of eyes dart along with small knives.Robson immediately returned to the ship and take a more complete equipment. This time he also brought 15 people volunteer.  

Toward evening, they had found other artifacts that are very unexpected.They found a statue of a woman filled with moss. The statue was carved on one side of the stone and its size slightly larger than humans in general. Further to the center of the island, they found two pieces of stone walls. Nearby, they found a sword made of yellow metal of unknown type.They also found the eye spears, eye axes, rings of metal and ceramic-ceramic shaped birds and other animals. Then, they also found two large clay jar which contains the remains of human bones with skulls.  

That is quite remarkable is the discovery of a sarcophagus with a mummy in it.Robson realized that they had found the remains of past civilizations. And this is quite remarkable because it seems new island emerged from the sea.He wants to pursue a pancarian, but the weather started to not support so he decided to return to the ship with all the artifacts he found. However, he intends to return again. So he marked the position of the island in his notes, which is 31 ° 25 'N, 28 ° 40' W.

He was ordered to raise anchor and move on. SS Jesmond arrived in New Orleans on March 31.After arriving in New Orleans, the discovery of the island and the mysterious artefacts began to be heard by the media. Then, a local newspaper proclaimed it up and then spread throughout the country.Reporters from the New Orleans Times Picayune newspaper that interviewed Robson writes that he has shown artefacts were found and did not feel that things were false. The reporter also said that the captain Robson intends to donate all artifacts to the British museum.But then everything is a mystery. 

On May 19, Robson known to return to England without bringing his invention.Since then, the existence of these artifacts is no longer known.In 1940, the shipping company's office that houses the SS Jesmond, namely Watts, Watts and Company in England, suffered bombardment by German forces so that the SS Jesmond travel records were destroyed with him.  

Thus, the researchers then attempted to investigate the claims Robson could not find anything else. It also did not find any record of donations from Robson to the British museum.What happened exactly? Is the story of the discovery was only engineered Robson?Lawrence Hill, who has examined the mystery is quite believe the story of Robson. He has a theory why the artifact was never seen again.According to him, the name of the yellow metal on the sword which was found by Robson is Tumbaga, the alloy consisting of 80% gold and 20% copper. Metal type is referred to Plato as Orichalcum which he is widely available in Atlantis. Hill also said that Robson had been fused to take his gold sword. There is a possibility that Robson has been thought better to donate these inventions.  

Hence these artifacts can not be found again.In addition, the mysterious island seen by Captain Robson seemed also seen by Captain James Newdick, captain of The Westbourne. At that time, Captain Newdick was sailing from Marseilles to New York. However, he noted the position of the island at 5 º 30 'N, 24 º W, not too far from its previous location. This indicates that the floating island or indeed there are two different islands emerging from the sea.

Then, another confirmation came from the crews of other ships more or less at the same time sailing through the area. They also saw the fish died over the ocean.  

Their testimony about the dead fish were also reported in local newspapers.So, there are some aspects of the testimony Robson could be confirmed.Regarding the emergence of an island from the sea, it was not something strange. Geological events of this kind has been observed several times in fact. For example, recently, an island suddenly appeared from the sea off Pakistan. The local fishermen reported this incident on November 26, 2010.Below are satellite photos of earthobservatory.nasa.gov that shows before and after the emergence of the island.

Below is a screenshot from the surface of the island taken by the Pakistani fishermen who had come to the island.

According to NASA, these islands appear to be ordinary, and then immediately disappear because the waves swallowed.Thus, the testimony of Captain Robson about his encounter with the island that emerged from the sea is not something impossible. However, if it was true he had found the remains of human civilization in it? This problem can not be confirmed by other evidence besides the testimony of Robson and journalists who interviewed him.Claims of Atlantis comes from Plato himself in his book Timaeus and Critias.

If Atlantis really exist and not just written by Plato, the most likely location is the place where the SS Jesmond see the mysterious island. According to Plato, Atlantis was located opposite the Pillars of Hercules which is the ancient name for the Strait of Gibraltar.If the island is viewed Robson was part of the civilization of Atlantis, maybe one day he re-appeared and answered all our doubts?
(The atlantis encyclopedia, atlantisonline.smfforfree2.com)

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