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Originally posted by GarethAyres
What are these:
Are they on every puzzle?
Ive missed the first 2 while at work
Raleigh (or Ralegh) was an adventurer, courtier to Elizabeth I, navigator, author, scientist and poet. Some thought him a rogue, others thought him an explorer and author of great vision. He was born in Devon and fought with the Hugenot in France at an early age. After a failed 'voyage of discovery' (more likely a pirating expedition) to Spain, he went to Ireland where he suppressed a rebel uprising in Munster.
According to the Triangle authors, Christopher Columbus was the first person to document something strange in the Triangle, reporting that he and his crew observed "strange dancing lights on the horizon", flames in the sky, and at another point he wrote in his log about bizarre compass bearings in the area. From his log book, dated October 11, 1492 he wrote:
The land was first seen by a sailor (Rodrigo de Triana), although the Admiral at ten o'clock that evening standing on the quarter-deck saw a light, but so small a body that he could not affirm it to be land; calling to Pero Gutiérrez, groom of the King's wardrobe, he told him he saw a light, and bid him look that way, which he did and saw it; he did the same to Rodrigo Sánchez of Segovia, whom the King and Queen had sent with the squadron as comptroller, but he was unable to see it from his situation. The Admiral again perceived it once or twice, appearing like the light of a wax candle moving up and down, which some thought an indication of land. But the Admiral held it for certain that land was near...