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1893, Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen and his ship Fram were victims of a strange phenomenon as he sailed past the Nordenskiöld Archipelago, north of Siberia.
Nansen wrote afterwards: "Fram appeared to be held back, as if by some mysterious force, and she did not always answer the helm … We made loops in our course, turned sometimes right around, tried all sorts of antics to get clear of it, but to very little purpose."
Nansen called the effect "dead water", reporting that it slowed....
Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
reply to post by prevenge
Well he did link a video.
I think that might show the effect