posted on Nov, 16 2003 @ 01:00 AM
Alright, this is my first post and I've been a member for a few months so give me some crazy feedback:
(This is to go with that Mariana Trench thread)
So I was on a sailboat, of decent size with my family, cruising through the Poor Knights Islands about 30 or so miles from the North East coast of New
Zealands North Island. We're going about 6 or 7 knots with a blustery breeze blowing into the sails and the engine is running. All of a sudden, out
of nowhere, the boat grinds to a halt, not like running ashore or there would have been noise (belive me I've run ashore before), everything goes
silent and the sails are billowing because there is adequate wind (we had not altered course).
The boat was seriously stopped out of nowhere, motor running and sails fully puffed out. We should have been moving but the jerk to a stop was so
sudden that it caused plates to shift and crash in their compartments. We were held in this position for about two seconds until we were set free
again, automatically set back to 6 or 7 knots.
The Poor Knights are volcanic islands that rise abruptly from the sea floor. Drop offs surround the islands and there is little or no shore to speak
Kelp? there is no visible or apparent sea plain surrounding the islands, and depths around the islands far exceed the range that these oceanic plants
can rise from (90-100+ meters).
Engine troubles and/or lack of wind? RPM's remained the same (make sense?) and sails did d not fluctuate in their appearance which means propulsions
was not drastically altered. Keep in mind that the boat came to an ABRUPT stop and did not slowly lose speed.
Some sort of creature? Hydro-accoustic readings have been taken from between the East coast of New Zealand and Chile, South America unearthing some
sounds unheard by man in recent years. Sperm Whale populations thrive in southern New Zealand waters (Primary food source: squid), and the bottom of
our boat was painted a maroon red and without adequate lighting would look quite dark.
I know this seems kind of biased but this IS a conspiracy website prone to ideas that are not usually of the status quo, please enlighten me as to
your ideas of my boats sudden de-celleration. Everything I have written about the experience is the absolute truth.
*EDIT: took out some of the boats structural information so as to avoid the societal implications and categorizing that humans are prone to from time
[Edited on 16-11-2003 by insite]