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its hard to describe how a man could left everything he had on land and went out to sea...
its even harder to describe how bright the stars at night and how fresh the cool morning air when you are in the middle of the ocean...
the hardest thing is to describe how close you are to death and how god could took your life at any time...
come to sea and see for yourself...

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come to sea and see for yourself

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Tales of A Watchkeeping Officer - Ghost Stories

I had a pat on my shoulder.....at 0500H in the morning....when i was alone on the navigation bridge.......



and yes this is not some joke....it happened to myself in the middle of the South Atlantic ocean....

it was cold that particular morning...just like every other morning, a normal southern winter wind blowing outside while it was like Iceland inside the bridge...cant turn off the air conditioning.

there is no traffic around....another quiet and silent morning, with no stars and moon in the skies..overcast skies were reported in the coming weeks.

it is normal to be alone on the bridge when ship`s are on long ocean passage....since we are short on hands on deck for maintenance and stuff required to be completed by the chief, the helmsmen will be taken off from duty and will be on day work, with provisions that in any case the OOW needs them, he can be called up immediately to assist on the bridge....

back to my story....

i was looking out front, standing close to the integrated panels.....and its a norm to lean your back at the center navigation console with your feet close to the center gyro repeater....its the best position to keep an eyes on thing....

an hour passed without anything exciting in particular apart from the bridge navigational watch alarm that kept on shouting every 12 minutes.....then while gazing through the dark skies....

A PAT ON MY RIGHT SHOULDER....

startled...i turn my head and there is no one around.....i knew for fact that there is no one accept me on the bridge..and there is no sign of entry through the door from the staircase...plus the sliding doors leading to the bridge wings on the port and starboard are kept shut and locked at all times...

i kept myself calm....

in these oceans...it is known that there are a lot of lost souls who perished and shipwrecked....and their souls are or presence are still around...still stuck in this world and unable to get to the netherworld.....still as a Muslim this is not the case of an understanding of souls and spirit....but then i knew for sure that there are other beings that lives among us in its own dimension....

nothing had happened after that....until a few days later....

I HAD ANOTHER PAT ON MY RIGHT SHOULDER

then there was none until the day i leave the ship....
there are a lot of other ghost stories revolves around us mariners....among them was the white lady....the voices in the engine room....the calling of your name on the main decks....there are also stories of how people sees entities in a form of human being in cabins....and so forth...

the ocean are wide and had endless boundary.....many ship and its crew perished since the day man put up sails and cross the ocean to explore new world....many more of them died in catastrophic ways...in sea battles...in treacherous storm...explosions and accidents that sent ships and its crew to the dark abyss....

this is only one of my encounters with the unseen spirits that roams the ocean....
there are more sinister tales....

but that can wait

-come to sea and see for yourself-

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