The Haunted Blue Planet
There are those who claim to be knowledgeable about the paranormal who maintain that water makes for an excellent conduit for spiritual energies. Could this be the reason for the ancient belief that vampires couldn’t cross running water? Why fairies in the Middle Ages were so wont to ask people they encountered for a drink? It’s an interesting concept. We know that water is considered one of the primary elements so revered in Alchemy. If there is some property in water that attracts the paranormal, then it’s no surprise that our oceans are so notoriously haunted. Given that I just saw PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES in the theater and I’m in a nautical mindset this week, I thought this article here would be the perfect launching pad for some colorful commentary of my own. Can you smell the brine? Hear the cry of the gulls, the rolling of the surf? No? Well close your eyes and concentrate. Actually, no, don’t close your eyes. You wouldn’t be able to read this if you did that. Just concentrate, then.
The body of the young woman who appeared—and then just as quickly disappeared—beside a boat miles from shore; giant glowing jellyfish; the mind-altering effects of fog; mysterious lights and sounds beneath the sea; the ocean becoming strangely, impossibly still and silent; there’s some creepy stuff, here. The most disturbing story, though, may be the drowning men clinging to the sides of a submarine as it dived, pounding on the hull, begging to be let in.
(Sadly, there is no mention of ghost sharks, though.)