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The Flying Dutchman

“A strange red light as of a phantom ship all aglow, in the midst of which light the mast, spars and sails of a brig 200 yards distant stood out in strong relief.”

So said a young Royal Navy Midshipman,  later crowned King George V, when his vessel, the HMS Bacchante, was sailing around the cape of Good Hope in 1881. The ship he claimed to have seen was believed to be the Flying Dutchman, a vessel so shrouded in myth and paranormal happenings as to be considered the eponymous ‘ghost ship’. You may not know much about naval history or the paranormal but it is guaranteed that the Dutchman is one vessel you will have heard of, if not from any other source than its appearance in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

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Optical Illusion “Busts” Bloody Mary Game

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Bloody Mary…Bloody Mary..Bloody Mary…

That is the incantation that you are supposed to chant in front of a mirror if you want Bloody Mary to appear. It has been the highlight of many a Halloween party and children’s sleepover for decades.

However, before you summon Mary in all her variations or test your belief in the Bell Witch by saying an incantation in front of a mirror, science has to say a couple words on the matter and invites you to take a little visual test as well to prove it’s point.

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