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Spanish Galleons that became trapped on the crossing to America had to comply with very strict orders. Upon realising that danger was close they had to sacrifice their war horses before they got trapped without water and supplies. They believed that only then could they survive the Sargasso Sea.

Sea algae as large as bushes brought boats to a halt and in some cases prevented them from sailing onwards. A sea without wind and plagued with obstacles slowed down the advances of ships. As soon as the ships were immobilised by the algae and with the absence of wind it did not take long for the ships to be...

This area is known for the abysmal plains of Hatteras and Nares. Under water mountain chains ending in flat plains can be found submerged in this area. It is hard to believe that these were once visible islands.

Near the island of Topsail, pirates were known to wait expectantly for ships to appear and then hunt them down to attack and plunder them. Blackbeard was one of the most famous pirates to frequent the area and is even thought to have hidden treasure on the island.

On Oak Island near Nova Scotia, Canada a well has been found by several experts. The well is covered in script from times past and it has been dug out many times in an attempt to find out what is at the bottom. Each and every attempt has failed, leading people to believe it is cursed. Even with today´s...

Lake Ronkonkoma is famous for the legends and mysterious that echo around it´s shores. One of the stories claims that the lake was once connected to the ocean to allow pirates to enter the area to bury their hard fought for treasures. Another story states that the lake was the pirates favourite place to execute their prisoners and that...

Legend has it that there was a secret pirate society operating near the island of Madagascar. It was known as Libertalia. Henry Avery and Thomas Tew were members of this society. The pirates gradually took over an area of the island and created their own territory with was ruled by pirate law. It is said that the society terrorised...

For hundreds of year, pirates have been reporting being witness to a strange phenomenon known as the Green Flash. As shown in the picture, it is a green light which appears suddenly between the horizon and the heavens.