Half Massed wrote:thedude wrote:knapplc wrote:This sounds bizarrely like the tale of the Marie Celeste.
Funny i was thinking the exact same thing.
I remember reading about that story in one of Uncle John's Bathroom Readers when I was younger. One detail that stuck out was that there was a sword with blood on it found under the Captain's bed, which doesn't make sense given the "most likely" explanation put forth by Wikipedia. Also one of the theories was that the ship was attacked by a Giant Squid, which would be by far the most awesome explanation.
I would think there'd be evidence of that. Giant squids don't just sneak up and pluck humans off of sailing vessels. I'm pretty sure that in the odd case where they do attack, they would just go for the vessel.