34 A WEIRD BLUE LIGHT  

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34 A WEIRD BLUE LIGHT

34 A WEIRD BLUE LIGHT
Late one night in October, 1864, a Confederate blockade
runner slipped by some Union gunboats at the entrance to
Galveston Bay in Texas and made it safely to port with its
cargo of food and other necessities. Louis Billings, the
master of the small vessel, was getting ready to weigh
anchor when he was startled by a shriek from one of the
crew. "A strange old-fashioned schooner with a big black
flag was rushing down at us," Billings said later. "She was
afire with a sort of weird, pale-blue light that lighted up
every nook and cranny of her. "The crew was pulling at the
ropes and doing other work, and they paid us no attention,
didn't even glance our way. They all had ghastly bleeding
wounds, but their faces and eyes were those of dead
men. "The man who had shrieked had fallen to his knees, his
teeth chattering as he gasped out a prayer. Overcoming my
own terror, that was chilling the very marrow of my bones,
I rushed forward, shouting to the others as I ran. Suddenly
the schooner vanished before my eyes." Some say it was the
ghost of Jean Lafitte's pirate ship pride that sank off
Galveston Island in 1821 or 1822. She was seen again in
1892 in the same waters with the same crew.


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