Friday, May 7, 2010

Aliens: 1761

Two Frenchmen and four negroes having set out in a canoe towards the coast of a little dessert isle situated south of Martinico, and separated from the island by a strait of about a league in breadth, they stopped at an advanced point of ten or twelve paces into the sea, and eight or ten feet high above the water. There, within eight paces of them, they saw a Triton, or sea-man, the half of whose body appeared above water.
--From The Universal Magazine--

Well, a bunch of people saw it, so it must be real (they got a picture and everything!).

3 comments:

Pete said...

And they seem rather matter-of-fact about it, too, like these happen all the time.

Alexandro said...

The West Indies have many tales to tell. Me thinks, mushrooms from Mexico and plenty of rum.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Me thinks, mushrooms from Mexico and plenty of rum.

Or the normal bullshit people like to make up. Lying is fun.