Did SS Jesmond Truly Discovered Atlantis?

“Let me begin by observing first of all, that nine thousand was
the sum of years which had elapsed since the war which was
said to have taken place between those who dwelt outside the
Pillars of Heracles and all who dwelt within them; this war I
am going to describe. Of the combatants on the one side, the
city of Athens was reported to have been the leader and to
have fought out the war; the combatants on the other side
were commanded by the kings of Atlantis, which, as I was saying, was an island greater in extent than Libya and Asia; and when afterwards sunk by an earthquake, became an impassable barrier of mud to voyagers sailing from hence to any part of the ocean.” (Critias)

Nobody knows precisely where Atlantis is. Or you may say nobody knows the REAL existence of Atlantis yet people keep on wondering. guessing, conjecturing, even in the end they could put up a fight. Skepticism says;

“Oh, sort of a superstition.”
“Don’t be ridiculous! You could actually believes a mere bollox?”
“Nah, it’s just Plato’s sincere whimsey, somewhat tantamount to Stephanie Meyer after all.” 
“Well, do you think that an Island could actually drowned in just one fucking night? I don’t think so.”

On the other hand, there are such an impressive bunches of people; from scientist, historian until normal people who really believe about the existence of Atlantis. And now, I’m going to tell you a story about people who discovered Atlantis.

According to the history, on March 1, 1882, a British merchant vessel accommodating dried fruits was traversing the Atlantic Ocean. The vessel was known as SS Jesmond, captained by David Amory Robson. Back then, they were just pass trough the Strait of Gibraltar, approximately 200 miles from west Madeira and south Azores.

The weather was perfectly fine, along with the serene ocean waves. Nothing seems odd, until something bizarre abruptly occurred. Captain Robson realized that the ocean water were thicker and darker than usual, evidently the ocean water contains thick mud, moreover other peculiar occurrence in that day was hundreds of fish were scattered dead throughout the ocean water. It never been like this before. But Captain Robson ordered the helmsman to keep on going.
The next day, startled of what they saw:

An Island.

This voyage was not the first time, in fact they often pass through here, and they never saw an Island here, withal according to the map there shouldn’t be an Island here. Captain Robson was startled by an Island extended outward right in front of him. As he observed the mysterious island, he conclude that the island had just emerged from the ocean floor.
Afterwards, he received a message from the Azores and Canary Monitoring Station that a small eruption had just occurred from an underwater volcano, hence Captain Robson was truly positive that the island had really just emerge from the ocean floor.
Due to high curiosity (duh, of course) he jumped into the island with some of his crews to observe the mysterious island. Island was pretty extensive, yet he also saw a volcano with smoke puffing on top of it. The island surface was empty although there were lots of died fish scattered throughout the island, there were no plants nor sandy beach in the island, yet the ground itself is dominantly consist of black basalt and fine soil sediment. One of his crew just stepped on something, when he found out it was an arrowhead.

Their curiosity level arise even more.

They dig from other area and they found lots of arrowhead and small knifes. Captain Robson rushed back to the vessel to fetched other equipment in order to find more things in this island.
When its nearly dark, they even discovered  tremendous artifacts!

They discovered a woman statue which has the bigger that the normal human size, as they walk further into the center of the island, they found two stone walls and found two yellow swords which is made of unknown metal.

They also discovered several spears and axes, metal rings, ceramics, a huge ewer contains human bones. The most marvelous thing is they even discovered sarcophagus with a mummy inside.

Well, this is precisely an ancient civilization’s residual!

He absolutely wanted to find out more about this island but regrettably despite on a bad weather approaching, they have to returned to the ship and leave the island, along with several artifacts. But captain Robson planned to returned to the island, hence he wrote the precise coordinate 31° 25′ N, 28° 40′ W.

They continued their voyage and arrived at New Orleans at March 31. After their arrival in New Orleans, the tidings regarded their discovery of the mysterious island and its mysterious artifacts began to spread out by a local media, later by the inhabitants.
A Journalist from a daily New Orleans Times Picayune interviewed captain Robson and claimed that Robson had shown him the artifacts, and he believed those artifacts were not counterfeited. That journalist also mention that Robson intended to donate all the artifacts to a British Museum.

Since then everything became a mystery. 

On May 19, Robson came back to England empty-handed. And the existence about those artifacts remains unknown. In 1940, the Shipping Company that shade SS Jesmond call the Watts and Company anguished bombardment by Germany and regrettably SS Jesmond was destroyed and vanished along with its records, hence it’s pretty difficult to probe it. Furthermore, the British Museum proclaimed that Robson never donate those artifact.

So, what happened? Could it be it was all just Robson’s delusion? 

However, Lawrence Hill had been researched about this incident and he’s quite believe in it and has a reason why those artifacts are nowhere to be seen.

Pursuant to Hill, that yellow colored metal sword is called Tumbaga which is a non specific alloy of gold and copper. It is consist of 80% gold and 20% copper. According to Plato, this kind of metal is called Orichalum which is commonly found in Atlantis. Hill also mentioned that Robson had smelted that sword to attain the gold. Why? Because he somehow changed his mind and annulled to donate those artifacts to the Museum, because he knew he couldn’t obtain those artifacts anymore.

Other witness, Captain James Newdick, The Westbourne ship captain proclaimed that he also saw that island, and yes he wrote the coordinate 5º 30′ N, 24º W which is not far from the first record. Others also proclaimed that they saw dead fishes were scattered around the same.

About the Island that emerge from under the sea, it’s not an impossible phenomena, you could read it here (earthobservatory.nasa.gov) for further information.

Hence, do you still believe about this story? Did Robson REALLY discovered Atlantis?

Well, answer it by yourself.


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