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Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 6:24 p.m. PST

appears to have been solved…..


FABET0123 Aug 2017 6:33 p.m. PST

I didn't see anything in the article saying there was evidence (not sure there can be). So, unfortunately this is still just speculation (no matter how compelling it may seem) and the mystery remains.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 7:44 p.m. PST

Yeah…the actual witness accounts of the Signal Lantern being shown seems to have been obviously ignored.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 8:04 p.m. PST

Well, this will teach me to fully read the article before linking to it. Sorry of the mistake.


Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 10:55 p.m. PST


Lol. Don't feel bad. I've done the same thing once or twice.

PS. It will probably be taken out and destroyed by the "cultural cleansing" mobs before the mystery is finally solved.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 9:22 a.m. PST

Ok school me please. I understand pressure blast / wave.
How did that impact crew inside a metal submarine?
Wouldn't the hull show damage from the pressure wave

Davek0scale24 Aug 2017 11:32 a.m. PST

still a good article, just not as advertised. Not judging.

I am glad you posted it.

Skeptic24 Aug 2017 6:09 p.m. PST

Try reading the original article, as published on PLoS One.

Apparently, eyewitness accounts were contradictory about other details, so may not have been reliable about signals, either.

Skeptic25 Aug 2017 6:42 a.m. PST
Snowshoe31 Aug 2017 6:30 a.m. PST

Seems to be the most logical explanation. From the positions of the crewmen in the sub, the cause of death was most likely an instantaneous source. That rules out drowning; no one would be expected to simply sit still and drown.
C.Caribe is probably right – once the violent mob finds out about this, they will grab their torches and "storm the castle".

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 7:35 a.m. PST

The Hunley Project released an official statement saying they do not consider the mystery solved:


Based on the history of this vessel a group of brave men undertook what they must have considered a suicide mission based on prior experiments with the Hunley. They, ultimately, are the only ones who know what happened.

Snowshoe31 Aug 2017 10:41 a.m. PST

Interesting; a complex subject. I'm hoping to see the Hunley in October when in Charleston.
Any tips from previous visitors?

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