Mysterious phenomena and strange beings have been spotted on the sea for millennia by sailors, fishermen, governments, and militaries around the world. But just like the existence of a giant squid was proven to be true in modern times after centuries of reports, we can’t discount eyewitness accounts of other unexplained things in our waters today.
On this Edge of Wonder episode, Ben and Rob bring you an interview with Jason Harding, a principal surveyor and former merchant marine who has inspected ships and sailed on oil tankers. Jason’s experiences on the water are fascinating, and range from high pressure emergency preparedness to an encounter with something that WE’D call a sea monster … but we’ll let him tell the story because we’re not going to put words in his mouth. Tune in to hear the man with the awesome Boston accent, Jason Harding.
In this interview:
Hear stories about being lost in the Bermuda Triangle, a miraculous survival, severe weather on the sea, strange sea animals, historical cryptids spotted on the water, UFO sightings, and a personal sea monster story off the coast of California. What happens when young crewmen are sent to secure a towline in the middle of the night … in the middle of January … in the Bermuda Triangle … without any life preservers? Is there any truth to sea superstitions, and how did Jason learn the hard way not to bring books like The Perfect Storm onto a vessel? What enormous creatures lie in the Yellow Sea? Do other sea monster stories corroborate Jason’s surprising sighting in California? Was Pirates of the Caribbean a documentary, and what is the “green flash” that sea captains talk about? What amazing feats have the United States military, merchant marines, and sailors accomplished that we never hear about on the news? Edge of Wonder covers it all.