1. Just a huge whirling cloud of death, full of barnacles and dolphin skeletons and decomposing fish.
“When diving, a huge seiner net drifting towards you. It wasn’t anchored or attached to anything. Just a huge whirling cloud of death, full of barnacles and dolphin skeletons and decomposing fish.”
2. My uncle looked up to see the sun behind a wave and the silhouette of a whale inside, above him.
“I have family who sailed around the world. One day in the North Atlantic, their sailboat was going over some GIGANTIC swells. They didn’t have breaks at the top, so it was safe, but the boat was rising and falling way beyond the neutral.
At the bottom of a trough my uncle looked up to see the sun behind a wave and the silhouette of a whale inside, above him.”
3. We both turn to see a figure dressed in black flowing robes walking toward us on the outside of the ship.
“It was a foggy night off the shore of Long Island and I was on a 75-foot schooner. The fog was so thick that you couldn’t see more than 10 feet in front of you. The captain tells me there is no point to continue my watch at the bow of the ship and him and I start talking at the stern. About that time there is a thunk on the side of the ship. We both turn to see a figure dressed in black flowing robes walking toward us on the outside of the ship. The robes were scratching down the outside of the ship. It keeps coming closer and is high enough in the air that the top was about even with our heads. It turns out that it was just a black flag to mark a lobster pot, but for those first few seconds it was terrifying.”