Movie: Lost City of Pirates (1997)

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Title: Lost City of Pirates

Genre: Documentary, History

Runtime: 45

Plot: Take to the high seas with the most famous pirates of all time, and discover the truth behind the legends of men like Blackbeard. While the possibility of wealth and fame was real, so was the chance that they would be struck down by the guns and sabers of those they attacked, or done in by disease, malnutrition and the capricious seas. LOST CITY OF PIRATES is a riveting look at a long-ago era that continues to fuel our imaginations. Meet the legendary figures that roamed the high seas, and learn their stories from leading authors and historians. Go beneath the waves to see the remains of the pirate city once feared as "the wickedest place on earth," and learn the true story of the notorious pirates of Jamaica's Port Roya
 
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Watching this episode just now on H2, it is from 1997.

Wow.

Leonard Nimoy narrates how the UK colony of Port Royal Jamaca, was so corrupt that visiting religous men prophecied that it would become the new sodom & gomora.

About 20 minutes in, he then describes the 'earthquake' that occurs in 1692 , what he describes is exactly what I think the good folk here would call a mud flood. This is narrated partly from surviving testaments of people present at the event...

A purported eye witness account

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The sand liquifies, tidal waves, buildings crumble, people are burried up to their necks, then animals eat their remains. Coffins are flooded out of graveyards, you get the drift.

Contempory info on the 'liquification' Stuff

Tuesday 7th June 1692, sunk in 2 minutes, two thousand people gone...

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The rest of the show discusses pirates & in particular female pirates, and speculates as to how they may have got away without being discovered as females (trans gender?) And also goes on to speculate as to the recover of port royal and the invent of Blackbeard.

There are plenty of videos on the topic of the treasure and Port Royal being underwater. I have also read that 'historians' believed PR to be much smaller than it actually was...

But the interesting part for me is the clear description of what many here speculate happened world wide, on more than one occasion...

I cannot find a copy online with Nimoy narrating, but here is the same show with other narrator


Earthquake Wacki

Love to hear more thoughts on this. Cheers
 

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More interesting than the movie is the news article which states that Jamaica wasn't the only place hit with devastating earthquakes. "As also the earthquake which happened at England, Holland, Flanders, France, Germany, etc., and in most parts of Europe on this day the 8th of September." Sounds like a reset to me and in the right time frame for most of the stolen history we've talked about. Nice find. Haven't seen the movie.
 
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More interesting than the movie is the news article which states that Jamaica wasn't the only place hit with devastating earthquakes. "As also the earthquake which happened at England, Holland, Flanders, France, Germany, etc., and in most parts of Europe on this day the 8th of September." Sounds like a reset to me and in the right time frame for most of the stolen history we've talked about. Nice find. Haven't seen the movie.
Good catch, yes it does, and timing is right too!

Happen chance at play, returned home today and had left the tv on the H2 channel. 20 mins later I would have missed it!

A quick search of 1692 europe quakes brings up this research Pdf, which identifies dificulties in data availability, but the definate existanxe of a euro quake 8th sept 1692.

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And this waki record of the event Waki

Another cited paper discussing the importance of the event;

"How near were we to Ruine": the effects in England of the earthquake of 8th September 1692.

'This paper attempts to Illustrate some of the advantages and disadvantages of using contemporary evidence in the study of historical seismicity. The event considered here is doubly significant—it was a large event by British standards, as well as arguably the best documented earthquake to have occurred before the mid‐eighteenth century. At a time when an interdisciplinary approach to historical seismicity is still in its infancy this paper identifies those areas where the available sources can assist in the evaluation of early macroseismic data'

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Something it seems went down in 1692...

Edit to add;

The 1693 Sicily earthquake struck parts of southern Italy near Sicily, Calabria, and Malta on January 11 at around 21:00 local time.[1] This earthquake was preceded by a damaging foreshock on January 9.[7]The main quake had an estimated magnitude of 7.4 on the moment magnitude scale, the most powerful in Italian recorded history,[8] and a maximum intensity of XI (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale, destroying at least 70 towns and cities, seriously affecting an area of 5,600 square kilometres (2,200 sq mi) and causing the death of about 60,000 people.[5][6]

From wiki

From on this day...
  • Jan 11 Mt Etna in Sicily erupts with estimated 7.4 magnitude, most power Italian earthquake, killing around about 60,000

Turbulant times, worldwide indeed.
 
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