Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Travel
  3. International Travel

Breaking news! First ghost ship reports: Now frozen sharks on Gulf Coast beaches

See also

What is happening around us? Is this the 'Twilight Zone?' Several days ago we heard reports of a ghost ship, the 4,200-ton cruise ship, Lyubov Orlova, which might be hazardously adrift and headed for England or Ireland with an infestation of "cannibalistic rats" aboard. Now there are reports in some of the media publications that over 150 frozen sharks have been found on beaches on the Gulf Coast of the United States.

This last media release made me ask myself, "Is the media bored, or is it a contest to see who can add the most sensationalism to realism?" Well, I think it is a little of both, along with certain journalists laughing about the public's reactions to their stories. Look back at what Orson Wells did with his 1930 radio episode of "War of the Worlds." Even though people knew he was doing a series over Columbia Broadcasting System radio, many of the public panicked, thinking that the Earth was actually being invaded by Martians.

This latest frozen shark media hoax has gotten the attention of many people, since one media source claims that a representative of the Mississippi Wildlife Department warns that many of the frozen sharks are not dead, but in a state of hibernation due to the cold, and it is very dangerous to approach them on the beaches. One of these bogus reports claims that there has already been one fatality, which occurred when a man decided to take a selfie photo with a beached shark, and it goes on to say, they hope to recover the man's head later this week. Wow - what sensationalism!

There are several things truly scary about the "ghost ship" and the "frozen shark" articles. As I reported in a previous article, a large vessel that is adrift on the high seas is a threat to other commercial shipping, cruise lines, off shore fishing boats and oil rigs. It is known as fact that ships are breaking loose from moorings, going dead in the water, and being abandoned for other reasons, and until they are recovered or they sink, there is always a threat to other vessels and to oil rigs.

There is also a fact that goes along with the reports of frozen sharks, but it is not the sharks; it is the frigid weather that has brought frozen precipitation as far south as Florida. This weather is a definite threat to human and animal life, and more of it is reported on the way.

Before I leave you, I must admit that frozen sharks can be found along the Gulf Coast, and there are probably more than 150. However, they pose no threat to human life, unless you are allergic to fish. They are located in the frozen section of the supermarkets down there.

Be sure and watch the "Crazy Town" video in this article . Also, please click on the subscribe link near the top of this page and receive an email each time a new article is published by Gerry Glenn Jones in the Examiner. They are free. Also, please share on Facebook and other media resources.

Until next time, we will let the "World turn onto our next destination."

Advertisement

Leisure

  • Corned beef
    Find out how to prepare a classic corned beef recipe in a slow cooker
    Video
    Slow Cooker Tips
  • Left handed eating
    Find out why you should never eat with your left hand
    Video
    Wives Tale
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Video
    Subway Message
  • Deviled eggs
    This is the only deviled egg recipe you’ll need this Easter
    Delicious Eggs
  • Natural solutions
    Natural beauty: All natural solutions to life's little beauty headaches
    Camera
    Natural Solutions
  • Chocolate souffle
    Love chocolate? Get tips on making the perfect chocolate souffle every time
    Video
    Recipe 101

Related Videos:

  • The Reclining Buddha Temple - Wat Pho - photo slideshow
    <div class="video-info" data-id="485568371" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=485568371&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Iconic celebrity-packed Grill on the Alley creates new menus for 30th anniversary
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518104160" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518104160&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Entrance to Regina Isabella on Ischia
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/n9y7nqULbKQ?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!