Wednesday, 7 November 2018

We Have Seen The,

Staten Island ferry,

 sometimes used in films, but had no idea it was so dangerous, until now, I never knew it had an encounter with an octopus! and there is a statue to mark the event,

 put there by New York sculptor Joe Reginella, titled  the Staten Island Ferry encounter

 from the ferry disaster site: “It was close to 4am on the quiet morning of November 22, 1963 when the Steam Ferry Cornelius G. Kolff vanished without a trace. On its way with nearly 400 hundred people, mostly on their way to work, the disappearance of the Cornelius G. Kolff remains both one of New York’s most horrific maritime tragedies and perhaps its most intriguing mystery. Eye witness accounts describe “large tentacles” which “pulled” the ferry beneath the surface only a short distance from its destination at Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan.”

 a New York Harbor UFO encounter, is another featured by the artist, 

of course countless tourists have been fooled with his statues scattered across the city, marking events that never actually happened, 

each statue has its own website, with a backstory, souvenir shop, and tour offers in tow, so if you have been a visitor to New York, were you fooled?

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