When This Boat Crew Realized What They Were Seeing, It Was Almost Too Late To Escape Alive

We might not realize it in front of our eyes, but the Earth is still changing all the time! It just happens so slowly that we can’t really perceive it. Every now and then, things speed up… a lot, and this real life story will prove it!

The crew of the Maiken was enjoying a leisure sail through the South Pacific when they noticed something strange in the water. They moved in closer to see what it was, but by the time they realized what it was, it was almost too late to escape alive…

The crew of the Maiken was sailing the South Pacific when they spotted an unusual shadow.


Fredrik writes: “After five miles we noticed brown, somewhat grainy streaks in the water. First we thought that it might be an old oil dumping. Some ship cleaning its tanks.”


“…but the streak became larger and more frequent after a while, and there were rocklike brownish things the size of a fist floating in the sea.”


They were curious and they decided to get a closer look… they redirected their yacht towards it.


They couldn’t believe their eyes… it looked like a beach in the middle of the sea!


They made a decision to sail through the “odd beach”, leaving a trail in the stones behind…


They wondered what could have caused this expanse of stone to appear out of nowhere.


The field of pumice was getting larger all the time. The crew had a bad feeling about it and increased their speed to sail through it…


Once they were at a safe distance, they heard something rumbling. They looked back and saw water bubbling from the Sea…


Believe it or not, the source of the pumice stone was a middle-of-the-sea volcano that was erupting all the time!!


They were curious to watch the entire event, so they got their cameras ready and captured this photo of a massive smoke coming from the volcano.


As the smoke cleared, they noticed something coming out of the Sea…


It was land! 


The crew didn’t believe their eyes: It was a birth of a new island!


They sailed a bit closer… they were curious to know if their eyes were playing tricks on them.


But it was all too real! The land was already taking form. The peaks were beginning to show.


This happens once in a lifetime!!


They were way too lucky! Not only because this event was once in a lifetime opportunity… but they barely escaped alive!

Share this amazing story with your friends below!

Story taken from Boredom Therapy and confirmed by Snopes

Images were taken from yacht-maiken.blogspot



  1. Michaela Wagie

    April 9, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    amazing and unreal….who knew that could happen…never heard of it, ever…wowow!!!

  2. Oliver

    April 12, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    date and place, please!?

  3. Tanner

    April 12, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    That is simply amazing. Really jaw dropping. …and a bit scary.

  4. ayesha

    August 12, 2016 at 7:53 AM

    God has no plan to kill those crew.He simply let them witness His mighty power.

  5. Franklin

    August 12, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    They should have planted a flag and colonized it!

  6. Helina

    August 17, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    God is the Almighty Force in Nature. I am asking myself “is this the way ARUBA was created” When I was a young girl I had heard people talk about Aruba being shaped like a volcano erupting and that the eastern part being the overflow and that some day all of Lago Heights and Seroe Colorado would crack off and fall into the ocean if we ever had a major earthquake. I said “hogwash” nonsense, that can never happen. But, could that actually happen…I wonder.


      April 25, 2017 at 3:55 AM

      why should it not happen, do you not know ant thing about how the world. if any one shoild believ it ti should be you. you believe in god, so thats means you should believe in any thing, dopy.

  7. Mette

    September 10, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    New Zealand is only about 60 000 000 years old compared to the other continents all coming from the original Pangea continent, they are 600 000 000 years old. New Zealand was made from vulcanic eruptions which left these mountains of stone and earth behind. The two islands are also created independdently of each other. One of them, I think the Northern island, has been up twice, once going down and then getting thrown up again, so there are bits of mountain strewn haphazardly around the place.

  8. henry

    December 13, 2016 at 2:58 AM

    what I can’t understand is how come there was no giant tsunami consequent to this event.

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