- Casimir Polemus
Casimir Polemus is the name of a man supposedly involved in three separate
shipwrecks, being the sole survivor of each.
He was born in
Ploërmel, Francein the 19th century.
*HE sailed with the "Jeanne Catherine", which was wrecked off Brest on July 11, 1875.
*Five years later, he again sailed on the "Trois Frères", which was wrecked in the
Bay of Biscayon Sept 4, 1880.
*Two years later, he again sailed on "L'Odéon", which was wrecked off Newfoundland on Jan 1, 1882.
Ripley's Believe It or Not" reported the legend, assuming that it was true. [cite book | last = Mooney | first = Julie | title = Ripley's Believe It or Not! Encyclopedia of the Bizarre: Amazing, Strange, Inexplicable, Weird and All True! | publisher = Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | location = New York | year = 2004 | isbn = 1579123996 | page = 22 ]
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