In 1997, my family and I went to Perdido Beach, Florida for a family vacation. Hurricane Danny was set to strike Louisiana while we were gone so we boarded up and continued on with our plans for vacation. By the time we arrived there, category 1 Hurricane Danny changed direction and was headed right for us in Perdido Beach.
It ended up making landfall in Mobile, Alabama. This was a VERY slow-moving hurricane and it decided to move very slowly to the east. Since it wasn't a horrible storm, we decided to cancel our vacation and head back home (could still drive in it if you were careful). Interstate 10 over Mobile Bay was still open, although not many people were on the road at that time.
When we arrived over Mobile Bay on interstate 10, the hurricane had moved enough east to create a strong, 60-80 mph sustained NORTH wind there. The north wind blew about 90% of the water of Mobile Bay out of the bay and into the Gulf of Mexico.
What we witnessed while over Mobile Bay was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. We saw hundreds of HUGE
, old ass
cypress tree trunks on the floor of Mobile Bay. These had been covered up by the water for God knows how long.
I have been telling this story for years to friends and nobody has believed me. I'm so happy this article was published and am even more intrigued to learn more about it, now that scientists are studying them.
I thought they were about 600 years old so I'm very intrigued to learn they're estimated to be nearly 50,000 years old!
to those studying this.