Known to hide a powerful and mysterious cult, the mysterious island of Guy-Brazil has, over the last centuries, intrigued adventurers and historians, and even drew the attention of UFO researchers in recent times.
The mysterious island became known to European seamen who crossed the sea hundreds of years ago. It was called Guy-Brasil, a place rumored to be the residence of an advanced humanoid race with otherworldly forces. The island appears on various maps from 1325 until the 1800s and is located about 200 miles (321 km) from the west coast of Ireland.
Some sailors attempted to find the island, but apparently it was only discovered by chance, and its exact coordinates changed most of the time, although it was reported in the same area of the North Atlantic Ocean. In Irish folklore, Hy-Brasil was said to have been veiled in thick fog, with the exception of one day every seven years, when it became visible, but still inaccessible without the possibility of climbing or flying.
Its name comes from the word Breasal, which translates as the High King of Peace in the Celtic dialect. The first cartographer to mark it on a map in 1325 was the Genoese cartographer Angelino Dulcert. He used the term “Brasile”, but then, in 1375, the Catalan atlas mentioned the island as Illa de Brasil and illustrated it as two separate islands.
He continued to abound in his secret, when in 1436 he appeared on the Venetian map of cartographer Andrea Bianco, as Sola De Brasil. The island was again represented in 1595 on the map of Ortelius Europe and the Mercator map of Europe, as well as on other graphs in subsequent years, although its location was somewhat different.
Intrigued by what they could find when they reached Guy-Brasil, the sailors went to their alleged place in numbers. The records speak of John J Jr., who left Bristol, England, in 1480 and spent two weeks at sea before returning with his hopes. In 1481, it was the turn of the Trinity and George, who flew from two ships from the same place in England, only to return empty-handed, like their predecessor.
One of the maps illustrating the famous island
However, not all travelers from Bristol were lucky, as one of the records reminds the Spanish diplomat Pedro de Ayala who told the Catholic monarchs of Spain about John Kobota (the first European visitor to North America since the Viking era) and his successful attempt to find the notorious island.
Another lucky sailor was Scottish naval captain John Nesbeth, who came across Guy-Brasil during a trip from France to Ireland in 1674. When he saw the famous island, he reportedly sent a crew of four to his shores. The sailors supposedly enjoyed a full day on the island.
According to the stories of the captains, the crew met an elderly man who offered them gold and silver. The cherry (s) on top of the cake that blinds the sailors were the big black rabbits and the mysterious wizard who met there. They say that they lived inside a massive fortification made of stone.
Although history is probably difficult to digest even people living in those times, there was a second expedition led by Alexander Johnson, which took place about the same time and confirmed the evidence of Nisbetz.
Nothing is mentioned about the bizarre island until 1872, when Robert Offerti and TJ Westrop claimed that they had once set foot there. In fact, Westropp mentioned it, visiting Guy-Brasil in three other cases. For people to believe his claims, he brought his whole family there to see the strange island with his own eyes.
Hy-Brasil appears in numerous myths and on different maps, so it is likely that at the heart of this story lies at least some truth. Some say that the island is home to the Irish gods, others believed that it is populated by a developed civilization. Although modern records do not resemble Hy-Brasil and do not appear on nautical charts, in recent history there is one event that directly refers to it.
In what is known as the incident in Britain Roswell, the military official has received Hy-Brasil coordinates in the most peculiar way. After an unusual ship was seen outside the US military base in the forest of Rendlesham, UK, in the immediate vicinity of the nuclear facility, Sergeant Jim Pennistoun continued the investigation and actually discovered a flying saucer. Touching him, he imprinted a telepathic message, consisting of 16 pages of binary code.
After Penniston translated the code in subsequent years, he discovered that different coordinates are sent to such landmark places as the Pyramid of Giza and the Nazca Line. What’s more strange, is that the upper and lower part of the transcript began with the Hy-Brasil coordinate, or at least the place usually mentioned by the sailors over the centuries. The raw year of birth of 8100 was also part of the decoded message.
There are various diagrams that reveal the mysterious Guy-Brazil, but since recent evidence of its existence has not been found recently, the main historians refer to this matter as an erroneous identity or location.
Other map enthusiasts refer to the fact that Hy-Brasil may have been the so-called Porcupine Bank, an island discovered in 1862, which only noticed itself when the tides were extremely low. Some historians hint at the end of the last ice age, when sea level around the world was much lower. In this case it is possible that Guy-Brasil was a reminder of a real mythical place that survived the test of time through those who vividly recalled it, one generation after another.
In any case, the puzzle of this legendary island will further intrigue those who seek to learn more about our ancient past, because this may be a reminder of the alternative historical version of the world in which we live.