Growing up, we've heard about a lot of myths and legends that have to do with the sea.
Mermaids have enchanted our imaginations for decades and whether it's because of Pirates of the Caribbean or Spongebob Squarepants, most of us have at least a little familiarity with the Flying Dutchman.
But of course, we would have never heard of these things if sailors hadn't claimed to actually see them over the last few centuries. But while mermaid sightings are often the result of seafaring loneliness getting to people, those who would've frantically told you about a flying ship they saw weren't simply seeing things.
Instead, they just weren't sure how they were seeing it.