While sailing along the southern coast of the Philippines, two fisherman discovered a drifting ocean yacht inside of which lay the mummified body of Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, as well as bundles of trash, and photo albums that pointed to a much happier past.
According to the U.K. Daily Mail, Bajorat had been a connoisseur of the seas who spent at least 20 years crisscrossing the world’s oceans up until sometime recently, when it appeared he suffered from a heart attack while out at sea and subsequently perished.
Bajorat’s mummified body was found sitting near a radio telephone. It looked as if he had been desperately sending out Mayday signals prior to passing.
Unfortunately, the signals were never received, and investigators were not sure of how long Bajorat’s yacht, named SAYO, had been drifting out at sea.
The last reported sighting of him was in 2009, when he came in contact with another world sailor called Dieter.
“He was a very experienced sailor,” Dieter said to reporters. “I don’t believe he would have sailed into a storm.”
Adding to the eeriness of Bajorat’s bizarre death were numerous photos of his children, as well as his wife, whom he had broken up with in 2008 and effectively sailed away from him — and who later died in 2010 from cancer.
Moreover, investigators reportedly found a note he wrote for his wife on a sailors forum.
“Thirty years we’re been together on the same path,” Bajorat wrote sometime before he died. “Then the power of the demons was stronger than the will to live. You’re gone. May your soul find its peace. Your Manfred.”
It sounded as if he knew that his wife had died, meaning that he likely perished sometime after her 2010 death. What still remained unknown was why he sailed away from his former life, and how long he had been drifting out at sea.
H/T Mad World News
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