by | May 10, 2017

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IF ERIC & IRA ARE EXCITED, IT’S BECAUSE TODAY WE’RE EXPLORING an actual “bad guy base,” complete with pirates, and the potential for ghosts are everywhere. Did I tell you Ira’s really into bad guys and ghosts? Well, he is. During our nightly prayer sessions Ira wants to pray for bad guys and ghosts. This makes Ocracoke Island perfectly suitable to his tastes, because for years it was a notorious pirate hideaway, and most famously became the final home of Captain Edward Teach, aka the pirate Blackbeard.

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There’s not a single bridge connecting our destination to the North Carolina mainland or the adjoining Outer banks, which makes Ocracoke one of the most remote destinations in North America. We had to load our truck onto a ferry to get there. The trip each way filled an entire hour.

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The ponies of Ocracoke date their relations back to the 16th or 17th century, when a shipwrecked crew was forced to release their cargo. Luckily that cargo found safe passage to shore, because their descendants have  been living here wild and free for hundreds of years, surviving even the pirates who cohabited the land, just not the National Park Service, who fenced them in during the 1960’s.

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Eric decided he didn’t want to take a picture with Mommy at the Ocracoke Lighthouse, but Ira was eager to oblige.

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Eric and Ira keep a watchful eye for possible ghosts at a centuries-old British cemetery.

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And now for the pirates. After a career of piracy that lasted only two years, and a successful raid on Charleston (then Charles Town) that launched a vengeful manhunt and most certainly sealed his doom, Captain Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard the Pirate, was killed on the 22 of November, 1718, in the battle intended for his life, and on this very remote beach.

Now let’s see how Eric and Ira explore it!

After a dip in the ocean where a fierce pirate battle once waged, more gravestones are detected in the woods. Upon closer inspection, they’re centuries old! Could they have belonged to bad guys? Eric and Ira have plenty to say on the matter as we continue on our trek, following in the footsteps of pirates. But as Ira soon informs me, No ghosts.

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All in a days work. We may not have seen any real pirates or ghosts, but as Shakespeare might say, All’s well that ends well, because before returning to Hatteras Island on a ferry, it’s off for some ice cream!

Maranatha from the Outer Banks!


Miss Rivqah is born!

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Miss Rivqah.

Rebecca L. Gould: A growing family at TUC!

IN my last newsletter I made mention of Rebecca L. Gould without ever giving a photo reveal. Well, here she is. The lovely Rebecca. Rebecca came to TUC during the summer of 2021 after following the breadcrumb trail from Rob Skiba and Nephelim research and soon thereafter began following the Torah. She has been an enormous help to the TUC ministry ever since that time, editing books for publication as well as running the podcast and administrating the TUC community, among other  tasks. ‘The Earth Not a Globe Review: Volume I’ and ‘The Legends of the Jews: Volumes I-IV’ would not have happened without her. 

New Article Archives

A GREAT deal many of my readers have been asking for a single page where my articles can be accessed and I don’t blame them. The sheer volume has become dizzying. Just know that the list provided here is far from complete, though I do say it’s a good start. It’s not that I’m holding anything back. I have been attempting to convert my catalogue of work into pdf files over the last so many months and that is no small easy task. The greater bulk is published all throughout my website. You’ll have to fish for them until I get around to it.

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