by: the Common Constitutionalist
Okay. This is simply an observation. We’ve read reports or at least heard of the real life castaway, Jose Salvador Alvarenga.
NBC News reported that “he had survived for more than a year in an unforgiving sea, drifting 6,000 miles from a Mexican fishing village to a remote Marshall Islands atoll”.
Jose claimed he was out fishing in November of 2012 with his friend Ezequiel Cordoba when a sudden storm sent their 24 foot boat off course. Shortly after, the boats engine died and the two were set adrift in the pacific ocean.
Alvarenga says that his friend died several weeks after — succumbing to hunger and thirst because he could not stomach the raw fish and birds they caught with their hands, after which Jose threw Cordoba’s body overboard.
Allright. So this sounds like both a human tragedy and a miracle. I am however, just a bit skeptical.
We’ve seen pictures of this guy. Yes he looks haggard. unkempt and generally worse for wear. But take a closer look. Look at a before and after picture. read more