Mysterious, indeed.

If an airplane with 250 passengers aboard had been stranded somewhere in the world as a result of an unexplained, on-board fire, the news media would have been on the Department of Homeland Security, as well as local police, like buzzards on rotting carcass.

Yet, the Carnival Cruise ship, Splendor, with almost 4500 people aboard was stranded in the pacific off Northern Baja on November 9th as a result of an “engine-room fire,” then towed to port after two days of passenger misery where two people were taken off ship in handcuffs. It received a little more play than an L.A. traffic jam. The lion’s share of news reports were all about the inconveniences of passengers and the miserable conditions they had to endure for those three days. Not a word about what caused the fire, if there truly was an explosion, who was arrested and removed in handcuffs and why. It’s as though a gag order is in effect, and we — the public — are not supposed to know any more than what we’re being fed.

I hope I’m wrong. But my senses tell me there’s a whole lot more to the story we’re not supposed to know. If the black-out it occurred following an electrical fire, it’s unlikely that the fire would have traversed every generating system in the ship, at least four. The only way that would happen, logically, is the result of an explosion. And if there was an explosion, what caused it?

Little has been reported about Idaho Senator, James Hammond’s recollections of the incident. Senator Hammond was on board with his wife, and said there was an “explosion, a bang, so we stepped outside. We could see smoke coming from the back of the boat.” While the media poses questions to passengers about the terrible food, lack of air conditioning and other conditions, we hear little about the “explosion” and less from investigative authorities about the root of the problem.

Naturally, we should not draw conclusions based on such sketchy information, but why does it need to be sketchy to begin with? That makes it all the more suspicious.

One successful cruise ship terrorist act could conceivably kill more people in one swoop that the four hijackers did on 9/11. Not only would thousands die, it would be catastrophic to the cruise ship industry. Let’s hope that wasn’t the case.

Ironically, the night before the cruise ship fire, in that same Pacific Ocean 35 miles off the coast of California, an unexplained plume skyrocketed into space from nowhere, leaving everyone, including the Pentagon, at a loss for explanations.

I’ve delved into the usual research engines and found no more than I’m writing in this article. If anyone else can enlighten us, feel free.

Click here: On Splendor, not all seemed ship-shape |

Click here: Two Passengers Arrested After Carnival Splendor Limps Into Port

Click here: Idaho senator among passengers on ill-fated cruise | Idaho | Idaho Statesman

Click here: Mystery Rocket Launched Off Californian Coast [UPDATE] : Discovery News