Casimir Polemus

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Casimir Polemus is the name of a man supposedly involved in three separate shipwrecks, being the sole survivor of each.

He was born in Ploërmel, France in the 19th century.

  • He sailed with the Jeanne Catherine, which was wrecked off Brest on July 11, 1875.
  • Five years later, he again sailed on the Trois Frères, which was wrecked in the Bay of Biscay on Sept 4, 1880.
  • Two years later, he again sailed on L'Odéon, which was wrecked off Newfoundland on Jan 1, 1882.

Ripley's Believe It or Not reported the legend, assuming that it was true.[1]


  1. ^ Mooney, Julie (2004). Ripley's Believe It or Not! Encyclopedia of the Bizarre: Amazing, Strange, Inexplicable, Weird and All True!. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. p. 22. ISBN 1-57912-399-6.