Devil’s Bridge

Devil’s Bridge

DEVIL’S BRIDGE ~ Antigua ~ Barbuda ~ Best UAV Drone Caribbean Aerials ~ WeBeYachting.com/Saint Philip, Antigua i Barbuda/Devil’s Bridge, located outside the village of Willikies, offers a stunning glimpse into Antigua’s natural formation. Composed of limestone rock, the rugged terrain of Devil’s Bridge is the result of millions of years of ancient reef formation. For hundreds of thousands of years, the Atlantic’s waves have crashed into the east coast of Antigua creating a natural arch, or bridge. Numerous geysers and blowholes surround the arch as waves continually break against the coastal rocks.Devil's Bridge also has great cultural and historical significance as it is well-known on the island that in the past, slaves used to commit suicide by hurling themselves off of it to either drown or be thrown against the rocks by the rough waves of the Atlantic.The spot got it's name because since so many had chosen that spot to kill themselves, people believed that the Devil must have been there. It is estimated that hundreds of slaves have thrown themselves off this point.Local historians and scholars have come up with other reasons for the popularity of this spot for slave suicide. There is no land mass between the location of Devil's Bridge and the West Coast of Africa. It is believed that somehow the slaves knew the direction of home (West) and where they came from. Thus they hurled themselves in the water with the hope that the strong currents of the Atlantic would deliver their bodies back to their beloved homeland.This has become a widely accepted reason for the mass suicide that went on at this point for so long.To this day no one has ever survived the jump off of Devil's Bridge.This video was shot within regulation of Antigua & Barbuda recreational use drone flying rules by responsible flying procedures with regards to locations and flight hight limits. Hope you enjoyed our new video.We are always glad to hear your comments and cheers from Nelsons DockYard Antigua. Filmed by Annie & Captain Eric Bergeron Edited on Final Cut Pro X on Mac Camera: DJI Osmo, Nikon S9900, Phantom 3 Professional, GoPro 4 Black & DJI Inspire 1 Music By: Royalty Free Music Facebook: Annie Eric WeBeYachting Website: http:/www.WeBeYachting.com All my videos are © all rights reserved and are not to be used without my permission.
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