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Edward Teach who is better known as Blackbeard, is undoubtedly one of the most notoriously ruthless pirates of all time. And it just so happens that was particularly fond of a cove on Island, which is an isolated isle south of Hatteras that’s to this day only accessible by ferry. This cove is known as Teach’s Hole and is the alleged site of Blackbeard’s execution at sea.

Once the pirate’s reign of terror had finally ended, was brought to justice the same way most pirates around that time were – with a beheading. The merciless pirate’s head was hung from a ship’s bowsprit, and his body was tossed overboard. Witnesses of the execution state that his head continued to scream after the beheading and claim that his headless body swam around the boar before finally dying.