The Flying Dutchman Within Sight of The Modern Skyline of Port Elizabeth

June 19, 2018 at 11:10 pm (Art, Arts, Folklore, Geopolitics and International Relations, International Intrigue, Mystery/horror, Mythology, News, painting, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The Flying Dutchman Within Sight of The Modern Skyline of Port Elizabeth

Peter Whitstable the man they called the Fox Mulder of Interpol sighed as he put down the phone at Interpol headquarters in Lyon, France.

Despite Pope Francis’ recent pronouncement on the subject, all Hell was quite literally breaking loose upon the world.

And to top it off his associate who was his ally in battling evil supernatural forces the Canadian vampire hunter Dracul Van Helsing was nowhere to be found.

The first example of something majorly supernatural happening in this sixth month of the Year of Our Lord 2018 was that the famous legendary ghost ship The Flying Dutchman had just been spotted in the harbour of Port Elizabeth South Africa 🇿🇦.

Hundreds of people had seen the ship according to Port Elizabeth police reports and eyewitness statements.

But the really strange thing about the incident was these same eyewitnesses tried to take photos of the ship with their smart phones or in a few rare cases those old fashioned instruments known as the Polaroid, Kodak and Nikon cameras 📷.

But in every single instance where a picture was taken of the Flying Dutchman entering Port Elizabeth harbour, the photo (be it on smart phone or Polaroid or Kodak or Nikon camera) turned out to be a photograph of Donald Trump wearing a pair of Canadian shoes with his British valet and butler Lexington hitting them with a hammer trying to make them look old and scruffy.

In those instances where people tried to shoot a video of the Flying Dutchman entering Port Elizabeth harbour, the same image would appear only in motion and with sound.

The video showed Lexington playing an old 1920s gramophone in the background so that Donald Trump’s pair of Canadian shoes 👞 would sound old as well.

Fortunately for posterity as far as Peter Whitstable was concerned, it so happened that the great South African artist SAREJESS (whose real name was Timothy Wood but who painted under the nom-de-plume SAREJESS which was a combination of the first letters of his 3 daughters’ names Sarah, Rebecca and Jessica) happened to be on the yacht The Aphrodite Emerald Star of The Ocean at the time.

The Aphrodite Emerald Star of The Ocean was owned by the Irish Greek shipping tycoon Heraclitus O’ Spazzis who being blind (after a tragic visit to the City of Calgary) had recently proposed marriage to Hillary Clinton should she ever become a widow.

SAREJESS had been hired as a guide by O’Spazzis to take him out to the best fishing spots off Port Elizabeth.

The yacht was returning to the harbour after O’ Spazzis had caught an amazing 153 fishes when the Flying Dutchman appeared.

“What’s all the excitement about?” The blind O’ Spazzis asked as he ate his Guinness laced shepherd’s pie 🥧 and his Ouzo laced lamb Souvlaki and heard loud and excited cries coming from shore.

“It’s the Flying Dutchman,” his skipper Hades Charon answered.

“Damn, I wish I could see it,” O’ Spazzis sipped his Doppelgänger (a drink that was a deadly combination of 1/2 Guinness and 1/2 ouzo), “Stupid Calgary cowboys letting their fat ugly cows wander on the city streets like that.”

Venus O’ Hara the executive assistant to Mr. O’ Spazzis took a picture of the Flying Dutchman with her smart phone and then exclaimed, “Damn! All I got was a picture of Donald Trump trying to smuggle a pair of Canadian shoes across the Alberta-Montana border.”

On the yacht’s radio, Madonna could be heard singing, “You keep on pushing my love over the borderline…”

Hades Charon tried to record a video with his smart phone and got the same imagery showing up.

On the video Trump could be heard saying, “It’s because of illegal shoe smuggling that we need to put tariffs on Canada…”

“… feels like I’m going to lose my mind…” Madonna continued singing.

Fortunately, Timothy (aka SAREJESS) had remembered to bring his paintbrush 🖌, a palette 🎨, a canvas and his paints with him.

Timothy sat down on board the deck of the yacht The Aphrodite Emerald Star of The Ocean and immediately started painting a picture of the Flying Dutchman within sight of the modern skyline of the city of Port Elizabeth South Africa.

The yacht lay anchored there for the next several hours while Tim painted his picture.

When he had finished, the Flying Dutchman ghost ship then turned around and sailed out of the harbour.

“Shit! It’s leaving!” Several voices exclaimed on shore, “And what’s up with all these fucking pics of Donald Trump trying to smuggle a pair of Canadian shoes across the border anyways?”.

Peter Whitstable gazed at the photo of the SAREJESS painting entitled The Flying Dutchman Within Sight of The Modern Skyline of Port Elizabeth.

“Well at least this image has been recorded for posterity,” Whitstable smiled, “what a great moment in art history.”

Meanwhile on the Port Elizabeth beach, the famous London art historian, curator and art gallery owner Dashwood Forrest sat sipping a Mai Tai.

His living dead Irish manservant Mulligan the Irish Zombie 🧟‍♂️ sat drinking a glass of Jameson Irish Whiskey 🥃 attempting to paint 🎨 a picture of the Flying Dutchman with his paintbrush 🖌 on canvas.

“How are you coming, Mulligan?” Forrest asked.

“By all the blessed saints in their ongoing cosmic wrestling match with the demon Mephistopheles,” Mulligan bellyached as he rubbed his stomach, “this paintbrush seems to have a mind of its own. All I get is a picture of Donald Trump trying to smuggle a pair of Canadian shoes 👞 across the Canada-U.S. border.”

“Real geniuses don’t get caught smuggling shoes,” Forrest remarked as he looked at the painting which showed Robert Mueller holding a pair of handcuffs as Trump crossed the border wearing a pair of shoes emblazoned with the Canadian maple 🍁 leaf and the Canadian beaver.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Tuesday June 19th

If you wish to own the original of this amazing SAREJESS painting The Flying Dutchman Within Sight of The Modern Skyline of Port Elizabeth

please contact Timothy Wood at his South African phone number:

084 996 5316

or if you just wish to own a limited edition personally autographed print of the painting, also contact Tim at the same number:

084 996 5316


  1. said,

    Brilliant yet Again. You have outdone yourself. ☺👍

  2. Orvillewrong said,

    Donald J is like most politicians – simple!

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      As the ghost of Marc Antony would remark on Donald Trump’s death, “This was the simplest politician of them all.”

  3. velvetscreams said,

    Very wonderful work…..i love the artwork!😁😁😁

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you very much, Velvet. ❤️❤️❤️

      I’ll be sure to pass that message along to my very good friend Tim (who’s the grandfather of my godson Joshua) in Port Elizabeth how much you like his work. 😀😀😀

      • velvetscreams said,


  4. George F. said,

    I love the sounds of that drink…the doppleganger…I think I’ll try one…or write it into an upcoming chapter of mine….brilliant satire as always Dracul!

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you very much, George. 😀

      After I created the character of Heraclitus O’ Spazzis in this chapter, I thought to myself, “Now what would an Irish Greek shipping tycoon drink 🍷?”.

      And then I thought to myself, “Probably a combination of Guinness and Ouzo. And then I remembered my dad once saying he had very interesting visions after drinking a few glasses of Ouzo in an Athens taverna in Greece 🇬🇷. Apparently had a pleasant evening chatting with the goddess Athena on the steps of the Parthenon.

      I thought Ouzo must be pretty potent stuff.

      So I wondered what would a combination of Guinness and Ouzo be like?

      Would probably make one see double I thought.

      That’s when the term Doppelgänger occurred to me to name the drink.

      So it is a drink I have in fact invented though I haven’t tried it myself (nor should I living in sobriety based community housing- gee that term makes me sound like a hopeless alcoholic even though I rarely drank in my life. It just happens to be the cheapest form of community housing in Calgary).

      Yes, perhaps one of the characters in your book could actually leave his body after drinking a Doppelgänger – without the use of nanite mattresses.

  5. Hyperion said,

    LoL. There is always something to be thankful for. What if the image had been Orson Welles bent over in the shower adjusting his Canadian Beaver shower shoes. Or, what if it were an image of Hildebeast bent over her secret server in the closet trying to find the shredder on button. An image of The Great Orange Fibber in Chief will be a collector’s item someday just like pictures of the old clowns in the now defunct Barnum and Bailey Circus.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      And since most great artists usually become successful only after they’re dead, Mulligan as a member of the living dead 🧟‍♂️ can be around to enjoy his post-death financial success. 😀

      • Hyperion said,

        I wonder if Mulligan realizes his good fortune?

  6. Anne J. said,

    Haha. I love it. Donald Trump’s image is now stuck in my head. 😃 I do like the painting! One more thing I didn’t get around to doing is getting your book and doing some reading. I must! Keep writing and posting. I should do better with visiting blogs and reading.

  7. shєrríє dє vαlєríα said,

    Sarajess is indeed, quite a very talented and skillful artist.
    It would be wonderful if anyone here who knows of a gallery exhibition where he can introduce his work to the open public.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      That would be a wonderful thing indeed, Sherry. 🙂

      Then SAREJESS’ work could be seen by more people. 😀

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