In 1896 the great british explorer Remington Foxworthy and a small expedition party sailed into the heart of a fierce storm while trying to navigate through the Palk Strait off the coast of Sri Lanka. Trying to find a safe port their vessel finally succumbed to the pounding waves and broke up on the rocks on the western coast of Sri Lanka. The seasoned crew awoke on the beach battered but alive. Remington and his crew immediately began salvaging what they could from the wreckage, knowing they would have to set up camp. The men knew the sea could provide food but it would be vital to find fresh water. Remington selected a few men to accompany him into the jungle, while the others stayed on the beach to set up camp. The higher ground inland would give them a vantage point where they could hopefully see a source of fresh water which they would need to survive. After a entire days trek into the jungle and not finding more than a few stagnant pools of water, the men were loosing light. They built a small fire and prepared for spending a night in the jungle. In the morning all of the men said they didn't sleep well. All of them said they heard what sounded like footsteps and had that gut feeling that someone or something was watching them. Having more pressing responsibilities than talking about being spooked they got on with their search. After a few hours the men heard the sound of running water and were soon drinking from a cool steam. The stream was more than adequate to provide for the whole team. They followed the stream back towards the beach and went to tell the others the good news. Although relieved to find water for his men Remington still felt uneasy about the noises he had heard the night before.