Visit the Locations

Have you been to the Virgin Islands or the Caribbean? This paradise of islands and sea has a fascinating geography and history that many tourists aren't aware of. Here are images from some of the locations and stories Dr. Thayer Harris encounters in the novels of Jeffrey Roswell McCord.

map of Virgin Islands

Satellite photo of St. John with Cruz Bay on the left (west) end of the island and the vast Coral Bay located on the right (east) end. Virgin Islands National Park accounts for most of the green empty land visible on St. John.

Part of Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands, can be seen across Sir Francis Drake Channel above and to the right of St. John. To the left of Tortola is the uninhabited Thatch Island named after Blackbeard the Pirate who sometimes used the surname Thatch. Part of Norman Island (Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island) can be seen in the lower, right-hand portion of the photo.

St. John fort

This Danish fort on the East End of St. John protected Coral Bay. It was captured by slaves during their revolt in 1733.

Black Beard

Blackbeard the pirate who went by the names Edward Teach and Edward Thatch and sought frequent refuge in the harbor of Charlotte Amalie in the early 1700s.

Charlotte  Amalie

A mid -20th century view of a street in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, formerly the Danish West Indies.

Blackbeard's Castle

Danish military tower built in the late 1600s as a watch tower overlooking the harbor of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. It is believed to have been used by Blackbeard the pirate to observe ship movements and is now called Blackbeard's Castle.

St. Georges, Grenada

St. Georges, capital of Grenada. Sir Eric Gairy, the first prime minister of the former British colony, reported witnessing UFOs and finding an extraterrestrial body and space ship wreckage on a beach.

Cuban Missile Crisis 1962

U.S. Navy plane and destroyer examine a Soviet ship nearing Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Several former members of U.S. armed forces witnessed UFO sightings over ships and in the skies during the Crisis.

where Lindberg landed

Naval air field on St. Thomas in mid-20th century. Charles Lindbergh landed on this site when it had been a golf course. Before that, it was a malarial swamp that had been drained and filled in by the Navy. It is now the location of Cyril E. King international airport.


Columbus' Virgin Island landing party on St. Croix in 1493 encountered and fought with indigenous people such as this woman. These are the first recorded battle and sexual relations between Europeans and Native Americans.

Woman described by Brazilian farmer Antonio Vilas-Boas with whom he reportedly had sex during the first alleged alien abduction in 1957.