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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Mysterious Disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle



The area referred to as the Bermuda Triangle, covers about 500,000 square miles of ocean off the southeastern tip of Florida. Bermuda Triangle also known as the Devil’s Triangle. The Bermuda Triangle is believed to be the devil’s lair as most of the unusual disappearances in the triangle had no records of human error, equipment failures or natural disasters.



Christopher Columbus’ UFO?


Bermuda Triangle. Accounts of weird activity in the area were already being recorded way back during the days of exploration and early travel. In fact, Christopher Columbus wrote about a large fireball dropping from the sky and into the ocean during one of his journeys in the region in 1492. Columbus claimed what he saw caused his compass to malfunction. He wrote about erratic compass readings, perhaps because at that time a sliver of the Bermuda Triangle was one of the few places on Earth where true north and magnetic north lined up.



Mysterious Disappearance on the Rosalie, 1840


A large French ship sailing from Hamburg to Havana was discovered  intact, but with all its cargo, but nobody on board, except for a canary, a cat and some fowl. Whatever happened to the crew remains a mystery…



Carroll A. Deering, Piracy or Mystery?



The mysteries when the Deering was found aground off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in 1921 with its entire crew missing. The ships log and navigation equipment were gone, the crew’s personal effects and lifeboats had also disappeared, leaving investigators completely baffled.
Read The Legend Of The Ghost Ship: Carroll A. Deering



Flight 19’s Strange Disappearance



Five ill fated avenger bomber planes disappeared without a trace on December 5, 1945 while on a training mission. Frequent communication had taken place between the trainees and their flight leader, Charles Taylor during the mission. The planes are said to have gotten lost, ran out of fuel and crashed into the sea, but their remains are yet to be found.
Read The Mysterious Disappearance of Flight 19



Bruce Gernon


While flying over the Bermuda Triangle in 1970, American pilot Bruce Gernon experiencing something that he can’t quite logically explain. As he was flying, he flew through mysterious donut shaped hole that formed into a swirling cloud tunnel. At the end of the tunnel the pilot witnessed what he could only describe as an electronic fog, which caused his aeronautical instruments to malfunction. Had he just gone through some sort of time portal?



Strange Lights


on March 12, 2009, passengers aboard a flight spotted strange lights in the skies over what looked like a vortex in the sea. The unexplained sighting was even photographed by naval cameras who claimed the object floated above water for an hour before disappearing.



2015 Vortex



Another vortex was spotted as recently as December 2015. This photographs appears to show a huge pyramid which emerged out of the ocean. Witnesses to the even claim to have seen a UFO fly past as the vortex mysteriously appeared.



Mass UFO Sighting


A couple of UFOs were spotted on the horizons of the Bermuda Triangle back in 2014 by passengers aboard a cruise ship. The ship was headed to Nassau, Bahamas. The UFOs were described as being bright orange, with lights that gradually dimmed and disappeared after a few moments.





The Star Tiger, 1948



On January 30, 1948, the Star Tiger left Santa Maria, Azores with 25 passengers on board. It was meant to arrive in Bermuda at 5 a.m, but at some point just before its arrival, the radio operator lost contact with the pilot. Hours later, the plane has disappeared out of sight. There was a massive rescue operation launched by the USAAF personnel with 26 aircraft flying for 882 hours to search for the Star Tiger. The operation lasted for 5 days. But they found no trace of it or its passengers and the crew.
Read The mystery of the Star Tiger.



Missing Flight DC-3, 1948


During the same year as the Star Tiger’s mysterious disappearance, a Douglas Dakota DC-3 flight took off from Puerto Rico, heading for Miami, Florida. Twenty minutes before landing, the weather was normal. Repeated radio signals from the control towers did not get any response. The flight DC-3 had suddenly disappeared with all its passengers and crew. . Two more cases very similar cases have occurred since. Read 1948 Airborne Transport DC-3 (DST) disappearance



USS John F. Kennedy’s UFO Sighting, 1971


Six men aboard the USS John F. Kennedy witnessed a UFO sighting while the vessel was returning to Norfolk, Virgina after a two weak readiness exercise in the Caribbean. Their reports claim that a large, glowing sphere hovered above their ship. All communication was lost during the twenty minute period in which the mysterious craft hovered above them.
Read UFO Hovers Over The USS John F. Kennedy



Cary Gordon Trantham’s Close Call, 1995


Cary Gordon Trantham was flying home after spending time with her daughter in Florida when she experienced something very strange. While flying over the open water at night, she suddenly flew through a thick bed of fog, which left her flying in pitch darkness. She claims not to have been able to navigate herself as her plane’s instruments went haywire. Lucky escape!



Mary Celeste, 1874


The most famous Bermuda Triangle mystery would have to be the story of the Mary Celeste. Also known as the Ghost Ship, it was found in full sail on December 4, 1872 without a single passenger on board. Could Bermuda Triangle ghosts have been navigating the ship?
Read Abandoned Ship: The Mary Celeste



SS El Faro


The SS L El Faro was an American cargo ship that was lost at sea on October 1, 2015. Experts claim the disappearance of the ship was due to Hurricane Joaquin, but many believe it had something to do with the Bermuda Triangle. The ship was discovered to be 15,000 feet below surface when found.
Read In memory of the crew of El Faro.



The Great Isaac Lighthouse Incident, 1969


Two lighthouse keepers mysteriously disappeared from the Great Isaac Lighthouse in Bimini, Bahamas in 1969 after a hurricane passed through. Their bodies were never found…



Flight 441 Disappearance


Flight 441 was one of the most successful US military carrier aircraft of all time.  On October 30, 1954, Flight 441 took off with 42 passengers making their way to Lajes in the Azores Islands. The plane was about 400 miles off the coast line when contact was lost. Flight 441 never arrived at its destination and disappeared without a trace.



Frank and Romina Leone


Newlyweds Frank and Romina Leone went finishing off the coast of Boynton Beach, Florida in their new boat on June 18, 2003. When the couple failed to turn up for work the next day, family and friends began to worry. U.S coastguards were sent out to search the waters of Miami, but neither their boat or bodies were ever found.



Witchcraft


The Witchcraft was a luxury cabin boat owned by hotel mogul, Dan Burack. On December 22, 1967, Burack and a friend set out about a mile out of the Miami Coastline to view the Christmas lights when the coast guard received a distress call from him. When the coast guard arrived at the site, no boat was to be found.



Ellen Austen Disappearance, 1981


The Ellen Austin was an American schooner, a large multi-masted ship weighing over 1800 tons and was 210 feet long. This ship had run numerous trips between New York and London, when suddenly in 1981, it mysteriously disappeared. Its crew had actually discovered another empty boat within the Bermuda Triangle, which they decided to drive back to shore. Both boats were lost during a storm and were never to be found again.



Irving Rivers’ Eastern Caribbean Airways Disappearance


On November 3, 1978, Irving Rivers’ Eastern Caribbean Airways plane disappeared from radars just moments after controllers at the airport in Saint Thomas cleared it for landing. The plane was less than two miles from the airport when it disappeared.



The Tragic Loss of the USS Cyclops


The disappearance of the USS Cyclops and its 306 man crew back in 1910 is one of the Bermuda Triangle’s most mysterious incidents. There was no distress call. No debris, wreckage or any evidence of the ship’s demise was ever found. Its disappearance is the single largest loss of life in U.S Naval history not directly related to combat.
Read The USS Cyclops Disappearance



The American Bombers


In 1945 5 American T.B.M. Avenger Bombers were supposedly lost in the area without a trace. To make the situation even weirder, the five rescue craft sent after them also disappeared. Here in this photo is a portrait of the lost squadron of Flight 19.



The Spray


Joshua Slocum was dubbed as the ery first man to sail solo around the world in 1895. Although he was considered as one of the best sailors of his time, Joshua Slocum apparently disappeared from the face of the earth in 1909 after allegedly passing through the Devil’s Triangle. He sailed with his old fishing boat called “The Spray.”



The Crewless Yacht


An in-tact yacht, missing all of its crew was found in 1955. It had survived all of three hurricanes but the crew had completely vanished. Theorists suggest an alien abduction, but then theorists always do.


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