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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.


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.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

The Siesta Is Beneficial For Our Spirit

The biological need for an afternoon nap improves both our physical and our spiritual health say new studies.

US researchers looked at 32 people aged 55-85 years to determine the effects of nap in their intellectual abilities.

The participants slept for 80 minutes at lunchtime and after their experts examined specific test to see their mental skills.

So they noticed that their mental performance was much better when they sleep at noon. While, as mentioned the fact that they slept at noon not disrupt their bedtime, only takes about 6 minutes more than before to fall asleep at night.

As noted by experts, the biological need of the people for a sleep during the day is not random as the human brain and the whole body work better when refreshed.

Scientists recommend the siesta between 2pm and 4pm, but not after 5pm.
Some even note that the sleep duration should be up to 60 minutes but there is a reply proposed by 30-120 minutes nap.

However, as they say, even half bedtime noon offers the human body seriously benefits.

They note that a siesta in old age is recommended to fill the lack of night sleep as well as we all know, in old age happens routinely sleep a person for fewer hours per night than sleeping at younger ages.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Pick The Right Mosquito Repellent

Tests have found the Zika virus in mosquitoes from Miami, the first detected on continental United States, confirming local transmission of the disease, the Florida authorities said.

Three mosquitoes were taken from the tourist hotspot Miami Beach, where cases of locally transmitted Zika were previously reported.

"This is disappointing but not surprising," Florida agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam said in a statement Thursday.

"Florida is among the best (states) in the nation when it comes to mosquito surveillance and control, and this detection enables us to continue to effectively target our resources," he added.

Health officials reported the first cases of locally transmitted Zika in Miami Beach in mid-August.

The virus, which causes birth defects, was detected in a neighborhood north of downtown called Wynwood earlier in July. It has also been found in the Florida counties of Palm Beach, north of Miami, and Pinellas, near Tampa.

Zika causes only mild symptoms for most people. But in pregnant women, it can cause microcephaly, a deformation in which babies are born with abnormally small brains and heads.

The disease has also been linked to a potentially fatal disorder known as Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can lead to nervous system problems such as weakness and paralysis.

Zika is spread by mosquitoes and sexual contact.

The authorities have issued an advisory for pregnant women warning of travel to designated active transmission zones in Florida.

The state has so far identified 49 cases of people who contracted the virus locally, the Florida health department says. It reported another 656 cases brought in by people infected while traveling abroad, mainly areas of Latin America where the virus is spreading.

Those numbers include a total of 80 pregnant women affected so far in Florida.

Pick the right mosquito repellent

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends products with active ingredients like DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus, piracaridin, or IR 3535

Apply the repellent correctly

Remember to apply sunscreen first before the bug repellent so the cream won’t mask its effectivity.

Always remember to spray your feet and ankles too. Mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus are usually attracted to feet.

Repel with your clothes

Long pants, long sleeves are the go-to clothes. Permethrin products are effective and safe for pregnant women and children.” Baggy clothes offer better protection than tight ones. Also protect the head with hat and sunglasses.

Prep your home

When temperatures reach 10 to 15 degrees Celsius, mosquitoes remain active even during the day and fly into the house for shade. Don’t leave water sources open.

Just one tablespoon of water serve as breeding ground for mosquitos which can produce up to 300 larvae.


Add vanilla extract to either of the above recipes, or just rub on the skin. You can also mix vanilla with witch hazel and water for a spray version.

Lavender Flowers

Plant insect repelling herbs in your yard. I grow lavender, thyme, mint and citronella near our patio and we use these fresh plants as bug repellent in a pinch. Rub lavender flowers or lavender oil on your skin, especially on hot parts of body (neck, underarms, behind ears, etc.) to repel insects.

Apple vinegar

Similarly, orange peel and vanilla, apple vinegar has a flavor that is not preferred by mosquitoes. You can drip down onto a damp cloth and place it in the inner corners suspected mosquito breeding.


Lemongrass is not only used as a spice in cooking, but grass also can repel or citronella to repel mosquitoes because contain substances sironelal. Place the lemon grass in the breeding of mosquitoes or mix it with water to be liquid floor cleaner.

Exercise indoors

The body naturally emits carbon dioxide and heat, and a lot more especially when you sweat during workouts. This attracts mosquitoes.

Avoid sex with strangers

Zika can be passed through sex from a person with Zika to his or her partners. Sex includes vaginal, anal, and oral sex and the sharing of sex toys. Zika can be passed through sex, even if the person does not have symptoms at the time. It can be passed from a person with Zika before their symptoms start, while they have symptoms, and after their symptoms end. Though not well documented, the virus may also be passed by a person who carries the virus but never develops symptoms. How to protect yourself during sex

Travel smart

Avoiding affected areas is the best way to avoid Zika virus.

Regularly check the list of countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission. If you must travel into one of the affected countries, stay in air-conditioned areas, sleep under bed nets, and use mosquito repellent vigilantly.

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