Mysterious Disappearances In The Bermuda Triangle: Top 10

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s triangle, not because the Devil resides there but because certain strange happenings have occurred there for years is a geographical location making a triangle with points situated at Bermuda, Puerto Rico and the tip of Florida, in the Western part of the North Atlantic Ocean.

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So many air crafts have been known to have disappeared at this location and there have been so many theories postulated as to why this and certain other phenomena happens.

Bermuda Triangle was first mentioned was by writer Vincent Gaddis in an article published in 1964 for Argosy magazine. Even if there are plenty of unexplained disappearances in the area, the Bermuda triangle is still a heavily traveled area, and one of the busiest shipping routes in the world.

It is thought that certain magnetic anomalies may exist in the Triangle which would affect the compasses of sea vessels. This article seeks to expose certain mysterious disappearances that have happened at the Bermuda Triangle in recent memory.

1. Flight 19

Flight 19 is the title of five TBM Avenger Torpedo Jet Bombers which went missing at the Devil’s Triangle on December 5, 1945 during a training flight. All fourteen men on the flight training session disappeared without trace. A Martin Mariner Flying Boat also disappeared over the water during the search and was never found with thirteen men on board. Flight 19 was one of the most famous Bermuda Triangle incidents. tragic indeed.

2. Ellen Austin

The Ellen Austin was a large Ship that travelled frequently between New York (United States) and London (United Kingdom). Once, on the Ship’s regular trips, the Ellen Austin came across another sailing vessel moving rather quickly in the Bermuda Triangle with no one on board.

The Ellen Austin transferred some of its crew to the other ship in order to try to scavenge it. The crew attempted to sail it alongside the Ellen Austin to London, but the plans changed when two days later they got separated during a storm and, after a search coming up empty, continued to London. On another trip the Ellen Austin came across the other ship once again and sent crew to salvage it, once again no one was on board and it disappeared days later.

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3. The USS Cyclops

The USS Cyclops was a very large ship that supplied fuel to the American Navy (American Fleet) during the First World War. The ship carried on board 309 people along with heavy cargo.

It was in Barbados that the ship was last seen or heard of where it stopped to carry more cargo on board before making the final long journey to Baltimore, USA, where it was expected. Unfortunately, the USS Cyclops never gpt to its destination and this prompted a huge search initiative that spanned the entire route of the Cyclops.

No trace of the ship was ever found and it makes for one of the largest losses of life in the Bermuda Triangle. In 1941, two of the Cyclops’s sister ships disappeared along the same route.

4. C-54

A C-54 aircraft took off from Bermuda on July 3, 1947 and was met with a large thunderstorm. The squall would have been the reason the plane totally disintegrated with no trace, according to the investigation board in Florida, but the real puzzle is why would the aircraft have entered the storm when it could have easily avoided it? On the day of the flight, there were only six people on board including the experienced pilot but the plane could have held 85 passengers.

Right from the beginning the plane was heading way off course without the notice of the pilot or the navigator on board. Then it changed course twice which pushed it into the eye of the storm. The ground radio operator heard a garbled SOS which was so quiet he ignored it as a genuine call for help. Later he heard a second SOS and then silence. The plane was never seen again.

On January 30, 1948, the plane left Santa Maria, Azores with 25 passengers on board the British Airliner. The radio operator received coordinates and it was agreed the time of arrival in Bermuda should be 5 a.m. The operator was never able to regain radio contact with the Tudor Star Tiger and twenty minutes before the flight was scheduled to land a state of emergency was declared

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Hours after 5, the flight still hadn’t arrived or made contact and a fleet of 26 aircraft searched over 5 days and never found a trace of the Star Tiger.

5. Tudor Star Tiger

On January 30, 1948, the plane left Santa Maria, Azores with 25 passengers on board the British Airliner. The radio operator received coordinates and it was agreed the time of arrival in Bermuda should be 5 a.m. The operator was never able to regain radio contact with the Tudor Star Tiger and twenty minutes before the flight was scheduled to land a state of emergency was declared.

Hours after 5, the flight still hadn’t arrived or made contact and a fleet of 26 aircraft searched over 5 days and never found a trace of the Star Tiger.

6. Flight DC-3

On December 28, 1948 a Douglas Dakota DC-3 airplane took off from Puerto Rico, heading for Miami, Florida. When it was 50 miles from the airport, the flight sent out its final radio call to indicate its position.

There was only twenty minutes to go before landing, but the flight was never seen or heard from again. It had 26 people on board, and became the first Douglas Dakota aircraft to go missing in the Florida Keys. Since then, there have been two more cases all of them around the same location in the string of islands just south of Florida.

7. Flight 441

Flight 441 was a huge US Military owned carrier aircraft which was one of the most successful models of all time. On the day it disappeared, it was flying 42 passengers, all naval officers and their families overseas.

It was only 400 miles from the coast inside the Bermuda Triangle when it simply vanished becoming one of the largest mysteries of the infamous spot to date. The investigation included the plane, weather and pilot capabilities but nothing was found that could point to how the plane disappeared. The plane’s cargo contained life rafts which would have floated on water if the plane broke apart on landing and would have been easily traceable. The pilot never even sent an SOS call.

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8. Witchcraft

Witchcraft was a 23-foot luxury cabin cruiser, owned by Burrack who also had a popular hotel. He invited his father onto his boat to see the beauty of the Christmas lights along the shore of Miami at night. They did not even go a mile offshore.

At 9 p.m. the coast guard got a call from Burrack, who said his boat hit something, but it wasn’t an emergency they just required towing.

He also said he would fire a flare to identify his position. The coast guard arrived to the location less than 20 minutes later but the ship was nowhere to be found and no flare was to be seen. A 1,200 square mile search was issued but nothing was ever found.

9. Piper Jets

The first Piper-PA airplane disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle on June 20, 2005. It was between Treasure Cay Island of the Bahamas and Fort Pierce in Florida with three people on board. The second similar incident happened on April 10, 2007 near Berry Island. The pilot was alone on board without any passengers.

10. Trislander

In 2008, the most recent disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle happened. Before this most recent incident, multiple unexplained occurrences happened every year in the area.

On December 15, 2008 a British-Norman Islander took off from Santiago for New York with 12 people on board. Only 35 minutes after takeoff the airplane ascended and went off the radar. A massive search operation was launched by the US Coast Guard but the airplane was never seen again. The plane went missing around the West Caicos island.

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