The Bermuda Triangle is a very mysterious place. There have been many disappearances in this triangular shape in the ocean. One of the most famous disappearances was Flight 19 on December 5th 1945. Five airliners were out on a test drive off the coast of Florida. When they were turning back to Florida they lost all sight of land. Their compasses started going crazy. They figured they had taken a wrong turn and were now going west. After a few minutes they could not be radioed. The search went on all through the night. During the search the Martin Mariner, a flying boat was also lost. No one ever heard from the crew of the Martin Mariner or Flight 19 again and also no wreckage was ever found.
Another disappearance happened in January of 1929. A ship called the Carroll A. Deering, came sailing into an area called the Diamond Shoals off the Coast of North Carolina near Cape Hatteras Coast Guard Station. A rescue team went out for the ship. It was a stormy day and the ship was in full sail which is why it sailed into Diamond Shoals. No one was on board to the rescue teamsí surprise, although this did explain why the ship was in full sail on such a stormy day. It is believed that the crew left the ship in good weather. It also seemed that they left with many of their personal possessions. One of the captainís charts still on board showed that the handwriting changed about a week before the ship was found which meant the captain died or became ill and could no longer keep track of the charts. Another strange thing was that the rescue team found a meal on the stove. The investigation also revealed that another ship had passed the Deering two days before it was found and itís reported that he thought the crew was acting strange. A red headed man with a foreign accent told them to report that they had lost their anchors in a storm. He thought this was strange because the man did not identify himself and their was no sign of the captain. No one from the Deerings crew was ever heard from again.
Over the years there have been many planes which have disappeared in the Bermuda triangle. In 1948 and in 1949 there were two cases of missing planes. In both cases, the last radio contact from the captains indicated that the weather was clear and the flights were on schedule. In another case, in September 1971 a Jet Fighter was flying over the Atlantic. It was being tracked on radar by technicians at Florida Homestead Air Force base when it suddenly disappeared off their radar. They knew exactly where it had gone down so were able to immediately send out a rescue team. The area where it went down was shallow water and the time was early morning. Also visibility was excellent and a rescue operation should have been easy. But like the flights lost in 1948 and 1949, there was no trace of the plane.
On October 1971 a similar case was witnessed by a group of scientists. The scientists saw a plane stop in midair and dive right into the ocean. This was not far away from the scientists ship , the Discoverer. The ship was at the crash sight within a few minutes. They saw nothing on their sonar. But with a dive like the plane took, it should have been in pieces. But they found no sign of the plane.
In August 1963, two planes crashed 300 miles south west of Bermuda. At first they thought it was another disappearance. Some debris was found 260 miles away from Bermuda. More debris was found a few days later 160 miles away. That was strange because if they collided they would have been separated very quickly. If that was a fact how could their engines go out at the same time. This remains a mystery.
Another case had a woman flying a small passenger plane. They were flying to Grand Turk Island. She said that she was hovering over two unidentified islands. Civilians observed a plane circling above Grand Turk Island. If people were able to see the plane then why couldnít the pilot see the houses on the island.
There is only one survivor of unexplained experiences in the Devilís Triangle. In fact heís done it twice! His name is Dick Stern. He was in the Air Corps at the time of his first experience. He left with seven other bombers to Italy. They were to stop at Bermuda to refuel. There was a full moon and the sky was clear. Everything went wrong an hour out of Bermuda. The plane flipped over! One minute they were on the ceiling, the next they were on the floor. The pilot finally got out of the strange force about 15 minutes after they entered it. Everyone on the plane was in no condition to go to Italy, so they went back to Bermuda. The second time Dick experienced something strange in the Devilís Triangle, he was flying from London to Miami. He was on a plane with his wife, scheduled to stop at Bermuda and Nassau. At lunch time the plane suddenly dropped. The plane was going up, down , right and left while the food and drinks were going all over the plane. The crew tried to get the plane under control but they couldnít. Then it stopped about as fast as it started.
There have been lots of explanations for cases in the Bermuda Triangle, but none of them have been proven. So the Bermuda Triangle remains a mystery.