The Bermuda Triangle
A search plane sent out looking for them... was never heard from again.
Thus began the legend of the Bermuda Triangle, where unexplainable and baffling things took place.
They concluded... there's nothing mysterious about the Triangle at all.
Nova reported that the lead pilot of the five Navy planes, who had flown the route (near the florida Keys) a number of times, had compass troubles. He was familiar with the route and decided to navigate by reefs and Islands below.
It appears that he mistakenly turned left or right... at the wrong set of reefs.
The mainland never appeared as it always had before.
Some words were heard by the control tower, "everything looks different", "strange".
There was confusion, because the expected mainland never appeared.
It is believed that
in the excitement of the search,
a crewman lit up a cigarette, and the plane exploded.
In fact, an explosion at sea was reported by an eye witness.
Nova reported that there are mysterious happenings all over the world, and that in fact,
the Bermuda Triangle is actually a very safe place.
How did this all come about? Why is the Bermuda Triangle considered to be a place of strange and unexplainable occurrences?
The main reason is the number of books that are filled with false information.
The author of one book was asked where he got his information.
He replied that it came from another book that had been written ten years earlier.
Another author was asked for his sources.
He said that he got it from Lt. Jones, who had been in the air traffic control tower
that day and had heard the entire thing.
Nova contacted Lt. Jones; he hadn't heard anything like what had been written about him.
In the 1970's, there was a documentary about the Bermuda Triangle
that was released to the movie theaters.
Narrated by actor Vincent Price,
its TV advertising had one of the pilots radio the control tower with the words,
"Don't come after us. They look like they're from outer space".
Ah, American ingenuity to make a fast
And people think that the Russians are corrupt.
I'm the guy who played up those words in this article,
knowing full well... that they were never spoken.
Sorry. I am so ashamed.
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