One hypothesis says that the Bermuda Triangle is a time hole
This article is about a place traditionally considered to be one the most horrible and mysterious places on the planet. This is a place where many ships and planes have disappeared forever. The majority of these accidents have occurred after the year 1945. Over one thousand people have been victims of this place over the last 26 years. However, there have never been a dead body or even a fragment found.
This description is a very typical when people start talking or writing about the Bermuda Triangle. The area between Florida, Cuba, and the Bermuda islands has been considered an anomalous, mysterious site for many years. Is it really that as horrible as depicted in movies and described in papers?
A thousand victims over a quarter of a century is definitely way too many. However, this does not seem really scary if you compare it to other facts. The number of victims of car accidents in Russia on an area of the same size is 15 times larger over the same period of time. It is reasonable to compare Bermuda Triangle and road victims, since the area of the Bermuda Triangle is rather a busy traffic site. Needless to mention, that the triangle does not kill every ship or plane that travels there. So, where does this fame come from?
Everything started after WWII. The phenomenon of the psychological situation of the American nation of that time period is still waiting for its researchers. The United States of America possessed a very powerful army during 1945-1949. The USA had nuclear weapons at its disposal, so it seems that the Americans should have felt superior over the rest of the world. However, the feeling of superiority was suppressed by fear. The Americans felt that they were totally unprotected in from other more powerful forces: Martians, aliens, ghosts, and so on. In 1947, America was gripped with a fear of aliens after someone saw another UFO somewhere in the United States. This was the time that gave birth to unconventional science of ufology. However, the story started two years earlier, with the fear of the “omnivorous ocean.”
December 5th, 1945 was a usual day for the American Air Force base in Florida, Fort Lauderdale. There were many experienced pilots serving there, so air crashes or other such incidents were rare. Lieutenant Charles Taylor was one of those pilots. A group of pilots was given a very easy task: to fly over to Chicken Shoal, which is to the north of Bimini Island. The weather was superb, so five Avenger bomber planes took off and flew eastwards. The fuel that the planes had in their tanks was enough for 5.5 hours of flying.
No one ever saw them again. Only God knows what happened to them. There were many versions and hypotheses proposed to explain the mystery. However, they were all a big understatement: the missing planes were not found. The details of this story were taken from the investigation and publication materials of the official chronicles of Florida.
The planes were returning around 3:30 p.m. Several minutes later, their command received a strange message: “We have a state of emergency. Most likely, we have lost our way. We do not see the ground. I repeat, we do not see the ground.” A flight control officer asked them to report their whereabouts. The answer from the pilots to such an easy question was really surprising: “We can not do this. We do not know where we are at the moment.” It seemed that it was not an experienced pilot talking, but a perplexed amateur. At 6:45 p.m., Charles Taylor transmitted very strange information: “We are above the Gulf of Mexico.” A flight control officer decided that the pilots were either confused or went mad. The planes eventually disappeared.
Reporter and writer A. Ford wrote that Taylor’s last words were as follows: “Do not follow me. They look like they came out of the Universe.” If there was such a phrase said, most likely, it was reinterpreted. Back in those days, people were used to saying “they came from Mars,” rather than “they came from the Universe.”
More and more mysterious stories started appearing one after another after the accident with Avengers. A simple disappearance was not enough for people, and there was a strong need for rumors. Newspapers were doing their business very well. As a matter of fact, the truth of all the commotion actually made up only ten or fifteen percent. The worst thing about it is the fact that no one can explain any of those incidents. That mysterious “something” never left any eyewitnesses. However, there could be other witnesses found: audio tapes, radar records, and so on.
As far as the Avengers are concerned, there can be one conclusion made. The pilots had to deal with something unusual and strange. That meeting was the first of its kind for them. They knew or heard nothing about it before, which may explain the reason for their perplexity. They said that the ocean looked strange, and that the water was white. This can definitely frighten common people, but not experienced pilots. The pilots were searching for land in the west for some 1.5 hours. Then they started seeking land both in the west an in the east. They failed. The pilots made a mistake: they spent all their fuel searching for the land in the west. Most likely, they landed on the water and then sank. One of those Avengers was found in 1987 on the shelf bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Nevertheless, it is still not clear how the planes moved 700 kilometers westwards without being noticed by anyone?
Other super-fast flights were registered as well. All those occasions have one common fact. They all happened in some strange white clouds or fog. An airliner that was approaching Miami once vanished from radar screens and then appeared again in ten minutes. However, all clocks on board the plane were ten minutes behind the actual time. There was not even a passenger who noticed anything weird about it.
It goes without saying that the hypothesis about a time hole above the Bermuda Triangle stirred up more rumors, and more horrific stories appeared as a result. American News magazine published an article that told the story of an American submarine. The submarine was travelling under the water at the depth of 70 meters (200 feet). The submariners suddenly heard a strange noise. Then they sensed a vibration that lasted for about a minute. Afterwards, it was noticed that all members of the crew added some years to their age. When the submarine surfaced, the satellite navigation system showed that the submarine was in the Indian Ocean, 300 miles off the eastern coast of Africa and about ten miles off the Bermudas. However, making any conclusions about this story is a premature thing to do. The US Navy never confirmed or rejected the information.
The friends of the Avenger pilots still do not know why lieutenant Taylor gave the command to land on the stormy sea if the planes could fly for two more hours looking for the land. Taylor gave the order, and all the pilots executed it. It is only possible to understand this act of suicide if there was no fuel in the tanks. Probably, the pilots were alive after their planes sank into the ocean. Most likely, they were swimming in the water wearing life vests. Nevertheless, the sea won the battle.
It is worth mentioning that a Marine Mariner boatplane searched for the Avengers and disappeared as well. The last thing that the pilot of the boatplane mentioned was something about a strong wind at the height of 1800 meters. The victims of this story make up 27 people.
The most surprising piece of news about the Avengers appeared later. The bomber planes were found in the Atlantic Ocean, only ten miles from their airbase. The pilots’ relatives said that they were extremely sorry to discover this piece of information. It was horrible for them to realize that their men died just a couple of minutes from home. At first, there were four planes found, then a fifth one, marked as 28. This was Taylor’s number.
The Russian and American Press Center helped to discover the details of the incredible finding. The Deep Sea vessel of the Scientific Search Project was searching for a Spanish galleon in 1991. The crew of the ship were making jokes about the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle. Four Avenger planes were found on the bottom of the sea, at a depth of 250 meters. The fifth one was a mile away from the others. The archives mention only that one group of five planes disappeared in December of 1945, although the number of air crashes in the Atlantic Ocean, which happened to Avenger-type planes, totaled 139 accidents. A further examination of the planes proved that they landed on the water. However, there were no bodies found in the cockpits.
The story was not over. Another sensation arrived in the summer of 1995. Specialists from the Deep Sea vessel made a conclusion based on their research. The numbers on the planes found were FT-241, FT-87, FT-120, and FT-28. The numbers of the missing planes were: FT-3, FT-28 (Taylor), FT-36, FT-81, FT-117. Only one number matched. The mystery remains. Where did the Avengers go? Where did those planes come from?
An official government committee concluded the following in 1996. First, the planes on the bottom of the sea were not real; they were models. Second, they were placed there on purpose, for a bombing exercise.
Only stupid people might believe that official proclamation. The divers were laughing their heads off about that delirium from the government. The divers’ reports described the numbers of the planes, and it was said there that the propellers of the planes were curved due to the crash landing. Nothing like that could have happened to modeled planes. Any kind of bombing exercise is out of the question as well. The planes were lying at the depth of 250 meters. This is like shooting at a target that is behind the Great Chinese Wall. As can be seen, the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle will remain forever.
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov