I. The Myth of the Bermuda Triangle A: Examples of theories and historical events. B: Environmental reasoning of the location.
II. The Popular Mystery of Flight 19 A: The legend of six fighter planes disappearing on a routine flight. B: How the Bermuda Triangle got its name from this mystery. C: The true occurrence of how the mission went and explanation of phenomena.
For years there has been an unsolved mystery of disappearances of boats and planes with no trace of evidence left behind. All of these conspiracies had relevance as to the whereabouts of these lost travelers. The locations of these disappearances were within a geographical triangle in the Atlantic Ocean. The corners of this legendary triangle were
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Flight 19, commanded by Lieutenant Charles Taylor, was the group of planes manned by five officer pilots and nine enlisted crew members, the latter detailed two to each plane but on this day short one man, who had a requested removal from flying status due to a premonition and wasn't replaced (Berlitz 13). The first five planes that disappeared were on a routine training mission with a flight plan was designed to follow a triangular flight pattern starting at the Naval Air Station at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, then 160 miles to the east, 40 miles to the north, and then back to their base, following a southwest course (Berlitz 12). After accomplishing the bombing run at 3:15 PM, the radioman at the Fort Lauderdale Naval Air Station Tower received an unusual message from the flight leader. The record shows as following: Calling tower. This is an emergency. We seem to be off course. We cannot see land. . . Repeat. . . We cannot see land. (What is your position?) We are not sure of our position. We cannot be sure just where we are. . . We seem to be lost. . . (Assume bearing due west.) We don't know which way is west. Everything is wrong. . . Strange . . . We can't be sure of any directioneven the ocean doesn't look as it should. . . .I don't know where we are. We must have got lost after that last turn. Both my compasses are