On December 5th, 1945, at a Naval Base east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, five Avenger Torpedo Bombers were going out for a test run. All went well until the trip back. One of the pilots reported into the station that they appeared to be off course and could no longer see land. Each of the pilots reported that their instruments were not functioning correctly. The crewmembers reported their instruments as going crazy and each registered a different reading. Suddenly, the control tower lost all contact with the planes only being less than 200 miles from base.
Several rescue planes were dispatched among them was one, the Martin Mariner, sent out with 13 crewmembers. Shortly after take off of the Mariner, it also lost contact with the base. It, along with the five planes it went to search for was lost. Over 300 planes and many hundreds of sailing vessels went looking for the 6 lost planes but no trace of the 6 were ever found.
When most planes crash in the ocean they always leave some kind of wreckage behind or an oil slick, but to quote the Naval board of inquiry "The vanished completely as if they had flown to Mars."
In the past 100 years, over 100 ships and planes have been reported missing in the Bermuda Triangle, which has been known to claim over 1,000 lives. Even Christopher Columbus noted in his journal that his compass was not working properly as he entered the area now known as The Bermuda Triangle. The heart of the triangle lies between Miami, Florida, Puerto Rico, San Juan and Bermuda. This imaginary location is noted for its high incidence of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft.
Other than an "Unexplained Phenomenon", there are many natural explanations for...