Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Mysteries

Are the Los Roques islands the new Bermuda Triangle?

Are the Los Roques islands the new Bermuda Triangle? 1

The archipelago off the coast of Venezuela, where fashion designer Vittorio Missoni’s plane disappeared mid-air, has a growing reputation for mysterious vanishings.
The as-yet-unexplained disappearance last Friday of the plane carrying six passengers and crew, including Italian fashion mogul Vittorio Missoni, has prompted some to blame the “Los Roques curse”.
The label has been attached to a series of mysterious plane crashes and “vanishings” over the past decade or so between the Caribbean archipelago of Los Roques and the Venezuelan capital Caracas, 140km to the south. Inevitably, comparisons have been made with the infamous Bermuda Triangle, the area between Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico that has long had a reputation for unexplained disappearances of ships and planes.

To date, no wreckage of Missoni’s plane has been located since it took off from Los Roques for Caracas. A hotel owner on the islands said he last saw the plane – a twin-engine BN-2 Islander built in 1968 – entering a bank of clouds. Meanwhile, the Missoni family said it was not ruling out the possibility that the plane had been hijacked by local drug smugglers. Venezuela’s civil aviation authority said the aircraft’s last recorded position was 18km south of the Los Roques.
Since the mid-90s, there have been at least 15 reported incidents in which small aircraft have either crashed, disappeared or declared emergencies while travelling through the area. In 2008, 14 people were killed when a plane making the same journey as Missoni’s crashed into the sea. No wreckage was ever found and only one body was recovered.
Speculation about possible explanations for the “curse” has ranged from basic pilot error through to the release of methane hydrates from the sea floor. The lack of evidence only fuels speculation.
Such mysteries are, of course, fodder to those with a conspiratorial mind. Other areas that have become renowned for unexplained disappearances include the Formosa Triangle, the Michigan Triangle, the Sargasso Sea, and the Devil’s Sea off Japan.
But Nick Wall, editor of Pilot, says pilots are a pragmatic, rational lot who don’t get distracted by talk of triangles and curses: “There’s always some explanation for these things – even if it takes many years to uncover the answer. Pilots prefer to concentrate on the things that genuinely will help them live longer such as fuel gauges, weather reports and engine inspections. They are increasingly aware of previously unknown meteorological phenomena such as coastal wind shearing and mountain waves, which can cause sudden turbulence. But it is too early to know for sure what caused this latest incident.”

Comments

You May Also Like

Mysteries

Australian researcher, professor at the University of Griffiths in Queensland, Shane Sutterly, has opened the veil of secrecy over the so-called Bermuda Triangle. He explained...

Mysteries

Four tankers suddenly lost control and sailed in circles in the South Atlantic, west of the southern African city of Cape Town. Early on...

Bizzare & Odd

Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Ross Anyone for a trip to the Bermuda Triangle ?  Inspired by the recent social media phenomenon, other people...

Ancient

With the use of sonar, oceanographer Dr. Meyer Verlag discovered giant glass pyramids at a depth of two-thousand meters. The use of other devices...

Aliens & UFO's

Mysterious underwater objects have emerged in the Bermuda Triangle and no one can explain whether they have a natural, an artificial or an extraterrestrial...

Aliens & UFO's

Unidentified submerged objects (USOs) are not as famous as UFOs although they are often encountered, according to declassified Russian Navy records. The common trait...

Mysteries

By Wade Shepard, Vagabond Journey Travel Originally published at Vagabond Journey Travel Ships sink in the Laoye Temple waters. Lots of them. This is...

Conspiracies

Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show; Many people are aware that the globalists are attacking humanity in every aspect on multiple fronts. However, what...

Advertisement