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RICHARD THOMAS is a freelance feature writer specialising in Fortean subjects. Richard has written for high street magazines, including Alien Worlds Magazine, Paranormal Magazine and UFO Matrix Magazine. He is also a blogger for UFOMystic and Binnall of America. In addition to writing about the paranormal and unexplained, Richard also writes a column entitled “Big Day Out” for the South Wales Evening Post, Wales’ largest circulation newspaper. His website is at www.richardthomas.eu.
on March 01, 2013 :
As a book publisher for the past 23 years, I review a large number of books for several organizations (eg: American Aviation Historical Society, etc.) This book is but 15 pages of crap.
The concept of the Bermuda triangle was created in 1950 with an article by Associated Press reporter Edward Van Winkle Jones. He had a map showing an airplane flying from Bermuda toward Puerto Rico, another plane flying from Puerto Rico to Miami, and finally, Flight 19 flying from Fort Lauderdale out in the direction of Bermuda. In 1952, George X Sand wrote in Fate Magazine defining the borders, shown in the map from Jones' article, In 1964 Vincent Gaddis in Argosy magazine finally named the infamous Bermuda Triangle.
It looks a triangle drawn over the Atlantic Ocean. Each year, ships and planes go missing off the eastern coastline of the United States, as planes have for a century, and ships literally for hundreds of years. Yet both the US Coast Guard and Lloyds of London state that no more ships or planes go missing here than off the Pacific coastline.
Under the infamous Bermuda triangle is nothing but flat ocean bottom at some 12,000 feet. No methane gas to upset ships, no fumaroles to spew out magma to affect compasses, and certainly no crystal pyramids. As well, many of the reported triangle mysteries did not take place within the mythical boundaries; eg: the Mary Celeste sailed from NY to Portugal and never went near Bermuda then was found off the coast of Portugal.
Much of the story however, begins with Flight 19, aka the Lost Patrol when supposedly they disappeared suddenly into the infamous Bermuda Triangle. Flight 19 disappeared in December of 1945 but it wasn’t into the Bermuda triangle and it wasn't sudden — it took five hours for each of the TMB Avengers to drop out of the sky. The irony of Flight 19 is that none of the men died within the infamous Bermuda triangle.
Three crash sites have been located and one aircraft has been raised from the sea.
Taken from, Discovery of Flight 19
Douglas Westfall, historic publisher of American History
(reviewed within a month of purchase)