Survivor Says Something New About the Bermuda Triangle Mystery

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The airplane involved was a Beechcraft Bonanza single-engine aircraft. Onboard, pilot Bruce Gernon had two passengers: his father and business partner. They took off from Andros Island in the Bahamas and headed northwest for the Florida coast. It was December 4, 1970.

If you draw up a map, trace a line connecting the island of Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Miami, and back to Bermuda, what do you get? Yes, it’s a Bermuda Triangle — a sinister polygon known for mysteriously swallowing over 2,000 ships and 200 aircraft over centuries! Bruce Gernon’s plane was within its hungry grasp...

But this was a typical flight Bruce had made dozens of times before! The trip usually took about an hour and a half with no hiccups or mysterious phenomena whatsoever! The men were no more concerned than you would be during your daily commute to work.

Oh, but this time would be different. They would face very unusual circumstances, indeed...

Bruce took off and started gaining altitude. Strange things started happening right from the get-go. At an altitude of about 1,000 feet (300 m), he noticed a small cloud up ahead. But... it kept growing. Not from the plane getting closer — this thing was actually getting bigger in size! Bruce had to fly through it, and he came out the other end just fine.

Another mysterious cloud appeared at 11,500 feet (3,500 m). This one was massive, and Bruce had no other choice but to fly through it too. So, he concentrated, took a deep breath, and in they went.

At that moment, it got dark as night all around the aircraft. Not a single sliver of sunshine got through. But this wasn’t a storm cloud, and it wasn’t raining. Bruce was starting to get worried. And then — BAM! — he saw flashes of white light! They would appear and vanish quickly like lightning. But this pilot knew this certainly was no lightning. The flashes were so bright, they lit up the whole space around them.

Bruce kept flying for another 30 minutes when he realized this was the same cloud he had gone through earlier when he started to climb. But now the cloud was cylindrical, and the plane was flying through its center. It was about 1 mile wide and seemed endless. Bruce thought he could never get out of that trap. But a minute later, he saw light at the end of the tunnel.

He kept that yoke straight ahead — he was almost out of this nightmare! But all of a sudden, unexplainable things started happening again. The walls of the cloud tunnel began to narrow —they were closing in on the plane! The navigational instruments started wigging out. The compass was spinning by itself counterclockwise.

The electronic instruments were all malfunctioning. It was like the plane was being operated by something else, or it was moving inside some kind of current. All of Bruce’s attempts to take control were to no avail.

He kept flying through that tunnel, bound and determined to get out of this thing and live to tell the tale. The walls kept narrowing, smaller and smaller, wrapping like a vortex. Bruce was running out of time — he had to get out of this place fast! The next 20 seconds were the most intense of his life. But then...

He burst out of this foggy trap! As Bruce described later, he felt weightless for 5 seconds as his plane left the tunnel. The clouds dispersed, and now the aircraft was in a grayish haze. The men let out a big sigh of relief.

He immediately grabbed the radio and contacted ground control. Bruce wanted them to determine his location. But when the dispatcher looked at the green screen, his face became contorted with confusion...

Bruce’s plane wasn’t on the radar! It was as if the thing was invisible! But then the dispatcher said the aircraft was already in Miami airspace. Bruce was utterly shocked by this information. It just couldn’t be true.

The distance the Beechcraft was supposed to cover was about 250 miles (400 km). Remember, the whole trip usually took around 90 minutes. But this time, it took just 47 minutes to get to the destination! This model of aircraft can only cruise at about 180 mph (290 kph).

Do the math, and anyone would understand that this was physically impossible. The dispatcher must have made a mistake. But when the clouds parted, Bruce saw that he really was over Miami!

The plane landed safely, and it was time to try and solve this mystery. So what happened on that flight? Bruce checked the remaining fuel and his watch. After a short calculation, he was only more confused. The plane hadn’t gone through the amount of fuel it should’ve.

Bruce couldn’t have been wrong. He was a very experienced pilot. By his early 20s, he already had 600 hours of flight under his belt. And he was all-too-familiar with this airspace he’d flown countless times. All the evidence in hand seemed to indicate that Bruce’s plane just skipped over almost half the entire distance...

The man thought about this bizarre occurrence for a long time. He even consulted with professors and experts. But none of them could give an exact answer to what happened that day. So, he came up with his own theory and even wrote a book about it. Bruce thought it all came down to this “electric fog” with white flashes.

Others, however, theorized that dark energy was responsible for this time leap. Yes, that same dark energy responsible for the expansion of the universe. This energy could’ve curved space-time like a black hole, forming this strange tunnel. Bruce accidentally hit it, but he was lucky to get out of there. That’s how he got into Miami airspace so fast. But dark energy is just a theory attempting to explain the unexplainable.

To this day, there is no real answer for how Bruce was able to travel that distance in such a short time. But some details can still be explained. Archive records show that 84 sunspots were recorded that day, as well a huge solar wind moving almost 440 miles per second (700 km/s)! This would cause disturbances in the Earth’s magnetosphere that could throw off the plane’s instruments and radars. So Bruce’s version that he was in an “electronic fog” could be right!

And about these weird clouds. The thing is, they’re pretty commonplace things in this area. Zones with low and high pressure are constantly colliding there. The result: storm clouds. Perhaps that cloud growing before Bruce’s eyes was simply two massive air currents crashing into each other...

But so far, no one has been able to explain how the plane got to Miami so fast. Well, maybe in the future, the truth will be revealed. In the meantime, it remains another mysterious riddle of the Bermuda Triangle. But it’s still by far not the most shocking incident there...

In 1945, a total of 5 planes went missing in the Bermuda Triangle all at once! On December 5, some Navy student pilots were training in the area. The day’s lesson: navigation. Ironically enough, they couldn’t find their way back to the base and got lost. Many people assumed they ran out of fuel. This is likely to have caused the incident, but the circumstances were very strange...

The students were under the supervision of an experienced lieutenant who had 2,500 flight hours. He would never let a bunch of newbies go so far that they’d get lost.

Three years later, a passenger jet headed to Miami from Puerto Rico disappeared in the same area. There were 29 passengers and 3 crew members on board. The weather was clear throughout the flight.

But experts believe that when the plane was about 50 miles off the coast of Miami, it could’ve been hit by a strong wind that knocked it off course. Years later, divers found a similar-looking plane in the waters. But since it was lacking certain details and registrations, no one could confirm that it was the missing Miami-bound aircraft.

The next month, in January 1948, another plane went missing in Bermuda. 25 passengers and 6 crew members just vanished somewhere between Azores and Bermuda. The mystery of this plane’s disappearance — along with countless others — remains unsolved.


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