Created on: January 12, 2013 Last Updated: January 17, 2013
For more than a century the Bermuda Triangle, a mysterious region that covers a large area from the northeast to the southeast of Florida, has seemingly swallowed up ships and airplanes along with their passengers and crew.
Although the Bermuda Triangle, a region between Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, is famous, another such region called the Devil's Sea lies offshore of the Japanese islands. In ancient days the Japanese told tales of dragon serpents that attacked and carried off entire fishing vessels.
Now a third major region that appears to exhibit the same anomalous characteristics as the other Triangles has surfaced: a new Bermuda Triangle located near the islands of Los Roques off the coast of Venezuela.
When ships and planes go mysteriously missing, legends are born. The eerie Los Roques archipelago off the rugged coast of northern Venezuela has long been rumored to be another Bermuda Triangle.
New attention has focused in the mysterious region after the bizarre disappearance of renown international fashion designer Vittorio Missoni's aircraft in the Venezuela Triangle.
According to website Hollywoodlife.com Missoni's aircraft "vanished just a half hour after take off on Jan. 4, and days later there is still no trace of the aircraft—or any of the individuals that were on board."
During the past decade, more than 15 unexplained disappearances of sea and aircraft have occurred. People literally vanish without a trace.
Just like the fabled Bermuda Triangle.
The archipelago, about 87 miles north of Caracas, Venezuela, is said by some to be cursed.
"Believers in [the] ‘Los Roques Curse’ offer multiple suggestions as to what might happen to its unfortunate victims," writes Hollywoodlife.com "Some say they are abducted by aliens, kidnapped by the remaining residents of Atlantis, or hit by large amounts of methane gas, which is released from the sea floor."
These are the same theories promoted by researchers delving into the murky mystery of the sensationalized Bermuda Triangle disappearances.
Every incident adds to the legend and the fear. Intrepid investigators have found no answer that completely accounts for the strange, sometimes unwordly, phenomena experienced by some survivors of incidents in the Triangles.
A brilliant theory was offered by two scientists from Australia who conducted laboratory experiments revealing the possible fate of some ship and airplane disappearances, but complete resolution of the mystery is still beyond the grasp of scientific explanation-or understanding.
"Just like the Bermuda Triangle, there is no concrete evidence to support these theories—although there are multiple incidents of people, (and their planes), simply vanishing without a trace," observes Hollywoodlife.com. "For example Volaren Venezuela, a website on civil aviation on the country, reports that in 2008, 14 people died when a plane made the exact journey the Missoni plane embarked on. No wreckage has ever been recovered from the plane and only one body was ever found."
As for Missoni's inexplicable vanishing act, the UK Guardian reports "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."
The plane entered the clouds and seemingly vanished from the face of the Earth.
The search continues with fading hope while grim authorities silently wonder who will be the next victim of the "Los Roques Curse."
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