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Re: Bermuda Triangle The True Story - Pope

From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 18:31:59 -0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 18:32:56 -0400
Subject: Re: Bermuda Triangle The True Story - Pope

>From: David Galvin <d.galvin.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 04:08:13 +0000
>Subject: Re: Bermuda Triangle The True Story

>>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 11:38:22 -0000
>>Subject: Bermuda Triangle The True Story

>>UK's Channel Five are showing a new documentary on the Bermuda
>>Triangle on Tuesday evening at 8pm.

>>Some people have linked the loss of ships and aircraft in the
>>Bermuda Triangle with UFOs, but this one hour documentary will
>>examine a wide range of theories. I was interviewed and gave a
>>skeptical take on the mystery, and in particular on the
>>disappearance of Flight 19.

>Well, here I am, a long-time lurker struggling free of the

>I remember how excited I was as a young teenager just
>discovering the Bermuda Triangle in the books of Vincent Gaddis,
>Frank Edwards and possibly others. As Ogden Nash once said,
>"wherever there's a monster there's a miracle." How badly I
>wanted the Bermuda Triangle to be a genuine mystery, a spot of
>magic transcending the mundane world like a rose sprouting in an
>asphalt parking lot.

>Being a bit of a sceptic even then (and I do not employ the word
>"sceptic" as a pejorative the way many in this forum do) I
>scrawled out a messily hand-written note inquiring about the
>Flight 19 disappearance and addressed it to the "Naval Air
>Station, Fort Lauderdale, Florida."

>Those were, in many ways, kinder days, and lo and behold in due
>course I received a reply from the US Navy confirming that the
>planes had indeed disappeared and that their fate remained
>officially a mystery.

>I remain to this day an avid follower of reports of the strange,
>bizarre and anomalous. Alas, I have long since given up on the
>Triangle. To anyone still fascinated by this manufactured
>"mystery" I heartily recommend the two books by Lawrence David
>Kusche, *The Bermuda Triangle Mystery--Solved* and *The
>Disappearance of Flight 19*. They are works of meticulous
>research by a masterful slueth with no obvious axe to grind, and
>should long ago have put the urban legend of the Triangle to

>It amazes, bemuses and saddens me that all these years after
>Kusche's work there is still a bevy of 'researchers' busily
>writing books and making documentaries claiming there is
>anything mysterious about the so-called Triangle.

I came fairly late to this documentary and while I haven't seen
the final version yet, I understand Kusche's work will be
featured prominently. I share your skeptical views on this

Best wishes,

Nick Pope


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