The picture above was taken by Bimini Brown, well known diver and snorkeling host in the Bahamas.
But there is more beneath the Bermuda Triangle than the Bimini Road. There is the absence of the wrecks that I seek. Many, in fact, have sought them for decades, but no one has ever found any major wreck from any of the aircraft of ship that have been firmly established to have vanished in unusual circumstances.
There is another phenomenon — it is embodied in “The Eye.” The water is like turquoise glass around much of the Great Bahama Bank. Often the bottom sand is only a few feet below the surface. Over time wrecks attract turtle grass and other bottom growth. They become a little oases of life. From the air these areas look like a marled area of deeper green. They easily stand out from the smooth, fleshy sand under the clean turquoise glass. New ones will quickly attract divers. Curious, they glide over the new area and check for artifacts. One such area is “The Eye.” It is about 55 miles due east of Bimini in the Bahamas.
As expected, “The Eye” turned out to be a wreck. It was the wreck of an aircraft. But it was the wreck of an aircraft no one has been able to identify as yet. Pam Harrison and her husband formed part of an expedition to try and uncover enough of the bottom sands to see if the aircraft was the one her father had flown and vanished with long ago in 1975, after he took off from Greensboro, North Carolina, headed to the Bahamas. The proof remained elusive. Divers could feel the wings feet below the sand, but they did not have the ability to get the sand off and check the registration number.
But “The Eye” represents something more, something far more mysterious. Hundreds of boats and airplanes have vanished over the Bahamas, and yet not one of them has left a trace. This not only applies to immediately after they vanished. It applies to now. None of these wrecks have left an “eye,” a marled area on the bottom sands indicating a wreck.
The lack of “eyes” has become yet another footnote of mystery in the details of many of those that have vanished. They did not send a Mayday. There was no trace of an ELT — an electronic auto alarm that sounds upon impact, its signal pinpointing the location of impact. There was no trace of wreckage and now the mystery extends even to time. There is no indication they ever hit a very shallow bottom.
As it has become obvious to many people, after 18 years I took down Bermuda-triangle.org in order to transfer and concentrate all my pursuits at The Quester Files. Much needs to be re-written and updated. I intend to do much of that here on my blog first, using this as an “out-of-town opening” while I design the new Triangle section. For years data has been coming in and yet I was never able to update consistently my old, top-heavy website. I have the luxury here, and so you can expect many more posts on the adventurous high seas world of mystery and intrigue.
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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.