A Summer Triangle

Just an update for you all– June 12 is the street date for my second installment in my Bermuda Triangle trilogy. It is 280 pages. It will be out in hardcover and paperback. It has 8 pages of photos and many, many illustrations. Much is refined and discussed. There are many new cases. Trends are noted, even locations where certain types of disappearances seem to predominate.

Those along the Gulf Coast I find intriguing. They occur along a track line almost reminiscent of something out of JAWS indicating the feeding path of a large creature– but in this case a track line for a phenomenon. Since the What’s Left? in 2003 a number of derelicts have happened here which suggest very much the unusual– murder by drug runners perhaps, but there are still unusual elements to them.

For instance, the case of the What’s Left? is hard to put together. The hydrosport had drifted close to 400 miles in order to beach off Cape Canaveral. But how did it get so far into the Florida Straits to do so? The throttle was found fully engaged. This is one possibility, but it doesn’t seem it was helmed. Inside the cabin was the dead body of the owner, Gary Lisk. He had apparently been dead for the two weeks the boat had drifted. Somehow the boat had capsized and drifted that way. It was never spotted by as massive Coast Guard search.

Moreover, Lisk’s spine had been transected, something which could not have happened from merely capsizing. One shoe was on, the other off. No sign was ever found of his passengers– Neil Eddleman and his son, Neil Jr.

This has become quite a mystery in south Florida. They were supposed to have been cruising along to the wreck of the California for diving in late October 2003.  Then the boat vanished. A Coast Guard search found nothing. Then two weeks later the What’s Left? turns up capsized and beached at Cape Canaveral, with Lisk’s body inside, throttles fully engaged. It apparently had drifted that way, and because of its aquamarine colored bottom had gone unnoticed in a search.

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Beached at Cape Canaveral

 

So what is the scenario that best fits? It seems that whatever happened did so when Lisk was below. It equally seems it caught him while taking his shoes off. It wiped off the deck Neil Sr. and Jr. and flung the boat around and killed Lisk inside . . .but no, that doesn’t seem to fit. The transected spine. The throttles fully engaged.

It seems as if the What’s Left? was fleeing something. If so, why was Lisk below and where were the Eddlemans? How did he get a transected spine?

This and other mysteries along here are just a few within the 21st century Triangle. Derelicts found in the Bahamas or off Florida’s east coast are found shipshape. Those found further out in the Atlantic in the Sargasso Sea or east of the Windwards and Leewards are found a shambles. It is time to start regionalizing the mysteries.

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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 or Q Man. “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.

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