Clickbait Solution– The Bermuda Triangle and Rogue Waves.

In my first book Into the Bermuda Triangle (2003 McGraw-Hill) I introduced the theory of rogue waves as follows:

“The oceans of the world are always in motion, but the unpredictability of this movement is more true in the Triangle than anywhere else. Dr. Hans Grabber, of the University of Miami extension on Key Biscayne, is the world’s foremost authority on rogue waves. “Rogue Wave” is rather self-explanatory: it doesn’t travel with the pack, it is volatile and its actions are unpredictable. Dr. Grabber’s studies have lead him to be able to predict where rogue waves are most likely to strike. Among the most probable areas are those near strong currents, like the Gulf Stream, and on the leeward side of islands, of which the Bermuda Triangle can boast thousands (the Bahamas are comprised of 700 islands on their own). As an example of their volatility, he notes that in 1994 a huge rogue wave slammed into Daytona Beach, Florida, on what was an otherwise calm and perfect day weather-wise. Other examples of rogue waves involve the Bahamian cruise ship Europa which in November 1999 was slammed abeam. These rogue waves have been noted to attain heights in excess of 100 feet, as seen in the case of the Dutch passenger liner Rotterdamn which was hit by one back in 1977.”

This paragraph above contained in Into the Bermuda Triangle (2003 McGraw-Hill) was basically more than enough attention given to the subject.  In addition to this, and indeed coming years before it, was a page on my original Bermuda Triangle website on the disappearance of the s.s. Poet in 1980 in which the US Coast Guard speculated that rogue wave might have hit the vessel abeam and sent her keelover.

They had reason, for all the evidence indicated that Poet vanished north of Bermuda on October 26, 1980, around this time the ketch Wandering Angus was capsized by a rogue wave that came from nowhere. However, Bart Dunbar, the skipper survived to tell the tale. By comparison the huge (520-foot) grain ship vanished.

Rogue Waves would tend to exist in the area of the Gulf Stream where the warm stream collides with the colder climates of the Atlantic off North Carolina. In the Marine Board of Investigation report on the Poet’s disappearance, the US Coast Guard explains the North Wall Phenomenon.

“The North Wall phenomenon is one of rapidly increasing wind and seas in the area of the northern boundary of the Gulf Stream where the sea surface temperatures can change dramatically. In such a region of large surface temperature contrast, a potential for damaging and volatile weather frequently exists. When cold air flows over this narrow zone of warm water, the air is rapidly warmed and rises. The rising air displaces the heavier, colder air aloft which descends generating strong, gusty winds at the surface.”

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Illustration of s.s. Poet from Into the Bermuda Triangle (2003, McGraw-Hill)

The theory of “rogue waves” is an old one, and it may apply to only a few cases of boats sailing in susceptible waters. But for those to claim “scientists” have solved the Bermuda Triangle mystery with the theory is pure clickbait. It is the product of skimming my old book and taking only one theory out of many. As the word “disappearance” implies, there is no evidence. No one can investigate a disappearance; only the circumstances surrounding a disappearance. No “scientist” could possibly have been involved in the egregious clickbait claims. There is no evidence for “rogue waves” except in a few cases where the crew survived to tell of it.

Investigating the circumstances of hundreds of disappearances in the Triangle opens the door on a number of disturbing theories. There is no single solution.

Boats and ships of all sizes vanish all over the area of the Triangle, many over shallow water, and leave no trace to suggest anything but mystery. That is why the Bermuda Triangle has its reputation to this day.

I longed for the time when I might distance my name from the Triangle, but had I not removed my original website a few years ago to place only a sample on Q Files perhaps I could have prevented this absolute rubbish from getting out there.

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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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The Bermuda Triangle II– a month after

It’s a month now after the hurried release of BT II. This didn’t give any time for promotion (yet). Sales continue and feedback is starting to come in on Amazon. Here’s a link for those interested in understanding this popular mystery.

https://www.amazon.com/Bermuda-Triangle-II-Unexplained-Disappearances/dp/0988850583/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1497196733&sr=1-1&keywords=Gian+J+Quasar

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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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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.

 

 

Me and Zombie Journalism

I can’t stand Zombie Journalism. If you don’t know what it is, it is a form of journalism without adjectives and adverbs and thus without any qualifying statements. It is a world of nouns and verbs and talking heads. No real thesis. It is a world in which “vocabulary” is considered too big a word, and zombie journalism proves it does not understand what it means. Especially when it comes to the word “objective.”

One is objective while investigating. It is a state of mind one must have until the “bodies are found,” so to speak. One is objective until all the data is in. But when the data is in, you would think that an individual would have enough morality and sense to present a thesis. I mean, they have analytical ability, don’t they? Zombie Journalism does not. There are supposed “phenomena” researchers who have remained objective for 40 years. That’s bad. It means they haven’t really uncovered enough to come to a thesis. In 40 years?

I dreaded that image. The image of the constant data gatherer is the image of a forager.  I remained object for my first Triangle book. I was reintroducing the topic after 25 years of deep freeze. In the sequel, I must remain objective at certain levels for some theories. But it will be plain to see that I am accept some phenomena, but remain skeptical of the theories arising therefrom.

To accept a phenomenon is not to endorse any theory arising from the discussion of that phenomenon.

I have made no secret about my dislike for the UFO culture. It is a world of easy strategy and no logistics. But the phenomenon itself is real. But what are the logistics of UFO abduction?

There is actually one proven “disc.” For some that may seem narrow-minded. For others that may seem like a shocking admission. It actually should be regarded as shocking. This disc has had more than enough witnesses to confirm it is real. But it is only about 10 by 12 feet. Released CIA documents, first presented in Greenwood and Fawcett’s Worldwide UFO Cover-Up (1984) detail a sighting from the captain and two crew of a freighter off New Jersey on August 4, 1950. The captain marveled that the thing was only about 10 feet in diameter. The consensus of the three men was that it was ellipse– in other words egg shape.

A picture supposedly taken in 1929 of just such an object later turned up in the public. It was a photo taken by Edward Pline near the sawmill in Ward, Colorado. It is clearly an ellipse– not the cartoon flying saucer. Curiously, he had described it (according to his daughter) as the size of a large boulder. Again, this sounds like something 10 by 12 feet.

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In November 1973 such a disc came into the shallows off Petit Bois Island near Pascagoula, Miss. It was so thin it could glide in water 4 to 6 feet deep. (The captain of the freighter had said it look only a few feet thick). It lurked under the skiffs of one of the Ryans and then it set off a light and started to glow. The Rices and Ryans gathered around it and struck at it several times with their oars. It seemed metallic.

They called the Coast Guard. Two guardsmen– Crews and Nations– came out in a 16 foot boat. They found it and struck at it as well. Crews was certain it was metallic. The light it set off seemed to come from a 3 inch diameter source in the top. It made the water glow in a 10 by 12 foot ovoid. When hit with the beam of a flashlight, it went out and slowly recharged. From the side, underwater, they estimated it looked like a parachute. In essence we have an ovoid disc about 3 feet thick that is capable of setting off a strange glow.

I go into its behavior in The Bermuda Triangle II. We must accept that the way it behaved betrayed its desire to find a boater alone. It crept up to boats and then stopped alongside and then started to glow. What role do these objects play in the number of small derelicts? How can it be abduction? They are too small. But how would you react if one appeared next to your boat, in daytime or at night? Would you fall over? Would you attack it like the Ryans? Would you panic? A number of derelicts have been found. Off the top of my head I can recall 3 in the last decade in which the pet dog remained aboard but the owner was gone. In only one case was a body found. She had for some inexplicable reason (apparently) fallen over. Cover-final-BTII

Such things must be considered. Such glowing lights or USOs were associated with Moselle Reef in the Bahamas. Furrows have been found on the shallow banks indicating something moving over the bottom with tremendous speed. On occasion these furrows continue over small islets.

They are another mystery that must at least be considered. We cannot deny they exist. We can only wonder if they play a role in some of the odd deserted vessels.  More witness reports have confirmed that larger sizes exist, up to 50 or 60 feet in diameter. Their reports open up the can of worms that is the UFO phenomenon. The earliest reports declared that the “saucers” were actually ovoid or ellipses.  Ken Arnold, the first to see and draw one, drew one that was slightly longer than wider and he thought the back was curved or flat.

Into the eerie world of real life X files we must go. The truth is there, and hopefully I presented a rational look at one manifestation of this eerie world in Bermuda Triangle II rather then the endless yards of theorizing and conspiracy theories.

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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.

The Bermuda Triangle II– On Sale Now

It’s up for preorder (tomorrow orders begin) on Barnes & Noble and amazon (So far).

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0988850583/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_t2_CJwpzbKF1XVH1

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bermuda-triangle-ii-gian-j-quasar/1126548302?ean=9780988850583

I’m getting some of my first book’s reviews organized to compliment the advertising.

From New Yachting (December 2003). Figure my name would inspire some comment.

“Not only has Quasar researched the usual disappearances of note, he goes into some detail using recently released NTSB reports, noting that there have been more than 1,000 disappearances in the last 50 years. . .We wondered about the author’s name, Quasar, which in normal parlance means any of a class of celestial objects that resemble stars but whose large redshift and apparent brightness imply extreme distance and huge energy output, and if it might relate to the book and we weren’t disappointed.”

The Bermuda Triangle II adds dozens more and expands on the theories.

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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.

The Bermuda Triangle II: An Odyssey

Opening week is coming. These dreadful weeks where I have to mail out review copies, send to friends and those involved. I think the paperback might be out a week before the hardcover. It all depends. Nevertheless, all retailers should be listing the book for sale. It is 88,000 words, 280 pages, 8 pages of photos, etc.  You can tell where I wanted to start digging in deeper to a case a la cold case but space did not allow due to the volume of cases. Lots of maps and some illustrations.

I hope you enjoy it.

It’s been a long time since I tackled an X-Files topic. Quite a frustrating feel compared to cold case where I must be ready to take it to tangible and incontrovertible solution. Yet here we still move closer to solving the subject. I laid it out and reintroduced it in my first book 14 years ago. Now let us dissect it more.

Check Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or any place books are sold worldwide.

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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.

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.