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Re: Bermuda Triangle The True Story - Galvin

From: David Galvin <d.galvin.nul>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 04:08:13 +0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 10:57:10 -0400
Subject: Re: Bermuda Triangle The True Story - Galvin


>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.

Hi List,

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

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
rest.

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.


Regards,

David Galvin




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