As reported by the Inquisitr yesterday, yet another plane has gone missing over the Bermuda Triangle, a treacherous area of sea located near Florida. Debris has now been recovered that is likely linked to this latest disappearance.
On Monday, a twin-engine MU-2B plane was flying over the Bermuda Triangle when it went missing. On board were Jennifer Blumin, 40; her two children, aged 3 and 4; and her boyfriend, Nathan Ulrich, 52, who was piloting the craft. Ulrich is a “mechanical engineer and the founder of Xootr, a company that manufactures folding bicycles and kick scooters.” Blumin is the CEO and founder of Skylight Group, a New York City event management company that specializes in the fashion industry. The group had been traveling from Puerto Rico to Florida when they lost radar and radio contact with air traffic control over the Bermuda Triangle on Monday.
Jennifer Blumin’s company released a statement confirming who was on board the aircraft when it went missing over the Bermuda Triangle.
“Her family is working with investigators and we politely ask that you respect their privacy at this time,” it also said.
Nathan Ulrich was the ex-husband of The Color Purple actress Rae Dawn Chong, who tweeted about his disappearance.
My ex-hubby's (Nathan Ulrich) plane is missing over the Bermuda Triangle. I am sad and in shock. So send prayers to his family. Thanks.
— Rae Dawn Chong (@Rae_Dawn_Chong) May 16, 2017
According to News.com.au, debris matching the missing plane has been located in the sea east of the island of Eleuthera. The material is determined to have “come from a twin-engine MU-2B aircraft, the type that air traffic control lost contact” within the vicinity of the Bermuda Triangle on Monday.
As the Mirror reports, the aircraft lost contact with traffic controllers in the region of the island of Eleuthera. The search for the missing aircraft had been concentrated in this area, according to NBC.
“The debris does match up with that style of aircraft and we have notified the family,” Lt Cmdr Kelly, a spokesperson for the Coast Guard, further explained.
— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) May 17, 2017
The father of the two boys on board the missing plane told the New YorkDaily News how he felt about the tragedy.
“I lost what I loved more than anything. I keep hoping it’s not real and I’ll wake up. Wouldn’t wish this pain on the worst person in the world.”
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According to the most recent update on the Southeast U.S. Coast Guard official Twitter account, cutter Bernard C. Webber will continue to “search for survivors east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, through the night.”
Over the years, the Bermuda Triangle has become synonymous with strange disappearances. Many have linked the Bermuda Triangle with such things as aliens and supernatural events. However, recent studies into the area could unlock the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle.
According to News Fix, a British physicist may have found an explanation as to why so many ships go missing in the Bermuda Triangle. Her suggestion is that it is a release of methane gas bubbles in the area that could envelop a ship and cause it to be pulled down into the Atlantic Ocean.
“This idea that if you had a whoosh of methane bubbles from the sea floor, it could sink a ship,” Helen Czerski, physicist and oceanographer from University College London, explains.
Although, as Science Alert points out, most ships are built to account for this issue and it would only really affect a ship that is already severely tilted.
So what could cause a ship to tip like that?
According to another article by Science Alert, strange, hexagonal-shaped clouds that have been seen over the Bermuda Triangle could give an answer.
“These hexagonal clouds are creating winds of 106 kilometers per hour (65 mph) that act as ‘air bombs’ to sink ships and bring down planes.”
So, has the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle finally been solved?
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