posted on Nov, 6 2010 @ 08:36 AM
“It has become a permanent part of my memory, since I have been memorizing it for over 30 years.”
Gernon, (right), standing before an Avenger at
Fort Lauderdale Airport with Rob McGregor
A Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
We’re all pretty familiar with the 'infamous' Bermuda Triangle where unexplained activities and disappearances of planes and ships have taken
place. These were, in due course, put down in the category of sea lore, sensationalism, or attributed to occultists trying to push their supernatural
views of nature. It didn’t seem to matter that most of those reporting them were veteran pilots, shipmasters, and even Coast Guard officers.
Though many of these ‘mysteries’ have been solved, there remain some that defy explanation.
One such is the experience of a veteran pilot Bruce Gernon. The incident ranks as one of the most puzzling and best known encounters in the Bermuda
Triangle that happened on December 4, 1970 which was aired on Discovery Channel and on a recent TLC documentary on the Bermuda Triangle.
What happened that day? Here’s an excerpt, some portions of which have been highlighted by me. The full story is in the link below….
My dad and I had been flying our own plane in the Bahamas since 1967, and had made at least a dozen flights to and from Andros Island. Everything
seemed normal on that fateful day in December, just after 3 p.m., when my dad and I and Chuck Lafeyette, a business associate, lifted off the runway
at Andros town Airport in a brand new Beechcraft Bonanza A36.
It was shortly after takeoff when I noticed an elliptical cloud directly in front of us about a mile away, hovering only about 500 feet above the
ocean. It was a typical lenticular cloud, but I had never seen one that low.
How the lenticular cloud appeared from
Gernon’s vantage point while flying over Andros
Courtesy of Bruce Gernon.
Unexpectedly, it caught up and engulfed the Bonanza. After 10 minutes of climbing in and out of this cloud, the airplane finally broke free at 11,500
feet and the sky was clear.
Soon we noticed a cloud building directly in front of us, near the Bimini Islands. It looked a great deal like the cloud that we had just left, except
that its top was at least 60,000 feet high. When we came with a few miles of it, we saw that it appeared to emanate directly from the surface of the
Upon entering the cloud we witnessed an uncanny spectacle. It became dark and black, without rain, and visibility was about four or five miles.
There were no lightning bolts, only extraordinarily bright white flashes that would illuminate the entire surrounding area. The deeper we penetrated,
the more intense the flashes became, so we made a 135-degree turn to the left and headed due south out of the cloud.
We had been flying for 27 minutes.
Contrails form while exiting the tunnel. Courtesy of Bruce Gernon
Thirteen miles later, I noticed a large U-shaped opening on the west side of the doughnut cloud. I had no choice but to turn and try to exit through
the opening. As we approached, we watched the top ends of the U-gap join, forming a hole. The break in the cloud now formed a perfect horizontal
tunnel, one mile wide and more than 10 miles long. We could see the clear blue sky on the other side.
We also saw that the tunnel was rapidly shrinking. I increased the engine RPM, bringing our speed to the caution area of 230 miles per hour. When we
entered the tunnel, its diameter had narrowed to only 200 feet.
I was amazed at what the shaft now looked like. It appeared to be only a mile long instead of ten-plus as I had originally estimated. Light from
the afternoon sun shone through the exit hole and made the silky white walls glow. The walls were perfectly round and slowly constricting. All around
the edges were small puffs of clouds of a contrasting gray, swirling counterclockwise around the airplane. We were in the tunnel for only 20 seconds
before we emerged from the other end.
When I looked back, I gasped to see the tunnel walls collapse and form a slit that slowly rotated clockwise. All of our electronic and magnetic
navigational instruments were malfunctioning. Suddenly the fog started breaking apart, in a weird sort of electronic fashion. Long horizontal lines
appeared in the fog on either side of us. The lines widened into slits about four or five miles long. We saw blue sky through them. The slits
continued expanding and joined together. Within eight seconds, all the slits had joined, and the gray fog had disappeared.
The “electronic fog” dissipates and Miami
Beach comes into view.
Courtesy of Bruce Gernon
Then, I saw the barrier island of Miami Beach directly below. The remarkable thing is that we did not come out of the storm 90 miles away from Miami
as we should have.We had traveled through 100 miles of space and 30 minutes of time in a little more than three minutes.
So the question is, how could a Beechcraft Bonanza A36 travel 100 miles in 3 minutes when its top speed is just 200mph?
That means the aircraft
was traveling at an impossible 2000 mph!
So how could that happen? Did he travel through a time warp? Some kind of a magnetic anomaly? An energy vortex? A result of the Hutchison Effect? If
such phenomena do exist on Earth, maybe they can be exploited to achieve space/time travel? Or has this already been experimented upon by some secret
black project that we are unaware of? Unlikely. But then again, not improbable!