The first recorded disappearance of a United States ship in the Bermuda Triangle occurred in March 1945 when the U.S.S. Cyclops vanished. Then on December 5, 1945, a squadron of five U.S. Bombers disappeared, and a seaplane vanished while searching for the missing aircraft.
The atmosphere is certainly capable of weird aberrations. On August 10, 1979, George Quig was trying to call his wife on their CB radio in the White Mountain area of New Hampshire when he picked up a desperate SOS from a vessel. By the clarity and reception he thought it was nearby. However, the voice on the other end said they were off the coast of Venezuela. A hoax might best explain this bit of interruption in a routine New Hampshire day. However, Quig contacted the Coast Guard and relayed the message. They in turn relayed it to the appropriate Coast Guard station; they in turn sent cutters and an airplane. Yes indeed, there was a boat in distress just like the voice had claimed. The Coast Guard rescued 5 people from a 42 foot trawler 3 hours later. It was, in fact, 2,000 miles away from New Hampshire off the coast of South America, just where the man had claimed to be.
This was attributed to an “atmospheric quirk.” What exactly is a quirk? When something is unknown it can only be judged by its effect. Whatever happened in the atmosphere that day, it allowed radio signals to be transmitted 2,000 miles away.
But when this happens after a plane has vanished, what kind of quirk is this? It’s not only a radio signal that has been misplaced in time or space, but an entire object as well, something tangible with people. If a quirk can misplace a radio signal, can a greater “quirk” misplace an object?
This page deals with this phenomenon. The Bermuda Triangle has more than its share of these “quirks.” On more than one occasion verified radio messages have been received from pilots who were long lost and out of fuel. The messages would imply they are still flying, some imply they are lost, or some even are sure they will land soon. . . .Yet they never do. They seem in another dimension, just out of reach with physical contact with ours.