Sunday, August 3, 2008

A New Angle On The Bermuda Triangle.

I was watching TV the other night and caught the tail end of a show on the Bermuda Triangle. I've always been interested in the triangle because, out of all the bizarre mysterious happenings out there, this one has such an interesting aura. Planes and boats disappear in this triangular shaped area of the western Atlantic. Granted, some have argued convincingly that these disappearances don't actually occur here with any more frequency than other parts of the ocean. But arguments continue, of course - which is the fun of it all, isn't it?

Bruce Gernon is a believer in the triangle phenomenon because of a supposed bizarre personal experience there, and he has his own theory as to what is going on in this region.

His harrowing experience in the triangle has haunted him for over 30 years. He was flying his Beechcraft Bonanza A36 from Andros Island to Miami on December 4, 1970. As it is with most of these stories, it was a perfectly normal day until he encountered a strange looking lenticular cloud hovering only about 500 feet above the ocean. As he attempted to go over it, the cloud suddenly expanded and threatened to engulf the tiny plane. Bruce says he was climbing at 1,000 feet per minute, but the cloud still swallowed him up. After 10 minutes he finally broke free at 11,500 feet. The sky was clear and everything copacetic, until he noticed another giant cloud building in front of him, this one appearing to emanate from the surface of the earth!

Gernon flew into the cloud and was immersed in darkness. There were no lightning bolts, but there were brilliant white flashes all around. After a few minutes he noticed an opening and headed for it. As he approached he saw that it was a perfect horizontal tunnel, about one mile wide and 10 miles long. Upon entering the tunnel it narrowed to about 200 feet, and shortened to about 1 mile deep, he could see clear blue sky on the other side.

After 20 seconds he emerged and had a feeling of weightlessness and extreme forward momentum. Five seconds later he returned to normal, but his instruments were going haywire. The blue sky he had expected was instead gray and hazy and he couldn't see the ocean or the horizon. This is what Gernon calls the "Electronic Fog". He radioed Miami expecting to be about 90 miles from the Keys, but was astonished when the tower told him he was right over Miami Beach. Then the fog started to break up in a "weird sort of electronic fashion". Strips of blue sky 4 to 5 miles long began to break through the haze and eventually snapped together. His instruments returned to normal and he landed the plane.

After he got out he realized that the entire trip had only taken 47 minutes and should have taken, at the very least, twice that long. He thought the airplane timer might have been screwed up, but his watch and the watches of his two passengers were all 30 minutes off from the airport and the rest of the world. In the tunnel, he theorizes, they had traveled through 100 miles of space and 30 minutes of time in just 3 minutes. Read the detailed account given by Mr. Gernon here.

Gernon's hypothesis states that this fog contains electronic energy capable of becoming resonant with an aircraft, a vessel and maybe even a person. In short, it affects the way a person, place, or thing relates to or experiences time. He talks more in depth about his electronic fog theory in his book, The Fog, which he co-wrote with Rob McGregor. McGregor, incidentally, wrote many of the books in the Indiana Jones series. The Electronic Fog theory was a new one to me. It doesn't involve aliens or angry Atlantean sea people and it makes about as much sense as any of the others, so what do you guys think?