But few have been content to go throughout the years without a solid, factual explanation. Why have planes lost radio contact and disappeared from the sky with no wreckage? How had military warships slipped beyond the reaches of radar detection? How does all of it seem to happen within the same area?
One of the most famous instances took place on December 5, 1945. Five Navy torpedo bombers were on a practice flight for their lengthy roundtrip journey out into the Atlantic. Beginning in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the exercise was supposed to take them 141 miles east towards Bermuda, due north for 73, and then back toward Florida for an additional 141 miles. However, the planes vanished entirely. A 13-man search and rescue teams sent to look for the squadron also went missing.
When the Connemara IV was found on September 26, 1955, she was found intact but without a single member of her crew. The unmanned yacht was found drifting south of Bermuda on the open ocean. It is believed that the yacht was overtaken by storms during the 1955 hurricane season, with proof that its path intersected that of Hurricane Ione. The last account of it near land came from a man in Barbados who recalled seeing it heavily anchored in preparation for the storms. Despite the crew’s efforts, it was last seen drifting out toward the bay.