Flight 19

The crew and plane of "Flight 19." (Credit: The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Flight 19 crew

It was a clear day at the Naval Air Station, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on December 5th, 1945. Five Grumman Avenger TBMs(Torpedo Bombers) were ready for take off on a training mission. These group of five planes were given the designation “Flight 19”. Flight 19 was eventually called the “Lost Patrol”. The Avengers first entered service in 1942 and saw action in the Battle of Midway. It was the heaviest single engine aircraft of WWII. It could carry a payload of 2000 lbs of bombing munitions with a range of 1000 miles. Flight 19 was led by Lieutenant Charles Taylor who had 2500 hours of flying experience. Taylor had 13 trainees with him on that training mission each with around 300 hours of flying experience.

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Grumman Avenger TBMs

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Flight 19 mission path and the probable path it took

The mission plan was simple. Head out east into the sea up to Hens & Chicken Shoals to practice a bombing run. Then proceed further east on to the Bahamas and turn North and fly about 73 miles. After that turn back and head straight to the Naval Air Station in Florida. At 2:10 p.m. the flight took off on the designated flight path. The weather was cooperating well with the flight plans. At 3:30 pm, Taylor radioed the control tower saying that his compass was malfunctioning and reported seeing a chain of islands which he thought was Florida Keys. Florida keys are located down south from the Naval Air Station from where the Flight 19 took off. He believed that they had flown South due to the malfunctioning compass instead of east.

The control tower instructed him to fly north towards Miami only if he was sure he was over the Florida Keys. He complied and turned north. It was not clear as to what made Taylor think he was over the Keys. He had actually started off correctly towards the east but now he had turned north and headed out further into the sea. At 3:45 p.m. Taylor contacted the control tower again, this time sounding worried. He could not see any land mass and was confused about his bearing. At the same time, another transmission picked up a trainee pilot saying that if they headed west, they would reach home. But the flight commander apparently did not agree.

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Ft. Lauderdale Naval Station

Those were the days when GPS was not yet invented. The pilots then had the starting point, time, speed and the compass to calculate the location and navigate.There is another interesting piece of trivia here. Though Lieutenant Taylor was an experienced pilot, he had a history of getting lost. During the WWII he was lost thrice out of which twice he had to ditch the plane to be rescued. At about 4:45 pm, it was evident to the personnel at the Naval base that Flight 19 was lost and Taylor was instructed to hand over the command to one of the trainees but apparently he refused.

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Martin Mariner rescue seaplane

At 5:50 p.m. the communications center did manage to trace the Flight 19 on radar. Apparently, they were east of the Smyrna Beach, Florida. However, by now the radio communications had almost broken down and the weather too was getting heavy. The Avengers were now running low on fuel and if they did not locate land soon, they would have to ditch in sea. All contact was now lost with Flight 19 and the authorities at the Naval Station dispatched two Martin Mariner planes in search at 7:27 p.m. Search operations continued throughout the night and the next day but none of the Avengers could be located. To complete the double whammy, both the Martin Mariners too were lost and never found!

The next 5 days the Navy used more than 300 boats and aircraft to search for the missing Flight 19 aircraft and the rescue aircraft but failed to find any oil leaks, broken parts or any wreckage. In fact, to this day none of the Flight 19 Avengers or even the rescue planes could be found! A Navy board set up for investigation too could not arrive at any conclusion and attributed to loss to “causes or reasons unknown”. Incidentally, a major part of the Flight 19’s planned flight path falls within the Bermuda Triangle and in the absence of any plausible explanations, many theories about parallel dimensions, alien abductions and magnetic and gravity anomalies are being floated.

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Along with the disappearance of Flight 19 itself, there are other strange questions that remain unanswered. Witnesses claim that Lieutenant Taylor arrived several minutes late for the pre-exercise briefing and requested to be excused from leading the mission and trying to get out of that flight. Another unexplained  fact is why none of the members of Flight 19 made use of the rescue radio frequency or their planes’ ZBX receivers, which could have helped lead them toward Navy radio towers on land. The pilots were told to switch the devices on, but they either didn’t hear the message or didn’t acknowledge it. Whatever happened that evening has cemented the Bermuda Triangle’s reputation which continues to intrigue us even today.

Beyond The Obvious…

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UFO Sighting

It is very natural and easy to get stuck in the normal and the mundane. We all go about our lives performing humdrum tasks having found our comfort zones. However some events in the world do stir up our curiosity, we read about it, discuss it and then quickly go back to our routines thinking that life goes on as per our preset conventional notions and beliefs.

THINK AGAIN!

pbbThe sudden evolution of modern man from the apes(yes there is a significant and unexplained gap), strange weather patterns, tsunamis, earthquakes, the Phoenix and the Hessdalen lights, the Bermuda triangle, UFO sightings, the Roswell crash, the great Northeast blackout in 1965 in US and parts of Canada, Nikola Tesla inventions, the Tunguska event in 1908, the Philadelphia experiment, AREA 51, Kapustin Yar(Russian equivalent of AREA 51), the cattle mutilations in Colorado, sudden and blinding advances in the microchip and digital technologies, list is endless, but we hardly care since these events do not directly shake our tree. But let us not be so naive to accept things as they seem. There is a hell lot more than meets the eye.

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Nikola Tesla

Check out Lloyd Pye Jr.’s YouTube talk on the evolution of the modern man or read about Nikola Tesla’s inventions and thoughts. Dig a little bit about the Phoenix and Hessdalen lights or the riveting tale of Flight 19 over the Bermuda Triangle. If you think, we are alone in this universe, take some time out to read about the Roswell crash or the cattle mutilations in Colorado. If you think, the elected Government in the US has complete control over the military or its programs, do a bit of research on AREA 51, military industrial complex and the Illuminati. While the aerospace industry, the software industry and the electronics industry has leapfrogged many years ahead, ever wondered why the rocket technology is still almost the same even after 50 +years, using the same old solid booster rocket technology?

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HAARP

If you Google or search YouTube about Anti Gravity and ElectroGravitics or Zero point energy, you would find that the conventional physics taught to us falls flat on its face and fails to explain how these exotic technologies work. Check out Stan Deyo’s(many people debunk him) lecture on YouTube about UFO technology, anti gravity and free energy. It is also disconcerting to know that a scientist like John Hutchison(does the Hutchison effect ring a bell?) is forced to live life in penury when the effect named after him could cause metals to jellyfy, levitate and deform. It is said that once he was the cynosure of the US and the Canadian militaries and allegedly invented the Hiroshima batteries capable of creating free energy. But like many earlier inventors of devices for free energy, who either died under mysterious circumstances, disappeared or were made to look like frauds, Hutchison was called the mad scientist.

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USS Eldridge was used in the Philadelphia experiment

Powerful governments across the world have black budgets to sponsor black projects and they are rarely acknowledged. It is said that the US department of defense cannot account for $2.6 trillion in transactions and yet such projects not only exist but flourish.Certain governments and elite scientific and establishments have been operating and continue to operate covert projects which are way too exotic and ahead of our times and are never acknowledged. Iron Mountain, Montauk Project, HAARP, Manhattan Project, Philadelphia experiment, Project Blue Book, Operation High Jump, to name a few, is like barely scratching the surface.

The truth is out there but it is lot darker than we can imagine!