Up to 1,000 people have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle, leaving experts stumped to offer up an explanation.
But alien enthusiasts believe that they may now have the answer and claim that extra-terrestrials could be to blame.
Late conspiracy theorist Charles Berlitz wrote in his book ‘The Bermuda Triangle’, aliens could be responsible for the disappearance of Flight 19.
On December 5, 1945, five military planes lost contact with base in a training routine near Florida.
The planes were never found along with the 14 men on board, and a further 13 crew members vanished when a search party was sent out for them.
There appeared to be no logical explanation, which got conspiracy theorists thinking.
In the book, Mr Berlitz wrote: “Lacking a logical and readily acceptable explanation, independent researchers concerned with the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle have gone even further afield — some to explanations based on exceptions to natural law, others to suggestions of inter-dimensional changeover through a passageway equivalent to a ‘hole in the sky’ (which aircraft can enter but not leave), others believe the disappearances are engineered by entities from inner or outer space.”
But reports of aliens in Bermuda Triangle go back much further in time than this.
While Christopher Columbus was on the brink of discovering the Americas in 1492, he allegedly saw a UFO in the waters near Bermuda.
An entry into his log on October 11, 1492, read: “The land was first seen by a sailor called Rodrigo de Triana, although the Admiral at ten o’clock that evening standing on the quarter-deck saw a light, but so small a body that he could not affirm it to be land; calling to Pero Gutierrez, groom of the King’s wardrobe, he told him he saw a light, and bid him look that way, which he did and saw it.
“He did the same to Rodrigo Sanchez of Segovia, whom the King and Queen had sent with the squadron as comptroller, but he was unable to see it from his situation.
“The Admiral again perceived it once or twice, appearing like the light of a wax candle moving up and down, which some thought an indication of land. But the Admiral held it for certain that land was not near…”
According to website Binnallofamerica.com, this is a sign of a UFO.
The website reads: “Whatever Columbus and his crew saw that historic night is probably impossible to know for sure now.
“In that limited sense, at least, the odd light is a true UFO.”
The 310,000 mile (500,000km) square patch of ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda has long been associated with the vanishing of ships and aircrafts which have stumped experts looking for an explanation.
An average of four planes and 20 boats have been reported lost a year, with no trace of any debris, due to the Gulf Stream being believed to move them away.