The Bermuda Triangle, is an area in the North Atlantic known for a number of mysterious disappearances over the years, fueling many urban legends and conspiracy theories. But further north lies an equally strange and mysterious land known as the “Alaska Triangle”.
This area, loosely defined as the wilderness between Utqiagvik, Anchorage and Juneau, is also known as “Alaska’s Bermuda Triangle”, although that description probably doesn’t match the true extent. danger of the Alaska Triangle.
The Alaska Triangle covers a large area of the state of Alaska (USA), extending from the Southeast region near Juneau and Yakutat to the northern region of the Barrow Mountains and the city of Anchorage. Inside the Alaskan triangle, there are many areas of “unknown”, completely unexplored wilderness including mountain peaks, large forests, and isolated barren tundra.
The first mysterious phenomenon to come to public attention occurred in October 1972, when a small passenger plane suddenly disappeared en route from Anchorage to Juneau. Neither the passengers nor the plane’s wreckage were found, despite multiple search efforts spanning 325,000 square miles (523,000 square kilometers).
After this event, many more planes crashed in the Alaska Triangle, pedestrians in the area also went missing inexplicably, locals and tourists alike disappeared as if melted into thin air. There have been numerous reports that since the 1972 crash, more than 20,000 people have gone missing in the Alaska Triangle — an unusually high rate — leading many to speculate whether these disappearances were natural or supernatural.
Although it is not a safe place, many adventurous people still venture into the wilderness to explore the nature of this place. Hundreds of search and rescue operations are carried out here each year. Even so, the federal armed forces rarely found any trace of the victims – dead or alive.
Occult Theories of Disappearance in the Alaska Triangle
According to the Travel Channel, one prominent theory about the Alaskan Triangle and the numerous disappearances in the area stems from a strange report submitted to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1986.
The report claims that Japan Air Lines Flight 1628 was encountered by three unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), commonly known as unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Pilots reported that they initially believed the object was a military aircraft, but later realized that the strange objects were keeping up with their aircraft and moving around it in motions. erratic while emitting strange beams of light.
These claims were later verified by civilian and military radar, leading some to speculate that the thousands of strange disappearances that have occurred in the Alaska Triangle may have been caused by aliens.
An estimated four out of every 1,000 people in Alaska are missing – twice the rate in other parts of the US. One of the notable events was that in 1950, 44 people on board a US military aircraft, the Douglas C-54-D, disappeared as if “evaporated” into the air. The crash happened while the plane was en route from Alaska to Texas on January 26, 1950. No debris or survivors were found.
Another theory is that there are huge energy vortices inside the Alaska Triangle, and that the direction of rotation of an energy vortex can influence human behavior. For example, a clockwise vortex generates positive emotions, while a counterclockwise vortex causes people to experience negative feelings and confusion.
Indeed, there have been reports of significant magnetic field anomalies in the Alaskan Triangle, and search teams in the area have reported that their compasses are more than 30 degrees off-balance there. Some people also reported feeling disoriented or experiencing auditory hallucinations, which is believed to be the cause of people getting lost or crashing in the Alaska Triangle.
A drawing of the Kushtaka, the otter-like creature in Native American folklore believed to stalk the Alaskan Triangle.
Other theories even deduce and link to Native American folklore. For example, the Tlingit and Tsimshian peoples have told stories of a creature known as the Kushtaka, a shapeshifter that prowled the Alaskan wilderness in search of prey.
Kushtaka is similar in appearance to otters, but often appears to those lost in the woods as a trusted friend, leading their victims deeper into the wilderness and tearing them to pieces or turning them into Kushtaka.
Geographic factors may explain why people are missing in the Alaska Triangle
While it can be interesting to theorize about supernatural events in the Alaska Triangle, it would be a disadvantage to discuss the area without considering the scientific explanations for the numerous incidents. its disappearance.
According to The Manual, one of the most likely scientific explanations is geography.
With year-round snowfall, this wilderness with a thick layer of snow and huge glaciers hiding many caves and giant fissures below, the chances of finding a crashed plane or the body of a victim here are very slim. Hikers may fall into deep pits, their path may be covered with snow.
Even planes, no matter how large, can quickly get buried under heavy snow. Also keep in mind that the state of Alaska itself is very large. Alaska is twice the size of Texas and remains largely uninhabited.
The paranormal theories surrounding the Alaskan Triangle are certainly interesting to discuss, but the truth still needs to be grounded in science, one person is highly likely to go missing in the Alaskan wilderness – and not nearly as much. can find them.