History Channel document reveals key discovery in Bermuda Triangle

It’s a mystery that has endured for 76 years in a legendary region that many sailors and airmen say contains supernatural forces that we don’t understand.

On December 5, 1945, 14 airmen piloting five WWII torpedo bombers called the Avengers took off from Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale on a routine training mission over the Bermuda Triangle and were never seen again. . The United States Navy even sent a Martin Mariner search plane at the time to find the missing plane, and that plane and its crew of 13 are also missing.

A new scientific investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the plane is at the center of the History Channel documentary “History’s Greatest Mysteries”, narrated by Laurence Fishburne, which will air next week.

Kerry Sanders got a preview of the documentary today Tuesday, as the mission’s main underwater explorer shared the findings of the year-long science mission to the Bermuda Triangle, an area off Florida that s ‘extends to the southeast of Puerto Rico and to the north of Bermuda.

The mission made an important discovery in a field of debris.

“We see this round wreck with teeth, like gears,” says underwater explorer Mike Barnette in the documentary. “I think to myself, it looks like a turret. Emotions fly. Could it be an Avenger?”

It was actually the wreckage of an Avenger, which begs the question as to whether it is an Avenger from the mysterious Flight 19 that went missing in 1945.

“And that’s a real question,” Barnette told Sanders TODAY. “We don’t know that yet because a lot of people don’t realize that there are hundreds of planes lost off this Florida coast.

“He might not be one of the Avengers on Flight 19, but he still has a story to tell, and knowing what that plane is, we know where Flight 19 isn’t.”

The fact that researchers have found Navy documents suggesting the wreckage discovered in the documentary may have been a different accident is making the waters murky.

Since 1930, over 325 planes and over 1,200 ships have disappeared, crashed or sunk in the Bermuda Triangle, which is an area about the size of Alaska.

Sailors and airmen have often speculated over the years that the Bermuda Triangle contains inexplicable forces that could potentially signify the presence of aliens, which Barnette does not buy.

He believes the wreckage of Flight 19 is there, but not that the ship crashed for reasons straight out of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.

“Not at all,” he told Sanders. “I classify it with the Easter bunny and the tooth fairy.”