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Into the Bermuda Triangle : Pursuing the Truth Behind the World's Greatest Mystery Hardcover – October 6, 2003


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (October 6, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007142640X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071426404
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,295,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A pilot reports a strange haze enveloping his plane, then disappears; eleven hours after fuel starvation, as if calling out from a void, he is heard 600 miles away. He requests permission to land, then vanishes forever. A freighter steaming over placid seas disappears without a trace. A pleasure yacht ghosts past without a soul on board. A pilot calls for help because a "weird object" is harassing his plane. A jet collides with an "unknown" and is never found. . . .

Are these events real, or just a sideshow for curiosity seekers and the gullible? These are the facts: none of the cases cited above, nor any of the hundreds of others similar to them, has ever been satisfactorily explained. Though little has been written about the Bermuda Triangle in the past quarter century, the haunting questions raised by the groundbreaking books of the 1970s have never been answered. And despite the prevailing official silence, the Bermuda Triangle continues to claim victims.

Indeed, over the past twenty-five years, despite the universal deployment of electronic navigation systems such as GPS and reliable, state-of-the-art communications, and despite the fact that in most cases searches have been immediately launched, more than seventy-five airplanes and more than a thousand yachts and commercial vessels, along with their passengers and crews, have disappeared for no apparent reason and with no logical explanation. Though many of these were equipped with emergency locator radiobeacons, not one such beacon was activated--just one more enduring Triangle mystery.

Into the Bermuda Triangle is the first comprehensive examination of this extraordinary subject in more than a generation. Drawing on official reports from the NTSB and other investigative agencies as well as interviews with scientists, theorists, and survivors, leading authority Gian Quasar not only sets the record straight on previously examined cases including the infamous Flight 19 mystery of 1945, he also offers a bulging case file of new disappearances, the collective results of his twelve-year investigation. In meticulous detail this unflinching account:

  • Documents confirmed disappearances of airplanes and ships
  • Examines new testimony and reexamines old interviews from eyewitnesses and survivors
  • Explores possible explanations ranging from zero-point energy to magnetic vortices
  • Challenges our assumptions with the sheer weight of accumulated evidence

Whether you’re fascinated by unexplained events or eager to learn the truth behind the stories you’ve heard, reading Into the Bermuda Triangle is like seeing the planets start to wobble in their orbits. Quasar wants you to understand that this earth--far from a conquered host--still conceals mysteries that will challenge our established world view no less than the theory of relativity challenged Newtonian mechanics. In this age of technological and scientific accomplishment, there are still things that transcend understanding. The Bermuda Triangle is one.

Still unsolved, still baffling, still claiming new victims every year. Here are the untold stories . . .

Twenty-five years after the last comprehensive investigation of the Bermuda Triangle, and despite modern navigation, communication, and search-and-rescue systems, ships and planes continue to disappear without trace into that mysterious region of the North Atlantic. In this book Gian Quasar synthesizes his twelve years of research--work that has underpinned several television documentary films--into a pursuit of explanations that will challenge your most fundamental assumptions. Into the Bermuda Triangle:

  • Reexamines and amends the reports and conclusions of its bestselling predecessor books of a generation ago;
  • Investigates the unexplained disappearances of the past 25 years--more than 75 airplanes and a thousand yachts and commercial ships with their passengers and crews;
  • Searches every corner of science, no matter how arcane or out-of-the-mainstream, for an explanation that fits the known facts and solves the unknown mysteries.

Could magnetic vortices be at work? Could a space-time warp impinge on the Bermuda Triangle? Or are these bizarre happenings a harbinger of greater upheavals still to come, disruptions that we may be bringing on ourselves? One thing is sure: Boats, planes, and people continue to disappear at an alarming rate for no apparent--or logical--reason. The sheer weight of evidence in this eye-opening book will keep you awake at night.

About the Author

Gian Quasar has achieved public acclaim from the TV documentaries based on his research that have aired on the History, Discovery, Travel, and Learning channels. Acknowledged as a leading authority on the topic, he has documented and cataloged Triangle mysteries more thoroughly than any other researcher. His search for clues has taken him from the high seas to the musty labyrinths of public records to the labs of "fringe" or "mad" science to see the reality behind the controversial theories that attempt to answer the mystery: what happened to the missing?


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Customer Reviews

Reading started with a book, alot has changed.
LBHurley
After reading this book, I'm convinced that our planet has a lot more to show us, regarding it's past and our future.
Matilda
Stats on how many have disappeared over The Great Lakes in the last 40 years make an interesting comparison.
David

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Baker VINE VOICE on January 1, 2005
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This is a very thought provoking book about the Bermuda Triangle. The author explores and offers theories for the strange happenings and disappearances in this area, from a pre-historical very advanced race that was wiped out by a natural disaster leaving behind buried sources of power effecting crafts in this and other areas of the world, inter-terrestrial aliens, strange energy sources that we do not yet understand, and time-space warps. He approaches these fantastic theories from a very scientific and believable viewpoint. It's up for the reader to decide what to believe.

The drawback to this book is the first few chapters become an almost mind numbing recitation of disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle. The writing style is rather dry so frankly the book is a little boring at times. But some of the topics covered do indeed broaden one's thinking about the world in general and this topic in particular.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 24, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I have to say that this is really a fascinating and absorbing book. I just finished it, and although I don't usually leave any opinion, I felt this book needed a little. It is really not what one might think. It is not a collection of disconnected "tales of the sea." But rather it is a detective work into a true mystery that may have ramifications for the whole world. What makes it riveting is that it is not based on rumors or rehashing old sea stories. Nor is it a collection of popular ideas.
The idea this subject is "occult" or "new age" is quickly banished by Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board statistics. I think this is what actually sets the stage. The reader is quickly directed to a real world of unexplained disappearances rather than "tales of the sea" based on unconfirmed old rumors.
Quasar's style is so concise, the documented nature of the circumstances quickly grips one's attention. I was seriously disturbed by the transcription of an FAA mayday describing a "weird object," but even more disturbed when the author continues with case after case of other incidents of bizarre disappearances. He does not linger on any particular incident, but rather keeps a quick tempo throughout so that a cohesiveness continues to build.

I think what really makes the book shocking--and hence absorbing--is how the author enters this mystery from the position of the official records. The theories of UFOs, electromagnetic anomalies and time-space warps becomes more interesting after seeing the evidence contained in the NTSB reports. This is a book where the evidence is allowed to speak.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By David on February 3, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I am happy to leave this review here about this book to clarify for those who are considering buying it and would appreciate a mature review. After reading it I am not surprised that Hawaii's Mike Buck (The Mike Buck Show) announced on the air that there would be a "groundswell" to get this book, nor that Whitley Strieber declared it to be the "best book written on the Bermuda Triangle." I can see why the Coast Guard contacted the author and is even considering revising or retracting their very dated opinion on the topic.
Let me clarify that this book is attempting to call attention to a real problem. It is not about accidents, but about DISAPPEARANCES that have no explanation. The summaries of incidents in this book are taken directly from official NTSB, US Coast Guard, Navy, and Air Force accident investigation reports, plus bulletins from Lloyd's of London-- NOT from some 30 year old book based on old newspapers. The first chapter makes it clear that the Triangle is not traveled much more than other areas, such as off New England, the Med. Sea and the North Sea. Coast Guard stats between 1st Coast Guard district (New England) and the 7th Coast Guard district (Triangle) show that 20 aircraft have vanished in fair weather in the last decade as opposed to 4 or so off New England in foul weather, yet the calls for assistance are nearly the same (10,000 and 9,000), in each district indicating similar amount of travel and trouble encountered in both places, yet disappearances are way out of proportion in the Triangle.
Over 80 aircraft have vanished in the Triangle in the last 25 years, and each one mentioned in the book is documented by the National Transportation Safety Board. One need only browse their index of months on their web site to count the aircraft.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jery Tillotson on March 26, 2004
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Even if you're a skeptic or the cynical, this is a fascinating non-fiction book you should read. Charles Berlitz "The Bermuda Triangle" that came out during the seventies is still one of my favorite studies of this mysterious and sinister area of the sea. In "Beyond the Bermuda Triangle" the author brings us the latest mysteries and bizarre events in the Triangle--all backed up by scrupulous research and investigation. With brilliant daring, the author also correlates some of the mystery to our universe and the real secret of UFOs. He weaves all of this together in fascinating detail. The fact that hundreds of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished since the first "Bermuda Triangle" appeared in the seventies should chill us all. And wonder what is behind this everyday nightmare.
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