Episode 6: Bermuda Triangle
On a sunny day 58 years ago, five Navy planes took off from
their base in Florida on a routine training mission, known as
Flight 19. Neither the planes nor the crew were ever seen
Thus a legend was born. The Bermuda Triangle is an area roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. No one dare keep statistics, but in the last century, numerous ships and planes have simply vanished without a trace within the imaginary triangle.
The disappearances have been attributed to the machinations of enormous sea monsters, giant squid, or extra-terrestrials. Alien abductions, the existence of a mysterious third dimension created by unknown beings, and ocean flatulence-the ocean suddenly spewing great quantities of trapped methane-have also been suggested as culprits.
In a bid to find out whether the Bermuda Triangle really is the "mysterious graveyard of the Atlantic", Kiwi explorer and now marine salvage expert Leigh Hart, dares to set sail smack into the heart of the Triangle. Many exotic theories have been propounded to explain what happened to the missing travellers, armed only with a credit card, his knowledge of physics, the paranormal and a tight fitting set of speedos, Leigh will put some of these theories to the test.
With tanks upon his back he will dive this ocean in search of the answers, and attempt to locate some of the actual wrecks whose disappearance have fuelled this mystery for decades.
Leigh seems to think that this will be the easiest international mystery of all to crack, which should leave him ample time to get some sun and explore what else the region has on offer.