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Playlist for the Missing: 5 Songs for the Bermuda Triangle

66 years ago five U.S. torpedo bombers dubbed Flight 19 disappeared during a navigation training exercise in the area known as the Bermuda Triangle, claiming the lives of 14 airmen. It is commonly assumed that the flight became disoriented and lost, ran out of fuel, and then ditched in the ocean where they subsequently drowned. Nonetheless, the flight is the basis for much of the Bermuda Triangle's reputation as a mysterious place where ships and aircraft disappear without a trace.

As much as it pains us to argue with Charles Berlitz, we don't believe there is anything particularly uncanny in the Bermuda Triangle. Partly because it's a heavily travelled area where thousands of craft travel every day without incident. Mostly because there's another Triangle up near Massachusetts that is 1,000 times more terrifying.

Still, we're happy to admit that the Bermuda Triangle has quite a hold on the public imagination, and some very diverse artists have paid homage to it in song.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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