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20,000 people have disappeared in this area in the past 50 years

Whoever ventures into this pristine area is on their own.

Alaska's remote and wild areas are prone to mysterious disappearances [Shutterstock/Daniel Frymark]

Everyone has probably heard about the legend of the Bermuda Triangle, a mysterious region where things happen that seem difficult to explain logically, bringing to many people's minds even supernatural forces.

Few people, however, know that far northwest of Bermuda there is a huge area that hides many more secrets.

It is estimated that over 50 years in Alaska, in the triangle between the American cities of Barrow, Anchorage and Juneau, over 20,000 people have disappeared. Some people call this area - huge in its area - the Bermuda Triangle of Alaska.

However, the scale of unexplained phenomena that occurred in the Far North definitely deserves its own, autonomous name.

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The public began to notice disturbing signs in October 1972. Then a small passenger plane flying from Anchorage to Juneau suddenly disappeared from radar, and he never appeared again. After a short time, it turned out that the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Hale Boggs, and his associates were on board the Cessna 310.

A major search was announced across the country. It was the largest action of its kind in US history. Despite the involvement of almost a hundred aircraft and the exploration of an area more than twice the size of Poland, the wreck of Cessna Boggs was not found.

Conspiracy theories began to be spread in the country. Boggs was a member of the famous Warren Commission intended to investigate the circumstances of the tragic death of President John Kennedy. The conspirators believed Boggs had knowledge that could be dangerous to the authorities. That's why he was removed in a fake plane crash.

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However, there were more similar cases. Planes, local hikers and tourists died. The death rate in the area was twice the national average. To illustrate this well - in the Alaska Triangle, statistically, every fourth person per thousand inhabitants died.

A 1986 report by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated that three unidentified aerial phenomena, better known as unidentified flying objects, were observed in the air above this part of Alaska. Irregular movements and emission of strange lights were seen.

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On the other hand, it has been speculated that there are powerful energy vortexes in the Alaska Triangle. Their direction was supposed to be able to influence human behavior. This hypothesis was to be confirmed by research indicating magnetic irregularity. Similar observations were reported by searchers of the missing Cessna 310, whose compasses were going crazy in places.

In order to explain the mysteries of the Alaska Triangle, some people referred to local tribes and their beliefs in a monstrous creature called Kushtaka, supposedly a cross between a human and an otter. It was supposed to kidnap people.

The most grounded researchers are looking for connections between numerous disappearances - including plane disappearances - with scientific reasons. According to them, the geography of the region is responsible for the entire mystery of the Alaska Triangle.

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First of all, Alaska is huge - more than twice the size of the state of Texas and five times the size of Poland. It is also a very sparsely populated area. According to the 2021 ranking, 730,000 people live there.

The area is covered with dense forests, there are many high mountains and there are many deep crevasses in them. Whoever ventures into this pristine area is on their own.

There are also very difficult weather conditions there. Heavy snowfall erases the tracks in a few minutes. They can also cover the wreck of a plane in a few hours.

Despite this, there are still fans of conspiracy theories pushing their truths about this unusual area.

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This article was originally published on Onet Travel.

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