Many worry about the conventional — pilot error, kidnapping and terrorism come to mind. And there are those who worry about the supernatural.
Acclaimed fashion designer Vittorio Missoni and five others boarded a twin-engine BN-2 Islander aircraft in the Los Roques island chain near Venezuela on January 4. They were headed for Caracas and had only flown about 11 miles when they vanished into thin air.
So what happened to Missoni’s plane? Could foul play have been involved, in an area that has seen its share of kidnappings or hijackings by possible drug dealers?
The Guardian reports that unexplained plane crashes and disappearances have allegedly occurred over the last 10 years in the same geographic location between Caracas and the Los Roques chain of 350 islands, cays and islets covering an area of about 40 kilometers.
If any of this sounds even vaguely familiar, it’s probably because this area, dubbed locally as the Los Roques Curse, is not far from the infamous Bermuda Triangle — bordered by Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico — where people, planes and ships have vanished for decades.
“They” try to explain:
“The only way to get to and from those islands is by boat or plane, and — like cars, boats or anything else — more traffic than average means more accidents and mishaps than average. If anything, it’s surprising there aren’t more crashes.”
While The Bermuda Triangle is the most famous of areas around the world laying claim to causing people, planes and ships to vanish, there actually hasn’t been such a report from there for almost a decade.