After 60 Years, It's Still A Mystery

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Perhaps proving that no good mystery can be left that way, NBC News, without uncovering a shred of new information or evidence, is, according to the Palm Beach Post, "rekindling speculation" on what happened to a flight of five Navy Grumman Avengers that went missing 60 years ago off the coast of Florida in what became known as the Bermuda Triangle. Congress also voted to commemorate the anniversary with a resolution that passed 420-2 (Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, and Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., voted against). "Perhaps someday we will learn what happened and lay this mystery to rest," said Florida Republican Clay Shaw, who put the resolution forward. Apparently, the latest television probe, which will air Nov. 27, doesn't do that. Despite sending a couple of research ships to the area where the planes disappeared from radar on Dec. 5, 1945, the NBC "investigation" failed to turn up any new clues to the disappearance, which has spawned theories ranging from spatial disorientation to alien abduction. A search plane also went missing without a trace and the total death toll was 27.