One of the more far-fetched ideas as to the whereabouts of the missing Malaysian ‘plane is that it was abducted by aliens...though as it seems to have disappeared into thin air perhaps that theory isn’t as far-fetched as it may sound...
The Bermuda Triangle is well-known as an area where ships and ‘planes vanish without trace. I did look it up but became quickly weighed down by pure garbage on some of the sites...makes you wonder how these people are allowed to breed to be honest. However, one of the more sensible sites said it was Christopher Columbus who first noticed something amiss when his compass didn’t work properly as he was on the way home from some adventure or other...
His crew were already muttering under their breath about lack of decent food and poor wages so he kept the information to himself for fear of upsetting them further...
Freakish weather said another site...vortexes of wind which suck ‘planes out of the sky and undersea volcanoes which erupt and swallow ships in the waves that come as the aftermath...don’t look at me...I’m only quoting what I read.
Some experts deny that the Bermuda Triangle exists at all...says it’s a figment of over-ripe imaginations and the explanations are common-place and ordinary. Engine failure and that sort of thing are to blame. I’d have presumed there to be wreckage appearing on the surface of the sea if every single disappearance could be attributed to engine failure...
Then there is the Marie Celeste...found floating along all by herself in the middle of the ocean without a living soul on board...I think the cook went berserk and threw everyone overboard before jumping into the briny himself...
By the time I’d reached the story of the disappearance of the settlers at Roanoke Colony my head was spinning...this seems to be an odd tale, but is it really. It’s so horribly complicated with people going to and fro and arguing the toss with the Indians and being tried for treason and not landing with supplies when they said they would and years later coming across blond haired and grey eyed Indians who spoke English...
I have so little time for those upright citizens who barged ashore without so much as a by your leave and then doled out smallpox and chicken pox and robbed native graves for the corn that I honestly couldn’t care less what happened to a hundred of them.
They were left...and there were women and children among them...to make a settlement. One of their number went back to England to return with supplies, but for various reasons couldn’t go back for three years and when he did return all hundred people had vanished. The cynical side of me wondered why he was so surprised...they probably grew awful tired of waiting and went in search of somewhere better or nicer or cheaper...
The theories are many...they all died from an epidemic...they died from starvation...though they were happy enough to eat each other in times of hunger, so some would have survived...the local Indians killed them all...they were taken as slaves by another Indian tribe...an alien spacecraft beamed them up and took them to another planet.
Only one skeleton has been found on ‘digs’ in the area where it’s thought the settlement was so that rather disproves epidemics and hunger...slaves to a tribe of Indians? Could be...especially as some Indians showed physical signs of European blood years later with their blond hair and grey eyes...
Attempts to really investigate the disappearance of a hundred people four hundred years ago have been haphazard...there is no real hard evidence of where the settlement was situated...maps exist but they’ve been altered...theories abound of course, just as they do with the Marie Celeste, the Bermuda Triangle and the Malaysian ‘plane...some are plain crackpot, others might be more helpful, given the right type of investigation and the amount of funding it would require.
When the ship they were expecting didn’t appear for the second year in a row and the Indians were becoming ever more hostile then it would be sensible to move out...to travel to somewhere else.
No-one seems to have bothered to conduct a proper search for them once the ship finally made the return journey three years later...
Our world is full of mysteries which we often struggle to unravel...new information is delivered to us by the bucket load virtually every day...there are some who take delight in offering outlandish solutions...and just sometimes there is no solution...there is no answer no matter how much we might probe.