The Alaska Triangle, a Mysterious Place Where People Go Missing


We have all heard of the Bermuda Triangle, but to our surprise, there is also the Alaska Triangle. Countless people, planes, and ships have disappeared in this mysterious Triangle, never to be found or heard from again. Many theories are trying to explain why so many people disappeared, such as that there is an energy vortex under this place. And, of course, we should mention the theory that mythical beings are involved in some of the disappearances.

Scientist explore Alaska triangleThis is a huge area full of mysteries that no one can explain, which is why the Triangle is such an interesting and challenging place that many people have not even heard of. This article contains some interesting facts about this mysterious place.

Interesting facts about the mysterious Alaskan Triangle

#9. Location of the Alaskan Triangle

The Alaska Triangle covers a massive part of the state, from the southeastern region, near Juneau and Yakutat, to the northern part of the Barrow Range, as well as the city of Anchorage. Within the Triangle, there is a vast amount of unexplored wilderness, including mountain peaks, extensive forests, and remote, barren tundra.

This area is home to many locals, and many tourists disappear yearly for unknown reasons. In addition, numerous planes have crashed and disappeared here for no reason. In fact, since 1988, about 16,000 people have mysteriously disappeared in the Triangle, as if they had vanished into thin air.

#8. Alaska Monsters

There was even a TV series about the Alaskan Triangle and the dangerous animals that live there. Alaska Monsters tells the story of a group of six skilled “frontiersmen” known as the Alaska Midnight Sons (or AMS for short), who scour a broad territory in search of hazardous animals hiding in the wilderness.

Because many people believe that dangerous and mysterious creatures live in Alaska’s vast forests, the AMS’s job is to explore the Triangle area by area and find evidence of such beasts, which they believe are responsible for the disappearance of thousands of people. These “frontiersmen” are accountable for investigating mysterious cases, interviewing locals, and even following paw prints. One common theory is that this remote wilderness area is home to Bigfoot.

#7. Is Bigfoot to blame?

Given the vast amount of forests and unexplored wilderness, Alaska is undoubtedly the perfect place for Sasquatch (also known as Sasquatch) to hide from humans. As a result, there are numerous reports of Sasquatch sightings throughout the state. Some words include evidence of its location, the discovery of a possible Sasquatch skeleton, and unidentified hair samples. Some witnesses have even reported seeing a floating Sasquatch.

As a result of the frightening sightings of Sasquatch, some villages have even changed their locations, which is surprising since this creature is thought to prefer isolated areas and is generally relatively peaceful. If the Sasquatch is as aggressive as people in Alaska claim, perhaps it is why some people go missing if they encounter it, especially in the desert.

#6. The Otter Man Theory

There are many different theories regarding all the disappearances in the Alaska Triangle. One of them links the disappearances to an evil spirit that the locals, the Tlingit, believe in. These people are said to have appeared 11,000 years ago.

The Tlingit believe that there is a demon who can change his appearance, named Kushtaka, who is a mixture of a man and an otter. He is said to lure people to their inevitable doom by drawing the lost to the water, posing as a child or woman crying out for help. It is also said that when Kushtaka (also known as the Otter Man) captures these lost people, he steals their souls. Of course, this is just unsubstantiated folklore, but frankly, quite frightening.

#5. UFOs flying over the Triangle

In 1986, when a Japanese plane was flying from Iceland to Anchorage, Alaska, it encountered three UFOs. Three unidentified flying objects followed the airliner for about 640 km across the Alaska Triangle. One of the objects was twice the size of the aircraft carrier, while the other two were smaller.

Crew members reported seeing flashing lights following the plane, and air traffic controllers also witnessed an unidentified object appear on the radar about 8 kilometers away. The pilot claimed that at one point, two small ships appeared at a reasonably close distance directly in front of the plane.

He spoke of “two small ships and a mother spacecraft” that immediately vanished and reappeared, traveling quickly and stopping abruptly—something that an ordinary airliner cannot achieve. To avoid a collision with the UFO, the pilot was permitted the ground to fly low and make several turns to evade the objects, but he was unable to get away from them.

After about 32 minutes, the UFOs disappeared, although according to the pilot, it seemed to him that the encounter lasted much longer.

#4. Energy vortex

Some believe that the Alaska Triangle is located in a negative vortex, which means that extreme electrical, magnetic, and electromagnetic anomalies occur here in addition to energy vortices, which are electromagnetic currents. One remarkable example of a negative vortex is the Bermuda Triangle.

However, such vortices are also present in other places on the planet. For example, they are believed to exist under the Hamakulia Volcano in Hawaii, in the “Devil’s Sea” in Japan, and at the North and South Poles. Other famous destinations that are said to lie on sinkholes are Easter Island, Stonehenge, and the pyramids of Egypt. Some people believe that the reason these monuments were built is that they are on funnels.

People’s bodies are impacted by energy vortices, which can lead to hallucinations, visions, confusion of awareness, and spatial disorientation. In addition, people even become healers. However, sometimes electrical devices, such as a compass, also malfunction.

Another opinion is that funnels open doors to the spirit world or another reality, which may explain why so many people disappear in these places.

#3. The vast wilderness

Alaska coastThere is a great deal of wilderness in the state of Alaska. The harsh climate is complemented by rugged terrain, dangerous terrain, and deadly wildlife. In addition, there are about a hundred active volcanoes. It is difficult to hike and camp here because getting lost and meeting wild animals lurking in the forests is elementary.

Surviving in the Alaskan wilderness is not easy; unfortunately, finding those who get lost is almost impossible. Search, and rescue teams find it very difficult to find people in a vast area covered with impenetrable forests and mountains in unpredictable weather conditions. For example, winter temperatures can reach -40 degrees Celsius in some regions.

These features of Alaska are the most logical explanation for the disappearances. However, it is more common for people to disappear inside the Alaska Triangle, which is another unanswered question.

#2. Surprising Number of Missing Persons

Every year, more people go missing in Alaska than anywhere else in the United States. Twice as many as the national average. Even creepier is that this state has the highest number of missing people who will never be found again.

In 2007, for example, 2,833 people went missing in Alaska. At that time, the entire state’s population was about 670,000 people. So for every 1,000 people, four go missing – a frightening statistic. That’s an incredibly high number of disappearances, given the state’s relatively small population. By comparison, San Francisco alone has a higher population than Alaska.

#1. It’s a popular tourist destination

Despite endless reports of people going missing in Alaska, that fact doesn’t bother travelers because many tourists are reportedly flocking here. The state has become a trendy tourist destination, and while the number of visitors has started to grow in the past few years, it is expected to grow another six percent in 2018.

In conclusion, the Alaska Triangle is a very mysterious place where many people, planes, and ships have gone missing and have never been found. While there are many theories about what causes these disappearances, including mythical creatures like Otter Man or Bigfoot, UFOs, and aliens, there may also be a natural explanation, such as an energy vortex.

Regardless of what you believe, to this day, the Triangle is undoubtedly one of the greatest mysteries, and many people continue to seek out this beautiful state full of unanswered questions.

Mysterious Disappearances in the Alaska Triangle

#8. Richard Lyman Griffiths

Richard Lyman Griffiths famously invented the wildlife survival cocoon he so desperately wanted to test for viability. The summer of 2006 seemed the perfect time for him to do so. No one questioned his motives when he left for the wilderness of southeast Alaska. It took more than a year for someone to report his disappearance.

After an investigation, authorities found that a bus dropped him off on an Alaska highway, where he checked into a cottage near White River. He left some of his gear behind and told some people he planned to hike to McCarthy, a small town near St. Elias National Park. When Richard left for the mountains, however, he never returned.

While most people assumed he was checking his wilderness cocoon, no one checked to see if he was all right until a few months later. To date, Richard’s body or traces of his cocoon have never been found. Given that he disappeared in the region inside the Alaska Triangle, he joined the list of more than 16,000 people who never returned.

#7. Alan Foster

Alan Foster may not be the most famous figure, but he is also one of those who suddenly disappeared in the Alaska Triangle. Alan was piloting a Piper PA-32-260 on September 9, 2013, when it was later reported missing while circling the Triangle region.

The National Transportation Safety Board says that Alan passed according to a flight plan under visual flight rules, refueled in Yakutat, and continued flying around 3:30 p.m. He even contacted Juneau Flight Services, indicating that he would stop in Cordova if conditions warranted. On the other hand, radar showed that sometime after takeoff, between the Gulf of Alaska and the Malaspina Glacier, Alan’s plane disappeared, descending to about 1,100 feet.

No one had ever heard of Alan Foster again, and no remains of his body or plane had since been found as of this writing. Alan’s disappearance is strange because he was experienced. He had over 9,700 hours of flight time on various planes, kept asking for key details before and during the flight, and never reported any problems before he disappeared.

#6. Frank Minano

Traditional educator and mentor on natural lifestyle, hunting, and culture Frank Minano went missing in Nenana on August 17, 2020. He joins thousands of people who have fallen victim to the wrath of the deadly Triangle. Unfortunately, there is very little information about Minano’s disappearance.

All the police know is that he took refuge in a nearby cabin on the first day he was reported missing. Several years later, there is no trace of his remains. Unfortunately, this mysterious disappearance is typical of most Triangle victims – very little information is available, but people continue to go missing.

#5. Leonard Lane

At the time of his disappearance, Leonard Lane, a 73-year-old World War II veteran, was still alive. On the evening of July 4, 1995, Leonard went missing after a parade in Fairbanks. He disappeared in the Alaska Triangle, where he had gone for a walk.

Those who saw him minutes before he went missing say he was limping, probably because of injuries sustained during the war. But, as with other cases of people mysteriously disappearing in the Triangle, police have no clues as to what may have happened to Leonard. Two years later, in 1997, he was officially declared dead, but his case remains unsolved.

#4. Thomas Anthony Nuzzi

Thomas Anthony Nuzzi was a well-known nurse who traveled all over Alaska, picking up different shifts in different places. He had a well-paying job and excellent transportation but had no permanent residence address. It’s easier for a man who is constantly on the road to know his whereabouts if he wants you to know. Nevertheless, it would not be difficult for an employer to locate a missing employee, which is exactly what happened.

When Nuzzi did not arrive for work in Bethel, Alaska, it was reported that he was missing. According to information gathered by investigators, Nuzzi was spotted at a gas station the evening before he went missing purchasing a pack of cigarettes, a lighter, chips, and a drink. He was reported with a woman.

After questioning staff at the Super 8 Motel, some said another man was seen in Nuzzi’s room the night he went missing. Although his bicycle and jeep were later found, no one knows where Nuzzi has disappeared.

#3. Shanna Oman

On June 3, 2019, at about noon, Shanna Oman disappeared after leaving a friend’s home in Fairbanks, Alaska. After the appointment, Shanna’s partner drove her back to Nico River, where she lived. Her companion decided Shanna was alright once she was far out of sight.

Shanna’s roommate didn’t return home until several hours later when she called the roommate she had been visiting to tell her that she hadn’t come home. After a missing person report was filed, authorities combed the area. Although it sounds repetitive, this is the first time anyone else has seen Shanna. No one knows what happened to her once “she left” her friend’s house. In either case, she adds to the Triangle’s list of unexplained disappearances.

#2. 1950 Douglas C-54D.

On the morning of January 26, 1950, Robert Espe, a United States Air Force staff sergeant, waved goodbye to his wife, unaware that this was the last time they would see each other alive. When Robert and the other 43 passengers boarded the Douglas C-54D Skymaster, everything was ready to begin the journey to Montana.

Usually, all aircraft must maintain constant communication with the operators at the airport. However, this Skymaster cut off all communications immediately after takeoff. Friends and family were waiting in Minnesota, and their loved ones never arrived as fate desired.

Very few reported disappearances in the Alaska Triangle area at the time. More than 75 Canadian and American planes were dispatched to search for the missing plane but to no avail. The plane and passenger remains were never found.

#1. The disappearance of U.S. Representatives

If you thought the Alaska Triangle was only targeting the “little fish,” you would be wrong. One of the first victims was the country’s most powerful men, represented by Hale Boggs, the House Majority Leader from Louisiana, and Nick Begich, the freshman congressman from Alaska.

Together with their aides, they set out on a trip that included passing through Anchorage and Juneau, Alaska. However, their small plane disappeared into thin air, prompting the government to round up all personnel to find the aircraft. Several months later, no bodies or plane wreckage were found, ending the mission. No one knows what happened to the famous figures, but we can all say with certainty that the Triangle must have played a part.

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