The Alaska Triangle is a region in northwest Alaska, and in the past 50 years, more than 20,000 people have vanished in the area. To date, no one knows who or what is behind these cases. Some say the disappearances are due to local predators or the rugged, dangerous terrain.
However, legends thrive in Alaska and the ominous history of disappearances in the area has drawn comparisons to another mysterious area: the Bermuda Triangle.
Wes Smith, one of the witnesses, explained that the “very strange” triangular objects he saw didn’t move like any known aircraft.
The low-flying mystery craft was completely silent and did not emit even the tell-tale hum of a drone. Smith added that seeing the triangular objects made him think that everything he knew “has gone out of the window” because the sight was impossible to comprehend.
A little over 11 miles from where Smith witnessed the mystery craft, another Alaska resident captured a strange aircraft on camera.
Dillon believes that what he saw was not a natural phenomenon because if something were to change direction at that speed, like a human, his “body would be liquified.”
The mysteries of the Alaska Triangle extend beyond the skies. Since 1970, more than 20,000 unexplained disappearances have been recorded in the sparsely-populated patch of land between Anchorage and Juneau in the south to Utqiagvik on the northern coast.
After factoring in the rugged area’s low population, the disappearances are more than twice the national average for the United States. Many blame the disappearances on different things, from UFO abductions to magnetic anomalies that interfere with hikers’ compasses.
Some think that the Wendigo, a flesh-eating Bigfoot-type creature, could also be to blame.
Experienced rescue workers have previously been sent to investigate Alaska’s numerous missing-person incidents and have reported hearing phantom sounds. They also said they would sometimes become disorientated and light-headed due to some unknown feature of the desolate Alaskan wilderness.
No one can say for sure if an unknown physical phenomenon is responsible for the lights in Alaska’s night sky.
According to Debbie Ziegelmeyer, a UFO expert, Alaska is “attractive” to alien visitors because it’s sparsely populated. Ziegelmeyer, the Star Team Investigator for the UFO research organization Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), said UFOs can travel wherever they want in Alaska.
Rance Lentz, 41, started his research on UFOs after a strange alien experience when he was a schoolboy. However, a career in the military gave him fresh insight into the phenomenon.
Lentz claims that people report more sightings in areas with “heavy, heavy testing.” He added that people conducting the tests see different lights, along with different things, off on the horizon.
Is it a military spacecraft or proof of alien life?
Others believe that U.S. military officials might know about the UFO presence on their test ranges.
Jonny Enoch, a hypnotherapist and paranormal researcher, insists there is something strange going on in the Alaska Triangle. He suggests that senior figures within the military are secretly in contact with whoever – or whatever – is piloting the mystery craft spotted by eagle-eyed witnesses.
Aliens have been blamed for the disproportionate number of missing persons reports in the Alaska Triangle, but some paranormal experts believe that there could be a different explanation.
Cliff Barackman, a cryptozoologist, explained that something could be hiding in the Alaskan wilderness. He quipped that with so much space and so few people in the area, “sasquatches basically have the run of Alaska.”
On the other hand, there are those who say that the huge prehistoric man-beast could have attacked the missing people in Alaska. Non-believers think other factors like the inhospitable terrain and the unpredictable weather are the simplest explanations.
Despite the conflicting beliefs of witnesses and naysayers, the many disappearances make it hard to deny that there is a mystery or two to be solved in the Alaska Triangle.