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– [Voiceover] The Bermuda Triangle.
One of the most deadly
stretches of ocean on earth.
But what if there were
an even deadlier one?
In the Pacific there may be.
Why was this massive state
of the art ship suddenly lost
with all hands?
– Nothing could be done to save them.
– [Voiceover] What
happened to this aircraft
that vanished without a clue?
– I think an entrance to another dimension
opened in this area.
– [Voiceover] What deadly forces
sent sailors to their doom?
– It’s really a terrifying experience
for those that were on board.
– [Voiceover] The world’s
most powerful navy
knows the dangers well.
– The moment you stop
respecting, interfering
is when things go wrong.
– [Voiceover] Join the search
to fathom the Pacific Ocean’s
deadliest enigma.
A quest that takes us over, on, and deep
into the depths of the
deep blue graveyard called
the Devil’s Sea.
September 8th, 1980.
Carrying 150,000 tons of iron ore,
the bulk carrier Derbyshire is 230 miles
off the east coast of Okinawa.
The Derbyshire is a gigantic ship,
longer than three football fields,
twice the size of the
Titanic, only four years old,
from stem to stern, her
design is state of the art.
Anyone should have felt perfectly
safe sailing aboard her.
But some, like able seaman
Peter Lambert didn’t.
– Whenever he came home on
leave, he’d love to talk about
the ship he was on, about
the people he’d met,
the seafarers, the friends he’d made.
And of course he’d wrote letters home.
And, as I say, he just
didn’t like the Derbyshire,
there was just something about it.
A lot of people said the same thing.
– [Voiceover] Reluctantly, Peter signed on
for one more voyage to earn enough money
to get married.
He was 19 years old.
But his wedding would never take place.
On September 9th, the
Derbyshire and her entire crew
disappeared.
(dramatic music)
It was the largest British
ship ever lost at sea
and no one could explain why.
How could this giant ship,
crewed by experienced mariners,
simply vanish without a distress call
and without leaving any trace?
Could she be another victim
of one of the Pacific Ocean’s
most enduring and frightening enigmas?
To the south of Japan lies a
vast expanse of empty ocean.
Since the 1940s, scores of
gigantic ships have mysteriously
vanished in these cruel seas.
Many of them were lost
without even sending an SOS,
leaving no clues to their fate.
But these waters have been
claiming victims for centuries.
Long ago, Japanese
sailors gave this region
a chilling name, Ma no Umi,
the Devil’s Sea.
(thunder)
Japanese legends tell of unknown forces
that overpower the strongest of ships
and great sea monsters that
drag sailors to their death.
(dramatic music)
(roaring)
Today the legend of sea
monsters may have faded,
but Japanese fishermen
still fear the Devil’s Sea.
Even as its rich bounty draws
them to risk their lives.
A Devil’s Sea is also an abundant sea.
Fish always cluster here.
These seas are very
different from other places.
Waves change quickly and unpredictably.
So if you’re relaxed on
a boat in these places,
you will get into trouble.
– [Voiceover] Intrigued
by persistent reports
of mysterious disappearances,
some have searched for
patterns that might solve
the enigma of the Devil’s Sea.
Some claim that when plotted on a map,
the modern disappearances
form a triangle of doom.
But that’s only the beginning.
The triangle in the Devil’s Sea
lies on the same lines of latitude
as another infamous stretch of ocean
on the other side of the
world, the Bermuda Triangle.
Could this be more than coincidence?
Could the Devil’s Sea be
another Bermuda Triangle?
Or even deadlier than
the Bermuda Triangle?
There are those who think it might be.
Author and expert in paranormal phenomena,
Professor Junichi Yaoi
has controversial theories
about why so many ships
have disappeared in the Devil’s Sea.
– There are many possible
answers for this.
Basically, i think some
of the tankers sank
because of the conditions of the sea.
Because these incidents happened in seas
which could be rough or because of storms.
However, if these tankers
had just disappeared,
I would say they might have
gone to another dimension.
I think there was an entrance
to this other dimension
opened from that area.
– [Voiceover] Most scientists dismiss
Professor Yaoi’s theories
as science fiction.
But in the Devil’s Sea,
ships keep disappearing.
– [Voiceover] January 2002.
The MV Lin-je, a Chinese
freighter with 19 crew on board
fails to arrive at the
Japanese port of Kagoshima.
As months go by, authorities are at a loss
to explain what has
happened to the Lin-Je.
(alarms sounding)
She has disappeared
without a distress call
and without leaving any signs of her fate.
Professor Yaoi has his
own theories on what
may have happened.
– Let me explain it with an easy example.
Imagine a radio wave.
TV programs such as a
drama, a documentary,
and news are made in the studio.
When these programs are broadcast,
their mode is changed to a radio wave,
which we can’t see nor touch.
So what I’m telling you is
maybe the different dimension
is here and the place we live,
but we just can’t see nor touch it.
– [Voiceover] While some find
Professor Yaoi’s theories
a comporting way to
explain the unexplainable,
maritime experts remain skeptical.
– I am a disbeliever, probably
a fairly strong disbeliever
of anything like that.
– [Voiceover] David Mearns
is a shipwreck hunter
with an impressive record
of locating lost ships
and a pragmatic attitude
to the paranormal.
– I’m hired by people
to come up with answers
in a purely scientific
and technical manner.
So to actually come back and say,
you know, I just can’t explain it.
It must be that Bermuda Triangle thing
or the Pacific Triangle and, you know,
I don’t think I’d have much credibility
any longer.
– [Voiceover] In 1994,
David and his team faced
one of their biggest challenges to date.
Solve the mystery of the
lost ship Derbyshire.
It would be a mission that
would push even these experts
to their very limits.
This time, they faced a formidable foe,
perhaps the toughest
ever, the Devil’s Sea.
(thunder)
The crews of Patrol Squadron
47 know how hard it is
to find anything on
this featureless ocean.
The U.S. Navy’s eyes
in the sky are charged
with anti-submarine warfare, surveillance,
and search and resuce.
– There’s really nowhere in this theater
that we can’t get to within
a certain amount of time.
We’ve always got a ready plane
that’ll launch within one
hour that’s always available,
so if there’s any kind of
search and rescue mission
needs to be done, any
kind of piracy activity,
anything that has to be done, VP 47
can get on station as soon as possible.
– [Voiceover] The airmen know this region
like the back of their
hands, but even they
can’t explain everything
they experience out here.
– There have been some
stories, there have been
some rumors about strange things
happening on the aircraft.
I’m sure stick lee we’ll pick things up
that sometimes don’t get recorded.
You know, we’ll hear something
that sounds kind of funny.
We’ll get back we’ll play
it on the recordings,
it’s just not there.
Yeah, there’s a lot of stories
about seatbelts coming uncrossed,
hatches opening and closing by themselves
in different areas you fly around.
– [Voiceover] In a high tech,
high risk job like this,
it pays to be on your guard.
The men and women who fly
these unfriendly skies know
it isn’t just ships
that disappear out here.
The skies over the
Devil’s Sea have claimed
their share of planes.
One mysterious disappearance
more than any other
haunts the crews that fly here everyday.
March 22, 1957, 4:48 a.m.
A USAF C-97 Stratofreighter
departs Wake Island
bound for Tokyo International Airport
with 67 international
military personnel on board.
The flight is scheduled to
take nine and a half hours
and sufficient fuel for 13
and a half hours is on board.
For eight hours, the
flight progresses normally.
At 2:30 p.m., the pilot radios
an estimated arrival time
of five p.m. and adds that all equipment
is functioning normally.
Weather in the region is good.
Flying conditions are nearly perfect.
An hour and 15 minutes
later, the pilot radios
that he’s 200 miles from Tokyo.
Air traffic controllers
expected the aircraft
to arrive within two hours.
But the C-97 never touches
down at the airfield.
Search and rescue flights scour thousands
of square miles of ocean
surface, retracing the plane’s
flight path.
They find nothing.
The giant stratofreighter
has vanished into thin air.
Something in or over the
Devil’s Sea was powerful enough
to wipe the massive
aircraft from existence.
What could have happened to
this formidable aircraft,
built for combat, flying
in perfect conditions?
To this day, no one knows.
It remains a mystery and an unknown hazard
that many men and women in
the military must accept
in the line of duty.
– [Voiceover] Normal
radar altitude in 1,500.
– [Voiceover] The Devil’s
Sea hides its secrets well.
But daring expeditions and
ground-breaking research
are beginning to reveal
some startling answers
to age-old questions.
Just like the Bermuda Triangle,
nothing is ever as it seems
in the Devil’s Sea.
– [Voiceover] The Devil’s
Sea, south of Japan,
has earned a reputation
as a Bermuda Triangle
of the Pacific.
Giant ships sailing through these waters
have disappeared suddenly
and without a trace.
The Japanese Coast Guard report
over 2,500 shipping accidents
in the waters around Japan every year.
These deadly waters are
vast and unforgiving.
The chances of finding
a ship lost out here
makes finding a needle
in a haystack look easy.
That’s why 14 years after
the giant ship Derbyshire
was lost without a trace
in the Devil’s Sea,
most believe she would never be found.
An official report blamed
the forces of nature
and the case was closed.
But the families of the Derbyshire’s crew
weren’t willing to let them
go quietly into the night.
The wanted answers.
– All we wanted, really
was the answer of exactly
what happened to that ship.
Why 44 people had lost their lives.
We were told the only way we’d get a real
form of investigation was
if we had new evidence,
and the new evidence would
only be the Derbyshire.
And everyone was confident,
from the shipping industry, that is,
that we’d never find that ship.
– [Voiceover] But the
families refused to give up.
(ship horn blowing)
In July, 1994, an expedition team
led by David Mearns of
Oceaneering Technologies
headed into the Devil’s
Sea, convinced that they
could crack the case.
Their hopes were pinned on one slim lead.
At that time that the Derbyshire was lost,
search and rescue planes
reported an oil slick
not far from her last know position.
– No one else had really used oil
as the primary clue to actually
go out and find a ship.
So there was some uncertainty at the time
about how big could the area be.
Is the oil directly above the ship
or is the oil being set down current?
10 miles, 50 miles, 100 miles?
Nobody really knew.
But my gut feeling was that
it was an excellent marker
and that that would lead us
to the wreck of Derbyshire.
– [Voiceover] On this clue alone,
David Mearns and his team would try
to achieve the impossible.
Find the Derbyshire and
lay the mystery to rest.
It was one thing to mount a search,
but on this vast and violent ocean,
the odds of finding
Derbyshire were astronomical.
The ocean floor lay miles below
and even if Derbyshire was down there,
there was no telling
what wreckage may remain
14 years after she was lost.
Against these staggering odds,
the expedition team placed their faith
in a state of the art device.
The side-scan sonar Towfish.
Towed behind their vessel,
it would travel along the ocean floor
and send back pictures from
two and a half miles below.
But these sonar sweeps would
also be a race against time.
Every day of searching
would cost tens of thousands
of dollars.
The search team had enough money
for only eight days at sea.
The sonar Towfish descended
beneath the waters
of the Devil’s Sea and began
transmitting eerie images
from the ocean floor.
To the untrained eye, they were a jumble
of shapes and shades.
but to David Mearns, something stood out.
– Well, yeah you can see that
the high is–
– Down the end of that
line, we actually started
seeing some things that
looked a bit suspicious.
And as we went on to the next line,
we saw even more trace and then finally
the third line, we went
right over something,
which was a great big dense patch
of hard material.
Whether it was rock or
wreck, we couldn’t tell.
– [Voiceover] Could this be
the break they were hoping for?
The team knew the success or failure
of the expedition hung in the balance.
Everything depended on
what they would see next
as the ship began its second pass.
– As we were approaching, literally,
right to the point of the sonar
starting to pick up the
images, we lost the Towfish.
Just, ping, like that.
So this very heavy,
double armored steel cable
just snapped.
And there goes our $600,000 Towfish
off the back of the ship,
and we knew immediately
it was lost.
– [Voiceover] The sonar
Towfish, their best chance
of success, was lying two
and a half miles below
on the seabed.
Time was running out.
Round one to the Devil’s Sea.
And before a recovery can be attempted,
a storm threatens on the horizon,
and the team must batten down the hatches
and brace for impact.
They’re painfully aware of what
the weather can do out here.
In living memory, a storm devastated
the most powerful navy
ever to sail the seas.
Today, that same navy is
armed with awesome technology
and steeled by the lessons of history.
But are these sailors
destined to once again
face the wrath of the Devil’s Sea?
For centuries, the Devil’s
Sea has terrified all
who sail its treacherous
waters and taken many of them
into its deadly depths.
This is a place so fearsome,
it spawned ancient legends
of demonic forces and modern speculation
that it might be another Bermuda Triangle.
But since the middle of the 20th century,
a powerful human presence has cruised
its mysterious waters.
At the end of World War II, the U.S. Navy
Seventh Fleet based itself in Japan.
And has ruled the Pacific ever since.
The Seventh Fleet sails Japanese waters
without fear, at least
of any human adversary.
But these sailors know that
if you drop your guard,
the Devil’s Sea can turn on you
in the blink of an eye.
– A lot of times you have fair winds
and following seas.
That’s just as good as you get.
You look out here on
the horizon and stuff.
We got a nice breeze, sun shining.
You know, if I wasn’t in the Navy,
I’d probably be out here
gettin’ a tan right now.
But we could walk out
here four hours from now
and bam, just like that.
It seems like the
Devil’s beatin’ his wife.
So you never know what’s gonna happen.
– [Voiceover] To survive
in the Devil’s Sea,
you have to know what it’s
about to throw at you.
In this danger zone, the top
guns aren’t fighter pilots,
but a handful of meteorologists
who scan the sea and the
sky for any sign of trouble.
For these men, failure is not an option.
The slightest error could take them
into the path of danger, and some of
the most murderous weather
the planet could generate
will slam into their ships.
It seems incredible that
these powerful warships,
built to repel the most daunting foes
could be so vulnerable to
the assaults of nature.
But the Devil’s Sea has already shown
what it can do to them.
A tragedy that still haunts the Navy.
– December, 1944.
World War II rages in the Pacific.
The suicide squadrons
of the Japanese Kamikaze
are the most feared enemy of this theater.
(bombs exploding)
But the terror they inspire
is about to be surpassed.
Task Force 38, a U.S.
Navy Carrier Battle Group,
pounds Japanese forces in the Philippines,
softening them up before
MacArthur’s invasion
hits the beach.
(dramatic music)
After three days of bombarding the enemy,
they must break off the attack
and steam into formation
to refuel.
But just over the horizon, a deadly force
is gathering strength.
A force far more destructive than anything
the Japanese could throw at them.
As the ships struggle to
refuel in growing seas,
they’re stopped by the growing fury
of a powerful typhoon.
There’s nowhere to hide
as the storm strikes.
Suddenly, the sailors of Taskforce 38
are thrown into the fight of their lives.
– The seas were described as mountainous.
Very high seas, and of course the ships
were rolling and pitching.
The wind was between 50 and 75 knots
with gusts of as much as 120.
So the noise level was terrific,
and of course the ships were moving
from side to side and up and down.
It was really a terrifying experience
for those that were on board.
In fact, there were some sailors
that had faced the Kamikaze menace
and found that this typhoon
was probably the worst
experience of their lives.
– [Voiceover] For the
men of Task Force 38,
the next 24 hours were a living hell.
Storm force winds and 60
foot waves pounded them,
capsizing three destroyers,
badly mauling 16 other ships,
sweeping more than 200
planes off the carriers,
starting raging fires below decks.
When it was over,
765 American sailors were dead.
It was the U.S. Navy’s
worst natural disaster
of the 20th century.
The might fleet limped back to port
bearing the scars of battle.
The murderous typhoon
had caught Task Force 38
by surprise.
To prevent a disaster like
this from ever happening again,
the Navy set up weather
forecasting stations
throughout the Pacific.
Today, the U.S. Navy
Meteorological and Oceanographic
Command in Yokosuka
Japan is on high alert.
There’s a powerful typhoon
brewing in the Devil’s Sea.
This deadly region is a typhoon factory.
Its warm waters can generate as many
as 30 killer storms in a year.
Maelstroms of 200 miles per hour winds
and waves up to 60 feet high,
racing at 50 miles per hour
across the sea, devastating everything
in their path.
– Maximum seas associated
with the storm at this time
about 28 feet, so we’re
keeping ships well clear
of that area, we’re
keeping ships well clear
of the coast of China, and
we’re expecting that storm
to maintain winds of about 80 knots
to gusts of 105 knots
as it progresses west.
– [Voiceover] When the
winds surpass 170 knots,
or 195 miles per hour, a typhoon
becomes a super typhoon.
One of nature’s most devastating forces.
And a naval forecaster’s worst nightmare.
– In a super typhoon, you can have seas
well in excess of 35 feet.
Much larger than you ever
wanna see a ship encounter.
Very capable of sinking
ships, grounding ships,
destroying harbor facilities
and housing on islands.
Just absolutely devastating
to anything they encounter.
170 knots will tear down concrete walls
and permanent structures.
– [Voiceover] A naval
weatherman’s job is to ensure
that when a meteorological
monster like this churns
across the sea, one thing
that it won’t encounter
is a ship of the U.S. Navy.
If they’re close enough to land,
they can ride out the storm
in the relative safety of a harbor,
but ships too far from land have no option
but to ride out the fury of the storm.
Many of the ships lost in the Devil’s Sea
have disappeared during
the worst winter months,
when storms are most frequent and deadly.
But these are giant
ships built to withstand
the worst conditions.
A typhoon alone shouldn’t sink them.
When the giant bulk carrier MV Derbyshire
sailed into the Devil’s
Sea, it was September 1980,
the heart of the annual typhoon season.
At 10:19 a.m. on September 9th,
the captain reported that
Derbyshire was battling
70 mile per hour winds and 30 foot waves.
(thunder)
But the captain wasn’t especially worried.
He was confident that a ship as large
and as well designed as
his should have no trouble
surviving even such severe weather.
He radioed that their arrival
in port would be delayed
by no more than a few days.
Instead, Derbyshire
disappeared without a trace.
How could he have been
so tragically wrong?
Could the answer lie
buried beneath the waves?
Violent forces lurk down here.
Forces that modern science
struggle to fathom.
Forces that may hold
answers to the mysteries
of the Devil’s Sea.
– [Voiceover] Some call
Japan’s Devil’s Sea
the Bermuda Triangle of the Pacific.
Ships and airplanes vanish
here without a trace.
Could the answers to
the mysteries lie here,
far beneath the stormy surface?
Down here lurk powerful, deadly forces.
Forces that imperil all who sail on
or under the Devil’s Sea.
The Devil’s Sea has been a
watery grave for submariners.
It took an especially heavy
toll on the submarine fleets
of World War II.
One in five U.S. Navy submarines
never returned from the
sea, and nearly half
of the 52 U.S. submarines
lost during World War II
met uncertain fates.
Today, researchers are
uncovering the deepest secrets
of the Devil’s Sea.
The Japanese Marine Science
and Technology Center
regularly send craft
into these dark depths.
The Shinkai 6500 submersible
is the pride of the fleet.,
built to dive to the bottom
of the world’s deepest oceans.
Marine scientists spend long
hours in the inky depths,
opening up an unseen world on a scale
that is scarcely believable.
In some places the deep
rifts in the ocean floor
drop 37,000 feet beneath the surface.
If the highest mountain in
the world, Mount Everest,
were to rise from this
abyss, it would still be
over a mile below the waves.
Researchers have only
scratched the surface
of this undersea world.
Could this be the final resting place
of the World War II submarines lost
to unknown causes?
There is no telling what these
shadowy depths could hide.
Some have even suggested that
there is an alien life force
lurking beneath the Devil’s Sea.
One account, from a
Russian research scientist,
was widely reported in
the paranormal press.
On August 18th, 1980,
the Soviet vessel Vladimir
Volbirov was returning
from a research mission
off the coast of Japan.
Expedition leader, Professor Platinov,
claimed he was on watch when suddenly
an unidentified submerged object
burst from the sea and circled the ship.
According to the professor,
it was cylindrical in shape
and scorched the area with
a blinding blue light.
The professor reported
that the strange craft
was like nothing of this
world, an unidentified object
that circled the ship for several minutes
and then plunged back into the ocean
as suddenly as it had appeared.
Over the years, other
have told similar tales
and the folklore of the
Devil’s Sea has grown.
But there are other explanations
for strange objects
bursting from the water.
Japanese scientists dismissed the notion
of an undersea alien life force.
– To be honest, almost all
phenomena are explainable
through our knowledge,
and I have never seen
such a strange phenomenon.
– [Voiceover] So what power
of nature could send objects
shooting to the surface miles above?
One answer can be found
at the Western depths
of the Devil’s Sea, where
the earth’s molten core
threatens to break
through the fragile crust.
Without warning, violent forces can burst
from the ocean floor and then
disappear just as quickly,
leaving no evidence of their fury.
Except, perhaps, the
mystery of a vanished ship.
In the 1950s, a New York Times report
on a mysterious
disappearance first brought
the world’s attention to the Devil’s Sea.
September 23rd, 1952.
The Kaiyo Maru 5, a Japanese
Coast Guard research vessel
with 31 crew aboard
heads for the Myogin reef
in the Devil’s Sea to monitor
strange underwater activity.
Making good speed, the crew
expects to reach the reef
in less than a day.
But after three days of radio silence,
the Coast Guard declares
the vessel missing.
Ships in the area change
course to search for survivors.
None of the Kaiyo Maru’s crew is found.
The mystery deepens until, by chance,
the searchers witness a
violent natural phenomenon.
If this had suddenly erupted
under the Kaiyo Maru,
she would have gone instantly to her doom,
with no time even to signal her distress.
Searchers found a few scraps of wreakage,
but none of them bore a ship’s name,
and there were no survivors
to tell their tale.
The fate of the Kaiyo
Maru would remain a secret
of the Devil’s Sea.
Grieving relatives were forced to accept
that the ship was simply gone,
and with it, their
husbands, sons, and fathers.
The Japanese Coast Guard warned ships
to avoid Myogin Reef because of the danger
of an undersea eruption,
and a legend was born.
But rumblings in the depths can kill
in more ways than one.
When an earthquake strikes
Japanese coastal towns,
residents run to the hills.
An earthquake on the sea floor
sends a shock wave racing to the surface.
A bulge of water is displaced
and moves swiftly through the ocean.
This irresistible force is the tsunami,
the deadliest of waves.
In the open ocean,
tsunami waves can travel
at over 500 miles per hour.
Anyone caught in its path
on land or in a harbor
has no chance.
As a child, Takeo Suzuki
was one of the lucky few
when a tsunami annihilated his village.
– It was terrible.
At 12 o’clock, the earthquake struck.
A few minutes later, the tsunami came.
People tried to escape.
The people who died were
not so far away from us,
but they were killed.
(waves crashing)
– [Voiceover] Throughout
history, tsunamis have taken
the lives of hundred
of thousands of people.
Today, tsunamis still wreak
havoc along the coast of Japan.
And all too often, people don’t realize
the threat they pose until it’s too late.
No one is more aware of the awesome force
of the tsunami than Chip McCreery
of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
– Even a 10 foot tsunami
is quite destructive
because sea level will rise by 10 feet
and it’ll stay high for five minutes,
10 minutes, 15 minutes,
and during that time period,
of course, a lot of water
rushes on shore and can rush
on shore with a high velocity.
This not only floods areas,
but the force of the water
knocks things down and picks up debris,
which in turn acts as battering rams.
– [Voiceover] It’s no wonder
that some have suggested
that these monster waves
could be responsible
for the ships missing in the Devil’s Sea.
(alarms blaring)
But those who know the tsunami
best say it’s unlikely.
– A big destructive tsunami
might only be a meter or less
in height out on the open ocean,
and because these waves
have very long wavelengths,
the time it takes for the wave to go up
and then go back down is a long time.
It might be 20 minutes,
even up to an hour.
So this slow rise and fall of the sea
out in the middle of the
ocean is quite unnoticed.
– [Voiceover] Although they
cause massive destruction
on the coast, tsunamis
can’t take the blame
for a ship missing at sea.
Far out to sea, time was
running out on the expedition
searching for the lost ship Derbyshire.
There had been a promising sonar scan
of the sea floor where the
ship was reported missing.
But before they could make
a positive identification,
the sonar Towfish had been lost,
claimed by the Devil’s Sea.
Now the storm relented and
the mission could go ahead.
They would attempt to recover the Towfish
and identify the target.
But would they be prepared
for what they’d find
two and a half miles below?
(waves crashing)
– [Voiceover] Nothing is
safe in the Devil’s Sea,
thought by some to be the Bermuda Triangle
of the Pacific.
Ships disappear from the surface,
submarines dive to their doom,
aircraft vanish from the skies.
Some blame unnatural forces,
some the forces of nature.
There’s no doubt that this
is one of the deadliest
and most mysterious stretches
of ocean in the world.
And one piece of the puzzle was proving
to be frustratingly elusive.
(eerie music)
The Devil’s Sea had foiled one attempt
to solve the mystery of
the lost ship Derbyshire.
The expedition team had
lost their sonar Towfish
just as it was beginning
to transmit images
of a suspicious formation
on the ocean floor.
Now they would launch a rescue mission.
A desperate attempt to recover the Towfish
and identify the target below.
The team readied their
remote operated vehicle,
or ROV.
This mission would push it to its limits.
Would the ROV”s titanium frame withstand
the crushing pressures
that it would encounter
as it descended?
A few slender cables were all that kept
this high tech submersible
tethered to the ship.
If anything went wrong
two and a half miles down,
there was nothing anyone
on the surface could do.
– So the tension was incredibly high.
You’ve got a very expensive
piece of equipment
sitting on the sea bed,
and there’s a wreck
down on the seabed that you
know it’s the wreck you want,
but without that picture proving it,
no one will believe you.
So if you had come back without being able
to do that, you’d have
failure on every single front.
We recovered our Towfish, which is a,
technically, a very difficult thing to do,
picking up this one ton probe
and bringing it onto the deck.
And then we had to dive on the target,
and we had about six hours of time left
before we actually had to leave.
– [Voiceover] The anxiety on board grew
as never before seen images
appeared out of the gloom.
The ROV picked up a trail
of glittering iron ore.
The cargo the Derbyshire was carrying
when it disappeared.
Twisted metal confirmed that
the target was a shipwreck.
And then, the moment they
had all been hoping for.
(anticipatory music)
Proof at last that the mighty ship
had not simply disappeared.
That behind this mystery, at
least, there lay an answer.
– Finding a shipwreck
is a fantastic feeling.
People have predicted
she’d never be found.
So, you know, the moment that you actually
start seeing wreckage, to
be able to see that image
is a great feeling.
– [Voiceover] For Paul Lambert
of the Derbyshire Family Association,
the news brought relief,
and a sudden crushing sense of loss.
– A lot of families, at
the back of their minds,
still did not accept
the Derbyshire had sank.
You know, there’s a lot of
desert islands in that area,
and some of them still
felt that the husbands,
the sons and daughters were
actually on a desert island.
– We remember those who
lost their lives at sea
while sailing on the
merchant vessel Derbyshire.
– When you actually find the ship,
then that belief is taken away,
so there’s a lot of
mixed emotions, you know,
from this reality, that, you know,
the local wasn’t coming home,
even though it was 14 years
after the ship had sank.
They still held onto that belief.
– Jeffrey Victor Underhill.
– [Voiceover] After 14 painful years,
the families of the
disappeared had the answers
they’d been searching for.
– [Voiceover] Raymond William Taylor.
Peter Lambert.
Nigel Coates.
– [Voiceover] Against the odds
and confounding the critics,
David Mearns and his team
had achieved the impossible.
They had found the twisted
remains of the Derbyshire.
But the question remained.
What catastrophic event could
have sent her to the bottom?
The findings of the expedition
helped maritime experts
piece together the doomed
ship’s final moments.
The Derbyshire was caught in
a typhoon she couldn’t outrun.
The storm waves were almost
exactly the same length
as the ship, so as Derbyshire
descended down each wave,
it pushed her bow into the next one.
As wave after wave rolled over her,
they tore away her bow fittings
and flooded her forward hold.
– Now the bow’s actually
biting into the waves,
and they probably knew at that time
they were in real trouble.
They could feel it.
An experienced master and
crew could actually feel
the sluggishness of the
vessel rising to the waves
because they know the forward section
is now being flooded.
– [Voiceover] With her
bow held under water,
it was only a matter of time
before the waves stove in
cargo hatches one and
two, and the ship began
the descent from which
she could never recover.
The relentless sea tore
her into three pieces
and crushed her as she sank.
– The crew had no chance.
There was no way for them
to launch a lifeboat,
so to be saved in any way,
they just had to hope
that the ship somehow
rode it out even while she was foundering.
But I think there would
have been some minutes there
where they knew, possibly
as many as 10 minutes
where they knew that,
that nothing could be done to save them.
– [Voiceover] The last
act of the expedition
was to gently place a memorial plaque
on the Derbyshire’s foredeck,
inscribed with a prayer
for her lost souls.
Tragically, the Derbyshire
wasn’t the only ship
lost in this way.
Just a few years after
Derbyshire was lost,
her two sister ships were also torn apart
by storms they ought to have survived
because of the same design flaws.
The Derbyshire tragedy led
to improved safety features
that are now standard on new ships.
But many older ships
suffer the very same flaws
that led to Derbyshire’s demise.
For Paul Lambert, the
fight is far from over.
The mystery of the
Derbyshire may be solved,
but he won’t rest until every ship
has been made safe.
– I don’t want me brother Peter
and the other, nor the
other 43 people lives
to have been lost for nothing.
And the only way we can do that
is to get the recommendation implemented.
I want people to remember Derbyshire
and for the lives she’s gonna save.
– [Voiceover] It may be cold comfort,
but there is some comfort in the knowledge
that many mysterious disappearances
can be accounted for.
And every mystery solved improves the odds
for the thousands of
seafarers that venture out
onto the Devil’s Sea every day.
Maritime experts are confident eventually,
even the most perplexing mysteries
will give up their secrets.
– When you’re at sea in the
ship and you’re out there
and there’s nothing else.
There’s you and your crew and your vessel,
you know, things happen
and nobody knows, you know?
And Derbyshire was one
of those ships where,
if we hadn’t found it,
nobody would ever know.
And if you wanted to think
that she was overcome
by the forces of some
unexplained phenomenon,
people could have believed that as well.
But we’ve proved that that is incorrect.
Now we know why she sank.
So that’s what gives me the confidence
that these things are explainable.
At least in the case of Derbyshire, it is.
– [Voiceover] But for some,
the enigma will always remain.
– Many people now realize
that there are many things
we can’t solve,
even though we have witnessed
great progress in science.
However, I don’t think I can
persuade people who insist
that there is nothing
science cannot solve.
– [Voiceover] Everyday,
this vast expansive ocean
continues to be plied by hundred of ships
braving the forces of nature
and the terrors of the unknown.
As the Devil’s Sea casts a
shroud over its mysteries,
the sailors can only pray
that they won’t fall victim
to the Pacific Ocean’s deadliest waters.
(eerie music)

100 comments

  1. That old Japanese kat had some attitude in his speach! Was anyone else crackin up hearin' hin talk or am I stranger than I thought???

  2. Yes bingo , there are entities on earth now that a human eye can not see. But a human eye with the right frequencies can see it. I've witness the shadow people that's around all of us.

  3. The professor is not crazy at all. Ancient legends tell of magical monsters in the early days of evolution. Tales of ogres and goblins, cannibalistic creatures that were twice the height and five times the strength of man. Their main temple of worship lies off the coast of Japan. That temple they say was a portal to another dimension in which they inhabited . Once they say the ogres had succeeded in opening the portal to their world and unleashed hell on earth. The portal area of their dimension transferred and traded places with the region of our world. That region encompassed the entire section of area you call the devils triangle. As this may be an old myth, accounts from those days are that of life on earth with millions of years of evolution between us so the appearance of these humanoid hybrid preevolutionary creatures may be accurate and the temple remains along the bottom of the ocean in that region confirms that possibility and the possibility of the professor's theory. I believe it may be more of a cosmic anomoly than just magical though. When the universe first formed and the initial explosion of the big bang occurred the path of those explosive particles and material gouged huge tracks that we now call the bands of the laniakea supercluster in which all galaxies rotate and travel in a pattern around today. One of those pathways runs straight through our galaxy, they have found the evidence of that and it also punches a hole straight through not only our solar system but through our planet as well. That is the source of the devils triangle and the Bermuda triangles anomoly. It is in technical terms a wormhole that is why and where they disappeared into it is the encompassment of the portal to this other dimension as told in ancient myths

  4. Somewhere on those temple grounds lies the key to finding these people and possibly saving them. If they have fallen into the wormhole then they may be falling destinationless but there is a way. They say that the temple priests had an amulet that would allow them to traverse between our dimension and theirs if one of those amulets can be found one could enter the wormhole and attempt to locate the missing individuals, get them to make contact with the amulet and then bring them home

  5. Like a black hole time is at an altered state so these people may still be alive even though years have passed here

  6. We couldn't find mh370 that we lost only a few years ago, with all the latest technology. Inability to find a lost flight some 60-80 years should be a normal thing and not a mystery.

  7. I HEARD IT WAS A CURSED BECAUSE THE HEBREWS (HEEBOS) WAS TAKEN THROUGH THAT TRIANGLE AS SLAVES …PEOPLE CHECK IT OUT…THE HEBREWS WENT THRU THESE AREAS…TAKE CARE

  8. The first war between man and devil.. after they devil lost.. they decided to go and live somewhere away from man.. and they choose bermuda triangle.. they are not taking no chances to anyone finding out about them

  9. So, when was the last time this Triangle had an ship or airplane accident? In 2019? 2018? 2010? 2000? I would think about why most of the "freak" accidents happened between 1940's and 1970's in this area. How about just lack of technology?

  10. this happen only beacouse of dajjal…….
    Al-Masih ad-Dajjal (Arabic: ุงู„ู…ุณูŠุญ ุงู„ุฏุฌู‘ุงู„โ€Ž Al-Masฤซแธฅ ad-Dajjฤl, "the false messiah, liar, the deceiver") is an evil figure in Islamic eschatology. He is to appear, pretending to be al-Masih (i.e. the Messiah), before Yawm al-Qiyamah (the Day of Resurrection).

  11. This has nothing to do with the video but I believe in a few decades or maybe centuries humans will have an evolution, we will become more intelligent, change physically and mentally, and a longer life spans. The humans now will be considered weak. Animals will also have an evolution, but Iโ€™m not sure what will change.
    Just a theory (>^ฯ‰^<)

  12. I DON'T LIKE SCIENTIST THEY SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN SCHOOL THEY ARE GOOD AT WHAT THEY KNOW BUT THAT'S ABOUT IT , BRAIN DEAD WITH ANYTHING ELSE

  13. That area have some type of magnetic field plus have this type of gas that rises up from the sea that causes the planes to go down and sink in that water

  14. My family and I have flown over the Bermuda Triangle and NOTHING and I mean NOTHING happened! Not even turbulence. It's not that bad guys!

  15. Thanks for the upload ๐Ÿ˜˜this is scary and the reason why I never joined the Navy true statement the things that take place at sea or sometimes on land can be hard to explain that will make you question yourself and answer back

  16. Looks like a wormhole to a parallel a parralel universe. I dont believ it has anything with storms. Definitely an entrence to another dimension.

  17. Also fitted with optic cable for information to be transfer. I know it will cost alot of money but this might work

  18. This mystery has definitely been solved because the technology we have now itโ€™s hard to believe we have not discovered what else is out there, the government is just keeping us in the dark just like they are with Area 51.

  19. The oceans of the world are not forgiving mistresses, they will kill you in a heartbeat if not treated with the utmost respect, no matter how state of the art your ships may be, they will always be more powerful than mans constructions to navigate them.

  20. Don't even try people, I'm pretty sure it's a mermaid conspiracy, they live here, and try to stay hidden, so they scare or get rid of every thing that comes in their territory lol

  21. Giant pockets of methane gas being released from the ocean floor will sink a ship or cause a small plane to think it is flying too high. If the ship drops down because of the removal of water due to the gasses the water will come back in and sink the ship. The gasses will also cause the small plane to decrease its elevation due to the fact that methane is lighter than oxygen. By the time the pilot realises what is happening they are too low to pull up

  22. Who knows to save their names they made a video like going to mars they made a video that here is the ship in the sea floor drown. Bec i dont believe they send men to moon they made video only they keep all money in their pocket and who knows they did the same

  23. Wow that was awesome i am j…… i always study in bermuda triangle i just want to end this bermuda but in the uderwater some thing is the under water some creppiest fish and krakens and lots of ships and even airplanes i dont know how to solve this and lots of 1000000 peoples died in the bermuda triangle………..and i dont even know how to solve this im just 11years old girl and im still gr.6

  24. Never feel safe to Sail on a very over big ships because some times they can collapse under their own weights.

  25. I don't think we are the only intelligence creation, there must be another more intelligent and more powerful and magical creatures but they are good they rarely showoff without reason. thank you.

  26. Thank U sooooo much 4 this!!!!!!!
    Highly Appreciated!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ž…….
    It cleared me of my Doubts….
    Dajjal ( Antichrist ) might be present …..Either Triangle of Devil….orrr… Bermuda triangle.

  27. That Entrance opened due to the transatlantic slave trade. Gematria type in Bermuda this converts to blacks are slaves.

  28. Half a billion slaves thrown over board mass murder on a globle scale. Your government knows why that Bermuda triangle is there.

  29. Haven't read a single comment yet, but I'd wager Godzilla's name is peppered throughout.
    EDIT: I'm surprised. It's not as much as I expected.

  30. They went off radar possibly traveling into the void. Ocean waters may be infinite beyond what science tells us. Water isn't considered Earth…only land is. Some things the government don't share with it's sheep.

  31. With all the technology we have we still donโ€™t know whatโ€™s on the moon . I donโ€™t think our scientists want to know what in our unexplored seas. Our government knows everything but they hide it from us . They want to be the ones with all the hidden technology but that will never happen. ๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ‘พ

  32. If you have not been telleported you wouldn't know. It is the most frieghtening and disterbing thing to go through. I don't talk about this in public because, it sounds unbelievable. If it didn't happen to me I wouldn't believe it. I was never by myself so, I have at least 1-2 other people that exerianced the same thing. I will respect their priviacy and not use their names.

  33. Both triangles are heavily traveled so of course more incidents
    I mean natural ones.
    The other is just freaky

  34. That's what I'm saying for years, a dimension is not somewhere else, it's here where we are. Just compare it with radio stations. you change a frequency and you got yourself another radio. Still all the other radio stations are still broadcasting while you are tuned into one. So, they were all here all along. That's what's it is with other dimensions and once in a while we get to see something like a city in the sky that appears above one of a city on the ground like it happened in China. Scientists do dismiss such opinion or conclusions. Are they chained to the evolution theory as a freemason? Do they have the liberty to talk freely and propose their own conclusions? Remember the astronomer Galileo Galilei who was persecuted but had a powerful and very rich family that stood up for him, namely the Medici. That's what is happening today, only it's the evolution theory that they need to respect.
    If those people like David Mearns in the video, Oceaneering Technologies, would only listen to people who had experienced something strange in one of those triangles and were lucky to tell it afterwords, he might know that there ARE ships that are not on the bottom of the seas but completely vanished. And if he would only listen to people from the army and control tower, he wouldn't be having that grin on his face.

  35. This is in fact one of those documentaries to ridiculise other phenomenons such as (in this case) other dimensions. While there are many official reports from the army about strange things and from control towers. A few WWII fighter plains appearing and disappearing again, seen by army people or control tower who lost communication with a commercial airliner and suddenly have contact again but all watches and clocks on the plain (including those from the passengers) had a different of 10 minutes with the control tower. And so on… The list is long. A ship that has been seen from the old times with nobody on board and then disappears in a strange colored mist. That's where Hollywood got their inspiration from for such movies.

  36. It's not as exciting a theory – but if enough methane from the ocean floor was released in one area (yes I know it would have to be a lot) it would rise to the surface, and displace the water just long enough for the ship to drop. When the water quickly recovered, depending on how much methane – the water would sink the ship.

    I know it sounds a bit far fetched, but there's been an increase in methane released around the world, including the ocean floor. PLEASE don't blame the cows. And it's no more far fetched than some of these other theories.

    If it was methane, it would happen quickly, without warning. There'd be no time to call for help.

  37. The triangle is just a legend, even disappearances credidted to it happend outside where its meant to be. The fact is disappearances at sea are just common.

  38. Too many ads the background music is too loud why the fuck would you need that anyways and 49 minutes to explain what could have been explained in 10 minutes

  39. The Derbyshire (Pronounced Darby-Sure) went down in Typhoon Orchid (huricane) on September 9th after waves broke all 9 deck hatches. First a small one that filled an area in the front of the ship. Waves were going over the front of the ship, add the extra weight in the front ballest area for maybe 12hrs. It went deeper into the waves. The first hatch over the Ore broke free from the waves ripping apart it's fittings. From there each hatch imploded from the pressure of the water and waves. The double hull was breached in a couple places. Around 2 mins from the first large hold losing it's hatch and filling with water to the last before going down. A 1000ft (294 meters) ship only 4yrs old with a great captain carrying Iron Ore, capable of carrying 160k tons (had 157k tons onboard), could not carry the xtra weight. 44 men lost their lives that night after receiving 3 conficting reports of the storms path. Captain Underhill tried to pilot the ship away from all 3 reports. The ship ended up in the worse part of the storm. A Brother (Paul Lambert)of one of the crew members lost, took on the mission of finding the Derbyshire. After he found the ship the Marin Institute (spelled correctly๐Ÿ˜€) figured out what happened to the derbyshire. A man named Willy McCrone was the last person in contact with the Derbyshire. He was on another ship in the same Typhoon. He was freinds with some of the crew. This was not a mystery, it has been surveyed and recreated in great detail. Other ships witnessing the severity of the storm. This video is exploiting tragedies without doing the research.

  40. The Dar Bee Shire. ?
    No one word Darbishire thats how you spell it thats how you prenounce it AMERICA QUEENS ENGLISH NOT YOU INBREAD NEO COLONIALIST VERBAL MUMBO JUMBO ENGLIS ENGLISH NOT UK US…….

  41. I know ppl donโ€™t believe in aliens or real magic or mermaids but I think anything is possible. Our ocean is really huge and only 5% had been discovered. The rest of the 95% is totally undiscovered and I believe there are paranormal things down there.

  42. In my opinion Bermuda Triangle is not just a theory as the events surrounding this conspiracy theory are real I think it is related to phenomenon which a dead person can exactly tell as for Atlantis most probably it was destroyed and we are living in the time of fitnah of messiah adDajjal the Antichrist when the destroyed civilisations will once again walk the earth i.e. destroyed civilisations of Nuh A.S. Lot A.S. and Musa A.S. etc maybe ayah 21:95-96 of Quran points to this โ€œ95. But there is a ban on any population which We have destroyed: that they shall not return,

    96. Until the Gog and Magog (people) are let through (their barrier), and they swiftly swarm from every hill.โ€ In my opinion Yajuj (Gog) and Majuj (Magog) are now setting up thing for their arrival and are active in this world and most probably their barrier is that of death and rebirth.So Bermuda Triangle I think is entry or gateway for a person who has not experienced death i.e. an ordinary living human being in the dimension of the dead people.Also I want to say that I think that these people who were destroyed and who have experienced death are using technology especially Facebook, air conditioners, Refrigerators, etc to hack lives of ordinary humans by deceiving them to Agree and Accept their term and conditions which are too long and font used is too small and the legal language used is too complicated that 99.999% of users will not bother to read and just agree.

  43. THE Bermuda T. IS A PORTAL TO WHAT PLANET" IN -SPACE -THAT Contains :WATER: ๐ŸŒŠ TO A BIBLICAL FLOOD "THE Mighty Lord Poseidon AkaANGEL PYRIEAL …. .

  44. Looking at channeling the waters to better ways of working with water energy, but don't fly over, either start with sucking bay waters or innovative ways to improve aqua resources might help, once it dries risk dies

  45. Holy shit dude! get the cock out of your mouth and use your big boy voice so we can hear you! you sound like a bitch.

  46. Allah knows what has inside in this "Bermuda triangle"//because he knows everything's he made this big world..๐Ÿ˜ฏI'm really sacred him,, he can give us any trouble and he take this trouble just in 1second ..i heard that's all word's from other's people they said:-how much knowledge you has just do it and find out who made like that horrifying, and strangers thing's,, this is the only for believing him…but…….no one could understand that . . . .if scientifics all are researching like that again and again for find out true result for the "devil sea" so even they cannot find out anything it's a superwind and it is a deep ocean ..like that half water is a salty water and half water is a sweet water like portion of the ocean,,
    what has inside in this "bermuda triangle" ?!

  47. Titanic all historical recorded n name plane or boat wat ever Bermuda be n a triangle no sea it's static n sence all seas n sunk vanished missing under or known be n mass or float the eye see or note or denote n more ship s have been lost in history s shores n rocks sunken n to drop n there are any rot watever saught to see n treasure is that found or like Mary Celeste n pollywoodside ghosts haunt or out of sea s n taken n gone n existence that's unexplainable that's print track n trace or ol superstition s be

  48. Maybe there's a invisible dimension warf there .. that's why they cant found those ships . They think that they sink but its gone and they cant even see the piece of those ships .. thats my conclusion about the bermuda triangle

  49. I'm curios about the plane gone in 37 years i dont know if it is true but there's a possibility that the story is true because why they mention a name of the witness if this story is only a fiction .. thats why i recommend a thing that can see an invisible thing cause if we are always think about science or sea monsters it will still a question in our minds . So you should try to see if theres a invisible thing there thats why we cant witness what happen in that area and what happen to those ships..

  50. What if there are portals and dimensions and they disappeared through those? What if they are in another world and time lapse?

  51. No need to watch this to know it's complete bullshit. The reasons for "so many" unexplained losses" in these areas are simple. They get a tremendous amount of traffic and are subject to often deadly and unpredictable weather, and/or waves. There are no more losses in the "mysterious, Bermuda triangle" as there are anywhere else, as a percentage of traffic. Ditto for everywhere else these "numerous mysterious losses" occur. Either you believe in science or you don't.

  52. Seriously where do the ships and planes go. Their not on the ocean floor cause they've checked millions of square miles looking for certain ships and planes, especially the group of planes that were all flying together ( I forget their name of the squadron) but they searched everywhere on the ocean floor for those planes and nothing just gone. Also what about the story of the guy that was flying a small plane and he said he went through this portal thing and next thing he knew he was over Florida and flew right past his airport he was going to land at. He said his instruments were all messed up and he wasn't supposed to arrive in Florida for hours and like a half hour later he was over Florida and past his airport. Somethings going on in the Bermuda Triangle. What's really weird is that most ships and planes make it through without a problem. What causes these ships and planes to just disappear ?

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