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Old 12-07-2015, 01:02 AM  
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Alaska's Triangle..
Amid the untouched beauty of Alaska's varying landscape, a mystery lingers. Because people seem to go missing at an eerily high rate, a large section of the state has come to be called Alaska's Bermuda Triangle.. Planes go down, hikers go missing and Alaskan residents and tourists seem to vanish into the largely untouched backdrop..The so-called Bermuda Triangle slices through four of the state's regions, from the southeastern wilderness and fjords to the interior tundra and up to the arctic mountain ranges.. Its points include the large swath of land from Juneau and Yakutat in the southeast, the Barrow mountain range in the north, and Anchorage in the center of the state..Even the native Alaska Tlingit Indians that live near Juneau have integrated this peculiar mystery into their religious culture. They believe an evil spirit named Kushtaka, a cross between a man and an otter, captures people who have drowned or gotten lost, whisking them away to his realm never to be seen again..In 2007, Alaska state troopers added 2,833 missing person notices to their Missing Persons Clearinghouse that maintains all related information [source: Alaska Governor's Office]. In a state with just over 670,000 residents, that figure averages out to about four in every 1,000 people...

Last year, some 3,780 people were reported missing across the state.. The vast majority were young runaways who eventually turned up alive.. But many of the missing were pilots, fishermen, recreational boaters, hunters, tourists, snowmachiners, hikers and others who set off into the wilderness, never to return. In all, some 217 people reported missing last year are still missing today..As an investigator with the Alaska State Troopers, it's William Hughes's job to find these missing persons.. He manages the Alaska Missing Persons Clearinghouse, essentially a vast database that houses key information about people reported missing from across the state.. Since the database was established in 1988, more than 53,000 people have been reported missing.. More recently, the clearinghouse established a public Web site that contains photographs and information about Alaska's missing persons..This is Arctic Science Journeys Radio, a production of the Alaska Sea Grant Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences...

Martin Allen was a 15-year-old British boy who disappeared mysteriously on 5 November 1979.. No trace of Allen has been found and his fate remains unknown..Allen lived with his parents in a cottage in the grounds of the Australian High Commission in London.. His father was chauffeur to the Australian High Commissioner, while his mother worked at a London school..On 5 November 1979, Allen travelled home on the London Underground.. His intention was to go and see his older brother, but he needed to go home first in order to collect some money.. At around 3.50 pm he said goodbye to some school friends on King's Cross Station and set off in the direction of the Piccadilly line platform to travel home.. This was the last positive sighting of Allen and he failed to reach either his parents' or his brother's home..When he was reported missing, a large scale police operation was launched supported by a media campaign. This failed to locate Allen, though a witness did come forward to report seeing a boy fitting his description in the company of a blond haired man aged about 30 on Gloucester Road underground station...

Martin Fletcher Allen was born in North Ferrisburgh, Vermont on November 28, 1842.. He attended Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, New York and became a merchant and store owner.. Allen was also involved in several other businesses, including banking, farms and a grist mill, in addition serving as North Ferrisburg's Postmaster.. Allen died in North Ferrisburgh on May 24, 1927. He was buried in North Ferrisburgh Cemetery..

The flag of Alaska consists of eight gold stars, forming the Big Dipper and the North Star, on a dark blue field..The North Star is larger than the other 7..The constellation of Ursa Major has been seen as a bear by many distinct civilizations..In both Ireland and the UK, this pattern is known as the Plough..The "Se7en Stars" referenced in the Bible's Book of Amos may refer to these stars or, more likely, to the Pleiades... Bolan was with me..The wheel locked..You tell him.. Our kind must never sit in the audience.. Our kind must perform and run the show, or the others will run us...

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