Mysteries surrounding the Bermuda Triangle have been proliferated for decades and have been determined to be wildly inaccurate. It has been noted by the scientific community that disappearances here are just as common as those in other areas of ocean, and almost irrelevant compared to the amount of traffic occurring in these parts. However, there is a very non-scientific truth to be told.

With all of the data and evidence to support such a conclusion, one mustn’t forget about what originated the Bermuda Triangle’s infamous rumors. In 1945, Flight 19 was a disaster of strangest proportions, ending in the extinction of five naval aircraft and 14 men.

This event started as a routine training exercise, involving overwater navigation and bombing techniques. It went awry. While this is the first recorded incident in the Bermuda Triangle, it’s past actually originates back to the 1700s—the days of the pirates. What occurred at this time will explain the future of the Bermuda Triangle.

Captain George Vain was one of the many pirates patrolling the Caribbean Sea in the year 1713. It was a normal day for plundering, with weather abnormally pleasant, when he made sail for the northern side of the Bahamas in hopes of intercepting a cargo ship that was rumored to be quite lucrative. Unfortunately, this fateful day would not bring a hefty treasure, but instead the untimely demise of a well-established pirate.

After rounding the isles of the Bahamas, Captain Vain continued northwest to find unusually calm water. He entered what he couldn’t have known to be the Bermuda triangle, and a disaster was imminent. In an utterly strange occurrence, the Captain’s ship struck something hard and fast. Initially, he thought it was a reef but the waters there were far too deep. As Captain Vain hurried to see what his trusted ship had encountered the vessel began slowly turning in a direct circle, quickening with each round. The Captain was astonished and flabbergasted—never in his life had he seen the seas behave in such a manner. Faster and faster him and his ship spun until a whirlpool formed in the middle of the great ocean and Captain Vain and his mighty ship were swallowed up.

Or so the story goes. He was not to be heard of for another 200 years.

It is now 1917 and the world is embracing flight as travel. The aircraft has come into origin and is becoming more and more popular. But one fateful day would instill fear in the hearts of many as a dirigible meets an untimely demise. The Serenity was making its voyage, departing from Miami and heading for Nassau. After miles of easy riding with clear skies and low winds, the Serenity came upon an extreme shift in weather.

Quickly the skies opened up in a fierce rage, thunder shook the aircraft and lightning struck. The Serenity began to go down just as a vivid sight shot out from the storming seas. A ghostly figure swept over the dirigible, sucking the life out of those who hadn’t already died of fear. Soon, the aircraft was under the ghosts command and began transforming from a bright beacon of modern day travel to a dark and mysterious shadow, rising up above the clouds. After 200 years of torment beneath the ocean’s surface, Captain Vain had made his return. Commandeering the Serenity as his own, Captain Vain was now free to patrol the skies of the Bermuda Triangle.

Moving forward, now in the year 1945 five torpedo bombers go amiss. Radio transmissions that were received on land suggested that the planes had become disoriented, a few of which had their compasses fail. In their state of confusion and dismay Captain Vain dived upon them from the infinite sky, taking the souls of the pilots. Their fate would never be known.

To this day Captain George Vain patrols the Bermuda Triangle, waiting for that glorious treasure he had set out for that fateful day in 1713. While science would have you believe otherwise, even the strangest conclusions haven’t even begun to touch the truth.