Mysteries Of Flight: The story of an American plane disappearing then landing after 37 years

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Mysteries Of Flight: The story of an American plane disappearing then landing after 37 years

Mysteries Of Flight: The story of an American plane disappearing then landing after 37 years

Pan Am Flight 914 was a Douglas DC-4 carrying 57 passengers and six crew members from a New York City airport to Miami, Florida.

The year was 1955, and the date was July 2, 1955.

The year was 1955, and the date was July 2, 1955. The flight was supposed to take a few hours, but it never arrived in Miami.

Instead, it appeared on March 9, 1985, unannounced and unnoticed by Caracas radar! 

After expressing his concerns to the tower, the pilot taxied toward the gate, and ground handlers could see the faces of the screaming passengers pressed up against their windows, gazing out at a fantastic new world.

Mysteries Of Flight: The story of an American plane disappearing then landing after 37 years

The pilot, for his part, tossed a small calendar out the window before making a quick turn back to the runway, where he took off and vanished as quickly as he had arrived. 

And what about the calendar? Did he drop it by accident? Or does it conceal the truth about what happened? What did it say exactly?

We may never find out. According to the story, the governments of Venezuela and the United States seized the calendar and the tower tapes and have refused to comment on the incident even once in the intervening According to the story, the governments of Venezuela and the United States seized the calendar and the tower tapes and have refused to comment on the incident even once in the intervening

What was the true fate of Flight 914?

For once, there is an answer to a mystery.

The Theories

The story has circulated the internet for years and is a popular forum topic among UFO and time-travel enthusiasts.

The most popular theory is that the plane passed through a time portal or wormhole, and instead of landing in Miami in 1955, it appeared 30 years later on arrival in Venezuela. 

It’s possible it went back through the wormhole after leaving Caracas. Apparently, the exact mechanism of wormholes or time portals is not well understood.

The Truth

As you’ve probably guessed, the story of Pan Am Flight 914 was a complete fabrication. However, unlike many urban legends, the source of this fabrication is known.

It dates back to a story published in 1985 by the Weekly World News, a once-tabloid (now website) that specializes in bizarre, made-up stories like this one. The story was reprinted twice in the 1990s, with the plane’s arrival date changed to 1992 in the later stories.

When the YouTube channel Bright Side posted a video about the disappearance, it gave the story a huge boost. 

Mysteries Of Flight: The story of an American plane disappearing then landing after 37 years

The snappily produced video about the disappearance has received over 15 million views, but it doesn’t reveal that it was a fake tabloid story until about two-thirds of the way through. 

Bright Side included a number of “details” that were not included in the original Weekly World News story, such as the plane’s visibility on radar. In any case, the video only reveals that the story is a hoax near the end.

It’s likely that others took advantage of this real-life fake news to spread the story without including that one crucial detail, the one about how everyone knew the whole thing was a fanciful fabrication all along.

 It all goes to show how fascinated people are by airplanes, even when the story is made up to create a supernatural sensation.

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