The Science Channel has ordered “Curse of the Bermuda Triangle,” a new investigative series about the mysterious region famous for its long history of lost ships and missing persons.
Premiering on Sunday, Feb. 9, the series follows the members of the Triangle Research and Investigation Group, or TRIG team. Their leader is long-time captain and former Coast Guardsman Paul “Moe” Mottice, with his first mate and engineer Mike Still, who has spent thousands of hours inside the Bermuda Triangle, by his side.
They’re joined by a Chuck Meier, a former Navy rescue diver, sheriff’s deputy, and military contractor, who will take the reins of the investigation both on land and underwater. Dave Cziko, a former Army Cavalry scout and rescue diver, will help them explore the ocean floor for evidence.
Here is the description for “Curse of the Bermuda Triangle.”
“Throughout ‘Curse of the Bermuda Triangle,’ the team investigates a variety of mysteries and attempts to determine whether these stories of strange mishaps are purely coincidence, or if there’s an explanation – scientific or supernatural – hidden beneath the surface.”
The series premiere will find the TRIG team investigating the famous disappearance of Flight 19, the Navy aircraft squadron that vanished while on a routine training mission through the triangle in 1945, never to be seen again. The TRIG team will attempt to figure out what could have caused the planes to stray from their route, and why no physical evidence of a crash has ever been found.
Other mysteries will include a missing diver who disappeared in an area believed to be the home of a mysterious sea monster; a hotspot for UFO activity including the site of a famous sighting in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; the 1967 disappearance of luxury yacht The Witchcraft and its two passengers, and a theory about the fabled Lost City of Atlantis.
“Curse of the Bermuda Triangle” premieres Feb. 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Science Channel.