We’re pleased to announce that Professor Ken Feder of CCSU has agreed to give another of his popular talks on frauds, myths and mysteries at our May Monthly Meeting.
This talk is sponsored by a generous donation from Joyce Wolf in memory of her late husband and former HAC board member, Nat Wolf.
There is a wide swath of the Atlantic Ocean that harbors a terrifying mystery. Hundreds of boats, dozens of aircraft, and perhaps thousands of people have plied its waters or flown through its airspace only to disappear, with no evidence left behind of the tragedy that befell them. I am referring, of course, to the Bermuda Triangle. But is there really any mystery at all? Are the disappearances extraordinary or inexplicable? Ken Feder will examine some of the most famous stories told about the Bermuda Triangle, focusing on the most notorious: Flight 19 and the loss of five Avenger Torpedo bombers and the subsequent disappearance of one of the planes sent out to search for the five. The prosaic explanation for this 1945 tragedy is, as it always has been, visible in plain view. In other words, there's no need to cancel that cruise or visit to the Bahamas. You'll be fine.
Ken is a professor of Archaeology at Central Connecticut State University. Additionally, Ken is the author of five books and the co-author of another. He has been the token skeptic on several TV programs.
We’ll start with thirty minutes of coffee and conversation at 7:30 p.m. The talk will follow brief announcements at 8:00 PM.