The Disappearances at The Bennington Triangle

Have you ever heard of the Bermuda Triangle? Did you know the Northeast has a triangle of its own?

The Bennington Triangle is “an area of southwestern Vermont within which a number of people went missing between 1945 and 1950,” according to Wikipedia.

The exact area of the triangle is unknown but it seems to be centered around Glastenbury Mountain. No one really knows what happened. Some say it was a serial killer, while others think it may be something paranormal.

The disappearances began in 1945 with 74-year-old Middie Rivers, according to All That’s Interesting. He was a local hunting guide who led a party of hunters before suddenly getting lost. Many believed that he would have been able to survive the conditions on his own which makes the disappearance that much stranger.

After that, in 1946, 18-year-old Paula Welden disappeared near the mountain. After deciding to hike the Long Trail, she never showed up for classes the following Monday. Despite a reward and search parties, no clues were ever found regarding her disappearance.

Three years to the day after Welden’s disappearance, 68-year-old James Tedford went missing. Tedford took a bus to Bennington but when the bus pulled in, he was nowhere to be found. His luggage and open timetable was found on the seat.

A year later, 8-year-old Paul Jepson was seen playing in his family’s pick-up truck before vanishing without a trace. Then, two weeks later, 53-year-old Freida Langer, experienced hiker and survivalist went missing. She fell into a stream and then went back to the camp only to disappear. Six months later, her body was found in an area that had been searched extensively. The body had been decayed so badly that no cause of death could be determined.

There were also other strange occurrences in the area, “These occurrences include terrifying voices allegedly showing up on dead-air radio, sightings of mysterious figures, unexplained navigation mishaps, and planes that mysteriously crashed.”



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