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August 14, 2019

September, 2007 One of America’s richest men went missing on a solo flight in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada Steve Fossett was a world-famous pilot who cheated death on dozens of record-breaking flights How could he just vanish off the face of the Earth? ‘There were rumors he was in Argentina, There were rumors that he had faked his death.’ ‘A lot of people, especially wealthy people, sometimes they just kinda- check out. ‘I’m walkin’ away from this.” Fossett, who’d made the first solo balloon flight around the world, had disappeared in America’s very own Bermuda Triangle An area of Nevada and California, in which more than 2000 planes have crashed in the last 50 years Some call it the ‘Nevada Triangle’ ‘It’s just something that’s been passed around by pilots in this area for decades; that, y’know, in the old days planes would go missing, nobody ever found the airplane.’ ‘They were talking about hundreds, and hundreds of planes that had vanished into the, uh- ‘Nevada Triangle’, ‘Devil’s Triangle of Nevada’.’ The Nevada Triangle is a mysterious area, with an unforgiving landscape of high mountain and desert Inside its borders is Area 51; a top-secret military base, famous for rumors of UFO sightings, and unsolved plane crashes Only by unlocking these mysteries, to try and find out what happened to Steve Fossett, can we learn why so many planes crash, or disappear in the Nevada Triangle Yerington, Nevada 8:45am, Monday, the 3rd of September, 2007 Record-breaking pilot Steve Fossett took off on a solo flight in a 2-man stunt plane A weekend guest at a ranch 60 miles from Reno, he didn’t tell his hosts where he was going Simply saying he’d ‘be back in a few hours.’ After 3 hours his worried friends declared him missing They triggered the biggest peace-time search and rescue operation in US history It was led by the Nevada wing of the US Air Force’s Civil Air Patrol ‘There was no flight plan file, the only information we had was that, y’know, he was basically takin’ off on a, uh- Sunday joy ride, and flying 395 corridor.’ Fossett’s reputation for fearless flying kept his rescuers optimistic ‘This man can be found alive.’ ‘Any sighting, or anything that seems to be- appears to be accurate with the information known about the aircraft, we are following up with it, come in.’ Fossett had taken off from this desert air strip, the Flying M Ranch owned by his friend, billionaire hotelier, Baron Hilton The potential search area was huge; 8 times the size of Britain ‘He had about 4 hours of fuel on-board that aircraft, and it flies at about 120 miles an hour So, uh, that means that in 4 hours he could cover 480 miles, 500 miles and then to 3.14(r)^2 it’s 3/4 of a million miles, so unless we have some very good clues as to what direction, what piece of that, there’s no way that we could search 750000 square miles.’ The searchers were looking for a pilot who, at the age of 63, had amassed 115 world records ‘There’s a large number of aviation records, but there are 3, uh, what are called ‘absolute’ world records One of them is for distance, one for them for duration, and one for altitude, and, uh, I set 2 of them today.’ Terry Delore flew with Fossett for 5 years Together they set more than 10 world records for gliding The last one just weeks before Fossett disappeared ‘He was interested in what he calls the ‘ultimate challenges’, ‘ultimate achievements’, things that nobody’s ever done before Do something further, or faster, or longer, or, uh, whatever.’ Fossett was a driven man, he saw adversity as a challenge Surely he couldn’t have lost his life on a 2 hour pleasure flight? ‘He trained himself to be able to put up with all a variety of conditions that nature would throw at him, because all he was looking at was the goal of the end, y’know, to finish his challenges. To get the records, to, uh- To get where he wanted to go.’ Fossett had been a risk-taker all his life It had made his fortune By the time he was in his 40s he’d made, lost, and made again millions on the Chicago stock exchange ‘I’ve set a goal, which is at the very limit of this aircraft. If I’ve miscalculated to any extent, I will be unable to finish this flight.’ But had Fossett miscalculated that Sunday morning? The Sierra Nevada mountain range runs down the Western coast of the United States, and straddles the Border of California and Nevada The air strip he’d taken off from in Yarington is in the middle of what has become known as the Nevada Triangle It has seen more than 2000 plane crashes over the last 50 years ‘Since the 2nd World War there’ve been, uh, hundreds, and hundreds of planes that’ve crashed, uh, in the desert, and in the Sierra Nevada, so it is a treacherous place for aircraft.’ Frank Mullen is a newspaper journalist He started to plot out the crash sites ‘The map that I put together of 129 crashes, uh, are only crash sites where there’s still debris on the ground There’s been actually more hundreds, and hundreds of crash sites around the state.’ The area covers almost 25000 square miles Half the size of England There are many theories why so many planes go missing here From unusual atmospheric effects, to alien intervention In the search for Steve Fossett, investigators will explore each one in the hope of finding him ‘I gotta say the most critical part of a search is probably about the first 24 hours It’s the best possibility for someone that’s injured in a crash- survivable crash, to still be found alive your best options at being able to get help to this person, or these people as fast as you can.’ But Fossett wasn’t found on the first day, or the second ‘I would say after about 3 days we are pretty confident that we’re searching for wreckage, rather than an individual who needs to be rescued, unfortunately, uh- The temperatures go down pretty low at night, even in the summer times here, and if a person is injured, they’re not gonna survive very long usually.’ Fossett was not only an adventurer in the skies, he sailed oceans, and made 2 attempts on Everest ‘When you say the name ‘Steve Fosset’, then that changes your whole perspective, and if anyone was going to survive the thing, and come walking out- maybe broken and battered, but still alive, we really thought it would be him.’ The rescuers didn’t want to give up hope, because if anyone could beat the Nevada Triangle, it would be Steve Fossett That is, if he was still in the Triangle The mountains of the Sierra Nevada stretch for nearly 400 miles along the border of California and Nevada In September, 2007, they were the focus of a massive search and rescue operation Steve Fossett, the record-breaking aviator, had not been seen for 2 days since taking off on a pleasure flight As search planes combed the peaks and valleys, they reportedly spotted dozens of plane wrecks that had laid undisturbed for years ‘The planes that went in, down in these rocks here, were just small pieces that were found by hunters a good year after it went in, and uh, it was- just not visible from the air.’ It wasn’t news to the locals, but the world was discovering this region of the Sierra Nevada was an aviation graveyard ‘Initially the TV cable networks were all saying there were hundreds of planes that had flown into Nevada, and, uh, were never seen again. Just vanishing into thin air, and, uh- This turned into talk of the Nevada Triangle on CNN and the other TV networks Bermuda Triangle located in the desert of Nevada, where people just vanish More than 2000 planes have crashed in the Nevada Triangle since 1962 In the Southeastern corner, at the bottom of the triangle, is Area 51, a top-secret military testing site For years it has been associated with UFO sightings, alien encounters, and unexplained crashes ‘When it comes to someone vanishing, and you look at what else is in the area, and you see the proliferation of military bases, and secret technologies and so forth, it’s not a hard leap of faith to say ‘gee maybe these other things are involved in this mysterious disappearance?” Area 51 was within Fossett’s flight range ‘There are rumors that Steve Fossett got into Area 51, or that there was some incident there Somebody who would really get into the airspace of Area 51 would definitely be, uhm, forced down if they really entered the airspace.’ The idea that Fossett was forced down here is not so far-fetched to say Jorge Arnue has spent years studying satellite photographs, and investigating unexplained sightings, crashes, and what actually goes on in Area 51 ‘These 3 f-16s here seem to be pretty much on standby, just in case an intrusion in the airspace would happen.’


  • Reply McGinty Media July 20, 2019 at 4:01 am


  • Reply The_Other _Seto_Kaiba July 20, 2019 at 6:20 am

    I think they found that guys body partial remains already in another later documentary.
    His corpse was dragged off by bears and other wildlife scavengers.

  • Reply Ray Cane July 20, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    What someone should do is map out the locations of all the crashes and compare them to the borders of Nellis AFB/GroomLake/Area 51, China Lake Naval Operations Center [all 1.1 Million acres of it] Edwards AFB, and any military reservations in northwestern AZ. js….

  • Reply TheSistaWarrior July 20, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    a rich thief and murderer "disappears…" Next!

  • Reply Die x2 July 21, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Y’all watching this to prepare for the raid 👌

  • Reply julzbo July 21, 2019 at 4:43 am

    no mention about the tunnel at 31:11?

  • Reply Josh July 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    What if you had an emergency and had to land at area 51

  • Reply Groovy W July 22, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Why I don't fly…If this guy can crash, anyone can….

  • Reply Thefirstgalaxybeing July 23, 2019 at 5:28 am

    The narrator keeps repeating the same things over and over and over.  This is CLICKBAIT! Nothing here unless you like seeing ads.

  • Reply jacob martinelli July 23, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    he was probably targeted for his wealth.

  • Reply Ivanjim Tunggalong July 23, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    All..of these years still no comlete …explenation to this …triangle thing…

  • Reply Damon Mullins July 23, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Well of course the pilots will be disoriented they just crashed their planes lol. I'm sure a crash of that magnitude will knock your brain silly lol

  • Reply Carol Cribby July 24, 2019 at 2:18 am

    It's a it's a vortex. I mean planes just disappear or nowhere flying objects appear out of nowhere sounds reasonable to me why else would the military be hurting it so intensely I mean can fits doesn't it

  • Reply NeverTalkToCops1 July 24, 2019 at 2:58 am

    Not watching this. Another area 51 expert. Woo! Hey throw in pyramids, ancient astronuts (thats right, astronuts) the extremely useless and overated Amelia Dogear story, the murder of Tupac Shakur, who only became widely noticed because of his murder, singer Frank Sinatra who had less than one octave range. Don't forget the LEY LINES and parnormal (paraDogDoo) stuff. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.

  • Reply James Purdie July 24, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Somebody worth how many million dollars?? YOu tell me the American Government didn't know his location? hahaha….they will invade entire countries for half that fortune! And why does Wikipedia say his dead body was found? About silly as the Bin Ladin story!

  • Reply Fumanchu1 5150 July 24, 2019 at 8:36 am

    That's why you tell someone where you're going.

  • Reply Poena July 25, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Okay timeline, but this is just one case. The other hundreds are probably aliens. Stop lying!

  • Reply Washademoak July 25, 2019 at 3:30 am

    He made an emergency landing about 3 miles from where I live when his first attempt to fly around the world in a balloon failed.

  • Reply jrs80920 July 25, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Fawcett was an idiot, and had flown into the side of a mountain.  No mystery…

  • Reply Jim Lee July 26, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Missing 411 in the Sky.

  • Reply Mitchell July 26, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Air goes over Sierra Nevadas at 3000 ft per minute

  • Reply Lancelot Hedman July 26, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Flight GPS from sattelites maybe could trace him?

  • Reply Miracles Can happen July 27, 2019 at 3:09 pm


  • Reply Tim Ward July 27, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    I wonder whether they would have spent so much time and money looking for someone who wasn't rich. My guess is that they wouldn't. The lives of most of us simply are not considered very important.

  • Reply Den Stew July 28, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Lot's of small planes have gone down in this region, and all reports indicate they took a sudden nose dive. Another one went down 2 weeks ago, the pilot was very experienced, it was a clear and sunny day. Some sort of "sudden" electric magnetic interruption is occurring that is shutting the engines down and causing the planes to go into a downward spiral, not giving pilots enough time to even radio in for help. The media has been trying to say these rich folks just want to disappear, until some hiker stumbles upon part of the plane or finds human remains or belongings.

  • Reply Plus P July 28, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Obviously I live here in Nevada, where we set off nuclear bombs on purpose, marijuana is legal, gambling is legal, prostitution is legal, we have an Air Force bombing range where F-22s F16s and F15s play. F117s look great but they are very difficult to fly – they are not UFOs. BUT we have a special place here in the desert where we play with all KINDS of stuff that you just can't mess around with in heavily populated areas. Three letters kids: EG&G

  • Reply Nathan Chisholm July 28, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Pretty sure it was aliens!!

  • Reply Ray Sully A.K.A Massholehead July 28, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Dimension portals…..

  • Reply MYMATRIX 369 July 29, 2019 at 1:56 am

    I PRESUME HE DIDNT WANT TO GO MISSING…as he "made and lost (lost where) on the stock market" So what is the mystery of the Nevada triangle ..oh clickbait.

  • Reply sue neil July 29, 2019 at 3:07 am

    So immediately after Fossets disappearance, the conspiracy theories start on a massive scale. Thats seems to be standard procedure in the paranoid US . Delusional fantasy wins over factual reality most of the time. Just look at Trump cultists.

  • Reply Rick Johnson July 29, 2019 at 9:38 am

    In this area the aircraft would have been under constant radar coverage. I know this because I used to repair the radar systems in this area. I personally think he was forced down on the Nellis Red Flsg range or the Sandia test range.

  • Reply Marco Cota Beautiful House Eugene Oregon July 30, 2019 at 1:05 am

    From the beginning of this video I was stunned because they seem not to know what I was taught as a boy in flight school. Either this is dramatized or some people just never got Learned right. My experience was over the Steens in Eastern Oregon. Was 200 feet above the ridge going to Idaho, lost altitude very quickly but was in a war bird so powered out after 2000 foot loss. A Beachcraft would have not recovered or been able to. I did know this before but I had over 1000 hp. But pilots should have this knowledge as basic 101. This has been known since the 30s, especially with cooler air on the approach side. So I count this video as drama, yet good info for the un trained.

  • Reply Maria Kelly July 30, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Very interesting. I enjoyed watching it.

  • Reply David Leger July 30, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Don't they have emergency beacons ?
    Parachutes ?
    He could certainly afford it…

  • Reply Matthew Gorgoglione July 30, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    I just sat next to him at a 7-11 gambling, he weres a 🤠 cowboy hat …🤗💯🕵️🛩️🏜️🍄, This is just British spy's documary 🤗…

  • Reply A Billion Views July 31, 2019 at 8:06 am

    "Black bears are extremely lazy." I guess no black animals can escape racism. I hope the bears see this video.

  • Reply Apachedropout99 July 31, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Amazing scenery and good camera work. Well done video. Thank you.

  • Reply Wonder Woman Smith July 31, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    STL MSM said they found his crashed plane & remains years ago.

  • Reply mojo 410 Captain Caveman August 1, 2019 at 1:05 am

    We know but we don't know…..

  • Reply Woden Cernunnos August 2, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Most of the crashes in this area are due to shear winds from the mountains that no pilot can predict or avoid.

  • Reply Sheridan Jakins August 2, 2019 at 2:49 am

    They talk of Freedom Fighters. Crime Fighters fight crime, Fire Fighters fight fires. In many parts of the world, Freedom Fighters fight freedom. After the ‘struggle ‘, many people are worse off than before. Take Rhodesia, now called Zimbabwe and also South Africa as examples.

  • Reply About47Pandas August 2, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    For anyone "amazed" by 3000 feet persecond @35:40 thats about 35 miles an hour.

  • Reply Baby Boo August 3, 2019 at 2:06 am

    You can't fix stupid. Always tell someone where you are going no matter if it is plane, car train even camping or hiking, swimming, going in caves, old mines. Take the time to tell.

  • Reply Baby Boo August 3, 2019 at 2:25 am

    These people that start rumors and gossip are nothing but low lifes .

  • Reply W Zen August 3, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Fosset flew into a box canyon and didn't have the lift to clear the mountain. This is a common cause of crashes in mountainous terrain

  • Reply Beau Peep August 3, 2019 at 11:20 am

    13:18 > That's a 'suspicious' strangely-shaped cloud (bang in the middle of the screen), I've heard people speak of "clocked UAPs", and that sure looks like one!

  • Reply Smita Bernadet August 4, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    The secret societies or let's say agencies often abduct highly qualified people to force them and enslave them to work in their secret programs under ground or in space and they are never seen again. It's not the first time that a professional has gone missing. There are many doctors, professors, scientists who have gone missing from National parks as well. They abduct them because of their skills.

  • Reply mr rebel August 4, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    thought I'd found a good mystery.. turns out it's about just another rich idiot.

  • Reply Sue K August 5, 2019 at 1:36 am

    I'll tell you what happened. USAF asked him to test a top secret experimental aircraft that they had at area 51 and he was not allowed to tell anyone. For someone like him it would have been irresistible. He probably did not survive the attempt to fly this aircraft and so a staged crash in a remote location far enough away from area 51 not to tie it into them was done.

  • Reply Erik Wallace August 5, 2019 at 3:43 am

    this not mystery!

  • Reply liquid 7 August 6, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Wind gusts

  • Reply Marlene Mcgovern August 6, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    How very tragic and sad. The weather up there is crazy. Especially in winter.
    Condolences to family and friends. And rescue personnel.
    Take heed and tell loved ones your journey of intent. ❤

  • Reply the three musketeers - funny dog videos and tribulations August 7, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Too many ads

  • Reply Fooks Lee Ho August 8, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Nevada triangle it's just an area of many many mountains that when u fly over it or near it the wind can push you up or down instantly and if you do not have enough speed or underpowered engine you won't recover no mystery. More ships go under in the Great Lakes than Bermuda Triangle on average it's wind and waves leaks in boats explosions no mystery. Ufos Bigfoot are for little kids

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  • Reply Shawn Martin August 10, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Next time you upload a video maybe you could turn up the volume enough for it to be heard?And Thanks so much to the Comment section for informing me that this document is actually about One Rich guy….who tf cares,6 minutes into the video and I know it's not worth watching…

  • Reply Jim Brewer August 11, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    He crashed and died

  • Reply Dra6onfly August 12, 2019 at 2:59 am

    This has a lot to do with the protection of government military secrets. A51 was acquired in 1955 and then suddenly planes were dropping out of the sky since 1962? I would say they are bringing these planes down to prevent ppl taking photos or footage of the area or to expose the criminal activity taking place there. You have to ask, if governments are truly there for its ppl, then why do they have so much classified and secret information that they want no one to know.

  • Reply GhostFire Electronics August 12, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Raid it!!

  • Reply CoDe_{Kanga} August 12, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Triangles play too many violent video games.

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  • Reply vikingcorey69 August 13, 2019 at 1:53 am

    WOW. Nobody seen the fire on top of mountain and went hmmmm maybe we should look there.

  • Reply Ms. Daunte Marie Slettebak I August 13, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Wait a minute! I lived in Reno, NV. for over a year! And I loved it! As it was so peaceful, and the people nice! What I do remember is driving through the bad lands in my little truck! My truck always broke down all the time! And my friend at work invited me to come and ride horses at her place in the mountains! She warned me, it was quite a drive however! Fifty miles out of Reno, NV to the mountains! I had to drive through this wasteland area, where there were no mini marts, no houses, no retail shops nothing! Not even a gas station! It must have been one hundred miles or more! I had started out by filling up my gas tank to full! And by the time I had made it to my friends cabin in the woods! I was at a quarter of a tank of gas! So I had to fill up to full again, before I drove back home on my way back! No one ever told me about that area being a bomb testing site in the 1950's? Nor could anyone explain why there were no shops or gas stations along that road? I called it the bad lands! As my grandma always told me stories of the badlands of the Midwest, as she lived in SD and MN! And told me she had to drive through the badlands also to WA! Anyway, I never forgot about it? I do remember a mountain range out there? I had no idea that area 51 might be out there? Huh? I thought that place was down in NM or AZ? Huh? Anyway, it never even crossed my mind, that it might be out in those badlands? Hmmm…I wonder? I used to lay in bed at my Apt. and watch the planes line up in the sky to land! Like stars flying in a line! As I lived in an Apt that was in the flight track for the Airport! I used to like that, it gave me a lot of peace somehow? Maybe, because I felt so at peace in Reno, NV., it was quiet and peaceful there! And the casinos were always open for fun 24/7! And you could cash your paycheck anytime! The locals were very friendly and nice, and the city clean and fun! A great place to raise a family! Also bonus!…..Lake Tahoe!!! I do remember someone telling me, not to wander into the mountains there? Most likely because the badlands and people getting lost in the mountains? Anyway, I took their advice, and didn't wander about out in the badlands too much! Safety first yo! There is like nothing out there for miles and miles yo!! Not a good place to break down or crash!

  • Reply Don Jones August 13, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I thought the first was Auguste Picard.. he said the Earth was upturned disc. Probably why he get no credit

  • Reply Tyler K August 13, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Rich guy goes for a flight, 3 hours later, largest civil search in US history. I guess it doesnt take long when you are wealthy.

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