Navy’s ‘Area 51’ is a secretive base located in the Bahamas

The US Navy has its own secretive base in the Bahamas with some similarities to the Air Force’s Area 51 in Nevada.

The Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center — AUTEC — is even surrounded by its own mysteries involving UFOs, according to a report on Britain’s Express website:

READ: Area 51 shock: What is this secret US Navy base known as ‘underwater Area 51?’

Just as Area 51 is isolated between mountain ranges in remote areas, AUTEC’s location affords it some privacy and a unique testing area called the “Tongue of the Ocean” — or “TOTO.” The long, deep trench with a flat bottom provides a perfect area to test sonar and communication technologies in an area free from “noise.”

The base has been there, only about 120 miles from Florida’s coast, for 56 years.

Training in underwater warfare and a weapons range add to the base’s role in research and development.

But what’s this about UFOs? Express lists a couple of rumors:

  • Claims of aliens working with Navy personnel in the deep underwater base at the tip of the Bermuda Triangle
  • Time travel experiments

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6 strange military disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle

The “Bermuda Triangle” is a geographical area between Miami, Florida, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the tiny island nation of Bermuda. Nearly everyone who goes to the Bahamas can tell you that it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll die a horrible death.


Natural explanations usually range from compass problems, to changes in the Gulf Stream, or violent weather, the presence of methane hydrates, and to a large coincidence of human error. That doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a strange amount of disappearances that let the conspiracy theories gain some traction.

From 1946 to 1991, there have been over 100 disappearances. These are some of the military disappearances that have been lost in the Bermuda Triangle.

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75 years later, Navy “Flight 19” remains a mystery

It’s an enduring mystery in U.S. military lore and now, seven and half decades old and no closer to being solved.

It was December 5, 1945, less than four months after VJ Day marked the formal end of World War II. Five Navy Avenger torpedo bombers took off from the Naval Air Station in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The planes — collectively known as “Flight 19” — were scheduled to fly a three-hour exercise between Florida, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, and back in an area that’s come to be known as the Bermuda Triangle.

As the weather deteriorated, radio contact became intermittent, and the planes just disappeared.

All 14 airmen on the flight were lost, as were all 13 crew members sent out to look for them in a search plane.

Twenty-seven souls in all just vanished without a trace.

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Mysterious Ship Carrying 20 Lost in the Bermuda Triangle

When a ship carrying 20 people disappears in the Bermuda Triangle, it makes the mainstream news. When details about the ship and the passengers are concealed from the public, it’s generally assumed the boat was trafficking in drugs or carrying people attempting to escape from their home country and enter the U.S. illegally. When the ship is not found and the search is called off, it also makes the mainstream media. When the weather was clear, no explanations are given by the Coast Guard or other search agencies, and the mainstream media moves on to other news, that’s when disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle become mysterious. We’ve reached that point with a 29-foot (9-meter) Mako Cuddy Cabin vessel with 20 people onboard that left Bimini in the Bahamas on 12/28/20 but never arrived at its destination — Lake Worth, Florida. That area is the Florida corner of infamous Bermuda Triangle – long the home of missing boats and planes. What happened to this one and why is there so little information about it?

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