Ash Irvine’s Paranormal Paragraphs: The Alaskan Triangle

Ash Irvine’s Paranormal Paragraphs: The Alaskan Triangle

Welcome back to the Paranormal Paragraphs; this month’s column will explore the mysterious Alaskan Triangle. The Alaskan Triangle is a region in Alaska with many paranormal phenomena, including aliens and ufos, ghosts and ghost ships, energy vortexes, and an Inuit legend known as the Kushtaka, which is said to resemble the legendary Bigfoot. The Alaskan Triangle also boasts a missing person record that is twice the national average, with 16,000 people going missing in the Triangle since 1988.

The Alaskan Triangle is a region in Alaska, USA, which spans approximately 200,000 square miles and is located in the state’s southeastern region. It is called the Alaskan Triangle due to the unusually high number of strange disappearances that have occurred in the area, leading to theories of supernatural or extraterrestrial involvement. The site includes the vast wilderness of the state, including the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, which is the largest national park in the United States, and other remote regions with limited accessibility. Due to the harsh climate, rugged terrain, and vast wilderness, the Alaskan Triangle has become a place of mystery.

There are many stories and legends about the Alaskan Triangle being haunted or cursed. Some people believe that the high number of unexplained disappearances and strange phenomena in the area results from supernatural or paranormal activity. One of the most well-known stories is that of the ghost ship the SS Baychimo. The ship was abandoned in 1931 due to being trapped in ice and was thought to have sunk in the Beaufort Sea. However, over the years, there have been numerous sightings of the ghost ship, with some reports claiming that the vessel is still sailing in the icy waters of the Alaskan Triangle.

One of the most famous stories from the Alaskan Triangle is the disappearance of an entire village on Angikuni Lake. According to legend, the Inuit people inhabited the town and had been thriving for centuries. However, in 1930, a fur trapper named Joe Labelle arrived at the village only to find that it was abandoned entirely. The villagers had left all of their belongings behind, including food, clothing, and tools. There were no signs of struggle or violence, and it was as if the entire village had simply vanished into thin air. The only living thing that Labelle could find in the village was a pack of starving sled dogs. Labelle reported the strange disappearance to the authorities, and a search party was sent to the area to investigate.

However, they found no trace of the missing villagers, and the case remains unsolved to this day. Some people believe that the disappearance resulted from supernatural activity in the Alaskan Triangle, while others speculate that extraterrestrial beings may have abducted the villagers. The native Tlingit and Tsimshian peoples have their own explanations for the disappearances. The “Kushtaka” is a shapeshifting cryptid that stalks Alaska’s wilderness looking for human prey. While often compared to the mythology of Bigfoot, the Kushtaka operates much more sinisterly. According to lore, the otter-like creatures disguise themselves as trusted relatives or friends and appear to those who are lost or injured. They lead their victims deeper into the wild, ultimately tearing them apart or turning them into another Kushtaka. However, there is no concrete evidence to support either theory, and the actual cause of the disappearance remains a mystery.

There have been many reports of UFO sightings in the Alaskan Triangle over the years, leading some to believe that the area may be a hotspot for extraterrestrial activity.

In one notable incident, A 1986 report made to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from a Japanese cargo flight provides the basis for one extraterrestrial theory. Allegedly, Japan Air Lines Flight 1628 encountered three unidentified aerial phenomena above the expanse. The pilot reportedly thought the craft was military and paid them no mind. Moments later, he realized that the objects were keeping pace and moving erratically around his own jet. Over the next 50 minutes, the strange aircraft shadowed Flight 1628’s every move while emitting bursts of blinding lights. The statements made by the crew were verified by civilian and military radar, and the FAA report went on to garner national attention.

The lack of concrete evidence for the Alaskan Triangle’s paranormal phenomena and increased disappearances leads the region to remain shrouded in mystery, and whether you believe in the paranormal or not, you cannot ignore the number of missing people and the sheer amount of reports of something strange in The Alaskan Triangle.