In recent years more than 40 automobiles, drivers, and passengers have disappeared for days while navigating on roads and highways in up-state New York. Little news of these occurrences ever reaches the media who is blinded by purported intellectual clouds of real news like Eliot Spitzer and the Yankees.
No, the New York Bermuda Triangle is real and any stranger foolish enough to travel on marginal state highways at night is risking the loss of days in a cloud of meandering roads that never seem to go anywhere. No deaths have been reported but many of the lost have missed weddings, funerals, and half their vacation looking for fall foliage.
It is true that numbered state highways in up-state New York are extremely difficult to follow, especially on a rainy night. The roads wind around like a slug's slimy trail and intermittently offer enticing alternative routes that fork off to other countries and states, while innocently stating that your destination is only ten miles ahead. The NYB triangle seems to be reserved for strangers, and only at night.
The few in the know advise that strangers travel only in the day, but if you must go at night do not trust a deceptive short cut to Troy because it goes to Utica, or the Adirondacks, or somewhere near Cooperstown.
The best-documented cases of lost parties in the NYB triangle were cars that have taken the same route and came out far from their destination in sleepy North Adams near the Berkshire mountains in western Massachusetts. If you are driving on Vermont Highway 7 and proceed on to Highway 7 in New York you are dangerously near the New York Bermuda Triangle, and it is likely you are about to be in a mental fog of confusing roads for a couple of days. Then again maybe you want to go south a little more to purchase some Amish furniture in Cheshire, Mass.