There is concern tonight over a large sea area in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean known as 'The Bermuda Triangle', which cannot now be located, and has been officially designated as "missing".
The area, loosely defined as stretching from Bermuda Island, to Peurto Rico in the south, to Florida in the west, has been historically associated with the disappearance of countless ships and even aeroplanes, which have seemingly 'vanished into thin air', and have never been heard of again.
Today, however, it's the Triangle, itself, which seems to have vanished, though the thinness of the air it vanished into has yet to be established.
Shipping in the area is completely safe, and no incidents of mysterious disappearances have been reported for years.
Dan Brookner, a US coastguard stationed at Miami, told members of the press in a news conference:
"It is with great sadness that we find ourselves in the position of announcing that the Bermuda Triangle cannot be located. A search is currently underway, and, as professionals, we never give up on any search we begin, but it is with great reluctance and a heavy heart that I say to you today, that things do not look good for the Triangle."
It's the first time that the Triangle has gone missing since it was first recognized as an entity in 1950, and the matter has raised concerns at the highest levels in Washington.
First impressions coming out of the White House are that aliens may be responsible for the Triangle's disappearance.