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The Disappearance of Flight 370

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The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has yet to be solved. Why the transponder was deactivated after take off isn’t yet known, and with each passing day, the mystery of the flight deepens. The families of all those on board are desperate for answers to the whereabouts of their loved ones. Investigators are scrambling now to find the missing flight, a Boeing 777, as well as the passengers. The mainstream news media has focused on this story since it broke, and continues to ride it out, as they often do with the latest disaster or scandal. Taking into account all the facts we know regarding the disappearance, the most important questions are what happened to Flight 370, and those aboard?

New theories are constantly emerging as the search continues, and it seems that nearly every day satellite imagery confirms something floating on the surface of the ocean, which may or may not be the remains of MH370. The latest reports are that the airlines may have gone down over the southern Indian Ocean, although this too will likely change before long. One thing we know for certain is that the plane continued broadcasting data to Boeing for up to 4 - 7 hours after diverging from it’s flight path. One theory is that the location of Flight 370 is being covered up. This idea is believed due to the fact that even though no evidence had yet been found to suggest it, the Malaysian government still announced that "we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived," (USA Today).

Outside the realm of conventional thinking, some have suggested that the aircraft could have entered an area similar to the Bermuda Triangle, the Devil’s triangle on the opposite side of the world, or another anomalous area. It’s even been theorized that Flight 300 could have encountered a UFO, a portal, or even a black hole, although the science behind this things would refute this. While many journalists and reporters scoff at the possibility of a space-time portal, there may be truth to it. Lest it be forgotten, history had recorded the disappearance of many planes and boats over the years.

In 1941, the Nereus, sister ship to the U.S.S. Cyclops, disappeared without a trace while en route from the Virgin Islands to Portland, Maine. In similar manner, Navy Flight 19 vanished during a routine training mission from Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in 1945. Other aircraft, including passenger planes, have vanished while they were receiving landing instructions - as if they had flown through a hole in the sky, according to the Naval Board of Inquiry. These disappearance are just the tip of the iceberg, with many more that were never seen nor heard from again.

The fact remains that no matter what anyone believes, and regardless of all that science has explained about the physical universe, there are still many unknowns about the world we live in, and many more things that we don’t understand. The holy scriptures tell us that the very atmosphere surrounding earth is the area where supernatural forces are located, even saying that there are ‘...spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly realms’ (Eph. 6:12) and that ‘Satan is the prince of the power of the air’ (Eph. 2:2 ). There are anomalous areas around the world where unexplainable things have occurred and have been documented, like the many incidents around the area referred to as the Bermuda Triangle.

Perhaps there was no supernatural interference, and MH370 did crash into the Indian ocean as believed by some, which could be the most logical explanation, although the lack of debris sheds doubt on this. It can’t be disputed that the reason for the transponder being manually turned off was to hide the plane's new flight path. This action strongly suggests sabotage, although the possible motives behind this aren’t understood at this point.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the other possibilities will certainly not be embraced by everyone. If the news media reports, in the coming days, weeks, or even months, to have found the remains of the ill-fated flight, can we believe it? We might do best to not easily accept what the mainstream news outlets report to us. There are always other agendas at work, such as giving closure to the families involved, even if it’s not the truth. The whereabouts of Flight 370 may just be one of those incidents that will remain shrouded in mystery for many years to come.