Nearly one month ago, Malaysian Airlines flight 370 vanished. But this isn't the first time a tragic disappearance has fascinated the world. A number of spots around the world are notorious for multiple, unexplained disappearances.
The waters south of Tokyo carry the sinister name the Devil's Sea, where fishing vessels and other craft have disappeared. In 1953, a research vessel with 31 scientists and crew members aboard, the Kaiyo Maru #5, sailed into the Devil's Sea to investigate these mysterious events. The vessel then vanished without a trace.
True, the vessel never returned from its mission. But the ship's end was not mysterious: A volcano destroyed the vessel on Sept. 24, according to the website Skeptoid. The crew members were researching a recently formed volcanic island when an eruption destroyed the ship, leaving no survivors. Devil's Sea advocates also ignore the fact that the number of fishing boats lost in the region didn't exceed the number lost in other Japanese waters.