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Ghost Ship - August 13, 1956 

Flying through the Bermuda Triangle strange things occur as Sam must get a sick passenger to a doctor.


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Capt. Cooper
Wendy Cooper
Kurt Deutsch ...
Grant Cutter Jr.
Michelle Temple Cutter
Francis Edward 'Eddie' Brackett


Sam leaps into the body of Eddie Brackett, a relatively inexperienced co-pilot aboard a private airplane en route to Bermuda. The plane is owned by a rich man whose son and new bride are going on their honeymoon. When the new bride becomes ill, Al tells him that she has appendicitis and unless Sam can convince the pilot not to return to base and press on to Bermuda, she will die. The pilot had a previous experience in the Bermuda Triangle and is still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder so Sam's task is not a simple one. His first attempt at keeping them on course will, according to Al, result in all of them dying but as the instruments begin to fail Sam presses on. Written by garykmcd

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4 March 1992 (USA)  »

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This episode takes place over the North Atlantic Ocean and in Hamilton, Bermuda on August 13, 1956. See more »


Captain Cooper regularly refers to the region known as the Bermuda Triangle as such. Admittedly, the region's unusual features have been documented as far back as Christopher Columbus, who wrote in his logs about bizarre compass bearings. However, the term "Bermuda Triangle" was not coined until Vincent Gaddis' 1964 cover story for Argosy magazine about the disappearance of Flight 19. This story takes place on August 13, 1956. See more »


[about the time he crashed in the Bermuda Triangle]
Capt. Cooper: I wasn't in the water those eight days in '44. I was picked up by the USS Cyclops the day I went in. Seven days later, she was torpedoed. Went down with everyone but me. A freighter, the Michael Z picked me up the next day. Now twice in eight days, I was the only survivor.
Sam: Well, that is quite a coincidence.
Capt. Cooper: Yeah, I guess so.
Al: [consulting the handlink] Sam, the USS Cyclops disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle in 1918, twenty-six years before Cooper...
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