Monday, January 28, 2008
New York's Bermuda Triangle
The next time you visit New York, be sure not to park your car near the Empire State Building. It's not the threat of pennies flung from the building by mischievous tourists--or the base jumpers who attempt to parachute from its upper stories--that should convince you to keep your distance.
According to the Daily News, the five-block radius around the Empire State Building is a Bermuda Triangle for cars. Engines stall. Batteries die. Car doors refuse to open. Over the past few years, hundreds of people have had their cars towed, only to discover that they function perfectly the minute they're out of the skyscraper's shadow.
Are radio transmissions from the building to blame? Is some sinister force at work in New York's greatest landmark? Or is it all just an urban myth? Read the article, and decide for yourself!
(Incredible photo by GrahamF.)