If you're a pigeon fancier in England, then you probably already knew about the mysterious "Bermuda Triangle" area encompassing Thirsk, Wetherby and Consett:
In the latest episode, only 13 out of 232 birds released in Thirsk last Saturday by a Scottish pigeon racing club made it back to Galashiels in the Scottish Borders. [...] Scottish pigeon racer Austin Lindores said: “When they fly down to the Thirsk, Wetherby and Consett area we call it the Bermuda Triangle because something always seems to happen.
Theories include summer rains that send the birds off course, high solar activity that distorted the magnetic fields the birds use to navigate, problems with birds of prey, and even signals from a local monitoring station. Link
What say you, Neatoramanauts? What do you think caused the birds to go missing in the Bermuda Triangle of pigeons?