From Life to Death in 19 Minutes

On December 22, 1967, a man named Daniel Burack sent a distress call to the coast guard to report that his pleasure yacht — the Witchcraft — had struck something and was immobile. His call was calm, as he assumed that he would simply light a flare once the coast guard reached his position and he’d be towed back to land. When the coast guard reached his position 19 minutes later, though, the Witchcraft was nowhere to be found. There was no trace of a boat ever being there — no floating debris, life jackets, supplies, nothing.