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Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle

One of the richest places in the United States has a cursed street. 


The luxurious neighborhoods of Beverly Hills have no shortage of weird intersections, but this one might be the weirdest.

In 2010, publicist to the stars Ronni Chasen was killed in a shooting at the corner of Linden and Whittier. In the wake of the accident, locals were reminded of a decades-old legend: The Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle. This simple, nondescript intersection has been home to a series of strange events.

In 1966, William Jan Berry of the duo Jan and Dean had a near-fatal accident at the intersection, resulting in a months-long coma. Ironically, Jan and Dean were known at the time for their hit song “Dead Man’s Curve.”

There were earlier incidents near the intersection, too. In 1947, notorious mobster Bugsy Siegel was assassinated in his girlfriend’s home just across the street from the intersection. The gunman was never found.

Most notably, in 1946, Howard Hughes lost control of his airplane, the brand new XF-11, over the streets of southern California. He tried to emergency land it at a nearby country club, but instead crashed into a house at that fateful crossroads of Linden and Whittier. Hughes survived, but suffered lasting and severe injuries.

While nothing strange has been recorded in the years since Chasen’s death, the street is now a hotspot for paranormal investigators and others brave enough to test their fate at the Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle.

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