Gian J. Quasar is the first person to completely document the Bermuda Triangle, incident by incident. His research began over 20 years ago, and he has compiled the largest private repository of reports and official maritime documents, containing over 350 cases spanning over 2 centuries. Over 150 of these have been disappearances which have happened in the last 25 years.
His tenacity in finding every scrap available has gained him popular recognition as the man responsible for bringing the subject forward for an entirely new generation, as well as presenting it in a mature and objective manner.
As a young man of 24, Quasar channeled his knack for research toward investigating once-popular world mysteries that had enchanted Generation X and Baby Boomers. By 1990 the Bermuda Triangle had been written-off as a hoax based on sensationalism and poor journalism. But this impression has been changed from Quasar’s work. In 1999 this web site went up after 9 years of research, presenting for the first time the only research done on the topic of the Triangle in over 20 years. In that time Quasar had discovered not only more statistics and documentation for “classic” cases of unexplained disappearances, he had also been documenting current disappearances. This led to a vast database of disappearances of which no one had ever heard. This website pushed Quasar into the forefront of publicity on the topic, and to this day he is recognized as the leading authority on the subject. His book, Into the Bermuda Triangle, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2003.
Gian approaches the Bermuda Triangle from the perspective of an adventurer and explorer, presenting the mysteries according to the facts based on official reports rather than newspaper or popular magazine accounts. These facts launch his readers into a modern day odyssey, from the Triangle seas to far lands, from beneath the oceans to far out in Space, to the past, back to the present, and to the threshold of the future and what warnings the evidence may hold for it.
He has a wide knowledge of and long standing interest in avionics and maritime matters. He remains constantly abreast of current incidents and regularly receives documents from the US Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board. He is the first to propose von Karman’s vortices, Gulf Stream Eddies, and “The North Wall Phenomenon” of the Gulf Stream as viable theories to explain some of the missing, while at the same time documenting facets of incidents which remain completely unexplainable.
Quasar’s tenacity in finding every scrap available has gained him popular recognition as Generation X’s number 1 investigator of the most famous phenomena topics. Although he endorsed the Bermuda Triangle mystery as generally true, he challenged it as having anything to do with the disappearance of Flight 19, the incident credited with beginning the enigma of the Bermuda Triangle. They Flew into Oblivion (2010) helped inspire a Resolution in Congress, and finally presented the details of a terrible military blunder.
His pursuit of the unexplained has placed him as a frequent guest on TV. He and his work have also been the cornerstone of over 30 documentaries on History, Discovery, BBC, NBC, Fox, Travel, TLC, and National Geographic. This includes a 2 hour special produced by NBC NEWS Productions but sponsored by SCI-FI Channel. This stunning documentary showcased the multimillion dollar search for the “Lost Squadron” in the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia, as well as the extensive at-sea search for the Martin Mariner, led by David Bright of Titanic and Andrea Doria fame. Quasar’s data also inspired a lobby led by Congressman E. Clay Shaw (R. Florida), who then sponsored a Resolution in Congress honouring the men of the flight. This passed overwhelmingly on November 17, 2005, with a vote of 420 to 2. This was the first of its kind involving any of the famous disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle.
From the Triangle it expanded and eventually Quasar was likened to and dubbed “the real life Kolchak.” He has become to identified with the investigation of X-Files type of mysteries, his unwieldy name has been replaced with “Q-Man.” He is The Quester. His database is so large that all non nautical topics reside at The Quester Files. He has a working knowledge of several languages and scripts. He is a native Californian and still resides there. His articles have appeared in historical journals as well as popular magazines, ranging from the Boy Scouts to the Oxford Review.