The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is an area of the North Atlantic Ocean where many ships and planes were reported to have mysteriously disappeared. The triangle is bounded by points in Bermuda, Miami and San Juan. The triangle has been described as “the Devil’s Triangle” because it has claimed the lives of so many boats and planes.
The first recorded disappearance in the triangle was that of Flight 19 on December 5, 1945. There were five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers lost when they attempted to fly out to sea from Florida for a training exercise. Some people believe that electromagnetic radiation produced by ships and oil platforms may be affecting aircraft navigation. Others say that unusual magnetic fields could also account for the disappearances.
There are currently no known scientific or physical explanations for the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle.
There are many interesting facts about this triangle. Read on for more…
The Weirdest Bermuda Triangle facts
1. A pilot by the name Bruce Gernon is the only person in the world to say he has personally experienced a time warp in the area. Specifically, he traveled through a time-warping cloud tunnel for 28 minutes without sight of the Earth or the skies only to find himself on the Miami Beach afterwards.
2. There exists high levels of methane gas beneath the waters of the Bermuda Triangle. Studies have shown that these hydrates can sink a scale model ship by decreasing the density of the water and any wreckage rising to the top is rapidly dispersed by the Gulf Stream.
3. On average, it has been claimed that the Triangle claims four aircrafts, and 20 ships and yachts every year. Over 1,000 lives have been lost at the Triangle since 1900.
4. It is claimed that the legendary ‘lost’ city of Atlantis exists under the Bermuda Triangle.
5. Contrary to popular belief, insurance companies do not charge higher premiums for shipping in the Bermuda Triangle.
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6. The mysterious disappearance of the USS Cyclops ship and its 306 crew and passengers at the Bermuda Triangle is the single largest loss of life in U.S. Naval history not directly involving combat.
7. On November 3, 1978, Irving Rivers’ Eastern Caribbean Airways plane mysteriously disappeared from radar seconds after the controllers at the airport in Saint Thomas cleared it for landing. Surprisingly, the plane was less than two miles from the airport. Search rescuers have never found the plane.
8. In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed through the still waters of the Bermuda Triangle. He documented strange compass readings and a fireball in the sky. That’s when the oddities for the triangle were first mentioned.
9. In 1945, twenty seven men in six United States Navy bombers as well as their rescuers vanished in the Bermuda Triangle. One pilot was heard saying, “Everything looks strange, even the ocean,” just before their plane mysteriously vanished. Odd, indeed!
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10. There have been sightings of UFOs at the naval Area 51, the United States Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center, which is located near the Bermuda Triangle.
11. The Dragon’s Triangle, also known as the Devil’s sea, is the Pacific Ocean’s equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle. The Lake Michigan Triangle is also another location shrouded with mysterious disappearances. It stretches from Ludington to Benton Harbor, Michigan and to Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Video:The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Has Been Solved
Scientists May Have Finally Cracked the Greatest Mystery Behind the Bermuda Triangle. How many creepy stories about the disappearing of airplanes and ships in the Bermuda Triangle have you heard? We guess many.
It is a large area in the Atlantic Ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. This region is notorious for its mysterious phenomena. Huge amounts of ships and planes have disappeared here. Its second name is ‘The devil’s triangle.’ All those mythical vanishings happened under unknown and unexplained circumstances.
Some of the planes and ships have never been found. There have been many theories about why it all occurs in that area starting from waterspouts to aliens and even sea monsters, but those were only theories. Watch this fascinating video to learn the truth…
Bermuda Triangle Summary
In summary, the Bermuda Triangle has been the source of much intrigue and misinformation over the years. There are currently no known scientific or physical explanations for the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle.
One of the most famous myths of the Bermuda Triangle is that it has claimed over 100 vessels and more than 1,000 lives. Despite this claim, there are not enough documented cases to back up these claims. It would take at least 10 crossings per year for something like 1,200 to be true.
Another myth about the Bermuda Triangle is that aircraft and ships mysteriously disappear within it with no trace or evidence as to what happened to them. This myth has been debunked by many scientists and experts who have studied and documented these
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