Bermuda Triangle

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The Bermuda Triangle (also known as Devil’s Triangle and Devil’s Sea) is a nearly half-million square-mile (1.2 million km2) area of ocean roughly defined by Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the southernmost tip of Florida. This area is noted for a high incidence of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft..

The Bermuda Triangle has become popular through representation by the mass media, in which it is a paranormal site in which the known laws of physics are either violated, altered, or both.

While there is a common belief that a number of ships and airplanes have disappeared under highly unusual circumstances in this region, the United States Coast Guard and others disagree with that assessment, citing statistics demonstrating that the number of incidents involving lost ships and aircraft is no larger than that of any other heavily traveled region of the world.

There is a common belief that a number of ships and airplanes have disappeared under highly unusual circumstances in the region called Bermuda Triangle. Over 100 airplane disappearances and over 1000 lives lost since 1945

Many of the alleged mysteries have proven not so mysterious or unusual upon close examination, with inaccuracies and misinformation about the cases often circulating and recirculating over the decades.

The triangle is an arbitrary shape, crudely marking out a corridor of the Atlantic, stretching northward from the West Indies, along the North American seaboard, as far as the Carolinas. In the Age of Sail, ships returning to Europe from parts south would sail north to the Carolinas, then turn east for Europe, taking advantage of the prevailing wind direction across the North Atlantic. Even with the development of steam and internal-combustion engines, a great deal more shipping traffic was (and still is) found nearer the US coastline than towards the empty centre of the Atlantic. The Triangle also loosely conforms with the course of the Gulf Stream as it leaves the West Indies, and has always been an area of volatile weather. The combination of distinctly heavy maritime traffic and tempestuous weather meant that a certain, also distinctly large, number of vessels would flounder in storms.

Given the historical limitations of communications technology, most of those ships that sank without survivors would disappear without a trace. The advent of wireless communications, radar, and satellite navigation meant that the unexplained disappearances largely ceased at some point in the 20th Century. The occasional vessel still sinks, but rarely without a trace. It should be noted that both the concept and the name of the Bermuda Triangle date only to the 1960s, and were the products of an American journalist.

Other areas often purported to possess unusual characteristics are the Devil’s Sea, located near Japan, and the Marysburgh Vortex or the Great Lakes Triangle, located in eastern Lake Ontario.

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_Triangle

Bermuda (or “Devil’s”) Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle (a.k.a. the Devil’s Triangle) is a triangular area in the Atlantic Ocean bounded roughly at its points by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. Legend has it that many people, ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in this area. How many have mysteriously disappeared depends on who is doing the locating and the counting. The size of the triangle varies from 500,000 square miles to three times that size, depending on the imagination of the author. (Some include the Azores, the Gulf of Mexico, and the West Indies in the “triangle.”) Some trace the mystery back to the time of Columbus. Even so, estimates range from about 200 to no more than 1,000 incidents in the past 500 years. Howard Rosenberg claims that in 1973 the U.S. Coast Guard answered more than 8,000 distress calls in the area and that more than 50 ships and 20 planes have gone down in the Bermuda Triangle within the last century.

Many theories have been given to explain the extraordinary mystery of these missing ships and planes. Evil extraterrestrials, residue crystals from Atlantis, evil humans with anti-gravity devices or other weird technologies, and vile vortices from the fourth dimension are favorites among fantasy writers. Strange magnetic fields and oceanic flatulence (methane gas from the bottom of the ocean) are favorites among the technically-minded. Weather (thunderstorms, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, high waves, currents, etc.) bad luck, pirates, explosive cargoes, incompetent navigators, and other natural and human causes are favorites among skeptical investigators.

There are some skeptics who argue that the facts do not support the legend, that there is no mystery to be solved, and nothing that needs explaining.The number of wrecks in this area is not extraordinary, given its size, location and the amount of traffic it receives. Many of the ships and planes that have been identified as having disappeared mysteriously in the Bermuda Triangle were not in the Bermuda Triangle at all. Investigations to date have not produced scientific evidence of any unusual phenomena involved in the disappearances. Thus, any explanation, including so-called scientific ones in terms of methane gas being released from the ocean floor, magnetic disturbances, etc., are not needed. The real mystery is how the Bermuda Triangle became a mystery at all.

The modern legend of the Bermuda Triangle began soon after five Navy planes [Flight 19] vanished on a training mission during a severe storm in 1945. The most logical theory as to why they vanished is that lead pilot Lt. Charles Taylor’s compass failed. The trainees’ planes were not equipped with working navigational instruments. The group was disoriented and simply, though tragically, ran out of fuel. No mysterious forces were likely to have been involved other than the mysterious force of gravity on planes with no fuel. It is true that one of the rescue planes blew up shortly after take-off, but this was likely due to a faulty gas tank rather than to any mysterious forces.

Over the years there have been dozens of articles, books, and television programs promoting the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. In his study of this material, Larry Kushe found that few did any investigation into the mystery. Rather, they passed on the speculations of their predecessors as if they were passing on the mantle of truth. Of the many uncritical accounts of the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, perhaps no one has done more to create this myth than Charles Berlitz, who had a bestseller on the subject in 1974. After examining the 400+ page official report of the Navy Board of Investigation of the disappearance of the Navy planes in 1945, Kushe found that the Board wasn’t baffled at all by the incident and did not mention alleged radio transmissions cited by Berlitz in his book. According to Kushe, what isn’t misinterpreted by Berlitz is fabricated. Kushe writes: “If Berlitz were to report that a boat were red, the chance of it being some other color is almost a certainty.” (Berlitz, by the way, did not invent the name; that was done by Vincent Gaddis in “The Deadly Bermuda Triangle,” which appeared in the February, 1964, issue of Argosy, a magazine devoted to fiction.)

In short, the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle became a mystery by a kind of communal reinforcement among uncritical authors and a willing mass media to uncritically pass on the speculation that something mysterious is going on in the Atlantic.

Source: http://skepdic.com/bermuda.html

 

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Joe May 26, 2012 at 2:11 am

I believe the Bermuda Triangle is a splotchy Stargate that is sparse in energy until all the right conditions are there. From the ground up – from silicates to magnetic anomolies to electric fog, when the conditions are right the gate opens too quickly and drops you off else where to wherever or it drops you off at a designated area, I’m not saying that both cannot occur but not at the same time (run on sentence). The Bermuda Triangle is a natural Stargate that has more then one entrance – hence splotchy (like poke a dots). This would explain the physics anomoly and every other theory put together including land formations under the ocean. Its engagement is faster then the Stargate.
Just thought you might want to know…….

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miken bhavsar April 7, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Well we the mystery of triangle is still not know..!! There are different view for this triangle. It is said like there are some force that pull down the matter or whatever comes in its area. So many incidence happen till now but still no one knows the real fact.

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Dan March 30, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I have become quite fascinated with the Bermuda Triangle myself, and have written an article on it myself. People say that if you look at all the dangers of the area it is no surprise why so many disappearances have occurred there, but I still think there is something lurking there in the background. There is too much weirdness about it and the “electronic fog” phenomenon is too prominent to be simply dismissed.
If you are interested in more info and several great videos, you can check out my page here: Bermuda Triangle

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joshua March 12, 2014 at 4:06 am

why don’t you show us your articale I bet it will be interesting

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Ted Irving February 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm

With all the robotic submarines & mini-plane military technology, coupled with HD video technology & wireless technology, it seems odd that no agency, government or private, hasn’t sent these un-manned vehicles into the heart of Bermuda & transmitted imagery of what is on the ocean floor, or f there is a worm-hole will it activate on an unmanned craft & these images recorded. It’s as if no interest in this area exists these days other than just flying around it.

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robin February 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I have heard about this mysterious triangle and have watched some documentaries about this strange place. Would love to see one day scientists reveal the curtain about this phenomenon because it’s just a fascinating thing that beyond human comprehension.

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Tam Nguyen February 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm

The Bermuda triangle is really interesting and i am so interested about the Bermuda triangle. i really wonder that when people lost in the Bermuda triangle did they know and what they see. someone told me that when people lost in there they will have difficult life and die because there is no way for them to come back. i really want to know the truth about this triangle. it is a mysterious area. i feel so sad the person who has lost in the Bermuda triangle :(

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