Bermuda Triangle Facts

Bermuda Triangle Facts
The Bermuda Triangle is a region in the Atlantic Ocean touching on Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Florida. The Bermuda Triangle is also referred to as Devil's Triangle because many airplanes and ships have mysteriously disappeared in the region, without any trace. A writer named Vincent Gaddis gave the region its name in a magazine in 1964, however he was not the first to write about the mysterious disappearances. An article was published in 1950 referencing unusual disappearances, and again in 1952 when the article "Sea Mystery at Our Back Door" covered the loss of five Navy TBM Avenger bombers. Many theories exist to provide possible explanations for the disappearances that continue today, but no explanation has been proven.
Interesting Bermuda Triangle Facts:
Despite the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle, airplanes and ships continue to fly or sail through the region frequently.
Some explanations for the mysterious disappearances have included UFO (unidentified flying object) theories, suggesting alien interference.
Some theorists have linked the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle to the lost city of Atlantis.
Some investigations into the Bermuda Triangle disappearances indicate that it has been human error or simply bad weather to blame.
Some theories about the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle have included pirate interference, hurricanes, magnetic abnormalities, deliberate sinking of ships, and huge waves.
In 1918 the USS Cyclops left Barbados with a crew of 309 and was never seen again.
In 1945 five bombers in training went missing in the Bermuda Triangle. The rescue plane sent to search for them never returned either. One pilot reported, "Everything looks strange, even the ocean," prior to disappearing forever.
In 1958 a Douglas DC-3 airplane went missing in the Bermuda triangle. The plane and its 32 people on board were never heard from or seen again.
In 1955 a yacht was found in the Bermuda Triangle. It had survived three hurricanes but none of its crew was ever found.
The ship traffic in the Bermuda Triangle is so high that it is only normal that there would be more ships sunk there than in other regions with less traffic.
Some believe that the large fields of methane hydrates in the Bermuda Triangle may be responsible for some of the mysterious disappearances. This methane hydrate, which is a form of natural gas, can change water's density and lose its buoyancy, causing a ship to sink.
Some people have suggested that magnetic abnormalities in the Bermuda Triangle may cause issues with compasses, and therefore make pilots and captains confused about the direction they are heading.
When Christopher Columbus sailed through the Bermuda Triangle in 1492 he reported a fireball in the sky and strange compass readings.
Reports of missing time when flying over the Bermuda Triangle are not uncommon. A man named Bruce Gernon claimed that he lost 28 minutes on a flight through the area. His plane was lost from radar and reappeared in Miami Beach.
It is reported that at least 20 planes and 50 ships have gone missing in the Bermuda Triangle in the last 100 years. 1,000 people have died or disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle in the last 100 years.

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