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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Between Facts And Myths

So looking for the facts behind the mystery of Bermuda Triangle? More than 1000 ships and planes have disappeared in the triangle area over the past five centuries and continue to do so.

And all these happen when apparently there is no human errors, equipment failures or even natural disasters. Strangely, the ships and aircraft just vanish when everything seems to be okay.

Many believe that Devil is at play here and therefore call the area also as Devil's Triangle.
The facts however are quite far from what is generally known or believed to be true. There are many stories and myths created through sheer imagination of writers who have used them rampantly to draw publicity to their books. In many cases, the facts got blurred.

Well, I have been digging deep into the incidents, and analyzing the facts and evidences to bring out the truth. So where is Bermuda Triangle located and how large is the area? Is there a map? And do you get to know when exactly you cross the line and enter the area?
Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle

By the simplest of all definitions, Bermuda Triangle is located off the South-Eastern coast of the United States and in the Atlantic Ocean. The three corners of the triangle are: Miami (Florida); San Juan (Puerto Rico); and Bermuda (the north-Atlantic island). The accidents have mostly taken place near the southern boundary of the triangle between Florida and Puerto Rico. You can always argue that's obvious because that's where the area of the triangle is widest and therefore such possibilities should be more anyway!

But the area is not as simple as it appears in the picture above. If you want to know more about its location and the map, then check out Bermuda Triangle Location & Map.

So the next question is why the name "Bermuda Triangle"? At the time of coining the term, the first name that came up was "Miami Triangle". But Florida objected saying that they would lose visitors to Miami with such name as people would fear to come there. So the next name taken up was "Puerto Rico Triangle". Puerto Rico too raised objections. Then it was the turn for the 21 square mile tiny island Bermuda which forms the third corner of the triangle. And no one seems to have bothered. Bermuda was then also known as the "Isle of the Devils" which fitted to the triangle concept quite well and therefore the final name "Bermuda Triangle" was coined.

Lost Planes & Ships in Bermuda Triangle
Here are some of the most amazing stories of planes and ships that disappeared while crossing the triangle area. As you visit the links, you will also see my findings behind such great mysteries of all times.

Flight 19: The Avenger planes of Flight-19 took off from the U.S Naval Base of Florida for a routine training session, but never returned.

PBM Martin Mariner: When the hopes for Flight-19 was quickly fading, two Martin Mariner planes were sent by US Navy to search them out. One came back, but strangely the other didn't. Read the full story.

Tudor Star Tiger: Star Tiger, a Tudor Mark-IV aircraft disappeared in Bermuda Triangle shortly before it was about to land at the Bermuda airport.

Fight DC-3: The flight DC-3 NC16002 disappeared when it was only 50 miles south of Florida and about to land in Miami.

Flight 441: The flight 441, a Super Constellation Naval Airliner disappeared in October 1954.

C-54 Skymaster: Apparently it seemed to be a sudden thunderstorm that had disintegrated the plane. But there was much more to the story.

Mary Celeste - The Ghost Ship: Known as one of the ghost ships of Bermuda Triangle, Mary Celeste had many misadventures even before her mystery voyage in 1872. Find out the full story.

Marine Sulphur Queen: This 524-foot carrier of molten sulphur started sail on Feb 2, 1963 from Beaumont, Texas with 39 crew. It was reported lost in Florida Straits on February 4.

Ellen Austin: The Ellen Austin, an American schooner, met with another ship in Bermuda Triangle. The other ship that was moving in full speed, strangely had nobody on board.

USS Cyclops: Disappearance of the carrier ship U.S.S. Cyclops in Bermuda Triangle has been one of the greatest mysteries of the sea.

USS Scorpion: USS Scorpion (SSN-589) was a Nuclear powered submarine of United States Navy that disappeared in Bermuda Triangle area in May 1968.

Those were only few cases. Check out Bermuda Triangle Incidents for a list of all the major indents in the triangle area along with fascinating stories for many.

Popular theories solving the mystery

So what caused the ships and aircraft to disappear mysteriously? There have been many research and explorations done to uncover the mystery. There is no single theory that can explain all the incidents. The ships and aircraft have been victims of different circumstances and situations. Things happened very quickly and unexpectedly. While many theories have come out, there are few that come close to solving the Bermuda Triangle Mystery.

Methane Gas trapped under the sea floor can erupt, as a result can lower the water density and cause ships to sink. Even planes flying over it, can catch fire and get completely destroyed during such gas blowout.

Sargasso Sea is an area in the triangle that has no shores and bounded by water currents on all sides. The ships passing through it have been stranded and made motionless.

Electronic Fog, a strange thick cloud appears from nowhere and engulfs a ship or a plane. Instruments begin to malfunction, and finally the ship or the aircraft vanishes without a trace.

There are many other theories. Check out the Theories of Bermuda Triangle that explains most of such strange factors that would have caused the disappearances.

And there are theories that took recourse to some supernatural events to solve the Bermuda Triangle mystery. Check out Supernatural Theories to know about them.

History of Bermuda Triangle

So how and when did it all start, and who first noted the abnormal incidents in the triangle area? Check out Bermuda Triangle History for a brief history of the Bermuda Triangle.

News articles on Bermuda Triangle

Over the years there have been dozens of articles, books, and television programs that promoted the mystery and history of the Bermuda Triangle. Here are some references to news articles published on Bermuda Triangle: News Articles on Bermuda Triangle

Viewers Comments
NOTE: I manually evaluate all posts and include only the ones that are original (and not copy pasted from other sources) and having some serious thoughts, research or novel imagination.

Technically, the Bermuda Triangle is a mystery that will never be solved, at least not to everyone. Lots of people think they have it figured out, but everyone else thinks that, too. If one theory is proved right, believers of the other theories will disprove it, and if a new theory comes up, people will flock to it and say they knew it all along. This is one triangle that loves keeping secrets, so don't try to pry; you'll never get anything out.

A previous civilization might have created a mini singularity causing this effect. It seems quite unearthly, and therefore more like something we know less about. That would be the effect of some kind of magnetic field that could be a porthole to time-travel. Perhaps such places exist where we can naturally bend time, and through that we can travel to other worlds similar to ours. Naturally one would think that we are one with the universe, and not just marooned on earth. Perhaps such porthole got damaged with an earlier polar shift. Or whatever you believe to fit the puzzle, we can view as true even if your contribution doesn't fit the puzzle right now... imagination is after all what initiate free thinking, and to be wrong is just as relative as being right.

The myth surrounding the Bermuda triangle is known to be beyond scientists as a ship carrying slaves from Africa capsized in the slave trade era has the real truth omitted anytime it is told. Today as I sit by my television set in Accra Ghana, west Africa watching the documentary on the Bermuda Triangle Exposed, one scientist in the documentary makes that same statement and it makes me wonder why people always avoid the truth which I know from the history books that during the slave trade era, a ship carrying thousands of people from Africa captured as slaves by slave merchants was sailing into the America's and when it got to the Bermuda triangle the slave masters received information that the slave trade has been abolished and knowing that they wouldn't find any commercial value of the slaves onboard the ship, the captains and the slave masters off loaded the 'Poor African Slaves' into that part of the ocean and the spirit of our forefathers never went to rest and hence made the Bermuda triangle their dwelling place. Maybe it's about time the scientists and whoever stopped wasting resources and designed a reparation for Africa and save Bermuda triangle future disasters.

As much as I am into this situation, I thought of me being in that place to know the real story of that mysterious place. In some instance, I even thought that these are just people's imagination or its just that, they are hallucinating. May be I am wrong. According to the revealed and proved theories I have read, there must be a mere or slight doubt about the missing of the people. As I am concerned, there is little truth about this fact. Overall its nothing other than a "SUCKING PLACE OF DEATH AND NIGHTMARE"

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