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Secret of Bermuda Triangle: Why the Frequent Mysterious Disappearances in Atlantic is Unexplained ?



For several decades the fabled area of the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda Triangle captured the imagination and belief of humans with the unexplained disappearance of people, ships, and planes.


Surrounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico, the triangle still remains a mysterious section. Located at the southeastern tip of Florida, the Bermuda Triangle or the Devil’s Triangle covers an area of 5 million sq. miles of ocean.


Mystery of Bermuda Triangle:

The Bermuda Triangle so named in a 1964 story in America’s first pulp magazine. However, the infamous incidents are still controversial. The existence of the spot as the center for sunken ships and drowned airplanes failed to gain official traction: the repeated failures of the US Navy in recognizing it and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names does not even list it as a place.


However, this did not stop curious amateurs and researchers in conducting further study and detailed speculation of the area.


Several unexplained circumstances occurred surrounding the accidents include the one where the pilots of a squadron of the U.S. Navy bombers became disoriented while flying over the area; the planes were completely lost and were never found.


Several other boats and planes have vanished from the area even during pleasant weather without signaling distress and danger.


Speculations:

Although several researchers have proposed myriad fanciful theories about the Bermuda Triangle, each of them failed in proving mysterious disappearances occurring frequently here than in other well-traveled sections of the ocean, and people are navigating the area every day without facing such incidences.


While sailing through the area, the famous explorer, Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World he reported about a great flame of fire, which here refers as a meteor crashed into the sea one night and appearance of a strange light in the ocean a few weeks after later.


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Besides, he also described erratic compass readings, supposed to be caused by a sliver of Bermuda Triangle, which was one of the few places on the earth where the geographical north lined up with the magnetic north.


Eminent scholars and researchers claim that even the famous playwright William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” was based on a real-life shipwreck at the Bermuda Triangle, which enhanced the aura of the mystery. Nonetheless, the various unexplained disappearances failed to grab the attention of the public until the 20th century.


Tragedies:

Another infamous tragedy occurred when a ship, USS Cyclops, a 542 feet long Navy cargo ship carrying 300 men and 10,000 tons of manganese ore sand between Barbados and the Chesapeake Bay in March 1918.


It was found that the cargo ship never sent an SOS alert and after conducting an extensive search, the team failed in finding any wreckage. The then U.S. President, Woodrow Wilson on hearing the failure stated, “Only God and the sea know what happened to the great ship.” However, in 1941 two of the Cyclops’ sisters were reported to vanish similarly without leaving behind any traces along the same route.


Conclusion:

Some scholars speculate that mysterious and forces accounting for the unexplained disappearances including extraterrestrials capturing humans for study; the influence of the lost continent of Atlantis; vortices that suck objects into other dimensions; and other whimsical ideas.


Some of these explanations are more grounded in science among which include oceanic flatulence explaining the eruption of methane gas from the oceanic sediments and disruptions in geomagnetic lines of flux.


Several craters found recently off the coast of Norway suggest that the sea’s potential for the enormous blowouts of methane gas added some more credence to the idea. The theory states that the gas bubbles up, rising to the surface sinking an unfavorably positioned ship, though a proven case of the theory has never been recorded.


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