The unsolved mystery of Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle

Image credit: Flickr NOAA’s National Ocean Service

The interest and intrigue for the Bermuda Triangle has been global agenda for many decades now.  The tragic incidences and mishaps attached to the Bermuda Triangle have also given it the second name of Devil’s Triangle.  These incidences, and for which the Bermuda Triangle is notoriously known, have been the mysterious disappearances of ships and aircraft in the region.

Where is the Bermuda Triangle located?

Located in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, the apexes of the triangle are generally believed to be Bermuda; Miami-Florida; and San Juan-Puerto Rico.

The most famous “Flight 19” Incident:

On 5th December 1945, five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers having 14 airmen suddenly disappeared during a training session while flying over the Bermuda Triangle. Later, a PBM Mariner Flying Boat exploded while searching for them having 13 crew members. None of the investigators was able to tell the reason behind this terrible incident.

Bermuda Triangle Theories:

Bermuda Triangle

Image credit: Flickr Bermuda Triangle

Certain groups have attributed the unexplained disappearances to extraterrestrial acts or the paranormal.  However, this school of thought is definitely not shared by many others.  Over the years, scientists and other researchers have cited different natural explanations for these disappearances.  Some of these include:

Compass Variations :

The theory opined that the Bermuda Triangle is one of the two places on earth at which a magnetic compass points towards true north rather than the usual magnetic north. This difference or vibration between the two, put at almost 60 degrees, came to be termed as compass variation. However, the theory had been subsequently put to rest since the 19th century owing to variations in the earth’s magnetic field.

Gulf Stream :

A strong ocean current originating from the Gulf of Mexico called the Gulf Stream has also been held responsible for the unexplained disasters.  The current is extremely swift, turbulent and known to have a surface velocity of around 2.5 meters per second.  However, it is theorized that such a current can carry away only small planes landing in water or boats with some engine trouble.

Methane Hydrates :

Many of the late researches and lab experiments have blamed the presence of methane hydrates for the mishaps in the region.  This theory states that the enormous eruptions of methane bubbles may produce regions of frothy water around the ship ultimately leading to its rapid sinking.  Likewise, the aircraft falling victim to these bubbles will lose their engines and immediately lose their lift as well, ultimately leading to a swift plummeting.

Although Bermuda Triangle is one of the most mysterious places in the world and many people would like to visit this place but on the other side there are many people who would never like to be there. Whats your plan?


3 Responses to The unsolved mystery of Bermuda Triangle
  1. Douglas Westfall
    July 21, 2012 | 8:09 am

    The Bermuda Triangle is real. It’s a triangle, drawn over the Atlantic Ocean. Each year, ships and planes go missing off the eastern coastline of the United States, as planes have for a century, and ships literally for hundreds of years. Yet both the US Coast Guard and Lloyds of London state that no more ships or planes go missing here than off the Pacific coastline. So, where is this triangle?

    The Bermuda Triangle reaches from Bermuda (a tiny island) to Puerto Rico (a tiny island) to the city of Miami (not so tiny.) The concept was developed in 1950 with an article by Associated Press reporter Edward Van Winkle Jones. He had a map showing an airplane flying from Bermuda toward Puerto Rico, another plane flying from Puerto Rico to Miami, and finally, Flight 19 flying from Fort Lauderdale out in the direction of Bermuda. It looks a triangle. Much of the story begins with Flight 19, the Lost Patrol.

    The irony of Flight 19 is that none of the men died within the infamous Bermuda triangle. Flight 19 disappeared in December of 1945 but it wasn’t into the Bermuda triangle and it wasn’t sudden — it took five hours for each of the TMB avengers to drop out of the sky. Three crash sites have been located and one aircraft has been raised from the sea.

    Taken from, Discovery of Flight 19
    Douglas Westfall, historic publisher,

  2. maria elizabeth dos santos dos ramos
    July 28, 2012 | 2:00 am

    el triangulo de las vermudas es uno de los misterios que tiene la naturaleza pero no tan grande como el misterio de fecundidad y prodigidad que la naturaleza ofrece a cada una de las especies..

    (the triangle of Bermuda is one of the mysteries that has the nature but not as great as the mystery of fertility and prodigidad that nature offers to each of the species)

    December 27, 2012 | 8:34 am

    There are seven wonders in the world, similarly there are few unsolved miseries and secrets are also there. The latest science has advanced so much in developing highly innovative and most modern equipments, and still the Bermuda remains a secret.
    Almost all the parts of the human body can be replaced, but no root to CREATE a LIFE.
    Ultimately these make one believe that there is something beyond our control. Psunami like destruction can not be avoided. So what is the answer for such “SECRETS:?

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