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:
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?