The World’s Most Dangerous and Beautiful Adventure Places-6.Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle (English: Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle), is a triangular area in the North Atlantic Ocean, bounded by Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the southern tip of Florida. It is notorious for being the site of many mysterious disappearances of ships and aircraft, as well as other phenomena that defy the laws of physics and nature. It covers an area of about 1.16 million square kilometers (450,000 square miles).


The Bermuda Triangle has a long history of attracting attention and speculation, dating back to the early explorers and navigators. The first recorded incident in the area was in 1492, when Christopher Columbus and his crew reported seeing strange lights, erratic compass readings, and unusual waves. However, the term “Bermuda Triangle” was not coined until 1964, by Vincent Gaddis, who wrote an article for Argosy magazine, describing several unexplained disappearances in the area. The term became popularized by Charles Berlitz, who wrote a best-selling book in 1974, The Bermuda Triangle, which claimed that the area was a hotspot for paranormal and supernatural phenomena.


Over the years, many ships and planes have vanished without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle, often under clear weather and calm seas. Some of the most famous cases include:

– The USS Cyclops, a US Navy collier that disappeared in March 1918, with 309 crew members on board. No distress signal was sent, and no wreckage was ever found.
– Flight 19, a group of five US Navy torpedo bombers that disappeared in December 1945, during a routine training mission. The flight leader reported that his compasses were malfunctioning, and that he was lost. The last radio transmission was “We are entering white water, nothing seems right”. A rescue plane that was sent to search for them also vanished, along with 13 crew members.
– The Star Tiger and the Star Ariel, two British passenger planes that disappeared in January 1948 and January 1949, respectively, while flying over the Bermuda Triangle. Both planes were in contact with air traffic control, and reported no problems, before they suddenly went off the radar. No trace of the planes or the passengers was ever found.
– The SS Marine Sulphur Queen, a tanker that disappeared in February 1963, while sailing from Texas to Virginia. The ship was carrying 15,000 tons of molten sulfur, and had a history of structural problems. No distress signal was sent, and only a few pieces of debris were found.
– The Witchcraft, a cabin cruiser that disappeared in December 1967, while sailing from Miami to Bimini. The owner of the boat reported that he had hit something, and requested a tow. He said he was near a buoy, and that his boat was not in danger. However, when the Coast Guard arrived 19 minutes later, they found no sign of the boat or the passengers.


There have been many attempts to explain the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle, ranging from natural to supernatural. Some of the most common explanations are:

– Human error or equipment failure. Some skeptics argue that most of the disappearances can be attributed to human mistakes, such as navigation errors, pilot disorientation, mechanical breakdowns, or bad weather. They also point out that the Bermuda Triangle is one of the busiest shipping and air traffic lanes in the world, and that the number of accidents is not disproportionate to the traffic volume.
– Magnetic anomalies. Some researchers suggest that the Bermuda Triangle has magnetic variations that can interfere with compasses and other instruments, leading to confusion and disorientation. They also claim that the area is one of the few places on Earth where the magnetic north and the geographic north are aligned, creating a “magnetic equator” that can cause compass problems.
– Methane hydrates. Some scientists propose that the Bermuda Triangle is rich in methane hydrates, which are deposits of gas trapped in ice under the sea floor. They hypothesize that the methane can erupt from the sea floor, creating bubbles that can reduce the water density and cause ships to sink. The methane can also ignite in the air, creating explosions that can destroy planes.
– Rogue waves. Some experts suggest that the Bermuda Triangle is prone to rogue waves, which are massive waves that can reach up to 30 meters (100 feet) high, and can sink ships in an instant. Rogue waves are rare, but can occur in some ocean currents, such as the Gulf Stream, which passes through the Bermuda Triangle.
– Paranormal or supernatural forces. Some believers claim that the Bermuda Triangle is a portal to another dimension, a time warp, a wormhole, or a UFO base. They also invoke various legends and myths, such as the lost city of Atlantis, the sea monster Kraken, or the Bermuda Beast. They cite anecdotal evidence, such as reports of ghost ships, alien abductions, or time anomalies.


The Bermuda Triangle is one of the most mysterious and fascinating places on Earth, and has captivated the imagination of many people for decades. It has also inspired many books, movies, TV shows, and games, that explore the various aspects and possibilities of the area. Whether it is a natural or a supernatural phenomenon, the Bermuda Triangle remains a source of wonder and intrigue, and a challenge for the curious and the adventurous.

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