Bermuda Triangle

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Definition: What is the Bermuda Triangle?

The Bermuda Triangle is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico where dozens of ships and airplanes have disappeared. Unexplained circumstances surround some of these accidents, including one in which the pilots of a squadron of U.S. Navy bombers became disoriented while flying over the area; the planes were never found. Other boats and planes have seemingly vanished from the area in good weather without even radioing distress messages. But although myriad fanciful theories have been proposed regarding the Bermuda Triangle, none of them prove that mysterious disappearances occur more frequently there than in other well-traveled sections of the ocean. In fact, people navigate the area every day without incident.

The picture below shows all disappearances known to have happen in the Bermuda Triangle. Each triangle represents a different plane, ship, boat, cruise, etc. that has claimed to disappear in the Bermuda Triangle.

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Timeline: Disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle

  • Oct. 11,1492 - Christopher Columbus, Voyage to the New World
  • Dec. 4, 1872 - The Mary Celeste
  • Mar. 4, 1918 - USS Cyclops, USN Fuel Ship
  • Jan. 31, 1921 - The Carroll A. Deering Ship
  • Dec. 5, 1945 - Flight 19, 5 USN, Avenger Bomber Planes
  • Dec. 5, 1945 - Martin Mariner, a Boat Patrol Plane
  • Jan. 30, 1948 - Star Tiger, Commercial Airliner
  • Jan. 7, 1949 - Star Ariel, Commercial Airliner
  • Jun. 5, 1965 - C-119 Plane
  • Dec. 22, 1967 - The Witchcraft, A Cabin Cruiser
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Letter of a Bermuda Triangle Survivor (picture shown above)

Dear scientists and researchers,

My name is Walt Wyatt, and I'd like to tell you my harrowing experience near the Bermuda Triangle. On December 1986 at sea after my plane, a Beechcraft baron, crashed into the ocean just West of the Bermuda Triangle. After getting assurance from the weather forecaster in Nassau, I used a compass to guide myself to Miami. I hadn't realize it until I was into the flight a considerable distance that my compass was broken. Before long, bad weather had moved in and I was flying blind.The Coast Guard, which had been told by another plane that I was in trouble, intercepted me and was leading me to Miami when my plane ran out of fuel and began to descend.I was doomed.The force of the plane hitting the ocean caused my head to hit the dashboard, leaving a gash. With a life vest in one hand, I stepped out on the wing of the plane. Within a matter of seconds, I plane was sinking into the ocean and the Coast Guard plane couldn't find me. I was in the water no longer after that. With a storm overhead causing the water to be choppy, the Coast Guard couldn't see me and couldn’t search for me. I was scared. Within an hour after getting into the water, the blow tubes on the commercial life vest came out, causing the vest to deflate. To provide some sort of flotation device, I took the vest off and put it underneath myself, with my fingers plugging the holes where the blow tubes were supposed to be. Soon, sea leeches began attaching themselves to my legs, biting me. And then, I started hearing the sounds of barking dogs, I know weird right? I started to wonder if this was the way I’d die. I spotted sharks swarming around me, they attracted to the scent of my bleeding head wound. I started to pray that everything would be over, and that I could just go home. Around 8:45 a.m., I heard a Coast Guard plane fly overhead. I assume they couldn’t see me since they left. However a ship pulled up next to me and my distressing adventure at sea was finally over.


The Mystery Of The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle has caught the imagination of the world for decades, and the long list of mysterious disappearances stretches back centuries. Watch this video to learn the origins and some fascinating facts!!!

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Bermuda Triangle, what a scare, I'm never
ever going there, They say it's haunted
with UFO's, Or scary monsters, Lots
of those, Or maybe another
dimension, I wonder if it's
worse than detention?!
50 ships have gone
bye-bye, 20 aero-
planes can now
not fly, Berm-
uda Trian-
gle, what
a scare,
I'm nev-
er ever,
going,
there
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Into the Bermuda Triangle: Pursuing the Truth Behind the World's Greatest Mystery

Tenacious researcher Gian Quasar reveals the stunning results of his 12-year investigation into Bermuda Triangle phenomena that continue to baffle government officials, investigators, scientists, and the many witnesses to these bizarre disappearances. (link down below to purchase this great book!!)