Bermuda Triangle

By: Lizzie Nelson and Eva Yeghyan

Digital Literacy Pd: 6

Jan. 13th, 2016


The Bermuda Triangle was thought to be one of the most mysterious places on Earth, but scientific evidence has proven otherwise. We were attracted to it because our parents are big in the science fields and we are exposed to this all the time. Our driving question is, “ How can we create a presentation that will teach people more about the Bermuda Triangle?” We hope that after reading this you will understand much more about the Bermuda Triangle and get a whole new perspective about myths and legends. The Bermuda Triangle is a very interesting topic to study. We hope you enjoy!

The 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 highly trained 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 many 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.

Our Opinion

We believe the most realistic reason is rogue waves; experts have run many tests that prove this. For example, In rough seas with average waves of 39 feet, the oil rig is too high to be touched, until a single wave of at least 85 feet slams across the underside, causing major damage. “The waves are possibly the most terrifying occurrences on the ocean. There can be no prior warning of them, no mathematical computation involving where and when they might occur.” says Bermuda Triangle expert Vincent Gaddis. Rogue waves are not caused by one factor, but high winds and strong currents routinely cause waves to form. They are still rare, occurring only about once every 200,000 waves; this could explain the randomness of the disappearances.

Here is a short video about the Bermuda Triangle:

10 Weird Facts about the Bermuda Triangle