Known as the "Devils Triangle" but more commonly as the "Bermuda Triangle", it is a location rife with danger and mystery.
The Deadly Bermuda Triangle
Also known as the “Devil's Triangle“ as well as various other names, this area has become legendary all over the world for its reputed mysterious vanishings and stories of supernatural elements that may be behind them, making it perhaps the greatest mystery of our modern time.
Thousands of planes and ships have vanished in this area since it was sailed through by Christopher Columbus in 1492. It is claimed that he wrote of encounters in the area with strange lights, and experienced malfunctions with equipment. Missing ships were once considered victims of sea monsters such as giant squid or storms capsizing them, as the weather in the area is known to become quite volatile. Even stories of pirates looting ships and killing the crews appeared and disappeared as fast as the vessels themselves!
However, no wreckage or remains have ever been found of many of the ships. Then there are the planes...
They were to fly to Barbados and back in two and a half hours, but the planes never reached Florida.
It is claimed that transmissions between the fort and the crew indicated that the planes compasses were not working, and they believed they were almost at Florida. Radio contact was lost soon after, and a sea boat was dispatched to search for them and lead them back to land. 27 minutes later the rescue vessel also vanished after making one transmission, another 13 people vanishing without a trace.
Many have claimed to have seen UFOs in the area, and even stranger USO's (Unidentified Submerged Objects) that have been seen coming out of the ocean and in some cases, glowing near the surface.
Stories of car failure and radio transmissions being lost or "fuzzy" are common in alien abduction lore, is the same thing happening to planes and boats in that area?
A more plausible,and widely accepted, scientific theory is the electronic fog hypothesis, in which it is thought that this phenomena is caused when normal thunder clouds are bombarded with an abnormal amount of solar winds. In theory, during a storm a plane or boat could become a "passive" antenna to the "fog" attaching itself to the vessel/s, causing instrument malfunction and perhaps even disorientation and hallucinations with the crew. There is evidence to support this theory, but does this phenomena only occur in that area?
If so, why?
Atlantis, Rogue Waves and Slave Ghosts
Other theories include the possibility of "Rogue" waves appearing in an instant and capsizing boats, while ball lightning and aerial anomalies have been theorized to be behind planes crashing into the sea. The spirits of dead African slaves exacting revenge for being thrown overboard by crews on their way back to America have also been blamed.
Sceptics have long argued that most of, if not all, of the stories regarding disappearing vessels in the area have been made up, inaccurately reported or greatly exaggerated, in effect creating a mythic paranormal location to create intrigue and mystery. It sure hasn't deterred tourists from visiting the various islands in that region, with it also being one of the most travelled shipping lanes in the world, with ships flowing through it daily heading to ports in the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean. It is also a heavily flown route from the North if you were to travel to Florida and South America.
The U.S. Coast Guard reports every year that 120 boats go missing in that region, and although that number may be high compared to other places on the planet, it is regarded in most cases to be due to human error. People get lost, make mistakes or lacks in judgement and possibly end up drowning or their ship sinks. The same would apply also to pilots. Its unlikely though that that accounts for all purported vanishings in the Triangle.
Bermuda Triangle-man made myth embellished over the years or is it really an area of mysterious and supernatural evil?
Are aliens at work in the North Atlantic Ocean?
Is it a natural occurring phenomena that contributes to plane crashes and ship destruction?
Or does the weather in that part of the world play a part?
Maybe its a case of all of the above........
Put together by Ashley Hall 2014