Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle is fictional triangular boundry between Bermuda, Miami, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. It has been a mysterious phenomenon for almost a century. Ever since I was about twelve years old I would watch the History Channel and the Discovery channel with my father. One day, my father and I were watching a segment on the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. It told of the numerous occurrences of ships and airplanes disappearing.

Many ships have vanished in the Bermuda Triangle since the early 1800s and many planes since the early 1900s. Whether or not one believes in the "Bermuda Triangle conspiracy", hundreds of reports have been filed about ships and planes disappearing without a trace when passing through the Bermuda Triangle. According the U.S. Navy FAQ page on the Bermuda Triangle, a ship called USS Cyclops was lost including 306 passengers and crew members without a trace on March 3rd 1918. Although there is no justification for the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle, many people including the Coast Guard, Physicists and other scientists have created their own theories on the Bermuda Triangle.

Personally, I don't know how or why these air and water vessels have disappeared for centuries, and I don't think anyone will ever know the truth. As with any other occurences in the past, every person believes what they want to believe and it seems that there will never be a true explanation for the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. I do know that one day, though, I would like to pass through the Bermuda Triangle and see if I ever come home!



  1. I remember watching a television show to which I don’t recall the name. They mentioned that one of the reasons so many crafts become lost in this triangle is because of the weather conditions. At time the “fog” can become so thick that the pilots/captions don’t trust the gauges because they can’t see what is going on in the area that they fly in the wrong direction and sail into objects that can sink them.

    When I was in Bermuda, they showed us how even today ships need to be careful because of all the coral reefs. Under certain conditions, especially at night, ships couldn’t navigate and would strike the reefs and sink.

  2. I remember on my honeymoon being so scared approaching the Bermuda Triangle.... This post makes you think and tests scientific principles...

  3. The question still remains on whether or not the conspiracy is a conspiracy or not. I mean I don't know whether or not to I believe that there is a certain part in the ocean that ships and planes go missing, but I do believe that a boat, ship, or plane can go under water to never be seen again.

    I watch that show the deadliest catch and alot of those ship go under and are never seen again. So still the conspiracy still remains a mystery, but i wont take any chance, I will never travel around the Bermuda Triangle, if i can help it.

  4. I watched some show on the Discovery Channel a few years ago on the Bermuda Triangle. I remember they said that methane gas bubbles could be the cause for so many missing ships and planes. If the methane is released, disturbed, or comes into contact with heat from engines, it could cause explosions. Thought that was pretty interesting and seems logical.