Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle is a triangular area in the Atlantic Ocean with its three corners located at Miami, Florida and Bermuda and San Juan, Puerto Rico. According to legend, an overwhelming number of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in the Bermuda Triangle. Many different theories have been developed to try to explain the mystery. Two theories that seem scientific at first glance are strange magnetic fields and oceanic flatulence. Other theoretical explanations developed by science fiction writers include evil extraterrestrials, residue crystals from the lost city of Atlantis, evil humans using technologies such as anti-gravity devices, and vile vortices from the fourth dimension.

The first use of the term "Bermuda Triangle" was in February, 1964. The article, The Deadly Bermuda Triangle, by Vincent Gaddis was in the Argosy, also known as Argosy: Magazine of Masterpiece Fiction or The Argosy: A Magazine of Tales, Travels, Essays, and poems. The Bermuda Triangle has been a popular science fiction topic ever since. Each author can create stories around any incident and add their own artistic input especially their own theories. Many of the ships and planes that have been identified as having disappeared mysteriously in the Bermuda Triangle were not in the Bermuda Triangle at all. Other authors expand the area of the triangle past its normal boundaries to include other incidents in order to make their story entertaining.

The United States Coast Guard and other expert sources affirm that the number of incidents involving lost ships and aircraft in the Bermuda Triangle is no larger than any other heavily traveled region of the world. This amount of traffic in addition to the dangerous weather in the area makes the number of incidents in the area rather reasonable. Weather including thunderstorms, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, high waves, currents and other natural and human causes are what investigators believe are the cause of the disappearances in the area. Investigations of Bermuda Triangle incidents have not produced any scientific evidence of any unusual phenomena involved in the disappearances. Investigations of stories based on certain disappearances do not align with the actual facts and include many fabrications.

We have become accustom to the idea that the Bermuda Triangle is an infamous location for mysterious disappearances when, actually, no such phenomena exists.


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