Are you fascinated by the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle? Here are some different theories about it

Are you fascinated by the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle? Here are some different theories about it
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The story of the “Bermuda Triangle” began in 1964. This name was first used by American Vincent Gaddis in the magazine “Argosy” to describe a triangle-shaped area in the Atlantic Ocean. Over the decades it has been depicted in thousands of popular movies, books and documentaries. Check out some information about it!

Unexplained mysteries

The hype surrounding the Bermuda Triangle can be attributed to a series of unexplained disappearances of ships and planes. In 1945, five U.S. Army planes and 14 people disappeared in the said area during a routine exercise. The U.S. Navy investigated the incident and reported that it did not know the cause. From that incident until the mid-1980s, 25 aircraft disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle area. They were never seen again. Interestingly, no wreckage has been found either.

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theory enthusiasts have proposed many different, though mostly superstitious and unsubstantiated hypotheses about the Bermuda Triangle disappearances and crashes. Some people have made the claim that the area is inhabited by extraterrestrials. Others have suggested that Atlantis (the lost land) was once located here, making it a portal to another dimension

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What do scientists think about the Bermuda Triangle?

Most scientists say that the area is subject to many tropical storms and hurricanes. Additionally, it is exposed to the Gulf Stream. Such phenomena cause sudden and extreme weather changes. There is evidence of a particular geomagnetic anomaly in the area, which causes ship or aircraft navigation to indicate “true” north rather than “magnetic” north. This can lead to navigation errors. It should be noted, however, that magnetic fields occur all over the world

Other theories suggest that there is explosive methane gas at the site, which floats on the surface of the water, leading to sinking ships. Simple human error cannot be ruled out either. In the case of the aforementioned Flight 19 (December 5, 1945), it is most likely that the bomber squadron ran out of fuel and fell into the ocean. This is a tragic disaster, but not an unexplained mystery

Mary Celeste

This ship is probably one of the most mysterious shipwreck stories. It was discovered on December 4, 1872. Everything was in place except for the disappearance of the entire crew. The seven crew members, along with Captain Benjamin Briggs, his wife, and their two-year-old daughter, were on a several-day voyage from New York to Genoa, Italy. A few days later, the passing British ship Dei Gratia found the unmanned Mary Celeste under partially unfurled sails in the Atlantic, off the Azores. The lifeboat and nine barrels were also missing. Instead, a sword was found on board.

Investigations of the wreck ruled out the possibility of a pirate attack because all valuable items, including the barrels of alcohol, remained intact. Theories about the Mary Celeste included the likelihood of a criminal conspiracy, alien abduction, and even an attack by a giant squid. An underwater earthquake after entering the Bermuda Triangle was also not ruled out. While these speculations seem reasonable, they do not fit. Why would a well-trained crew abandon ship in sunny, windless weather and never surface again?

Ellen Austin

It’s a disturbing mystery associated with America’s white oak ship. In 1881, sailors on the Ellen Austin sailing from New York to London, at one point came across a wreck near the Bermuda Triangle. Captain Baker had the ship observed for two days to make sure it was not a trap. After two days, he boarded the derelict ship. He found a well-packed shipment and no sign of the crew. To tow it back, the captain put an experienced crew on the ship. They were to sail together, but after two days of sailing in calm waters, the two ships were separated by a gale, behind which the wreck disappeared. After a few hours Baker reached the ship, but no one was on board. Another version of the story suggests that the wreck was spotted again, but this time a different crew was found on it.

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