… That one of my first presentations I did in school was about the Bermuda Triangle? I know, I know… who cares and why is this worthy of one of my “Did You Know” posts? Maybe I just want to let you know how much the Bermuda Triangle and all the myths around it has fascinated me over years. It still does. So I thought I might list some “facts” about the Bermuda 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.
- There is a counterpart to the Bermuda Triangle in the Pacific Ocean and it’s called the Dragon Triangle. It was declared a war zone in 1950 when 700 sailors vanished in 2 years.
- Some believe that the lost city of Atlantis will be found under the Bermuda Triangle. They think the city’s energy crystals interfere with radar and compass readings and are causing some of the issues reported…
- 306 people were lost when the Navy ship USS Cyclops vanished in 1918. It is the single largest loss of life in US Naval history outside of combat.
- The US government testing base, AUTEC, is known as the naval Area 51. Located near to the Triangle, the area has been the scene of reported UFO sightings…
- In 1945, 6 US Navy bombers disappeared and so did those sent to rescue them. Before the 27 men vanished, 1 pilot reported “Everything looks strange. Even the ocean”…
- Columbus’s ship floated on still waters through the Triangle in 1492. He documented unusual compass readings and a fireball in the sky.
- More than 1000 lives have been lost in the Bermuda Triangle over the last century. On average, 4 aircraft and 20 yachts go missing every year.
- Pilot Bruce Gernon claims he lost 28minutes after flying through a time-warping cloud tunnel. The plane went missing from radars, only to re-emerge in Miami Beach.
- The approaching lights of Irving Rivers plane were spotted 2 miles from land in 1978. It vanished into thin air while controllers were momentarily distracted.
- High levels of methane gas are trapped underneath the triangle’s seabed. A ruptured gas pocket causes water density to dip and could sink vessels above.
- The Bermuda Triangle has as many ship and plane disappearances as any other region of the ocean.
More facts and / or myths here…