The Bermuda Triangle is a geographic area with it’s points being at Miami, Florida, the island of Bermuda, and San Juan Puerto Rico. In this area, over the course of time, many different aircraft and boats have mysteriously disappeared without a trace, leading many to believe that the triangle has something unusual about it that is swallowing up people, planes, and boats.
There are many theories as to why and how these things disappeared, but it has yet to be conclusively answered. Many of the wrecks happened such that no remains or wreckage or oil slicks were ever found, and in at least one instance, and entire squadron of bombers, 5 planes, disappeared without a trace. While out on a search for the bombers, another plane supposedly exploded over the sea, but no trace of it was ever found either. The final recording of the head pilot back to the base was nearly incoherent, with him mumbling about entering white water, and saying “we can’t make out anything.”
After this event in 1945, people became interested in what exactly was going on in the Bermuda triangle, and why it seemed to attract so much unexplainable disaster.
Bermuda Triangle Disappearances
After the 1945 Flight 19 disaster (with the 5 bombers), other disappearances started popping up. Over the next five years, three more flights would disappear, along with 83 people. From as early as 1843, ships have been occasionally disappearing from within the Bermuda triangle, and even on land in 1969, two people at the Lighthouse in Bimini suddenly disappeared and were never found. All of these incidences have relatively similar aspects in that they don’t show up later as wreckage, and that in the cases of the aircraft, there was never any oil slicks found on the ocean, which are common indicators of where a crash took place for sea crashes. There are also a number of wrecks that have taken place that have been accounted for, and were the cause of natural calamities or human error. It depends largely on what you’re willing to believe.
Possible Reasons for the Disappearances
Some theorists believe that the strange, unexplainable nature of these disappearances points to UFOs and abductions by extraterrestrial beings. These occurrences first happened at the beginning of the UFO era, and it’s thought that while in flight or on the boats, the UFOs come in and disorient the pilots and passengers, and then take the entire flight or boat into their crafts and fly off. The best evidence of this is the pilot of Flight 19’s strange comment, “we’re entering white water…” which can’t be explained by storms, as it was a clear day.
The Lost City of Atlantis has long been considered a myth by most westerners who have heard of it, but some believe that Atlantis used to exist where the Bermuda Triangle is currently located, and that some left over technology deep beneath the sea is interfering with the planes and boats and causing them to crash or sink. Some believe that the Bimini Road, which was discovered in 1968 underwater off the coast of Bimini in the Bahamas, is actually a road leading from the Bahamas to the former Atlantis, which is now resting under the sea.
Some believe that the strange disappearances point to odd physical properties somewhere within the Bermuda Triangle itself, suggesting that perhaps, somewhere, there is an element not currently understood by man, that causes certain laws of physics to change within the triangle. It could, possibly, be a theoretical wormhole that transports those that pass through it to a different time and place in the universe.
Some have stated that because of the particularly rough weather going through the Bermuda Triangle, that it’s possible that quick storms were whipped up that knocked planes out of the sky or sank ships without warning. Perhaps because of the quick nature of these events, the crashes and sinking’s took place quickly, disappearing underneath the service before a rescue party could be scrambled. Some claim that it’s simply human error, and at least one author has suggested that the amount of disappearances in a highly-traveled-through area such as the Bermuda triangle was not any more than the norm, and that the Bermuda Triangle theorists are simply alarmists, and that most of the Bermuda Triangle facts that have been released to the public have been sensationalized to sell papers or magazines. Others suggest that the lack of explanation has led other, less malevolent authors, to seek out evidence rather that forming a theory based on the evidence as a whole. You can always find evidence to support your conclusion if you’re looking for evidence to support the conclusion in the first place, rather than developing a conclusion based off the evidence.