The Bermuda Triangle is a sea in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North America, where more than 50 ships and 20 planes are believed to have mysteriously disappeared.
This particular region has an undetermined boundary, triangular in shape by the Atlantic coast in the Florida Panhandle (U.S.), Bermuda, and Greater Antilles. Reports of unexplained phenomena appearing here have been recorded since the mid-19th century.
Some ships were found completely abandoned for no particular reason, others sent distress signals and were never seen or heard from again. The plane reported and then disappeared, the rescue teams disappeared while flying in the area. However, the plane wreckage was never found.
In it, a famous case is the cargo ship Mary Celeste which sailed from New York (USA) on November 5, 1872. Captain Benjamin Spooner Briggs, his wife and newborn daughter, and 8 sailors got on board. According to Bermuda Attractions, the ship was discovered drifting in the Atlantic Ocean with no one on board.
The US Navy’s nuclear submarine USS Scorpion left Norfolk, Virginia for a three-month mission on February 15, 1968, with 99 men. According to History Net, when the ship failed to return to port, a search team was dispatched. The 76.5-meter-long ship disappeared without a trace, then its body was found off the coast of the Azores, Portugal. Many theories have linked this mysterious incident to the Bermuda Triangle.
In 1945, a group of five US Navy bombers flew over the Bermuda region for training, with a crew of 14. They disappeared without a trace. According to History, a pilot said on the radio that “both of my compasses are broken and I’m trying to find Fort Lauderdale, Florida.” A search operation scoured more than 770,000 square kilometers over five days but found no ruins. A ship carrying a search team of 13 people also disappeared during the search.
When Christopher Columbus crossed the Caribbean on his first voyage, he passed through the Bermuda Triangle. According to History, one of his memoirs mentioned seeing a fire plunge into the sea, and a strange light appeared in the distance a few days later. Columbus also recorded that his compass turned upside down in this area.
Although there are many supernatural theories about the disappearances, geographical and environmental factors are still considered to play a key role. One theory is that the pilots failed to take into account the non-magnetic path – where there is no need to compensate for the oscillations of the magnetic compass – when reaching the Bermuda Triangle, leading to major navigational errors and disasters.
Another popular theory is that the missing ships were capsized by “poisonous waves”, huge waves that can reach more than 30 meters high and strong enough to completely destroy a ship or plane without letting it go. traces back. The Bermuda Triangle is located in an area where storms can come from many directions, making it possible for toxic waves to form.
According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “there is no evidence that mysterious disappearances occur at greater densities in the Bermuda Triangle than in other large, high-traffic areas of the United States. ocean”. Many ships and planes continue to pass here without incident.