Being one of the greatest mysteries of the modern world, Bermuda Triangle is still at the centre of numerous researchers. Nobody has ever been able to figure out what is wrong in this area. It is a triangular region touching Bermuda Island, Miami, USA and Puerto Rico. This mysterious region is also called Devil’s Triangle. A number of people, boats, ships and even airplanes have gone missing when passed over this area. Theories behind these disappearances are scientific as well as sheer myth. Although no one has been able to provide a concrete base for these strange happenings, we bring you some facts and theories about the devil’s own trap. It will keep you on the edge of your chair.
1. Christopher Columbus
He was the first one to spot that something is wrong within the area. On one night, he saw a large flame crashing into the ocean. It was, probably, a meteor.
2. Time Warps
Many pilots have reported that they “lost time” while traveling above the Bermuda Triangle. This led to the speculations that time warps and multi-dimensional time travel is possible.
3. Abandoned Ships
There have been reports where a number of abandoned Ships have been found floating offshore. However, the fate of the crew members still remains a mystery.
4. USS Cyclops Ships
The triangle became notorious in 1941 when two sister ships of USS Cyclops were disappeared into thin air. Both the ships were on the same route.
5. Scientist’s Belief
Apart from the bad press and possible facts, scientists believe that considering the bad weather and continuous storms, the number of ships went missing doesn’t fall off charts. It’s within the limit which could be statically calculated.
6. US Coast Guards
Marine Insurance providers, as well as US Coast Guards, also doesn’t see Bermuda Triangle as dangerous as it has been portrayed. They take it as any other oceanic region in the world.
7. Possible Accident Causes
Scientists believe that most of the accidents are actually caused by storms, reefs, navigational problems and the Gulf stream. There isn’t anything supernatural.
8. 12 Vile Vortices
One of the best sci-fi theory behind the Bermuda Triangle is that it is one of the 12 Vile Vortices located around the Earth. These latitudes are the regions of unexplained and mysterious events.
9. World Wide Fund For Nature
The World Wide Fund For Nature released top 10 most dangerous shipping lanes in the world in 2013. Bermuda Triangle wasn’t on the list.
10. Missing Crew
A yacht suffered three hurricanes in the Bermuda Triangle in 1955. However, the crew members weren’t there.
11. Methane Bubbles
One of the craziest theories is that Methane Bubbles causes ships to sink into the ocean. Scientists don’t approve this theory though.
12. Actual Statistics
Keeping aside the various possible explanations and all the facts, there are still around 20 yachts and 4 aircrafts that go missing every year. I sense something wrong in there.