Nature's mysteries underlie the Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle and the strange disappearances associated with
it have baffled the people and have provided a readymade topic for
discussion among writers and reporters. But scientists and certain
explorers are fiercely critical of the reports of mystery and defy the
validity of the reported sightings of mysterious occurrences.
The total triangular boundaries of the Bermuda Triangle (or Devil's
Triangle as it is popularly labelled) cover the points of Florida,
Puerto Rico and the Atlantic island of Bermuda. The massive area of sea
has accounted for the disappearance of a number of planes and ships
without any trace whatsoever of the crew or the craft either on surface
As most of these disappearances have remained largely unexplained,
some others say that it might be an activity by aliens of the
paranormal. Those who treat the 'reports of incredible happenings' with
a high degree of scepticism claim that acts of piracy or other natural
geographical factors must be outright responsible for the 'Bermuda
Numerous cruise ships and a number of pleasure craft regularly travel
to harbours in Florida, Europe, and the Caribbean Islands. At the same
time, it is a highly flown route for many a commercial and private
planes making for Florida, Caribbean and South America. The explorers
assertively express that the combination of violent storms and
hurricanes striking the sea stretch make it inevitable that ships could
flounder in tempestuous weather and be lost without a trace. These
strange happenings had remained unexplained mysteries specially before
the improved telecommunication, radar and satellite technology came into
wider use in the 20th century.
The Bermuda Triangle definitely accounts for more than 50 ships and
20 aircraft to have vanished without leaving a trace and for over
thousand men who have perished in the sea in the past 200 years.
There have been several subsequent attempts to unravel the baffling
mystery by means of possible or imagined situations but no theorist has
ever been able to trace the reality underlying the phenomenon. In almost
every account of mystery surrounding the triangle, there is special
reference to strange compass anomalies where a compass points to the
north rather than magnetic north and makes ships and planes get
A compass works because its magnetic needle is attracted by the
earth's magnetism which makes it point to the constantly shifting North
Pole. The magnetic anomalies of 'Devil's Triangle' are assumed to have
caused compass needle to swing violently.
Moreover, an explanation for some of the disappearances has indicated
the presence of a vast area of methane, within the triangle and
experiments have proved that bubbles can make ships go down by
decreasing the water's density.
There are powerful water currents which might have carried wreckage
away from its reported position on the sea.
Extremely huge waves even in calm seas,can cause even the world's
largest ship to capsize or to keep a boat adrift or carry it away for
thousands of miles. The powerful hurricanes generated within the Bermuda
Triangle region are also presumed to have been responsible for thousands
of lives lost and ships and aircraft turned to wreckage.
Acts of war and piracy are yet another plausible theory for the
mysterious disappearances within the region of the 'Devil's Triangle'
which took the world by fright. Human error, whether deliberate or
accidental has been accountable for the catastrophes and losses within
the Bermuda region. Lack of proper training, negligence and stubbornness
are thought to be the prime cause of disappearances within this region
of sea but how they were responsible for the destruction will never be
Christopher Columbus and his crew were the first historic sailors to
espy the 'strange dancing lights on the horizon and flames in the sky'
and the unusual compass bearings.
However, many of the sinkings in this strange region have been
ascribed to the secretly organised attacks by pirates and submarines
particularly during the world wars.
Some observers are highly sceptical about the disappearances stories
are of the view that the triangle's mysterious influence is a
manufactured mystery. They maintain that some writers who either
purposely or unknowingly might have used fallacious concepts and
sensations, boost the Bermuda happenings.
They emphasise that the number of supposed disappearances is
relatively insignificant considering the number of ships and aircraft
which pass through regularly.
On December 4, 1970 Bruce Gernon and Rob Mac Gregor were flying in
the Bermuda Triangle in perfectly clear skies when they saw a bizarre
cloud hovering over Bermuda shore.
As they flew over the cloud, the cloud began to open out in a speed
exceeding that of their aircraft which was by then at 11,500 feet above
the sea. Gernon clearly saw the lines on the walls of the fog tunnel
curling counterclockwise and then he understood that the single way to
escape the cloud was to go through it until they would come out of it.
Gernon saw his compass running counterclockwise while his
navigational equipment were operating into confusion.
He was completely astonished to see a haze instead of the blue, clear
sky when they came out of the fog tunnel and Gernon and his friend
noticed nothing ahead of them - no horizon, no sky, no ocean below them.
At the same time, he saw the cloud tunnel fading away in long strips.
The navigational instruments began to operate normally and the Miami
beach was directly below them.
The plane's clock and their watches indicated that there had been a
loss of time in the fog tunnel and they had arrived at Miami, 45 minutes
ahead of usual time which showed that the 'electronic fog' had time
A Swedish scientist has revealed that the fog is more in the Bermuda
area than elsewhere.
In the 'popular reports' the pilots are said to have radioed the
'most astounding messages' which said that they were surrounded by sky
suddenly made deadly and their navigational equipment were really going
crazy while the sea below was getting sparingly violent.
On the other hand there are some disappearances of ships and aircraft
which have been ascribed to the 'paranormal activity' of the Bermuda
Triangle but have really taken place thousands of miles away from