Info and Legends on the Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle Area

The Bermuda Triangle is located from Florida to Bermuda to Puerto Rico.
The Bermuda Triangle is located from Florida to Bermuda to Puerto Rico. | Source

Where is the Bermuda Triangle?

The legendary Bermuda Triangle is a place where both ships and planes have disappeared with no sign of ever being found again. Some believe there is a mystery in this area that we have yet to discover, others believe it is all nonsense. Either way, there is at least some truth in the loss of the many people, ships, and planes in this area that have never been heard of again. The Bermuda Triangle gets its name due to the triangular area that it seems to reach in the Atlantic ocean. One point begins at the very tip of the coast of Florida and reaches across covering the entire Caribbean islands, as well as the Bahamas in a triangular fashion. The second tip touches Puerto Rico and the third touches, yes Bermuda! This area is so feared that some even refer to it as the "devil's triangle."

Theories of the Bermuda Triangle

Probably the most outlandish, but most widely believed reason for these strange disappearances is because they believe that the Bermuda Triangle contains an entrance to another dimension. This belief was started due to sightings of peculiar swirling lights. This sighting is also often identified with a sound, and what is referred to as an "electronic fog" that causes electronic equipment to fail.

Some dismiss the other dimension theory, and believe that there is contact with aliens through this area. A few people who were lost at sea or plane in this area then were found shared stories of aliens or alien experiences. They would claim they were told they had entered a parallel universe, which actually pulls both theories together into one possibility of belief.

A third belief that is similar to the first one is a portal that allows time travel. They believe that something that is happening in this area is called slip streaming. Even Einstein, who was not a dummy, believed that time travel was a possibility through this method. Although whether he had ever heard of the triangle or not is unknown.

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Facts of the Bermuda Triangle

One of the most peculiar things that frequently happens in this area is that compasses stop working. Some believe the reason for this is because of an unusual magnetic force in this area. The strange part is that many have investigated this area and have yet to find an unusual source of a magnetic field that would explain such a confusion to a compass.

The military also has experienced this phenomena several times as they make flights over this area. Not only will their equipment stop detecting the aircraft that flies over this area, but people who are watching the planes flying will also lose sight of them. Then, spontaneously, the planes will reappear.

Bermuda Triangle: Flight 19

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Flight 19 disappeared in 1944.The planes in flight 19 were made with markings on tip and wings to help from misidentification.
Flight 19 disappeared in 1944.
Flight 19 disappeared in 1944. | Source
The planes in flight 19 were made with markings on tip and wings to help from misidentification.
The planes in flight 19 were made with markings on tip and wings to help from misidentification. | Source

The Log of Christopher Columbus

The Bermuda Triangle is not a relatively new belief, in fact the first experience with possible paranormal experience in this area can be dated back to the logs of Christopher Columbus on his accidental journey to America. In his journals, he reports that he had compass failure, as well as seen dancing lights. Here is one excerpt from his journals:

The land was first seen by a sailor (Rodrigo de Triana), although the Admiral at ten o'clock that evening standing on the quarter-deck saw a light, but so small a body that he could not affirm it to be land; calling to Pero Gutierrez, groom of the King's wardrobe, he told him he saw a light, and bid him look that way, which he did and saw it; he did the same to Rodrigo Sanchez of Segovia, whom the King and Queen had sent with the squadron as comptroller, but he was unable to see it from his situation. The Admiral again perceived it once or twice, appearing like the light of a wax candle moving up and down, which some thought an indication of land. But the Admiral held it for certain that land was near...

Now days, they believe they may have truly been seeing the land, and the compass problem was not really a compass issue. They believe it was an error of the sailors traveling with Christopher Columbus based on a false reading of the stars.

Although Christopher Columbus did not point to the paranormal for the peculiar happenings in this area. The first time paranormal activity was suggested was by George X. Sand in Fate magazine in 1952. He wrote an article entitled, Sea Mystery At Our Back Door. He wrote about Flight 19 that went missing. Before it was lost, the flight leader said, "We are entering white water, nothing seems right. We don't know where we are, the water is green, no white." This was his last words ever heard. Later Vincent Gaddis wrote a book about Flight 19, expanding on some of these paranormal beliefs. It was entitled Invisible Horizon's.

Natural Explanations for the Bermuda Triangle

Many who discard the paranormal as a possibility for the frequent loss of planes and ships attribute the loss to more common very natural sources such as hurricanes or methane gas. Apparently, in this area there are areas called Methane Hydrates, and in these areas, methane bubbles come to the surface. It has been proven that when a bubble comes to the surface, it briefly changes the density of the water and can change the buoyancy of the ship in that area. This could cause the ship to sink without warning. This same change can disrupt the sky as well, causing planes to suddenly lose lift in the air due to these abrupt changes in the water and the air's density. Ironically in 1981, scientists investigated this possibility and published a journal stating that there have been no large methane releases in this area over the past 15,000 years!

Bermuda Triangle Legend

Just like any legend, many of the stories were embellished and few can be believed to be 100 percent truth. As the stories spread they get more outlandish. Statistically, the same percentage of aircraft and ships have been reported as lost in this area as any other part of the ocean. This area is a very heavily traveled area for cargo ships, cruise ships, and planes; therefore, there is a lot more reports of missing crafts in this area only because of the large amount that travel here.

Lawrence David Kusche, author of The Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Solved in 1975,expressed great cynicism towards these beliefs and later wrote a book discussing the embellishments and inaccuracies regarding Flight 19. He shows how not only were the disappearances exaggerated, but often times when a boat would be reported as lost at sea, its eventual recovery would not be posted in the statistics. Then there were some that were completely false such as a 1939 disappearance that occurred in front of hundreds of people. Despite its amazing occurrence there is no newspaper report of this during that time.

As you can see, I'm quite the cynic, but let yourself be the judge. If you'd like to be a judge on another mystery: check out Mysterious Legends: Bigfoot. I have to admit, I'm less the cynic on this mystery.

Map of the Bermuda Triangle

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A markerBermuda -
Bermuda
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B markerPeurto Rico -
Puerto Rico
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C markerFlorida -
Florida, USA
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Saif 4 years ago

Look for "Imam Mehdi" on Wikipedia and you will know everything.


Saif 4 years ago

Yes,i can help you a lot.


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angela_michelle 4 years ago from United States Author

This is really neat? I am curious about more of this history. Does anyone know anything else about this?


Saif 4 years ago

In Islamic believe;

There are reliable traditions reported by great Shia scholars about the huge number of inhabitants living in a group of islands known as the JAZIRATUL KHADHRA (The Green Island).These islands are totally cut off from the rest of the world by a large sea known as Bahrul Abyadh (White Sea).

There is a long story narrated by Muhammad bin Ali Alawi Hussaini,reported in an authoritative book Al-Najmus Thaqib.In this story,a reliable person tells in full detail,how he happened to visit these islands totally governed by the Imam Zaman.He told that there are large cities in these islands,highly developed and advanced.The names of these cities mentioned in the book are as follows;

1.Mubaraka

2.Raequa

3.Sophia

4.Zaloom

5.Panatis

There are also some other authentic reports confirming the existence of a huge empire of Al-Mehdi.


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angela_michelle 4 years ago from United States Author

I am also curious about submarine passages. I'm not sure though. I should look into it.


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skyfire 4 years ago

Interesting Hub. One thing that puzzles me is the navigation system of airplane these days. They seem to be avoiding this triangle when they are close to this zone. I am sure in past many aircraft lost because there wasn't any guidance system. I don't know if any submarine managed to get inside this zone and came out of it unscratched, if yes, then this is definitely the phenomena due to weather.


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

Couldn't agree more!


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kennethfrias33 6 years ago from San Pedro, Laguna

Absolutely, WONDER is an essence of life...


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

That actually makes sense. Until the truth is finally uncovered though, I find it fun to wonder at the possibilities!


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kennethfrias33 6 years ago from San Pedro, Laguna

Mystery is just unexplained truth. Truth is the subtraction of false data from true data. We have to remember that science hasn't grasped all knowledge about the world yet, but it's continuously gathering unpolluted information. once information becomes sufficient, it is the time when a mystery is revealed and solved.

physical evidence is an ideal true data. unfortunately, it is the gathering and filtering of enough evidence that is very hard to do :(


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

Thanks. Researching and writing is what I like best. I have a few topics I am researching at the moment. My husband has sent me a few articles that fascinate me that might have inspired a hub or two.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..I absolutely love mysteries - so this hub really makes me feel good!!!! Again you have done your homework - I CAN tell you love putting these hubs together - you're somewhat of a hub genius with so many subjects to choose from ...and it is your lucky and faithful readers who benefit the most - lucky them - lucky me - I WILL be back for some more of your righteous rock 'n roll!


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

I know! Isn't it completely fascinating! I love all the stories. :) I kind of gave my own slant at the end, but what can I say, I still love the mystery of it!


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

OHH, how I Love these type of mysteries in life. I think you did a fantastic job of staying with the theories and not taking your own slant. Great information and research! I have loved hearing about the Bermuda Triangle since I was in grade school. UP, Awesome, Useful


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

Thanks so much TH, I appreciate it. Obviously I love these as well. :) I would love to go. So I take it we can't recruit you to do our sitting in the Bermuda Triangle for a week for us. LOL


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tom hellert 6 years ago from home

AM,

I am a big fan of this stuff- I have viewed many movie snippits and programs on the Triangle when I was 7 I was so scared because my parents went to bermuda on a cruise My wife n I almost went there on my honeymoon, but i was scared- not really- (hehhe). We need hubs like this to keep us on our toes and a mystery is needed to keep us still wondering I still think there is something to do wqith the earth because there is a similar set of dusappearances on the other side of the world near China/philipenes. Great Hub loved it.

TH


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

Haha! Thanks!


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ceciliabeltran 6 years ago from New York

What can I say, you know your scooby doo!


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

Brother Dave, honestly, if you find the boat, food, and money I too would have volunteered, but first we got to find people with the moulah, to bring our dream into fruition. Any donations are welcome anyone?


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

Loves to Read, I think you are right, I think a lot of it is more the fairy tale of the story, not the truth. I think a lot of things are that way. For instance, the things people would come up with to why we got sick, before we knew about viruses and germs and creatures we can't see. They used to think poison in local water, witchcraft, evil, and all paranormal. But the truth is, there are creatures we can't see. That sounds paranormal stated like that, but really it's not all that interesting now that we know the truth.


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

You supply the boat and the food and I'll volunteer for that assignment from God. Hmmmmmmmmmmm! A week in the Bermuda Triangle no problem and think of the tan I could get. I could sit there at the radio and read scriptures to the world from the Bermuda Triangle for a week, and then head home again. "In the beginning God............."

Sounds heavenly to me.

Brother Dave.


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

A very interesting subject angela_michelle and one that has puzzled minds for many years. I think that there is something in our nature that intrigues us with the paranormal. Do we really want to know the answer or is it like a magic trick. Once revealed to us it leaves us very disappointed. The fascination is in not knowing. Great read.

Love and Hugs


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

Bayoulady, apparently ships mysteriously sinking is just as common elsewhere. Then again, maybe it's just skeptics who say that. I do find it incredibly fascinating. I personally would like to believe the other dimension theory. LOL, but I guess I'll stick with the more natural causes. They are slightly more plausible. :)


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Fred Allen, I find it fascinating as well!


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

Dave Matthews, that is a really good question. Hmmmm... do we have any volunteers out there. :) LOL. I actually think someone should do that.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

ISo interesting! GREAT job, and definitely rate up.I have always been fascinated by the many theories of the alleged disappearnces. If indeed there have been missing vessels, I would lean toward some sort of gravitational pull or magnetic force.


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

Fascinating! You covered it very well!


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Angela_michelle: Seems like just another yet to be explained mystery to me. Has anyone ever parked a ship inside the triangle for any length of time say a week, remained in contact with the world and then exited?


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

I saw a documentary along time ago. I should check on our "on demand" and see if they have any other ones. I am a huge documentary person!!!


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ross670daw 6 years ago

I find the stories about the Bermuda Triangle fascinating, not a convinced believer yet that it's related to paranormal activity though. I enjoy reading about the suggested theories. I Have watched a number of documentaries about the subject, with the recent one on a story you mentioned, about the Methane phenomenom, and the magnetic force theories. I enjoyed reading this fine hub, thankyou angela_michelle.


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

You are so right, thanks for the great compliment!


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

We are always fascinated by mysteries and that which we do not fully comprehend. Perhaps one day we will learn the "secret" of the Bermuda Triangle. Thanks, am, for this very interesting hub.


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

Actually most people do make it through the Bermuda Triangle. if you go on a cruise to the Carribeans, most likely you are cruising sometime in the Bermuda Triangle.


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

I would love to go to Bermuda, just not during hurricane season.


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

Mentalist acer, i believe you may be right. :) Always appreciate your comments.


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States Author

Dahoglund, I do find them really fascinating as well. Chances are very slim they are true, but I do wonder what if? I love sci fi movies and shows, and I think it's for the same reason.


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

Funny I was just thinking the other day, if there are any reports of people who actually made it through the Bermuda Triangle? Great research on your part, interesting about the planes!


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DiamondRN 6 years ago from Charlotte, NC USA

Bermuda is one of my favorite places on the face of the earth. Here's the link to an article I wrote about it: http://hubpages.com/travel/Pink-Sand-and-Parrot-Fi

The last time I was there they had just gone through a fairly powerful hurricane. Looks like they could be in for another one soon.


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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Objectivity and analytical research proves most paranormal activity to be subjective in nature;)


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dahoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Like you, I take these stories with skepticism. Never the less they are fascinting.

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