One of the most cited explanations in official inquiries as to the loss of any aircraft or vessel is human error. Hurricanes are powerful storms that form in tropical waters and have historically cost thousands of lives and caused billions of dollars in damage. The sinking of Francisco de Bobadilla 's Spanish fleet in was the first recorded instance of a destructive hurricane.
These storms have in the past caused a number of incidents related to the Triangle. A powerful downdraft of cold air was suspected to be a cause in the sinking of Pride of Baltimore on May 14, A National Hurricane Center satellite specialist, James Lushine, stated "during very unstable weather conditions the downburst of cold air from aloft can hit the surface like a bomb, exploding outward like a giant squall line of wind and water.
An explanation for some of the disappearances has focused on the presence of large fields of methane hydrates a form of natural gas on the continental shelves. It has been hypothesized that periodic methane eruptions sometimes called " mud volcanoes " may produce regions of frothy water that are no longer capable of providing adequate buoyancy for ships.
If this were the case, such an area forming around a ship could cause it to sink very rapidly and without warning. Publications by the USGS describe large stores of undersea hydrates worldwide, including the Blake Ridge area, off the coast of the southeastern United States. Ellen Austin supposedly came across a derelict ship, placed on board a prize crew , and attempted to sail with it to New York in According to the stories, the derelict disappeared; others elaborating further that the derelict reappeared minus the prize crew, then disappeared again with a second prize crew on board.
A check from Lloyd's of London records proved the existence of Meta , built in , and that in , Meta was renamed Ellen Austin. There are no casualty listings for this vessel, or any vessel at that time, that would suggest a large number of missing men were placed on board a derelict that later disappeared.
The incident resulting in the single largest loss of life in the history of the US Navy not related to combat occurred when the collier Cyclops , carrying a full load of manganese ore and with one engine out of action, went missing without a trace with a crew of sometime after March 4, , after departing the island of Barbados.
Although there is no strong evidence for any single theory, many independent theories exist, some blaming storms, some capsizing, and some suggesting that wartime enemy activity was to blame for the loss. Both ships were transporting heavy loads of metallic ore similar to that which was loaded on Cyclops during her fatal voyage. In all three cases structural failure due to overloading with a much denser cargo than designed is considered the most likely cause of sinking.
A five-masted schooner built in , Carroll A. Rumors and more at the time indicated Deering was a victim of piracy, possibly connected with the illegal rum-running trade during Prohibition , and possibly involving another ship, Hewitt , which disappeared at roughly the same time. Just hours later, an unknown steamer sailed near the lightship along the track of Deering , and ignored all signals from the lightship. It is speculated that Hewitt may have been this mystery ship, and possibly involved in Deering ' s crew disappearance.
Flight 19 was a training flight of five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers that disappeared on December 5, , while over the Atlantic. The flight never returned to base.
The disappearance is attributed by Navy investigators to navigational error leading to the aircraft running out of fuel. One of the search and rescue aircraft deployed to look for them, a PBM Mariner with a man crew, also disappeared.
A tanker off the coast of Florida reported seeing an explosion  and observing a widespread oil slick when fruitlessly searching for survivors. The weather was becoming stormy by the end of the incident. No trace of the aircraft, or the 32 people on board, was ever found.
A Civil Aeronautics Board investigation found there was insufficient information available on which to determine probable cause of the disappearance. A pleasure yacht was found adrift in the Atlantic south of Bermuda on September 26, ; it is usually stated in the stories Berlitz, Winer   that the crew vanished while the yacht survived being at sea during three hurricanes.
The Atlantic hurricane season shows Hurricane Ione passing nearby between 14 and 18 September, with Bermuda being affected by winds of almost gale force. Because of the approaching hurricane, the owner strengthened the mooring ropes and put out two additional anchors. There was little else he could do, as the exposed mooring was the only available anchorage. In Carlisle Bay, the sea in the wake of Hurricane Janet was awe-inspiring and dangerous. The owner of Connemara IV observed that she had disappeared.
An investigation revealed that she had dragged her moorings and gone to sea. However, Kusche's research showed that the unclassified version of the Air Force investigation report stated that the debris field defining the second "crash site" was examined by a search and rescue ship, and found to be a mass of seaweed and driftwood tangled in an old buoy.
Bibliography The incidents cited above, apart from the official documentation, come from the following works. Some incidents mentioned as having taken place within the Triangle are found only in these sources:. To access this website, registration is required, usually through a library connected to a college or university. The following websites have either online material that supports the popular version of the Bermuda Triangle, or documents published from official sources as part of hearings or inquiries, such as those conducted by the United States Navy or United States Coast Guard.
Copies of some inquiries are not online and may have to be ordered; for example, the losses of Flight 19 or USS Cyclops can be ordered direct from the United States Naval Historical Center. Most of the works listed here are largely out of print. Copies may be obtained at your local library, or purchased used at bookstores, or through eBay or Amazon.
These books are often the only source material for some of the incidents that have taken place within the Triangle. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Bermuda Triangle disambiguation. For other uses, see Devil's Triangle disambiguation. United Kingdom United States World. Death and culture Parapsychology Scientific literacy. Sign me up for weekly Inhabitat updates. This is hardly a new idea. I wrote a long science feature pointing towards methane hydrates as the cause of the so-called BT 'mysteries' in a UK national paper and since available online back in !!
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She was, then, unable to fly back through the same rip in the space-time continuu. Well there is another such place in the world. What about the story of thousands of black slaves dumped there by their slave masters after Lincoln announced the abolishment of the years old slave trade.? Where is the truth? Ok Take away all the stories, and stick with the known! Before planes were lost they recorded them flying in wrong directions and reported back to their bases about instruments acting up, we also know some had been in bad weather and some were in perfect weather.
What causes strong magnetic disruptions?? That could possibly be location in the depths of the ocean!?? A large meteor hit landed there a long time ago? Anybody know anything else reasonable? Isnt that where the continents were attached? Your email address will not be published. Coast Guard, attempting to explain the reasons for disappearances in the Triangle, stated: Articles Featured Facts Myths and Misconceptions.
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The Bermuda Triangle (also known as the Devil's Triangle) is an area bounded by points in Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico where ships and planes are said to mysteriously vanish into thin air.
The Bermuda Triangle is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico where dozens of ships and airplanes have disappeared. Unexplained circumstances.
A disaster due to possible magnetic disturbance, or natural weather happenings, etc. Believe what theorists will about the Bermuda Triangle, but to really understand any logic behind the science of the Bermuda, we must go back to the very first act of. That, however, was a bad year for Bermuda Triangle debunking, because Charles Berlitz’s book The Bermuda Triangle, published in , was on its way to selling 20 million copies in 30 languages.
With a map of the Atlantic Ocean, and a ruler, almost anyone can outline the Bermuda Triangle. Starting at Miami, Florida, draw a line northeast to Bermuda. Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved? Scientists Think They’ve Figured It Out. The Bermuda Triangle isn’t real. Let’s rip that band-aid off right now. Every now and then, something happens and the “mystery” of the region is claimed to have been solved, but the twist in .