Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle; The Mysterious Ship Wrecking Place

Bermuda Triangle; The Mysterious Ship Wrecking Place…

More than 50 ships and 20 airplanes are thought to have inexplicably vanished in the Bermuda Triangle, a region of the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North America. The Greater Antilles, Bermuda, and the Atlantic coast of Florida’s panhandle (in the United States) form a loosely triangle shape that indicates the region’s undefined limits.

In the area, strange events have been reported since the middle of the 19th century. Several ships were found utterly deserted for no obvious cause, while others made no distress calls and vanished without a trace. There have been reports of aircraft that later disappeared, and rescue helicopters are rumored to have disappeared while flying over the area. Wreckage hasn’t been discovered, though, and some of the explanations put up to explain the recurring mystery are imaginative. Although there are many hypotheses suggesting divine explanations, geophysical and environmental elements are most likely to blame.

One theory is that as they reached the Bermuda Triangle, pilots made a huge navigational error and suffered a tragedy because they neglected to account for the agonic line, the point at which compensating for magnetic compass variation is unnecessary. Another well-liked idea holds that the missing ships were sunk by so-called “rogue waves,” which are enormous waves that may rise up to 100 feet (30.5 meters) high and are theoretically strong enough to wipe out any traces of a ship or airplane. Rogue waves are more likely to develop because the Bermuda Triangle is situated in a region of the Atlantic Ocean where storms from several directions might converge.

Boaters and fliers continue to travel through the Bermuda Triangle without incident, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration states that “there is no evidence that mysterious disappearances occur with any greater frequency in the Bermuda Triangle than in any other large, well-traveled area of the ocean.”

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