The ‘Bermuda Triangle’ is, undoubtedly one of the most mysterious places on this earth. Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, this triangular patch of water in the middle of the Atlantic ocean has been acting as a vanishing cabinet for ships and even planes for centuries.
For certain unknown but widely speculated reasons, this place has been wolfing down practically anything that goes through this patch, without leaving any trace. Neither bodies of people who were on board or or any debris from the possible wreckage have ever surfaced after vanishing once and for all.
So here are few things you should know about the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.
1. This triangle is bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico and covers about 500,000 square miles of ocean
2. A Douglas DC-3 aircraft containing 32 people went missing in 1958. No trace of the aircraft was ever found
Neither was the USS Cyclops and its crew of 309 that went missing after leaving Barbados in 1918.
3. Apparently, 4 aircrafts and 20 ships go missing here every year on an average
4. More than 1000 ships and planes have disappeared in the triangle area over the last five centuries
5. Author George Sand first mentioned the Bermuda Triangle in the Fate magazine in 1952
He was describing the Flight-19 incident where the U.S navy airplanes went missing in 1945.
6. Any plane or ship that disappears inside the Triangle never resurfaces
The debris cannot be found afterwards, nor can be the bodies of the people who were on it.
7. Despite its notorious reputation, it is actually part of a regularly sailed shipping lane with cruise ships and other boats also frequently sailing through the area
8. Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail solo around the world, disappeared in 1909 while on a voyage from Martha’s Vineyard to South America
Though what happened was not clarified, many people attributed this incident to the Bermuda Triangle later.
9. It is said that there is electronic fog in the triangle, which enables people to time travel
Pilot Bruce Gernon claims he lost track of about half an hour of time while traveling through such a fog. The plane went missing from radars and later re-emerged in Miami Beach.
10. Bermuda Triangle is one of the rare places on earth where the compass does not point towards the magnetic North
Instead of that, it points towards the actual north. According to Christopher Colombus’ log, on October 8, 1492, he noticed that the compass was giving weird readings. He was said to be sailing near the triangle at the time.
11. Some of the most famous theories surrounding the mystery of Bermuda triangle are that it is a place frequently visited by aliens or that the water stream here is connected to the lost city of Atlantis
12. Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, that follows the adventures of Prospero and his daughter Miranda after they got shipwrecked, is said to be based in Bermuda Triangle
Basically, if Bermuda triangle were a koala, its logic would have been like –
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