Bermuda Triangle Mystery
Popular Culture has Attributed Disappearances within the Devils Triangle to the Paranormal
or Activity by Extraterrestrial Beings
|Bermuda Triangle Mystery - The Devils Triangle
Popular Culture has Attributed these Disappearances to the Paranormal or Activity by Extraterrestrial Beings
Bermuda Triangle Special
|The Bermuda Triangle is a triangular area of the Atlantic Ocean bounded by Bermuda, Puerto Rico,
and a point near Melbourne, Florida, in which numerous watercraft and
aircraft are said to have mysteriously disappeared.
Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is a region in
the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft
and surface vessels allegedly disappeared mysteriously.
Popular culture has attributed these disappearances to the paranormal or activity by extraterrestrial beings.
evidence indicates that a significant percentage of the incidents were
inaccurately reported or embellished by later authors, and numerous
official agencies have stated that the number and nature of
disappearances in the region is similar to that in any other area of
The boundaries of the triangle cover the Straits of Florida, the Bahamas
and the entire Caribbean island area and the Atlantic east to the
The more familiar triangular boundary in most written works has as its
points somewhere on the Atlantic coast of Miami, San Juan, Puerto Rico;
and the mid-Atlantic island of Bermuda, with most of the accidents
concentrated along the southern boundary around the Bahamas and the
The area is one of the most heavily traveled shipping lanes in the
world, with ships crossing through it daily for ports in the Americas,
Europe, and the Caribbean Islands.
Cruise ships are also
plentiful, and pleasure craft regularly go back and forth between
Florida and the islands. It is also a heavily flown route for commercial
and private aircraft heading towards Florida, the Caribbean, and South
America from points north.
Not a lot is known about the Bermuda Triangle, for
obvious reasons. It remains one of the most strangest places on Earth,
ships and planes disappear if they enter the zone.
What's inside there?
Why does it act the way it does? Is there a race at work within the
History Of The Bermuda Triangle
The earliest allegation of unusual disappearances in the Bermuda area appeared in a September 16, 1950 Associated Press article by Edward Van Winkle Jones.
Two years later, Fate magazine published "Sea Mystery At Our Back Door", a short article by George X. Sand covering the loss of several planes and ships, including the loss of Flight 19, a group of five U.S. Navy TBM Avenger bombers on a training mission.
Sand's article was the first to lay out the now-familiar triangular area where the losses took place. Flight 19 alone would be covered in the April 1962 issue of American Legion Magazine.
It was claimed that the flight leader had been heard saying "We are entering white water, nothing seems right. We don't know where we are, the water is green, no white."
It was also claimed that officials at the Navy board of inquiry stated that the planes "flew off to Mars."
Sand's article was the first to suggest a supernatural element to the Flight 19 incident. In the February 1964 issue of Argosy, Vincent Gaddis's article "The Deadly Bermuda Triangle" argued that Flight 19 and other disappearances were part of a pattern of strange events in the region. The next year, Gaddis expanded this article into a book, Invisible Horizons.
This is a list of incidents attributed in popular culture to the Bermuda Triangle:
- 1945: December 5, Flight 19 (5 TBF Avengers) lost with 14 airmen, and later the same day PBM Mariner BuNo 59225 lost with 13 airmen while searching for Flight 19.
- 1948: January 30, Avro Tudor G-AHNP Star Tiger lost with 6 crew and 25 passengers, en route from Santa Maria Airport in the Azores to Kindley Field, Bermuda.
- 1948: December 28, Douglas DC-3 NC16002 lost with 3 crew and 29 passengers, en route from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Miami.
- 1949: January 17, Avro Tudor G-AGRE Star Ariel lost with 7 crew and 13 passengers, en route from Kindley Field, Bermuda, to Kingston Airport, Jamaica.
Incidents at Sea
- 1843: USS Grampus, schooner, last seen March 15, presumed sunk in a gale off Charleston, South Carolina.
- 1918: USS Cyclops, collier, left Barbados on March 4, lost with 309 crew and passengers en route to Baltimore, Maryland.
- 1921: January 31, Carroll A. Deering, five-masted schooner, Captain W. B. Wormell, found aground and abandoned at Diamond Shoals, near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
- 1925: December, SS Cotopaxi, tramp steamer, Captain Meyers, en route from Charleston, South Carolina, to Havana, Cuba, lost with all crew after reporting by radio that the ship had water in its hold and was listing and about to sink.
Incidents on Land
- 1969: Great Isaac Lighthouse (Bimini, Bahamas) - its two keepers disappeared and were never found.