The Bermuda Triangle
Graveyard of the Atlantic - Return to the Bermuda Triangle



The Bermuda Triangle
Graveyard of the Atlantic - Return to the Bermuda Triangle

 
The Bermuda Triangle is an area southeast of Florida which exhibits strange properties: ships and planes disappear and never return, compasses and other electronic equipment don't work.

Triangle writers have used a number of supernatural concepts to explain the events. One explanation pins the blame on leftover technology from the mythical lost continent of Atlantis.

Other writers attribute the events to UFOs. Charles Berlitz, author of various books on anomalous phenomena, lists several theories attributing the losses in the Triangle to anomalous or unexplained forces.


 
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The earliest allegation of unusual disappearances in the Bermuda area appeared in a September 16th, 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.

Triangle writers have used a number of supernatural concepts to explain the events.

One explanation pins the blame on leftover technology from the mythical lost continent of Atlantis.


Sometimes connected to the Atlantis story is the submerged rock formation known as the Bimini Road off the island of Bimini in the Bahamas, which is in the Triangle by some definitions. 


Followers of the purported psychic Edgar Cayce take his prediction that evidence of Atlantis would be found in 1968 as referring to the discovery of the Bimini Road. Believers describe the formation as a road, wall, or other structure, though geologists consider it to be of natural origin.

Other writers attribute the events to UFOs.

This idea was used by Steven Spielberg for his science fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which features the lost Flight 19 aircrews as alien abductees.




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