THE SECRET: Bermuda Triangle One of the biggest mysteries in the world.

Aug 13, 2019 by Damini Tripathi #World & History

The Bermuda Triangle is sometimes known as the Devil’s triangle. The Bermuda Triangle is a triangular region in the North Atlantic Ocean that surrounds Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. It is one of the biggest mysteries in the world – but perhaps it is not really a secret at all.

In 1492, Columbus traveled in the hope of finding an alternative route to Asia, and instead discovered America. His journey introduced him directly to the Bermuda Triangle but the Bermuda Triangle did not make Columbus’s ship disappear.

Joshua Slocum, the first person to travel the whole world alone, disappeared during a 1909 trip from Martha’s Vineyard to South America. Although it is unclear what exactly happened to him, several sources later attributed the Bermuda Triangle to his death. Some scholars claim that William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” was actually based on the shipwreck of the Bermuda Triangle.

The term “Bermuda Triangle” was first used in a 1964 article by Argosy magazine by Vincent H. Geddes. In the article, Geddes claimed that many ships and aircraft disappeared for no reason in this strange sea. Geddes was not the first to come to this conclusion.  In early 1952, George X Sands stated in a report in Fate magazine that an unusually large number of strange accidents were occurring in that area. Every year there are reports of the disappearance of four planes and 20 boats from this region, which has no clue.

Compass stops working when approaching Bermuda Triangle.

The compass is a special device that does not require batteries or technology to function properly. As its small needle is magnetized by the earth, it rotates towards the north pole, which shows the direction. There are only two recorded places in the world where the compass indicates the correct northward rather than magnetic pole. One is in the Bermuda Triangle and the other is in the Devil’s Sea along the coast of Japan. The compass actually undergoes a magnetic declination due to which it occurs. Even highly experienced navigators get tricked by this.

In the Bermuda Triangle, everything disappears, whether by boat or plane.

There is no record of the exact number of ships and aircraft that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle. The most common estimate is that about 50 ships and 20 airplanes have disappeared from the Bermuda Triangle. Wrecks of several ships and aircraft that went missing in the area were also not found.

The Bermuda Triangle is constantly surrounded by inclement weather and storms.

The Bermuda Triangle has seasons for tropical storms and hurricanes. The US government agency directly blames bad weather and average navigation for the disappearance of many planes and ships.

The Bermuda Triangle carries heavy traffic both by sea and by air.

The Bermuda Triangle is one of the most travelled shipping lanes in the world. Only God and the sea know what happened to so many ships and planes that their remains were not even found. However, this is no longer because in 2013 the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) conducted a detailed study of marine shipping lanes and determined that the Bermuda Triangle is not among the 10 most dangerous lanes in the world for shipping. And all the events related to it are the outbreak of nature or human error.

How deep Bermuda triangle is?

The Gulf Stream passes through the Bermuda Triangle, which has a strong ocean current that causes rapid changes in local weather. The deepest point of the Atlantic Ocean – Milwaukee Depth, is located in the Bermuda Triangle. The Puerto Rico Trench reaches a depth of 27,493 feet (8,380 m) at Milwaukee Point.

Mystery behind Bermuda triangle

By the mid-19th century, reports of incidents began to appear in the Bermuda Triangle area. Sometimes some ships were found completely empty without any reason, sometimes the sailors or navigators did not indicate any trouble and disappeared. In some cases, the pilot of the aircraft disappeared sending a signal of the problem, and rescue aircraft in the area also disappeared during the rescue mission after take-off. However, their debris was never found, and people made many interesting stories when they disappeared.

Agonic lines in Bermuda triangle

One hypothesis is that when entering the Bermuda Triangle, pilots failed to notice the agonic line, where there is a variation of the magnetic compass, causing a very large mismatch in navigation and decreasing incidence. She goes and therefore the mystery of Bermuda triangle never gets solved may be some external or maybe some internal force is there which creates such a big mystery for the people like us.