Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, and the Hoodoo Sea, is a supposed area in the North Atlantic Ocean which is said to be the cause for a numerous amount of airplane and ship disappearances.

The apexes of the triangle are roughly pointed to Miami, Florida, and the Island of Bermuda, although the Bermuda Triangle is not recognized by the U.S Board of Geographic Names, and no official file on the area exists.

The actual area of the triangle, which ranges between 500,000 square miles, to 1.5 million square miles, depending on what source has written regarding it, is one of the most heavily traveled shipping lanes in the world, with many cruise ships and planes crossing through it daily.

It has been reported that in the last century, more than 50 ships and 20 air crafts have vanished for completely unknown reasons.

There are many supernatural explanations to the nature of The Bermuda Triangle, which range from extra-terrestrials, to paranormal beings. Such include the theory that an alien ship had crashed into the center of The Bermuda Triangle, and when ships and air crafts traveled above it, the alien technology interfered with that of their technology, causing them to crash.

Another interesting theory is that ancient technology from the mythical city of Atlantis lies within the Bermuda triangle. Similar to that of the alien technology, in the sense that it may have caused problems with the ships and air crafts technology, the Atlantic technology may have also caused disruptions.

There are also more natural explanations, such as violent weather, human error, and the gulf stream, which is a deep ocean current that flows through the North Atlantic, and has enough power to carry away a small plane making a water landing, or a boat with engine trouble.

There is also a theory that the disappearances were caused by large fields of methane hydrates on the continental shelves. Experiments have been carried out to test and prove that the bubbles can sink a scale model ship by decreasing the density of the water. Also, any wreckage and remains of the ship which would rise to the surface would be rapidly dispersed by the Gulf Stream.

With many theories and explanations, it is sure enough that activity surrounding The Bermuda Triangle is, indeed, rather peculiar and interesting. Even to this day, no definite explanation proving exactly what happened to the ships or air crafts has risen, and their disappearances will forever remain a mystery.

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