Bermuda Triangle – Natural or Supernatural

Bermuda Triangle also  known as the ‘Devil’s Triangle’  consists of a region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, and is defined by points in Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico. It covers roughly 500,000 square miles.

bermudatrianglemapMany people think Bermuda Triangle as an “imaginary” area. The U. S. Board of Geographic Names does not recognize the Bermuda Triangle and does not maintain an official file on it. However, within this imaginary area, many real ships, planes & vessels and the people aboard them have seemingly disappeared without explanation.

One face of the coin: It’s because of Supernatural power:

Charles Berlitz, who had a strong interest in the paranormal proposed a theory in his bestselling 1974 book “The Bermuda Triangle” that  Atlantis (Atlantis is a legendary “lost” island subcontinent) was real, but also that it was connected to the triangle in some way.

Some writers have derived theories based upon Berlitz’s ideas about Atlantis, suggesting that the mythical city may lie at the bottom of the sea and be using its reputed “crystal energies” to sink ships and planes.  Many other fancy stories are published which runs around extraterrestrials and Time Portals (Time portals are doorways in time, used in various fiction genres, especially science fiction and fantasy, to transport characters to the past or future)

Another face of the coin: It’s Natural:

At same time researches & science always given the natural scientific logic behind these incidents.  Some of the natural reasons are:

The Natural Component – Methane hydrates

There is an explanation which suggests that disappearances of vessels were because of the presence of large fields of methane hydrates (a form of natural gas) on the continental shelves. Laboratory experiments carried out in Australia have proven that bubbles can, indeed, sink a scale model ship by decreasing the density of the water, any wreckage consequently rising to the surface would be rapidly dispersed by the Gulf Stream (A deep ocean current of the northern Atlantic Ocean off eastern North America). It has been hypothesized that periodic methane eruptions (sometimes called “mud volcanoes”) may produce regions of frothy water that are no longer capable of providing adequate buoyancy for ships. If this were the case, such an area forming around a ship could cause it to sink very rapidly.

Ocean’s River – Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream is a deep ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and then flows through the Straits of Florida into the North Atlantic. In essence, it is a river within an ocean, and, like a river, it can and does carry floating objects. It has a surface velocity of up to about 2.5 meters per second (5.6 mi/h).A small plane making a water landing or a boat having engine trouble can be carried away from its reported position by the current.

Human error

One of the most cited explanations in official inquiries as to the loss of any aircraft or vessel is human error.Human stubbornness may have caused businessman Harvey Conover to lose his sailing yacht, the Revonoc, as he sailed into the teeth of a storm south of Florida on January 1, 1958

Exreme Bad weather

Powerful storms (Hurricanes) – A severe, rotating tropical storm with heavy rains and cyclonic winds exceeding 74 mi (119 km) per hour. Hurricanes originate in the tropical parts of the Atlantic Ocean or the Caribbean Sea and move generally northward and have historically cost thousands of lives lost and caused billions of dollars in damage. The sinking of Francisco de Bobadilla’s Spanish fleet in 1502 was the first recorded instance of a destructive hurricane. These storms have in the past caused a number of incidents related to the Triangle.

Magnet Effect – Compass variations

Compass problems are one of the cited phrases in many Triangle incidents. While some have theorized that unusual local magnetic anomalies may exist in the area, such anomalies have not been found. Compasses have natural magnetic variations in relation to the magnetic poles, a fact which navigators have known for centuries.  But the public may not be as informed, and think there is something mysterious about a compass “changing” across an area as large as the Triangle, which it naturally will.

There are many theories generated and I am sure that same will be keep coming but  it’s also important to note that the area within the Bermuda Triangle is heavily traveled with cruise and cargo ships; logically, just by random chance, more ships will sink there than in less-traveled areas such as the South Pacific.

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