The 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 under mysterious circumstances.
Popular culture has attributed these disappearances to the paranormal or activity by
extraterrestrial beings . Documented 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 ocean.
The boundaries of the triangle cover the Straits of Florida, the Bahamas and the entire
Caribbean island area and the Atlantic east to the Azores. 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
SOME NOTABLE INCIDENTS
The incident resulting in the single largest loss of life in the history of the US Navy
not related to combat occurred when USS Cyclops, under the command of
Lt G.W .Worley , went missing without a trace with a crew of 309 sometime after
March 4, 1918, after departing the island of Barbados. Although there is no strong
evidence for any single theory, many independent theories exist, some blaming storms
,some capsizing, and some suggesting that wartime enemy activity was to blame
for the loss.
Flight 19 was a training flight of TBM Avenger bombers that went missing on December
5, 1945,while over the Atlantic. The squadron's flight path was scheduled to take them
due east for 120 miles, north for 73 miles, and then back over a final 120-mile leg that
would return them to the naval base, but they never returned.
A search and rescue Mariner aircraft with a 13-man crew was dispatched to aid the
Missing squadron, but the Mariner itself was never heard from again. Later, there was a
report from a tanker cruising off the coast of Florida of a visible explosion at about the
time the Mariner would have been on patrol.
While the basic facts of this version of the story are essentially accurate, some important
Details are missing. The weather was becoming stormy by the end of the incident, and
naval reports and written recordings of the conversations between Taylor and the other
pilots of Flight 19 do not indicate magnetic problems.
ARINE SULPHUR QUEEN
SS Marine Sulphur Queen, a T2 tanker converted from oil to sulfur carrier, was last
heard from on February 4, 1963 with a crew of 39 near the Florida Keys. Marine Sulphur
Queen was the first vessel mentioned in Vincent Gaddis' 1964 Argosy Magazine article,
but he left it as having "sailed into the unknown", despite the Coast Guard report, which
not only documented the ship’s badly-maintained history, but declared that it was an
unseaworthy vessel that should never have gone to sea.
There have been lots of explanation given by some people & scientists. Some believe there is a
wormhole that transports the things in to some different time & space & some believe it has
a huge amount of gravitational pull which pulled these ships & aircrafts under the sea. Some
even believe that there is some Extraterrestrial Beings that controls the Triangle. But the truth
is unknown to mankind. Maybe some day we humans will have a logical explanation for the
mysterious Bermuda Triangle.
ARK OF THE COVENANT
The Ark of the Covenant also known as the Ark of the Testimony, is a chest described in
Book of Exodus as solely containing the Tablets of Stone on which the Ten Commandments
were inscribed. According to some traditional interpretations of the Book of Exodus, Book of
Numbers and Epistle to the Hebrew the Ark also contained Aaron's rod,a jar of manna and
the first Torah scroll as written by Moses. However, Books of Kings is categoric in declaring
that the Ark contained only the two Tablets of the Law. According to the Book of Exodus, the
Ark was built at the command of God, in accordance with the instructions given to Moses on
Mount Sinai. God was said to have communicated with Moses "from between the two
cherubim" on the Ark's cover. Rashi and some Midrashim suggest that there were two arks –
a temporary one made by Moses himself, and a later one constructed by Bezalel.
The biblical account relates that during the Israelites' exodus from Egypt, the Ark was carried
by the priests some 2,000 cubits in advance of the people and their army, or host.When the
Ark was borne by priests into the bed of the Jordan, water in the river separated, opening a
pathway for the entire host to pass through (Josh. 3:15-16; 4:7-18). The city of Jericho was
taken with no more than a shout after the Ark of the Covenant was paraded for seven days
around its wall by seven priests sounding seven trumpets of rams' horns (Josh. 6:4-20).
When carried, the Ark was always wrapped in a veil, in tachash skins and a blue cloth, and was
carefully concealed, even from the eyes of the Kohanim who carried it. There are no
contemporary extra-biblical references to the Ark.
TRUCTION & DESCRIPTION
According to the Book of Exodus, God instructed Moses on Mount Sinai during his 40 day stay
upon the mountain within the thick cloud and darkness where God was (Ex. 19:20; 24:18) and
he was shown the pattern for the tabernacle and furnishings of the Ark to be made of shittim-
wood to house the Tablets of Stone. Moses instructed Bezalel and Oholiab to construct the Ark
The Book of Exodus gives detailed instructions on how the Ark is to be constructed. It is to be
2½ cubits in length, 1½ in breadth, and 1½ in height (as 21⁄2×11⁄2×11⁄2 royal cubits).
Then it is to be plated entirely with gold, and a crown or molding of gold is to be put around it.
Four rings of gold are to be attached—two on each side—and through these rings staves of
shittim-wood overlaid with gold for carrying the Ark are to be inserted; and these are not to be
removed. A golden cover, adorned with golden cherubim, is to be placed above the Ark.
The Ark is finally to be placed behind a veil (Parochet), a full description of which is also given.
After its creation by Moses, the Ark was carried by the Israelites during their 40-years of
wandering in the desert. Whenever the Israelites camped, the Ark was placed in a special and
sacred tent, called the Tabernacle.
When the Israelites, led by Joshua toward the Promised Land, arrived at the banks of the River
Jordan, the Ark was carried in the lead preceding the people and was the signal for their
advance (Joshua 3:3, 6). During the crossing, the river grew dry as soon as the feet of the priests
carrying the Ark touched its waters, and remained so until the priests—with the Ark—left
the river after the people had passed over (Josh. 3:15-17; 4:10, 11, 18). As memorials, twelve
stones were taken from the Jordan at the place where the priests had stood (Josh. 4:1-9).
Moses and Joshua bowing before the Ark
URE BY THE PHILINSTINES
The Ark is next spoken of as being in the Tabernacle at Shiloh during Samuel's apprenticeship
(1 Sam. 3:3). After the settlement of the Israelites in Canaan, the Ark remained in the
Tabernacle at Gilgal for a season before being removed to Shiloh until the time of Eli, between
300 and 400 years (Jeremiah 7:12), when it was carried into the field of battle, so as to secure,
as they had hoped, victory to the Hebrews. The Ark was taken by the Philistines (1 Sam. 4:3-11)
who subsequently sent it back after retaining it for seven months (1 Sam. 5:7, 8) because of the
events said to have transpired.
1728 illustration of the Ark at the erection of the Tabernacle and the sacred vessels.
HE DAYS OF KING DAVID
At the beginning of his reign, King David removed the Ark from Kirjath-jearim amid great
rejoicing. On the way to Zion, Uzzah, one of the drivers of the cart whereon the Ark was carried
put out his hand to steady the Ark, and was smitten by God for touching it. David, in fear,
Carried the Ark aside into the house of Obed-edom the Gittite, instead of carrying it on to Zion,
and there it stayed three months.On hearing that God had blessed Obed-edom because of the
presence of the Ark in his house, David had the Ark brought to Zion by the Levites, while he
himself, "girded with a linen ephod,”"danced before the Lord with all his might" and in the
sight of all the public gathered in Jerusalem — a performance that caused him to be scornfully
rebuked by his first wife, Saul’s daughter Michal.In Zion, David put the Ark in the
tabernacle he had prepared for it, offered sacrifices, distributed food, and blessed the people
and his own household.The Levites were appointed to minister before the Ark (1 Chron. 16:4).
David's plan of building a temple for the Ark was stopped at the advice of God The Ark was
with the army during the siege of Rabbah and when David fled from Jerusalem at the time of
Absalom's conspiracy, the Ark was carried along with him until he ordered Zadok the priest
to return it to Jerusalem.
Illustration from the 13th century Morgan Bible of David
bringing the Ark into Jerusalem
When Abiathar was dismissed from the priesthood by King Solomon for having taken part in
Adonijah's conspiracy against David, his life was spared because he had formerly borne the Ark
Solomon worshipped before the Ark after his dream in which God promised him wisdom .
During the construction of Solomon's Temple, a special inner room, named Kodesh Hakodashim
was prepared to receive and house the Ark and when the Temple was dedicated, the ArK
containing the original tablets of the Ten Commandments—was placed therein (1 Kings 8:6-9).
When the priests emerged from the holy place after placing the Ark there, the Temple was filled
with a cloud, "for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord”.When Solomon married
Pharaoh's daughter, he caused her to dwell in a house outside Zion, as Zion was consecrated
because of its containing the Ark (2 Chron. 8:11). King Josiah had the Ark put in the Temple
whence it appears to have again been removed by one of his successors.
The Ark carried into the Temple from the early 15th
RUMORED CURRENT LOCATION
. MOUNT NEBO
. UNITED KINGDOM
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