• The Bermuda Triangle, also known asthe Devils Triangle, is a region in thewestern part of the Northwhere a numberof and reportedlydisappeared under mysteriouscircumstances.
• 3 points areBermuda, Florida, and PuertoRico• About a half-million square-mile area ofoceanlocation
Some people trace theBermuda Trianglehistory back to thetime of Columbus.Estimates range fromabout 200 to about1,000 incidents ofships and airplanesdisappearing in thepast 500 years.It was in 1952, whenthe author GeorgeSand first mentionedabout the Bermudatriangle in a magazinecalled Fate
• 100 airplane disappearances and over 1,000 liveslost since 1945• More than 8,000 distress calls• More than 50 ships and 20 planes gone down in thelast century• People have had instruments such as a compassstop working while in the Triangle.• There has also been strange yellow fog seen inthat area.
INCIDENTSFlight 19• On December5th, 1945, flight 19disappeared.• It consisted of 5 torpedobombers, each piloted bytrained pilots.• They were never seenagain.Douglas DC-3• A Douglas DC-3 disappearedon December, 28, 1948• All 32 passengers werenever found, and no traceof wreckage was found.
VARIOUS THEORIES BEHINDDISAPPEARANCESThe Magnetic Theory• The Bermuda Triangle isthought to be at a point onthe earth where there ishigh magnetic activity. Thehigh magnetic energycauses compasses to spinand could confusenavigators.The Gas Theory• The Bermuda Triangle issituated over a largeoceanic trench.• It is believed that thistrench occasionally releasesgas which lowers thedensity of the water.Because of this change,boats can no longer float.
The city was believed to bepowered by crystals and it isthought that these crystalscause the strangedisappearances.Some Also Believe It Is Due ToThe Ancient Curse WhichWas Put Upon Atlantis ForSinking ShipsAliensSome people believe aliensare the reason why thevessels disappeared.Some of these people thinkthat there is an underwaterbase in the region.Others think that vessels areconfused by a downedUFO.Atlantis