This area is an
focused on a
in the western
part of the
has a vaguely
by the Atlantic
the Florida pa
Unusual features of the area
had been noted in the past.
Christopher Columbus wrote in
his log about bizarre compass
bearings in the area.
The region didn't get its name
until August 1964, when Vincent
Gaddis coined the term
Bermuda Triangle in a cover
story for Argosy magazine
about the disappearance of
The exact number of ships and
airplanes that have
disappeared in the Bermuda
Triangle is not known. The most
common estimate is about 50
ships and 20 airplanes.
The wreckage of many ships
and airplanes reported missing
in the region has not been
It is not known whether
disappearances in the
Bermuda Triangle have been
the result of human error
or weather phenomena.
Possible causes for the catastrophes have
been proposed over time, ranging from the
paranormal, electromagnetic interference
that causes compass problems, bad
weather, the gulf stream, and large
undersea fields of methane.
A fascinating theory has been proposed by
meteorologists claiming that the reason for
the mysteries pervading the Bermuda
Triangle area are unusual hexagonal
clouds creating 170 mph air bombs full of
wind. These air pockets cause all the
mischief, sinking ships and downing planes.
By studying imagery from a NASA satellite,
the scientists concluded that some of these
clouds reach 20 to 55 miles across. Waves
inside these wind monsters can reach as
high as 45 feet. What’s more – the clouds
have straight edges.
5 December 1945, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
At about 2:10pm Eastern Standard Time.
The terrifying tale of Flight 19 is yet the most
disturbing cases in history which surrounds
the Bermuda Triangle. In December 1945, a
group of five US Navy Avenger torpedo
launchers, collectively known as Flight 19
took off from Florida for a training session
only to face compass malfunctioning and
giving erratic readings. The contacted the
base for help. The more they searched for
land the more further they went in the
ocean. The captain’s last words were heard
preparing his crew for an ocean landing due
to their running out of fuel. All fourteen
airmen on the flight were lost and so were
the thirteen crew members of an airboat
subsequently launched in search of Fight 19.
Despite massive ocean and land search, no
bodies or wreckage has ever been found.
The incident resulting in the single
largest loss of life in the history of the
United States Navy, not related to
combat, occurred when USS
Cyclops, under the command of Lt
Commander G. W. Worley, went
missing without a trace with a crew
of three hundred and nine men,
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
Many people do not believe that
there is a mystery that should be
Still, we do not know the truth about
this region for sure. While many
believe there to be a mystery, there
are many more of those that believe
there is a logical explanation to it.
We do not know if we’ll ever learn
the truth, but we do know that the
Bermuda Triangle will continue to
give us interesting stories and theories
for years to come.