The Bermuda Triangle

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Located off the coast of Miami, Florida, the Bermuda Triangle covers roughly 500,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean.1 The three points of the “triangle” are cited at Miami, San Juan, and the island of Bermuda, but the description of its borders vary. Hoodoo Sea, The Devil’s Triangle, The Twilight Zone, The Triangle of Death, Limbo of the Lost are some of the colorful names that has been given to the Bermuda Triangle. It has captured the human imagination with mysterious disappearances of ships, planes, and people. Some hypothesize that the unexplained and arcane forces inside the region are caused by alien abductions capturing lost human beings for scientific study; the evil influence of the lost city of Atlantis; openings or tunnels that…show more content…
Ever since the Triangle reached public awareness in the 1960s and 1970s, its reputation has since been chalked up to everything from time vortices and intergalactic portals to supernatural phenomena and even the lost city of Atlantis. But the government refuses to show this region on any official maps. The United States Board of Geographic Names does not recognize the area. Although it has become part of popular culture to link the Triangle to paranormal activity, most investigators indicate bad weather and human error are the more likely culprits. It is said that this area has compasses pointing to true north instead of the regular magnetic north. Investigations suggest that many original reports of strange incident in the Bermuda Triangle were exaggerated. Researchers think that the actual numbers of incidents in the area is similar to that of other parts of the ocean. Its reputation may scare most people, but the Triangle is actually part of a regularly sailed shipping lane with cruise ships and many other boats also recurrently sailing through the region. Aircrafts are also frequent in the area with both commercial and private planes commonly flying through the air…show more content…
Many believe that it is real and some have tried to prove it. The term was first used by a real estate agent named Bruce Gernon. He claims to have survived two happenstances, one in 1970 and the other in 1996.9 An electronic fog is “a meteorological phenomenon that is somehow tied into an electromagnetic phenomenon.”10 Those who have experienced the fog have tried to fly threw it, thinking it was just a fog bank. Gernon’s theory was that the fog attaches itself to the vessel and flies with it. Martin Caidin, a maverick pilot who experienced the phenomena for 4 hours while flying from Bermuda to Jacksonville, independently confirmed this statement. There is a book based on this particular fog called “The Fog”. According to the book Gernon believes that electric fogs may be behind many of the ostensibly paranormal activities in the region that causes equipment malfunctions, pilot perplexity, and distortions. This theory is based on Gernon’s firsthand experience, accounts of other survivors, and scientific
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