Bermuda Triangle Theories
That Solve the Mysteries
Howard, an expert on Bermuda Triangle, claims that more than 50 ships and 20 planes have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle over the last century itself, and up to 1000 over the last 500 years. So how did the planes and ships disappear? What went wrong? There are many theories that try to explain the mystery of missing ships and planes in Bermuda Triangle. While some theories are close to what may have happened in reality, some are just speculations. Here are some of the top and most popular theories of Bermuda Triangle that try to explain and solve the mysteries of disappearances.
The Sargasso Sea
This strange sea that has no shores but bounded by ocean currents on all sides, has been the trap for many vessels in the past. Many ships were believed to have become completely motionless here and later found in derelict conditions without a soul on them. So what caused such strange incidents? Check out the mystery of Sargasso Sea
Methane Gas Theory
Huge amount of methane gas, trapped thousands of feet under the ocean floor at Bermuda Triangle area can cause the planes and ships to disappear in no time. How?? I first heard about this Methane theory from Teddy Tucker in Bermuda. Teddy is the legendary scuba diver and a treasure collector in the island. Check out Methane Gas Theory
to know how it can cause such disasters.
Do you know that magnetic and absolute North are not the same. Which means that the north where a compass points and the absolute geographic north which is the north pole are different. So ships need to make adjustment for this difference to keep to the right direction. But in Bermuda Triangle, there is a narrow strip where both these North's become the same. Can this be the cause for fatal accidents? Check out Compass Variation Theory
to find out what may happen in such a case.
The Gulf Stream is an ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico, and then moves through the Straits of Florida, into the North Atlantic. It is like a river within an ocean and can carry floating objects. A small plane making a water landing or a boat having engine trouble will be easily carried away. It happened to the cabin cruiser Witchcraft
on December 22, 1967, when it reported engine trouble near the Miami buoy marker one mile from shore, but was not there when a Coast Guard cutter arrived.
Electronic Fog: A Hutchison effect?
It has been heard several times that ships and aircraft get engulfed in some kind of electronic fog and the fog keeps moving along with the ship or the plane.
And eventually, all the electronic equipment and other instruments start malfunctioning. Then the ships and airplanes either disintegrate or disappear without a trace.
Can this be true? Read Electronic Fog
to know what came out from the experiments by Vancouver based scientist John Hutchison.
At times there are violent storms in the Bermuda Triangle area. These short but intense storms can build up quickly and go away so fast that even a satellite can't detect them properly. But these storms are strong enough to destroy ships or planes completely. There are also waterspouts seen in this area. A waterspout is like a tornado at sea that sucks water from the ocean thousands of feet into the sky.
Very large waves can appear suddenly even in calm seas. One such rogue wave caused the Ocean Ranger, then the world's largest offshore platform to capsize in 1982. Research has shown that freak waves up to 30m high & capable of sinking a large ship within moments, can and do happen. Although these are very rare, in some areas ocean currents indicate that they happen more often than normal.
Hurricanes are extremely powerful storms that sometimes appear in the Atlantic near the equator. Such hurricanes have historically been the cause for thousands of lives lost and billions of dollars of damage. The sinking of Francisco de Bobadilla's Spanish fleet in 1502 was the first recorded instance of such destructive hurricane. These storms have in the past caused a number of incidents related to the Bermuda Triangle.
The seafloor in Bermuda Triangle area is also found to be quite strange. There are some unusual formations. From a gentle slope it takes a sudden deep drop. In fact, some of the deepest trenches in the world are found in this area. Ships or planes that sink into these deep trenches will probably never be found.
There are also explanations based on some supernatural theories like the lost city of Atlantis, UFOs and Aliens. Check out Supernatural Theories
to know about such explanations that try to solve the Bermuda Triangle Mystery.
And like in any other subject, there are skeptics and critics here as well who do not believe that Bermuda Triangle area has any mystery to be solved at all. They say there is nothing unusual about all these disappearances and they can all be explained with science or some logic. Check out the Skeptics Theory
to find out what the skeptics of Bermuda Triangle have to say to solve the mysteries.
And, there are many more explanations...
Strange magnetic fields from the bottom of the ocean are favorites among those who are technically-minded. Weather like thunderstorms, hurricanes, earthquakes, high waves, pirates, explosive cargoes, incompetent navigators etc. are favorites among skeptical investigators.
Other possibilities include underwater earthquakes. Scientists have actually found a great deal of seismic vibrations in the Bermuda triangle area.
New theories keep evolving, but none so far have been able to prove the phenomena of disappearances with facts and evidence.
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to know more about the mystery of Bermuda Triangle, amazing stories of planes and ship disappearing and how it has been solved.
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Jason C H Tai
Watched a doc on Bermuda triangle few days ago, seamed there are lots of lightning strikes in the area. What if massive lightning that strikes the sea/gulf stream brought massive amount of electrons that could not dissipate immediately. You have the gulf stream moving at 5 knots northwards, slow, but as a whole the pool of water could still constitute a massive charge. Can we apply the Right Hand Rule, i.e. a magnetic field generated? If so, the magnetic field and force could possibly be strong enough to wrack havoc.
Ok I have a theory. It's a little out there but here me out. Ok our government is very secretive and look at all of the things that have disappeared, almost 80 percent of them were either military ships or military aircraft. most people overlook that fact or say that it is coincidence but I think differently. Look at all of the things that our government hides from us, like for instance Area 51. There are many theories about it but no civilian has ever entered the facility. I believe that the government knows more about the Bermuda triangle than they tell us. It could be many things. It could be a worm hole or a portal. It could be a place where an alien race has settled or it could be a secret military base under or above water that contains things that could either cause panic or chaos in everyday life. The fact that all devices go crazy could be something as simple as a magnetic cloaking device to help conceal whatever is hidden. Call me crazy but think about it. The government gets away with anything even killing people. What makes you think they won't kill to protect something that secretive and important to them. What if they have made contact with another race?
What if they found some type of ancient portal. They have found pieces of the ancient city of Atlantis near the Bermuda triangle. I think the theories of the Sargasso sea and the electronic fog and the methane pockets are all cover ups framed by the government. I know this all sounds pretty off the wall but it's just a thought from myself after years of research. The only way to truly find out is a very simple answer involving a little hi tech technology. Build a vessel such as a boat with cameras, microphones and recording devices and send the ship into the triangle while anchoring it to a secondary vessel strong enough to pull the venturing vessel back to its original starting location. It may not work but it's worth a shot. Now if an average C student can come up with ideas like this how come our government and the scientist who work for our government haven't tried this or thought of it? That is something for you to think about. Well that's about all I have for now, if I get any other ideas, facts or thoughts on the great mystery of The Bermuda Triangle, I will be sure to post but until then thank you for your time and thank you for reading my article.