Bermuda Triangle Location
So where is Bermuda Triangle located? Well, Bermuda Triangle after all, is an imaginary triangular area on the North Atlantic Ocean which was conceived and defined only by novelists in the past. It was Vincent Gaddis in his 1964 article 'The Deadly Bermuda Triangle' which he wrote for the American pulp magazine 'Argosy', first tried to define the boundaries of the triangle. He theorized that most of the mysterious disappearances took place within this triangular area.
As per Gaddis, the triangle is located off the South-Eastern coast of United States in the North Atlantic Ocean. The area is bounded by Miami (in Florida, USA), San Juan (in Puerto Rico) and Bermuda. This continues to be the most popular definition of the triangle's boundaries. And if you calculate the distances on a map, each side of the triangle would be roughly about 1,000 miles.
Bermuda Triangle as usually shown
Source: Wikimedia Commons
However, many authors took the liberty to stretch the boundaries of the triangle to include various other parts of the ocean. And why not? After all, no authorities can stop anybody from stretching imaginary boundaries. Some writers mentioned that the boundaries of the triangle also covers the straits of Florida, the Bahamas and the entire Caribbean islands. And some have added The Azores and Gulf of Mexico to it because they noticed mysterious and unnatural incidents out there too.
The triangle became a rectangle by some definitions, and at other times looked like a rhombus (a kite). Even the sensational writer Charles Berlitz in his 1974 book 'The Bermuda Triangle' mentioned that the area really does not have a shape. When you consider the various definitions, Bermuda Triangle can be anywhere between half a million to 1.5 million square miles in area.
If you search for 'Bermuda Triangle Map' in Google, all what you will get is a blank blue map of the North Atlantic Ocean. Even if your keep zooming out, you won't get any triangular boundary shown. Why? Because Google maps are about real places and not imaginary places.
Below I have created an imaginary map of Bermuda Triangle on the North Atlantic by joining the three corners. You can zoom and move the triangle area and see all the places and landmarks close to it.
The imaginary Bermuda Triangle on map
One of the reasons why Bermuda features in the name of the triangle is, the island Bermuda was once called 'Isle of the Devil
' which fitted into the triangle stories quite well. Bermuda itself is a popular vacation destination. Visit Bermuda Island's location
to know about its exact geographical location and how long does it take to reach the island by air or cruise.
The Bermudians (i.e. the islanders) also once played a role in popularizing the mysteries in the triangle. For example, outside a gift & souvenir store in Clock Tower Mall
(located at the cruise port
in the western end of the island), there was a decorative pillar where a plaque was hung up with an inscription saying "Official Tip of the Bermuda Triangle". Having realized the curiosity it generates among the cruise passengers, it has been removed and I haven't seen that plaque since 2010.
Plaque indicating the tip of Bermuda Triangle
You won't find Bermuda Triangle on any official map. Even the U. S. Board on Geographic Names (a federal body within US Geological Survey responsible for authenticating geographic names within United States territory) does not recognize Bermuda Triangle. US Navy too does not recognize the triangle. So if you are cruising through or flying over Bermuda triangle, you won't know when you actually cross the line and enter or leave the triangle area, because it does not exist.
But one thing is certain, when you fly or cruise from the USA to Western Europe, Bermuda Triangle is almost unavoidable (if you consider the boundaries). And quite ironically, the Island of Bermuda
is a very popular tourist destination and so are the two other corners of the triangle.
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