The Bermuda Triangle—an urban legend based on a region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean—is associated with a plethora of mysterious ship and plane disappearances, earning the region the nickname the Devil’s Triangle.
Why so many vessels have gotten lost here is a mystery, though an Australian scientist claims to have an answer.
A Brief History of the Bermuda Triangle
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Unexplained occurrences within the Bermuda Triangle date back to the mid-1800s. Over the course of nearly two centuries, more than 50 ships and 20 airplanes are rumored to have disappeared in the region.
It wasn’t until the 1950s that the Bermuda Triangle became a solidified urban legend. A 1952 Fate magazine article entitled “Sea Mystery at Our Back Door” covered the vanishings of several planes and ships in the region.
In the ‘60s, Vincent Gaddis wrote a similar article entitled “The Deadly Bermuda Triangle,” which he later expanded into a book called Invisible Horizons. Gaddis is credited with coining the phrase Bermuda Triangle.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “There is no evidence that mysterious disappearances occur with any greater frequency in the Bermuda Triangle than in any other large, well-traveled area of the ocean.”
Despite what statistics show, conspiracy theorists believe that supernatural forces are at work within the Bermuda Triangle. It has even been associated with the lost continent of Atlantis.
The Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Not as Mysterious as Previously Believed?
The Bermuda Triangle is best known for its stories of ships and airplanes that seemed to have disappeared without a trace. https://t.co/HAgOsqDwb1— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) May 21, 2023
Australian scientist and author Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki spoke with FOX meteorologist Amy Freeze on the Bermuda Triangle, stating, “Well, if you go to the facts, they come from both the United States Coast Guard and the massive insurance company, Lloyd’s of London. Both of them reckon that there’s no extra losses of ships or airplanes in that area.”
As for the vessels that are confirmed to have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle, Kruszelnicki cites the size and depth of the Atlantic Ocean as playing a role in the vanishings.
“Another fact to be felt, beside the massive number of storms, is the fact that the ocean goes down to, not 5,000 feet – 30,000,” he said. “When it’s going down, it’s staying down.”
While the Bermuda Triangle is based on a real region, it remains no more than an urban legend. One must keep in mind that Vincent Gaddis’s initial article on the myth was published in a science-fiction magazine.