Did you know? Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail solo around the world, disappeared in 1909 during a trip from Martha’s Vineyard to South America. Though the reason of exactly what happened is still unclear, many sources subsequently attributed his death to the Bermuda Triangle.
Fables, speculations, myth, movies, for over seven decades The Bermuda Triangle, has mesmerized our imagination with unexplained, mysterious disappearances of ships, planes, and people. The region refers to as The Bermuda Triangle is also known as The Devil’s Triangle, is located in the western part of North Atlantic Ocean bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico.
When the famous Italian explorer and colonizer, Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on his first voyage to the new world, he reported in his journal that a blazing flame, most likely a meteor, crashed into the sea one evening and a strange light came into sight from a distance a few weeks later. His journal also talked about the inconsistent compass reading, a point which some refer to as evidence to suggest that the Devil’s Triangle is a place where a “magnetic” compass sometimes points towards “true” north, as opposed to “magnetic” north.
The Bermuda Triangle has always made people fanciful about the unexplained occurrences around it, such as the discovery of ships completely abandoned for no apparent reason; others simply vanished without any distress signals, planes and rescue missions are said to have vanished when flying in the area, and wreckage has not been found and much more!
Opinions are divided about the unexplained disappearances; some have a more scientific explanation in regards to these repeated mysteries, such as the eruption of methane gas from ocean sediments, which is known as oceanic flatulence or simply disruptions in geomagnetic lines of flux. Other theories advanced are environmental causes or some would even relate it to supernatural causes.
On the other hand, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration explained that, “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,” and boaters and fliers continue to venture through the triangle without event.