August 17, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi


The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle or Hurricane Alley, is a loosely defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Most reputable sources dismiss the idea that there is any mystery.

Bermuda Triangle
Devil’s Triangle
One version of the Bermuda Triangle area
Coordinates25°N 71°W

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle or Hurricane Alley, is a loosely defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Most reputable sources dismiss the idea that there is any mystery.

The vicinity of the Bermuda Triangle is amongst the most heavily traveled shipping lanes in the world, with ships frequently crossing through it for ports in the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean islands. Cruise ships and pleasure craft regularly sail through the region, and commercial and private aircraft routinely fly over it.

Popular culture has attributed various disappearances to the paranormal or activity by extraterrestrial beings. Documented evidence indicates that a significant percentage of the incidents were spurious, inaccurately reported, or embellished by later authors.

False-color image of the Gulf Stream flowing north through the western Atlantic Ocean. (NASA)

Natural explanations :

Compass variations :

Compass problems are one of the cited phrases in many Triangle incidents. While some have theorized that unusual local magnetic anomalies may exist in the area, such anomalies have not been found. Compasses have natural magnetic variations in relation to the magnetic poles, a fact which navigators have known for centuries. Magnetic (compass) north and geographic (true) north are exactly the same only for a small number of places – for example, as of 2000, in the United States, only those

Gulf Stream :

The Gulf Stream is a major surface current, primarily driven by thermohaline circulation that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and then flows through the Straits of Florida into the North Atlantic

places on a line running from Wisconsin to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Violent weather :

Hurricanes are powerful storms that form in tropical waters and have historically cost thousands of lives and caused billions of dollars in damage. The sinking of Francisco de Bobadilla‘s Spanish fleet in 1502 was the first recorded instance of a destructive hurricane.

Notable incidents :

Main article: List of Bermuda Triangle incidents

SchoonerCarroll A. Deering, as seen from the Cape Lookoutlightvessel on January 29, 1921, two days before she was found deserted in North Carolina. (US Coast Guard)

Douglas DC-3 :

Main article: 1948 Airborne Transport DC-3 (DST) disappearance

On December 28, 1948, a Douglas DC-3 aircraft, number NC16002, disappeared while on a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Miami. No trace of the aircraft, or the 32 people on board, was ever found. A Civil Aeronautics Board investigation found there was insufficient information available on which to determine probable cause of the disappearance

Triangle area :

The Gaddis Argosy article delineated the boundaries of the triangle, giving its vertices as MiamiSan JuanPuerto Rico; and Bermuda. Subsequent writers did not necessarily follow this definition. Some writers gave different boundaries and vertices to the triangle, with the total area varying from 1,300,000 to 3,900,000 km2 (500,000 to 1,510,000 sq mi). “Indeed, some writers even stretch it as far as the Irish coast.” Consequently, the determination of which accidents occurred inside the triangle depends on which writer reported them

Worldwide distribution of confirmed or inferred offshore gas hydrate-bearing sediments, 1996.
Source: United States Geological Survey

See also

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