Facts from the Bermuda triangle – or fiction?


One of the few facts about the Bermuda Triangle that can be confirmed is the location of the Bermuda Triangle. In fact, the location of the Bermuda Triangle is also somewhat arbitrary. There are no official borders. However, the triangle is assumed to run from Bermuda to Puerto Rico to Miami and back to Bermuda.

The fact that has not been explained about the Bermuda Triangle is that the electromagnetic compasses, which usually indicate the magnetic North Pole, indicate the true North Pole when used in the Bermuda Triangle area. This phenomenon only happens in one place other than the Bermuda Triangle – the Devil's Sea off the east coast of Asia.

The term Bermuda Triangle was first used in an Argosy Magazine article by Vincent H. Gaddis in 1964. Since then, many "nicknames" have appeared for the Bermuda Triangle – Limbo of the Lost, Hoodoo Sea, and even the Devil's Triangle – some invented in the literature.

One fact is undeniable in the case of the Bermuda Triangle. There were many strange and sometimes unexplained disappearances in the Triangle. The story of flight 19 – a group of five navy torpedo bombers and one search aircraft that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle area (maybe!) – is the most famous of them.

However, strange events have also been observed in the Bermuda Triangle area. Already during the crossing of the Atlantic in 1492 by Christopher Columbus they were noted. Columbus has documented strange events in his diaries with his compass in an area we now consider to be the Bermuda Triangle.

Another fact about the Bermuda Triangle that is undeniable is that the area has absorbed over 1,000 deaths in the last 100 years. Some of them are the result of "human error" in navigation around the area. However, there are always suspicious or unexplained disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle.

There is a wide range of knowledge about the existence of the Bermuda Triangle. Part of this is due to the idea that without the Bermuda Triangle lies the lost city of Atlantis in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Off the coast of Bimini there is a set of underwater stairs considered to be part of this civilization. Not much can be explored because the Bermuda Triangle covers one of the deepest ditches in the Atlantic Ocean – far too deep to study.

Today, thousands of crossings are made through the Bermuda Triangle every year. Virtually every Caribbean cruise from the east coast of North America runs through part of the Bermuda Triangle. Modern aircraft fly to Caribbean hotspots and from the southern United States to Europe through the Bermuda Triangle. Maybe next time you travel through the Bermuda Triangle by air or sea, you will think of the lost civilization of Atlantis and its powerful power?