The Weather In the Triangle
The reason can be found in the weather patterns that affect that area.
A perfect example of the volatile weather in that area came in the form of Hurricane Andrew. This devastating hurricane passed right through the heart
of the Bermuda Triangle, and caused incredible amounts of damage in the
northernmost Bahamas, and also in south Florida.
Storm systems exiting the United States usually strengthen in the Bermuda
Triangle during the fall and winter because the very warm water in that area
helps to develop those storms very quickly and sometimes without warning.
The peak trading season was between June and October, which is also during Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean. Many ships, loaded with gold and jewels for Spain, would set out into the Bermuda Triangle, and would either never return, or would arrive in Spain badly mauled by terrible storms, which the people on the ships claimed were attacked by sea monsters.
Actually, many of the ships sunk because the captains had no idea how powerful hurricanes could be, or how quickly storms could develop in that area. Today, with weather satellites, advanced radar, reconnaissance planes, and other observation methods, hurricanes and other storms are much more detectable and predictable.
Ships can be turned away from them before they get into
Is best known for over 100 airplane disappearances and over 1000 lives lost since 1945. Critics argue that sea piracy or bad weather is often to blame; however not allot of bodies or debris has been recovered.
Some of the more interesting aspects of this area include: great ocean trenches of up to seven miles in depth, violent storms and hurricanes, unpredictable tidal like waves on calm seas generated by underground earthquakes, curious false bottom readings, and glowing streaks of luminescent fish or minerals. One general and common distress message which has been received during loss of ships and planes has been the reported observation of a spinning compass.
Ivan Sanderson another serious researcher mapped twelve areas on the earth with abnormal electromagnetic aberrations shown by the map below:
The Bermuda Triangle is supposedly a "gateway to other dimensions" (Carnegie), but it is not.
The Bermuda Triangle stretches from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Bermuda, and then to Miami, Florida. It is 14,000 square miles(36,260 square kilometers). Some say that planes, boats, and people have "disappeared."
fact about 50 people have supposedly "disappeared." Although, most of this
can be explained by waterspouts, extreme air turbulence, electromagnetic storms, and powerful ocean currents, there are two major occurrences that
started the myth: the major one, Flight 19, and the minor one,
The vast three-sided segment of the Atlantic Ocean bordered by Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, did not receive its most famous nickname until 1964, but reports of bizarre happenings there, or nearby, have been recorded for centuries.
fact, many claim that Christopher Columbus bore witness to the Bermuda
As for the lights, Columbus wrote of seeing "a great flame of fire" that crashed into the ocean - probably a meteor. He saw lights in the sky again on October 11, which, of course, was the day before his famous landing.
The lights, brief flashes near the horizon, were
spotted in the area where dry land turned out to be.
So, that is mainly how the rumor got started. In fact, the Martin Mariner flight-bo was never lost.
It actually blew up 23 minutes
after it took off, but still, they sent some more planes out to look for
He was the only experienced pilot on the flight. He was leading the flight, and also had a hangover. So, when his compass went out, he thought he would fly by "Pilotage," and "dead reckoning." Later he thought he saw the Florida Keys, but it was actually an island of the Bahamas. So, then he flew north. It was raining, and after an hour he said to fly east. He had though that they were above the Gulf of Mexico, but they were heading to a very deep part of the Atlantic Ocean. Taylor also refused to switch to an emergency radio channel.
By now the rain had turned into a huge storm. The planes could float for two minutes, if you had a perfect landing. You might even be able to get out of the planes, but that is only if the sea is calm.
Flight 19 probably sank over the Continental Shelf, which is over thousands
of feet deep. It is very hard to find practically anything in that water.
It is supposed that the captain thought that there was going to be a huge storm, launched the lifeboat, and left. It supposedly was in the Bermuda Triangle, but it really was not anywhere near the Bermuda Triangle.
It has been over 100 years, and still no one knows why, they just
* An area called the "Devil's Sea" (below image) by Japanese and Filipino seamen, located off the East Coast of Japan, also exhibits the same magnetic characteristics. It is also known for its mysterious disappearances.
These were just a few of the disappearances that have been reported over the Bermuda Triangle but even if one were to accept the reasonable explanations purported about mutinies and bad weather and accidents and poor navigation, other occurrences in the same region are more hard to explain.
For instance, a National Airlines 727 passenger flight disappeared from radar screens at Miami International Airport for 10 minutes. On arrival the crew denied that anything odd had happened to them except that they had flown through a light fog for 10 minutes. All the timepieces on the plane were ten minutes slow though they had matched up in a time check with the airport shortly before their disappearance.
Several other pilots have related experiences of
gaining impossible time after flying through sudden hazes.
As she approached the island, ground staff saw her circling aimlessly.
The airport manager received no response to radio contact, when he heard her exchange words with her passenger.
After a few more circles, she turned back and flew away. Carolyn and her passenger were never seen or heard from again ......
The term "Bermuda Triangle" was not coined until 1964, when it was brought to light as "The Deadly Bermuda Triangle", an article in Argosy magazine by Vincent H. Gaddis.
Bermuda Triangle fever peaked in 1974, with a number of books
(mostly just re-written versions of the older books) getting national press.
A VLF-Resonance transmitter (a technology many believe to be in use by the North American Air Defense Command, or NORAD) would have an antipode directly in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle.
This hypothetical system would be capable of recharging speculated
secret electric-powered submarine classes, and would definitely provide
enough interference to scramble signals that airplanes and boats rely upon.
Most shops permit a maximum 80' depth. Along the perimeter divers may see large schools of reef fish, including Chromis, Angelfish, and Sergeant Majors, each circling around each coral head.
Also found nearby will be large Groupers, giant
Southern Stingray, eels and numerous sharks.
Cay Sal Bank
With pristine water and unparalleled wall diving it's no wonder so
many people going there every year. Typically these trips last seven days,
although six days trips can be arranged.
The Red Hole, another dive site, is small enough to swim around and has an interesting cave off to one side. After a day of blue hole diving you head for Elbow Cay. where lush wall dives await you. You will spend the next few days doing wall dives, exploring deserted islands, enjoying super snorkeling with all the swim through and hidden caves.
The Fire Demon is one such cave; viewed
at the right time of day pillars of fire appear to dance across the cave
Beginning at 65' these walls then drop off to (???.)
Often you will find the wall to be inverted, so lush is the overgrowth. As you drift along the wall be sure to watch for eagle rays, sharks, tuna or even mammals like ocean dolphins off in the distance. Amongst the coral you will find colorful tropical fish, eels, and huge lobster.
Take time to explore the many chimneys that start at the top of the reef and open somewhere on the wall.