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The Truth About the Bermuda Triangle

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Norwegian researchers from the Arctic University of Norway were studying craters on the floor of the Barents Sea when some began to speculate that what they were observing could solve the lingering vestiges of mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle.

In these craters, which are feet deep and half a mile wide, methane gas likely exploded, and such an occurrence could harm humans traveling in the area. The researchers believe methane may have leaked out of deposits of gas or oil below the ocean floor, pulling ships down into the depths of the ocean as it bubbles up to the surface and erupts. Researchers from the Trofimuk Institute in Russia also said gas hydrates could be the cause of any strange activity in the area.

The Norwegian research will be presented to the European Geosciences Union in a meeting next month. Sign me up for weekly Inhabitat updates. This is hardly a new idea. I wrote a long science feature pointing towards methane hydrates as the cause of the so-called BT 'mysteries' in a UK national paper and since available online back in !! Sign up for weekly newsletter. I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing. Do you live in Canada? Log In Sign Up.

The patrol leader, Lieutenant Charles Taylor, began having strange difficulties. He tried to navigate by landmarks, but it was getting dark. Then a storm set in. Communications with the base worsened, but they still remained in contact. Eventually they lost contact, and the navy dispatched several planes to search for Flight 19, including a Marting Mariner.

The Mariner could fly for twelve hours, which made it perfect for a search. But the Mariner never returned, and neither did Flight How could five military planes, with a seasoned captain, lose their bearing. It was perfect weather out where they were flying, with good visibility and clear water.

As with any bizarre situation, people want to find a logical explanation. Many theories for the disappearances come from scientists and are based on facts. Other theories are more imaginable.

The most common theory is human error. After all, the Bermuda triangle includes such popular places as Miami and Bermuda. Many of the people who travel through there are on vacation and they may be partying and drunk or simply not paying attention to what their doing. This can lead to accidents which cause disappearances and death. Another theory is exaggeration.

Some people say that all the bizarre disappearances probably were exaggerated through storytelling and adding layers to the story to make it more interesting.

Another theory is compass variation. In the Bermuda Triangle, it is one of only two spots on the planet where magnetic north and true north are perfectly aligned. Normally the two measurements of north are off by as much as 20 degrees. This is known as compass variation, and compasses have to be adjusted to account for the difference.

In the Bermuda Triangle, where magnetic north and true north actually match, navigators must remember not to compensate. If they automatically compensate for a variation that does not exist, they will wind up off course. In the middle of the ocean that miscalculation could be fatal. Weather is another factor to explain the disappearances.

In the Triangle, severe storms can for without warning and dissapate completely before reaching shore. The storms are usually too small for meteorologists to predict accurately. In severe weather the visibility could drop and and a pilot could literally dive into the ocean. Giant waves could be stirred up by the storms and could be large enough to engulf a ship and drag it under.

Electricity generated by these storms could short out guidance systems and communications, leaving a ship or plane blind and powerless. The storm could then disappear as quickly as it appeared, and leave nothing but calm waters behind. Another theory is spatial disorientation.

On a clear day a person can tell what is up or down. But if the person slowly tilts their head sideways and holds it their for a while, they will grow accustomed to it. If they then tilt their head back to normal they will experience a sudden disorientation, and that can happen vice versa.

Normally, this would not be a problem for pilots, as they have instruments to tell them altitude and angle, as well as visual cues. But if it were dark or stormy, the dark sky would blend the water with the horizon, so a person would not know where the horizon was. Another explanation is that pockets of methane gas are released from the ocean floor. Methane gas causes water in that area to become less dense, the water loses its buoyancy, and if a ship was over a large amount of methane, it would lose its buoyancy and sonk quickly.

Scientists say that the Triangle is high in natural methane hydrates, and that means at any time gas could be released. The Bermuda Triangle has been a magnet for imagination for years. People propose that aliens abduct everyone in the Triangle. Stories of UFOs and strange sightings over the Triangle have been recorded for centuries.

Some claim that the lost city of Atlantis lies in the Atlantic under the Bermuda Triangle and that crystals from the lost city mess up the engines and instruments of planes and ships.

Others claim that the Bermuda Triangle is the source of black holes, which appear and disappear at random and suck up the occasional ship or plane.

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The Bermuda Triangle (also known as the Devil's Triangle) is an area bounded by points in Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico where ships and planes are said to mysteriously vanish into thin air.

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The Bermuda Triangle is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico where dozens of ships and airplanes have disappeared. Unexplained circumstances.

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A disaster due to possible magnetic disturbance, or natural weather happenings, etc. Believe what theorists will about the Bermuda Triangle, but to really understand any logic behind the science of the Bermuda, we must go back to the very first act of. That, however, was a bad year for Bermuda Triangle debunking, because Charles Berlitz’s book The Bermuda Triangle, published in , was on its way to selling 20 million copies in 30 languages.

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With a map of the Atlantic Ocean, and a ruler, almost anyone can outline the Bermuda Triangle. Starting at Miami, Florida, draw a line northeast to Bermuda. Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved? Scientists Think They’ve Figured It Out. The Bermuda Triangle isn’t real. Let’s rip that band-aid off right now. Every now and then, something happens and the “mystery” of the region is claimed to have been solved, but the twist in .