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Bermuda Triangle: The Mysterious Island

Bermuda Triangle which is also known as the Devil's Triangle, is located at the sections of the North Atlantic Ocean of North America in which more than 65 ships and 26 aircrafts and 2 submarines are said to have mysteriously disappeared, the exact number of ships and airplanes that have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle is not known. This area, whose boundaries are not universally agreed upon, has a vaguely triangular shape marked by the Atlantic coast of the Florida panhandle of USA, Bermuda, and the Greater Antilles.
Many researchers and scientist team have been trying to solve the “mystery” of the Bermuda Triangle for many decades.
The exact boundaries of the Bermuda Triangle are not universally agreed upon. Approximations of the total area range between 500,000 and 1,510,000 square miles (1,300,000 and 3,900,000 square kilometres). By all approximations, the region has a vaguely triangular shape.

There is a mystical fact that the Bermuda Triangle does not appear on any world maps, and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names does not recognize the Bermuda Triangle as an official region of the Atlantic Ocean due to several reason which are not been disclosed to public yet.

Many people claims that the role of paranormal activities and the presence of aliens have been strongly suggested by those who believe something odd is happening, believers of paranormal activities brought in several supernatural explanations to the incidents.
One of the theory states the mythical City of Atlantis that lay under the ocean is able to destroy ships and planes with its powerful crystal energy, other states the presence of aliens and they capture aircraft & people for their experimentation, UFOs, one of the most interesting theory is of the time-warp in the triangle area which is taking the ships, planes and people into another time & space, there are many theories till date I have just mentioned just few of them.

Many researchers with scientific view disputed an argument of offering rational explanations to the phenomenon. Among the few proposed scientific explanation, the more popular is the theory of electromagnetic interference that causes compass problems. This theory claims that there is a very high pull of the earth’s natural magnet which redirects the compass and other sophisticated equipment, and disallows them to take their intended route through the waters. However, as no single theory could offer a concrete explanation, many still believe there is nothing strange with the region as most of the incidents were inaccurately reported or fictionalised versions of the accidents.
Throughout ages, many officers, researchers, scientist, governments, and many team claimed such hypothetical or imaginary explanations. It kept spreading rapidly through authors, TV channels, news magazines and other social media platforms, and started encompassing stories such as aircraft, ships, crew and passengers disappearing without a trace in normal weather conditions, abandoned ships on sail, mysterious wrecks, electronic fog engulfing planes, time portals etc. But none can deny the fact of mysterious activities there. The island of Bermuda and its infamous triangle have become one of the world's greatest mysteries.

But none can say what fact is and what fiction is!! The island of Bermuda and its Triangle are coated with many mysteries. Another famous incident that or story related to this place is of Disappearance of Flight 19 and a squadron of five US bomber planes.
The myths of the Triangle have their origins in events that happened months after the Second World War in 1945, when a squadron of five US bomber planes disappeared.

No wreckage of the five planes – collectively known as Flight 19 – was ever found, and the bodies of the squadron’s 14 crewmen were never recovered.

Following the loss of Flight 19, a Martin PBM Mariner flying boat – designation PBM-5 BuNo 59225 – set out from Naval Air Station Banana River to search for the missing planes.

To add to the strange circumstances of Flight 19, PBM-5 BuNo 59225 then lost contact with base just three minutes after take-off. No one ever heard from the boat again and 13 more people had simply disappeared without trace. One of the most mysterious occurrences was the loss of Connemara IV. In 1955, this private yacht was found drifting without its crew, who had vanished inexplicably. Two years later, the US military lost two more planes, also never to be discovered.
Severally in 1960s, a number of magazine articles drew attention to the seemingly high number of vessels that were lost in these waters between Bermuda, Miami and Puerto Rico. The widely successful book ‘The Bermuda Triangle’, by Charles Berlitz, was a major element in this sensationalism, blaming everything from UFOs to the lost city of Atlantis for the mysterious disappearances. The book became something of a cultural phenomenon, selling 30 million copies and shaping many of the pop culture myths surrounding the Triangle.

After few years the mysterious island became a part of entertainment for booklovers and till date the mystery remains under the ocean.


-Pallabi Ghosh

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