The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is a region of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean in which a number of aircraft and surface vessels have disappeared. 

Some people have claimed that these disappearances fall beyond the boundaries of human error or acts of nature. Some of these disappearances have been attributed to the paranormal, a suspension of the laws of physics, or activity by extraterrestrial beings by popular culture.

Bermuda triangleThe triangle area

The Bermuda Triangle (a.k.a. the Devil’s Triangle) is a triangular area in the Atlantic Ocean bounded roughly at its points by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. Legend has it that many people, ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in this area. How many have mysteriously disappeared depends on who is doing the locating and the counting.

The size of the triangle varies from 500,000 square miles to three times that size, depending on the imagination of the author. (Some include the Azores, the Gulf of Mexico, and the West Indies in the "triangle.") Some trace the mystery back to the time of Columbus. Even so, estimates range from about 200 to no more than 1,000 incidents in the past 500 years.

Howard Rosenberg claims that in 1973 the U.S. Coast Guard answered more than 8,000 distress calls in the area and that more than 50 ships and 20 planes have gone down in the Bermuda Triangle within the last century.

He are a few more mysterious disappearances:

  • 1947: Army C-45 Superfort vanishes 100 miles off Bermuda.
  • 1948: Four-engine Tudor IV lost with 31 lives.
  • 1948: DC-3 lost with 32 passengers and crew.
  • 1949: Second Tudor IV vanishes.
  • 1950: Giant US Air Force Globemaster lost.
  • 1950: American freighter, SS Sandra, 350 ft long, sinks without trace.
  • 1952: British York transport plane lost with 33 aboard.
  • 1954: US Navy Lockheed Constellation vanishes with 42 aboard.
  • 1956: US Navy seaplane, Martin P5M, disappears with crew of ten.
  • 1962: US Air Force KB-50 tanker plane lost.
  • 1963: Marine Sulphur Queen, 425-ft-long American freighter, vanishes with entire crew. No Mayday signals and no wreckage ever found. Two US Air Force giant stratotankers disappear on simple exercise. C-132 Cargomaster also vanishes.
  • 1967: Military YC-122, converted to cargo plane, lost.
  • 1970: French freighter Milton Iatrides disappears.
  • 1972: German freighter Anita, 20,000 tons, lost with crew of 32.

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