In December 1945, a group of five U. S. Navy avenger torpedo bombers known as “Flight 19” disappeared in the Atlantic off the coasts of Miami, Florida, Bermuda and San Juan, Puerto Rico. That created the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle as people wondered what happened to Flight 19. “The strange events of December 5, 1945 have since become fodder for all manner of wild theories and speculation.
In the 1960s and 70s, pulp magazines and writers such as Vincent Gaddis and Charles Berlitz helped popularize the idea that Flight 19 had been gobbled up by the “Bermuda Triangle,” a section of the Atlantic supposedly known for its high volume of freak disappearances and mechanical failures. Other books and fictional portrayals have suggested that magnetic anomalies, parallel dimensions and alien abductions might have all played a role in the tragedy.
In 1977, the film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” famously depicted Flight 19 as having been whisked away by flying saucers and later deposited in the deserts of Mexico. ” The area of Bermuda didn’t get its name until August of 1964 after Vincent Gaddis made the term “The Bermuda Triangle” in a cover story for an Argosy magazine. The Bermuda triangle is also called the “The Devil’s Triangle” by some people. As Hillary Mayell said from The National Geographic, “Unusual features of the area had been noted in the past. Christopher Columbus wrote in his log about bizarre compass bearings in the area.
But the region didn’t get its name until August 1964, when Vincent Gaddis coined the term Bermuda Triangle in a cover story for Argosy magazine about the disappearance of Flight 19. The article stimulated a virtual cottage industry in myth-making. ” There are also many other theories about the Bermuda Triangle. Others say that the Bermuda triangle might be an underground mythical city that lies at the bottom of the sea and it’s believed by some people to have “crystal energies” to sink ships and planes and make them disappear.
Others believe there are time portals or extra-terrestrials that may include underwater alien bases. “Over the years, many theories have been offered to explain the mystery. Some writers have expanded upon Berlitz’s ideas about Atlantis, suggesting that the mythical city may lie at the bottom of the sea and be using its reputed “crystal energies” to sink ships and planes. Other more fanciful suggestions include time portals (why a rift in the space-time fabric of the universe would open up in this particular patch of well-traveled ocean is never explained) and extraterrestrials — including rumors of underwater alien bases.
The Bermuda Triangle, covers about 500,000 square miles of the ocean starting from the Southeastern tip of Florida. During the time of Christopher Columbus’s first voyage, he reported a flame of fire, possibly a meteor, crashed into the sea and an unusual light appeared from the distance a few weeks later. According to his log, on October 8, 1492, Columbus wrote about looking down at his compass and noticed it giving weird signals. “The Bermuda Triangle’s bad reputation started with Christopher Columbus.
According to his log, on October 8, 1492, Columbus looked down at his compass and noticed that it was giving weird readings. He didn’t alert his crew at first, because having a compass that didn’t point to magnetic north may have sent the already on edge crew into a panic. This was probably a good decision considering three days later when Columbus simply spotted a strange light, the crew threatened to return to Spain. ” “The area referred to as the Bermuda Triangle, or Devil’s Triangle, covers about 500,000 square miles of ocean off the southeastern tip of Florida.
When Christopher Columbus sailed through the area on his first voyage to the New World, he reported that a great flame of fire (probably a meteor) crashed into the sea one night and that a strange light appeared in the distance a few weeks later. He also wrote about erratic compass readings, perhaps because at that time a sliver of the Bermuda Triangle was one of the few places on Earth where true north and magnetic north lined up. ” The Bermuda Triangle is one of the most unusual and hazardous areas in the ocean.
It also is one of the two places on Earth that a magnetic compass doesn’t point towards the True North. It usually points toward the Magnetic North. “First, the “Devil’s Triangle” is one of the two places on earth that a magnetic compass does point towards true north. Normally it points toward magnetic north. The difference between the two is known as compass variation.
The amount of variation changes by as much as 20 degrees as one circumnavigates the earth. If this compass variation or error is not compensated for, a navigator could find himself far off course and in deep trouble. In other cases, people believe there is no mystery about the disappearances and these are all the peoples’ imaginations and the stories were created by mistakes, mystery mongering, etc. “A journalist named Larry Kusche asked exactly that question, and came to a surprising answer: there is no mystery about strange disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle.
Kusche exhaustively re-examined the “mysterious disappearances” and found that the story was basically created by mistakes, mystery mongering, and in some cases outright fabrication — all being passed along as fact-checked truth. Larry Kusche also stated that many writers didn’t bother to do any investigating but instead they repeated what they saw from other articles. Kusche also stated that the ships or planes that the writers say there wasn’t a record of, they simply never existed but they were in the writers’ imagination. Some planes and ships may be realistic but they got “mysteriously disappeared” during bad storms. “In some cases there’s no record of the ships and planes claimed to have been lost in the aquatic triangular graveyard; they never existed outside of a writer’s imagination.
In other cases, the ships and planes were real enough — but Berlitz and others neglected to mention that they “mysteriously disappeared” during bad storms. Other times the vessels sank far outside the Bermuda Triangle. ” In May 1991, The Bermuda triangle was announced to be real and right off the coast of South Florida. Undersea explorers also announced that month, that they may have discovered the five Navy planes that mysteriously vanished in 1945. “Just as the skeptics were about to claim a logical explanation, the legend of the Bermuda Triangle today was declared to be alive and well and vexing off the coast of South Florida.
The undersea explorers who announced last month that they might have discovered five Navy planes that vanished mysteriously in 1945, laying a foundation for the myth of a craft-swallowing Caribbean twilight zone, said that on closer inspection, the planes they found turned out not to be those of the fabled “Flight 19. “” According to some people, there’s fog in the Bermuda triangle that captures ships and planes that go across the triangle. The pilots think they’re traveling through the fog so it causes them to crash or lose control. That’s also what caused Flight 19 to be disappeared.
Whatever happened to Flight 19-five navy bombers that vanished on a routine training mission-and the untold numbers of others who have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle? What we learn from intrepid adventures like Christopher Columbus, Charles Lindbergh, and Bruce Gernon-the co-author of THE FOG-who survived frightening encounters in the Triangle and lived to tell the tale? THE FOG presents pilot Bruce Gernon’s groundbreaking new theory of the Bermuda Triangle, based upon his own firsthand experiences, eyewitness reports from other close-call Triangle survivors, and leading scientific research.
Gernon believes that a rare natural phenomenon may be behind many of the seemingly paranormal happenings in the Triangle, causing time distortions, pilot disorientation, and equipment malfunctions. ” “Whatever happened to Flight 19-five navy bombers that vanished on a routine training mission-and the untold numbers of others who have disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle? What we learn from intrepid adventures like Christopher Columbus, Charles Lindbergh, and Bruce Gernon-the co-author of THE FOG-who survived frightening encounters in the Triangle and lived to tell the tale? ”