Julie Marie Perez
Mystery of The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle is located between Florida and Puerto Rico right in the Atlantic Ocean. Since the 1950’s, unexplained reports have come in because of strange disappearances. Christopher Columbus first wrote about the Bermuda Triangle in 1492. As he and his crew sailed the Atlantic, they came across an enigmatic light pattern in the sky near the Caribbean Sea, as well as unusual compass readings while passing through. It wasn't until 1950 that the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle would surface in mainstream media. It was during this time that several novelists and journalist began to document and publish articles and books highlighting the disappearance of several ships and planes. All of the crafts written about were never seen again. The first incident of The Bermuda Triangle was Flight 19; it was greatly reported on, bringing the Bermuda Triangle into the spotlight and under speculation. In 1945, Flight 19, a small aircraft containing 5 U.S. Navy bombers set out over the sea on a training mission. The plane was being flown by a skilled pilot, and for reasons anonymous to this day, just disappeared. Neither the plane, nor the crew aboard was ever found. The picture below is located off the Bermuda Triangle where 16 or more ships were found washed up on a sand bar. The scientific theory is this: methane vents, which have been revealed to be in that region. Methane reduces the density of water, which causes ships that would normally float, to sink instead. Methane, when in gas form, messes with the electrical components of aircraft, causing them to fail and sometimes fall right out of the sky. Methane also causes the water to turn a ghostly greenish color, and the “ghost ships” described to be seen are green replications of the ships that scatter the bottom of the triangle.