THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE
The Bermuda Triangle is also known as the Devil's Triangle, it is a triangular area in the Atlantic Ocean bounded at its points by Florida, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico, where a number of planes and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Author Vincent Gaddis is credited for coining the term "Bermuda Triangle" back in 1964 in an article he wrote for Argosy magazine, in which he catalogued many of the anomalous events in the area, and several other authors, including Charles Berlitz and Ivan Sanderson, have added to their number. So how did the planes and ships disappear? What went wrong? There are many theories that try to explain the mystery of missing ships and planes in Bermuda Triangle. While some theories are close to what may have happened in reality, some are just speculations. THEORIES
Methane Gas Theory: Huge amount of methane gas, trapped thousands of feet under the ocean floor at Bermuda Triangle area can cause the planes and ships to disappear in no time. Strange Weather: At times there are violent storms in the Bermuda Triangle area. These short but intense storms can build up quickly and go away so fast that even a satellite can't detect them properly. But these storms are strong enough to destroy ships or planes completely. Freak Waves : Very large waves can appear suddenly even in calm seas. Research has shown that freak waves up to 30m high & capable of sinking a large ship within moments, can and do happen. Although these are very rare, in some areas ocean currents indicate that they happen more often than normal. Hurricanes: Hurricanes are extremely powerful storms that sometimes appear in the Atlantic near the equator. Such hurricanes have historically been the cause for thousands of lives lost and billions of dollars of damage. Unusual Seafloor: The seafloor in Bermuda Triangle area is also found to be quite strange. There are some unusual formations. From a gentle slope it...
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