The Mysterious Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle, otherwise known as the Devil’s Triangle, is located off the southeast coast of Florida. Many plane and ship disappearances have taken place in, or over this five hundred thousand square mile stretch of water. Miami, Bermuda, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, make up the three points of the Triangle. The Bermuda Triangle and it’s mysterious disappearances have caused many theories and ideas to come about. As many as one hundred ships and planes have been reported missing and more than one thousand lives have been lost (“Obringer” 6). One well known disappearance occurred in 1945, three months after WWII ended (Edwards). Flight 19 was five military planes containing fourteen airmen planning to fly a training route. The planes left from Fort Lauderdale Naval Air Station at 2 p.m. and all five planes vanished somewhere along the Bermuda Triangle (Edwards 1). This particular disappearance causes great confusion, speaking Flight 18 who went out just before 19 returned safely (Edwards). No one knows where exactly the planes and crew of Flight 19 ended their journey even though two hundred thousand square miles of the Atlantic was searched. In 1918, during WWI, the U.S.S. Cyclops served along the eastern coast of the United States (Obringer 2). She was scheduled to sail to Brazil in order to refuel British fuel tanks (Obringer). After she departed for Brazil she and her three hundred and six passengers were never seen or heard from again (Obringer 2). It seems that a majority of the planes and ships who get lost, their compasses get thrown off making it impossible to find their way back. While flying over the Bermuda Triangle, Rob MacGregor and Bruce Gernon are quoted saying that there was an “ ‘electronic fog’ “ (Obringer 5). On December 4, 1970, Gernon and his father were flying in clear skies when they saw a strange cloud with almost perfectly round edges, hovering over the Miami shore (“Obringer” 5). The cloud...
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