The Bermuda Triangle Myth

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The Bermuda Triangle is considered to be one of the greatest mysteries in the modern world. It is a 1.5 million-square-mile area of the Atlantic Ocean that is roughly defined by Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the southern tip of Florida. Some believe paranormal events occur in this region, in which the laws of physics no longer apply. This "triangular" region of water is where the disappearances of ships and planes not only continue, but continue to defy explanation.


The Bermuda Triangle, sometimes known as the Devil's Triangle, is a 1.5-million-square-mile (4,000,000 kms) area of ocean roughly defined by Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the southern tip of Florida. Located on the 80th degree longitude, the Bermuda Triangle is one of the two areas on Earth where a compass will point at true north rather than magnetic north. This compass variation can be as much as 20 degrees, enough to throw one catastrophically off course

Reportings of this phenomena date back as far as the late 1400's when Columbus sailed to the new country.

His reporting of dancing lights on the horizon and unusual activity with his compass proves to be the first encounters with the unusual effects of the region.

In October 1952, George X. Sand introduced the Triangle to his readers in a short article for Fate magazine, entitled "Sea Mystery at our Back Door." Sand's article recounted the latest disappearance (the Sandra in 1950) and went on to discuss some of the other recent baffling mysteries like NC16002, Star Tiger and Star Ariel, aside from devoting most of the article to Flight 19.

By the early 1960s, it had acquired the name The Deadly Triangle. In his 1962 book, Wings of Mystery, author Dale Titler also devoted pages in Chapter 14, "The Mystery of Flight 19," to recounting...