Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bloodcurdling mystery of Bermuda triangle

When people talk about unsolved mysteries of the world, the Bermuda Triangle does not stand a chance to be missed out. Known as the Devil's Triangle, this western North Atlantic Ocean region is to blame for getting huge aircraft and vessels disappeared under mysterious conditions. The boundaries of the triangle cover the passages of Florida, the Bahamas and the entire Caribbean island area, but the familiar written works point it somewhere on the Atlantic coast of Miami and Puerto Rico. Although documented incidents are claimed spurious, yet the unknown boundaries of Triangle are leading mystery to go on. 

Bermuda triangle
The history of unusual disappearances started with Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of former United States Vice President. She was never heard from again after she sailed from South Carolina to New York City on December 30th, 1812. The Triangle gave US Navy the largest loss of life when USS Cyclops with a crew of 309 went missing without a trace after departing from the island of Barbados in 1918. 

Flight 19 was a training flight of five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers that disappeared on in 1945 over the Atlantic. Flight leader of Flight 19 was heard saying “We don't know where we are, nothing seems right, the water is green, no white." In 1948, a Douglas DC-3 aircraft disappeared on a flight from Puerto Rico to Miami. No traces of the aircraft or 32 people onboard were ever found. 

Nobody knows what a possible reason behind the dreadfulness of Bermuda could be, yet science has arrived at some hypothesis. It is assumed that Hurricanes, the powerful storms, which form in tropical waters, might have caused a number of accidents. Similarly, a powerful downdraft of cold air can also cause sinking in the region as it has the power of increasing velocity of the vessel from 20 mph to 60 - 90 mph. A possible explanation for disappearances has been the presence of large fields of methane hydrates on the continental shelves. It has been hypothesized that methane eruptions may produce regions of frothy water that no longer provide adequate buoyancy for ships. 

The mystery alive, floating on the sea has been making filmmakers, novelist to confine the triangle in their films and books. The most notable on the subject is Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), directed by Steven Spielberg.

mystery of Bermuda triangle
Bermuda Triangle is to blame for getting a large number of aircraft and vessels disappeared
under mysterious condition

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