Bermuda Triangle By Hallie and Morgan
What is the Bermuda triangle? The Bermuda Triangle is also known as the devil’s triangle. It is an urban legend. It’s an area where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
Is it true? • According to the US Navy, the triangle does not exist. In a 2013 study, the World Wide Fund for Nature identified the world’s 10 most dangerous waters for shipping, but the Bermuda Triangle was not in it. Popular belief is that insurance companies charge higher payments for shipping in this area, but they actually don’t. No one knows for sure if it exists or not.
Where is it? The Bermuda Triangle is located off the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States. The 3 vertices of the triangle are Miami, San Juan Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. The region is undefined varying from 500,000 to 1.5 million square miles.
Incidents • Ellen Austin: It supposedly came across a rundown ship and tried to sail with it to New York in 1881 and they went missing. • USS Cyclops: It went missing without a trace with a crew of 309 sometime after March 4, 1918 after departing the island of Barbados. • Carroll A. Deering: It was a five-masted schooner found near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on January 31, 1921. • Flight 19: Flight 19 was a training flight of five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers that disappeared on December 5, 1945 while over the Atlantic.
incidents • Star Tiger and Star Ariel: G-AHNP Star Tiger disappeared on January 30, 1948 on a flight from the Azores to Bermuda. G-AGRE Star Ariel disappeared on January 17, 1949 on a flight from Bermuda to Kingston, Jamaica. • Douglas DC-3: On December 28, 1948, a Douglas DC-3 aircraft disappeared while on a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Miami. There was no trace of the aircraft or the 32 people on board. • KC-135 Stratotankers: On August 28, 1963, a pair of US Air Force Stratotankeraircraft collided and crashed into the Atlantic. • Connemara IV: A pleasure yacht was found adrift in the Atlantic south of Bermuda on September 26, 1955.
Theories There are many different theories about the Bermuda Triangle and why ships seem to disappear in it. Some of the theories are: • Crazy weather patterns, magnetic fields, pilot disorientation/human error, electronic fog, space-time warp, compass problems, gulf stream (a deep ocean current), and methane hydrates (pockets of trapped methane gas).
COnclusion • There are many ships that disappear in the Bermuda Triangle, but no body really knows what from.