One of the most terrifyingly fascinating places on our planet, a place that has stumped us for decades. It’s been called a lot of things the devil’s triangle, the who do see, the limbo of the lost. It has been subjected to many paranormal theories. Some say it’s a gateway to the underworld, others say it’s a wormhole to another dimension, a lot of credit for these bizarre theories goes to Hollywood movies that have made the place rather fancy and only added to its mystery. Movies like Secrets of the Bermuda triangle, Lost in the Bermuda triangle, Beyond the bermuda triangle, Satan’s triangle the triangle.

But the question here is why are we discussing it now because on the 28th of December 2020 a boat with 20 people on board left Bimini in the Bahamas, it was supposed to arrive in Lake Worth, Florida on the 29th but something went wrong the boat traveled around the area that encompasses the topic of this article. The US coast guard searched at least 17000 square miles and they have now suspended the search. This incident has once again put the spotlight on the mystery of the Bermuda triangle.

What’s up with this place where exactly is it

Who exactly do we blame for these disappearances sea monsters, aliens, an ancient curse, or an Illuminati conspiracy. if you draw a line connecting the island of Bermuda, Florida, Puerto Rico, and back to Bermuda what do you get a mysterious triangle with an area close to 500,000 square miles is Bermuda triangle. It is believed that radios stop working here, compasses spin like crazy, electronics start wigging out, some say they’ve spotted UFOs. It has swallowed 75 aircraft more than 100 ships and close to 1000 humans in fact the numbers depend on who you ask.

Gino Yachting - Bermuda Triangle is the greatest unsolved mystery of the  modern age. Also called Devil's Triangle. It is a triangular shaped area in  the North Atlantic Ocean, from Bermuda Island

Discovery of Bermuda Triangle

The history of the Bermuda triangle is rather long, all the way back to the 15th century, on his first voyage Italian explorer and America’s first illegal immigrant Christopher Columbus traveled across the region and reported that a great flame crashed into the sea and that a strange light appeared a while later. It could have been anything a meteoroid perhaps, nobody knows.

Historic Incidents

Then in 1611, the famous playwright William Shakespeare the man who did not believe in happily ever after based his play, The Tempest on a Bermuda shipwreck, this further enhanced the area’s aura of great mystery. But it was until the 20th century when the Bermuda triangle really captured the public’s attention in 1918 a 542-foot long US Navy ship called the USS Cyclops sank between Barbados and Chesapeake bay the ship was carrying more than 300 people they vanished into thin air.

The Disappearance of the USS Cyclops | via @learninghistory | Mysterious  universe, Cyclops, Military history

More mysterious vanishings followed in 1945 five American Torpedo Bombers and a plane that was sent to find them vanished without a trace then in 1964 American author Vincent Gaddis invented the phrase “Bermuda Triangle”, which he used first in the cover article for the 1964 February issue of the magazine Argosyno. He outlined several mysteries of the triangle in the magazine article.

The most recent tragedy was in the year 2015 when the cargo ship SS EI Faro disappeared in the region it was traveling from Florida to Puerto Rico, it disappeared from the radars on the 1st of October 2015 and it was found on the 31st of October wrecked 15,000 feet below at the bottom of the Atlantic.

What science has to say about Bermuda

Most scientists have attributed these disappearances to severe weather changes shallow waters, water spouts, and human blunders. But the most commonly accepted theory was presented by a team of scientists from the University of Colorado in 2016. They analyzed satellite images of this infamous area and noticed a series of hexagonal clouds which they said might act like air bombs these air bombs are believed to cause deadly blasts of air that can exceed 170 miles per hour. You can call them hurricane-force winds. They can really blow up the air, they can also trigger sea waves as high as 45 feet in the air.

Most ships fail to survive such a storm, most aircraft fail to survive such winds. According to scientists, clouds do not really form straight edges but the Bermuda triangle is an exception an unexplained anomaly. It’s not alone there are at least 11 other places like the bermuda triangle across the world.

Is Bermuda the only mystery on the planet

11 other Vile Vortices, in simple words, vile vortices are strange regions on the earth where strange things occur or used to occur A lot of credit for identifying these regions goes to Ivan T Sanderson, a traveler who was a huge fan of the paranormal. Back in the 1960s, he coined the term Vile vortices to record the strangest experiences during his travels. He mapped at least 12 vile vortices spread all over the world, six of them lie almost perfectly in the line above the equator, and so do the six wild vortices below it. First on this list are algerian megaliths in the sahara desert these are burial grounds and an architectural anomaly made by the Xin empire in 15000 bc, second on the list is MohinJa Daru in Pakistan advanced ancient society that dates back to the Indus valley civilization, third the dragons triangle also known as the devil’s sea near the coast of Japan, it lies above an underwater city popularly known as Japan’s atlantis, the fourth vile vortex the hamakua volcano located in the ring of fire in Hawaii, fifth Easter Island in Polynesia one of the most isolated places on the planet, this is where you can find 900 moai statues created by the Rapa Nui people, sixth the South Atlantic Anomaly a rather dangerous zone where the earth’s magnetic field is the weakest, seventh Great Zimbabwe, an ancient city in south east Zimbabwe, eighth the Wharton Basin on the western coast of Australia ninth the Loyalty Islands on the eastern coast of Australia the 10th and 11th vile vortices are the North and South poles and lastly the 12th and the most infamous of them all the bermuda triangle.

Much of what happens at the bermuda triangle and all these places mentioned can be logically and scientifically explained but then again most of us like to romanticize things rational explanations are just so boring so accept.

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