10 Shocking facts about Bermuda Triangle
2014-12-29 12:21:24 | Rawread Staff
What caused the ships and planes to disappear without a trace, why has aeronautical and navigational equipment stopped working, or changed course by itself? Is it the giant sea dragons, magnetic anomalies, gas eruptions from the ocean or UFO abductions? Is it something supernatural, a muddled urban myth? Or only something unexplained?Perhaps the most famous or infamous of the world's most mysterious places, is the Bermuda Triangle. For decades, this trench of ocean covering over 500,000 square miles located between Miami , Puerto Rico and Bermuda has baffled scientists, experienced sailors and military investigators.Planes disappearing, various kinds of strange lights being seen, a whole bunch of weirdness, all conglomerating into this very tight corner of the Atlantic. Ships have shown up empty, no signs of any struggle, yet the crew is just vanished. Let us take you through 10 very shocking facts about the mystery of Bermuda Triangle.1. The Bermuda Triangle covers approximately 500,000 square miles of sea and stretches between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. 2. The awareness of the Bermuda Triangle has existed since the earliest days of oceanic exploration and started with Christopher Columbus in 1492. Being an esoteric navigator and a well respected sailor, his log of traversing into the new world is very accurate. It turns out that as Columbus got into the arena of Bermuda Triangle, he witnessed compass malfunctions, following night he witnessed a large fireball hit the ocean, saw strange lights.3. About 450 years after Columbus, in 1945, the US Military experienced the Bermuda Triangle's most perplexing mystery. At 2 O' clock in the afternoon, Five US Navy Avenger torpedo bombers flew from Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a routine training exercise. But not long into the 2 hour mission, all planes were suddenly gone.The mystery was compounded when a navy plane was sent out to rescue and it too disappeared. Before the 27 men vanished, 1 pilot reported "Everything looks strange. Even the ocean." 4. On average 4 aircrafts and 20 yachts go missing every year!!!!! 1000 lives have been lost in the Bermuda Triangle over the last century. 5. Bruce Gernon claims he lost 28 minutes after flying through a time-warping cloud tunnel.Te plane went missing in radars only to re-emerge in Miami Beach. 6. The approaching lights of Irving Rivers' Plane were spotted 2 miles from land in 1978. It vanished into thin air while controllers were momentarily distracted. 7. High levels of Methane gas are trapped under the Triangle's sea bed. A ruptured gas pocket causes water density to dip and could sink vessels above. 8. The Dragon Triangle is Bermuda's counterpart in the Pacific Ocean. It was declared a danger zone in 1950 when 700 sailors disappeared in 2 years. 9. Some believe that the lost city of Atlantis will be found under the Bermuda Triangle. They think the city's energy crystals interfere with the radar and compass readings. 10. The U.S Government testing base AUTEC is known as the naval Area 51. Located near to the Triangle, the area has been the scene of reported UFO sightings.