Why are sailors and pilots afraid of the Bermuda Triangle?

A vast region if the Atlantic bounded by Bermuda, Miami, and Puerto Rico, the Bermuda Triangle is notorious for swallowing planes, boats, and ships. According to one report, 75 planes and hundreds of yachts have gone missing in the Bermuda Triangle in the past century. The most famous disappearing act was Flight 19, a group of five U.S. Navy torpedo bombers that took off on a training mission in 1945 and vanished over the Atlantic Ocean. Search crews found no trace of the planes or the 14 men aboard them.

Navigators going back to the days of Christopher Columbus reported confusing compass readings in the Bermuda Triangle. Pilots have complained of an eerie electrical fog that interferes with their instruments. Believers in the paranormal suspect the Triangle is a gateway to another dimension or home to mysterious ship-wrecking technology from the lost city of Atlantis. Even without any supernatural shenanigans, the eerie area is certainly an easy place to get lost. Swift currents and sudden storms send ships swirling in circles. Shipwrecking reefs lie just under the surface in some places; the seafloor dips into trenches five miles (8 km) deep in others. The Triangle has been a superhighway for sea traffic since the early days of exploration, so it makes sense that the region would see more accidents than less-traveled areas. Wreckage not set adrift by the strong currents could sink into the region’s trenches, never to be seen again.


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