9 August 2010, JellyBean @ 10:44 am

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, has been the source of many mysteries going back to the time of Christopher Columbus (1492), who reported seeing “strange dancing lights on the horizon” and made mention in his log of unusual compass bearings in the area.

Some believe that the “dancing lights” were the cooking fires of Taino natives in their canoes or on the beach, and the unusual compass bearings were nothing more than the result of a false reading based on the movement of a star.

The Bermuda TriangleThe disappearance of aircraft and other vessels have frequently been attributed to the paranormal, a suspension of the laws of physics, or activity by alien beings.

Whilst many of the disappearances remain unexplained, a good deal of the reports have been found to be inaccurate, or “changed” over a period of time. It has also been discovered that such events can be found in almost any other area of ocean.

Let us look at some of the factual information regarding the “Bermuda Triangle”. It is one of the most heavily-sailed shipping lanes in the world, has a very busy flight route for commercial and private aircraft heading towards Florida, the Caribbean and South America from northern destinations, the Gulf Stream passes through the Triangle (with a current of five to six knots) and is subject to sudden storms (like hurricanes). All of these factors could contribute to the mystery.

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