Ever wondered what great mysteries lie deep down in the Bermuda triangle? Like, what is responsible for sinking small boats as well as enormous ships, planes as well? Have you heard scary stories about the famous hell’s deep right in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? Well, wonder no more! Because in this post we are about to disclose some unknown facts about the Bermuda triangle that will clear your head of your curiosity and misconceptions of the famous Devil’s trap.
Here are 15 Unknown facts of the Bermuda triangle you didn’t know
15 Shocking and Crazy Facts about the Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda triangle remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the world till date. This is because, until date, scientists have not been able to explain the number of mysterious occurrences and disappearances of boats, ships that got lost in the Triangle, or stories of planes falling from the sky when they enter into the devil’s trap.
The Bermuda Triangle connects San Juan, Miami, and Bermuda. While the real mystery behind the power of the triangle remains unsolved, here are some facts that will help clear some air about this mysterious place in the ocean.
15. It is not Really a Triangle
Shocked to see that the first fact to read about the Bermuda triangle is that it is not really a triangle? I mean, if it’s not, then why call it one? Well, actually the Bermuda triangle does not have any official area or boundary, nor any particular shape, talk more of being triangular. And surprisingly, it is not recognized as a real place by the United States Navy. [Also, Read: 15 Famous Movie Stars that went Broke]
14. The Bermuda Triangle is Bigger than you Think
I know when most people hear about the Bermuda triangle, they imagine an opening in the middle of the ocean, like a portal, that’s not really big but could swallow a cargo ship. Truth is, their imaginations of what could be is still obscure compared to, what should be, the actual size of the Bermuda triangle. [Also Read: Game of Thrones: HBO Forgot That Jaime Has no Hand]
The triangle is really, really big. As a matter of fact, according to wonderopolis.org, the Bermuda triangle could be anywhere from 440,000 to 1,510,000 square miles of ocean. Its actual size is still yet to be figured out because it keeps changing over the years, making it difficult to pinpoint down.
13. Compass Points Always Point Towards the North
There have been claims that when ships or planes come close or anywhere near the Bermuda triangle, their compass stops to work, or begins to point to indirect locations, misdirecting the pilots or ship captains.
Well, the true mystery behind such events of confusion is that the Bermuda triangle is one of the most uncommon places on the planet where the compass points towards true north and not magnetic north. This was further explained by the US Coast guards who came out with some strange observations and theory for such disappearances around this compass variation. [Also Read: 15 Most Isolated Places In The World]
According to them, “The majority of disappearances can be attributed to the area’s unique environmental features. First, the ‘Devil’s Triangle’ is one of the two places on earth that a magnetic compass does point towards true north. Normally it points toward magnetic north. The difference between the two is known as compass variation. The number of variation changes by as much as 20 degrees as one circumnavigates the earth. If this compass variation or error is not compensated for, a navigator could find himself far off course and in deep trouble.”
12. The Term was first used in a Magazine
Many would think that the name ‘Bermuda Triangle’ was created by some genius scientist or a sea pirate of some sort. Actually, the term was first used in 1964 by an American author Vincent Gaddis as a cover title for the 1964 February issue of the magazine Argosy.
However, even though Gaddis was the first to use the phrase, it didn’t become popular until a much more famous name drove it into international recognition a decade later. Charles Berlitz, because of his love and interest in paranormal, promoted the term through his bestselling 1974 book, “The Bermuda Triangle”. Charles believed not only that the lost city of Atlantis was real, but rests in the bottom of the Atlantic ocean, at the center of the Bermuda triangle.
Ever since, the mystery of the triangle has been promoted in thousands of books, music, movies magazines, and websites.
11. Strange Disappearances
The Bermuda Triangle is famous for, what people believe as some sought of gravitational pull, swallowing planes, ships, and any other vessels that comes close to it. Research and scientific experiments are yet to determine or conclude what exactly is responsible for causing such heavy disappearances, or even accept if such claims are true.
However, according to a journalist named Larry Kusche, all claims of the Devil’s triangle being responsible for some of the most mysterious disappearances are mere fabricated stories. In his research, he asked if there were really any mystery to be explained for the strange disappearances, and surprisingly, there is no mystery about strange disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle. [Also, Read: 15 Most Dangerous Kids in the World]
He found out that the stories of missing planes and ships that got lost in the triangle were basically created by mistakes, mystery mongering, and in some cases outright fabrication — all being passed along as fact-checked truth.
10. Lost City Of Atlantis
If you’re still thinking that the lost city of Atlantis really exists, and lies in the bottom of the ocean, then you aren’t far from the truth. But, however, you shouldn’t expect Atlantians to be there too. According to deep underwater exploration experts, Pauline Zalitzki and Paul Weinzweig, they have come out to confirm that a huge city actually exists at the bottom of the ocean. [Also, Read: Top 10 Most Valuable Brands in the World by Forbes]
They claim the ancient city includes four giant pyramids and sphinxes and sits within the boundaries of the Bermuda Triangle. The findings of their research have further strengthened the belief of many, that this could be the lost city of Atlantis.
9. It is also called the Devil’s Traingle
A name like The Devil’s Triangle certainly does not sound like a fun place to visit, does it? The Bermuda Triangle is known to have caused many strange disappearances and is believed to have some sort of bad luck surrounding the area. And because of these terrible events, the Bermuda triangle was also nicknamed as the Devil’s Triangle. [Also Read: Top 6 Best Netflix Comedy Films Of all Time]
The alternate name was invented by Vincent H. Gaddis when he wrote about the triangle in his Argosy Magazine, according to Wikivisually.com.
8. Navy Avenger Torpedo Bombers
In December of 1945, during the world war II, the US military witnessed one of its biggest losses when five Navy Avenger Torpedo Bombers planes consisted of 14 crewmen, took off from Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, headed to Bimini island, was never heard from again after all communications with crew were lost. [Also Read: 25 Business Ideas That Will Make You a Millionaire]
Before their strange disappearance, 90 minutes after they took off, radio operators who kept communication with the crew got a signal that the compass was not functioning. Thereafter, the communication was lost, and so did the Navy Avenger Torpedo Bombers.
Search and rescue operations have been carried out several times over the course of 30 years, and are still going on but no reliable or credible information has been gotten, the Navy Avenger torpedo bombers remained undiscovered till date.
7. Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ was Inspired by It
A lot of people who have read the Tempest, a book by legendary author Williams Shakespeare, believed he was inspired by the events which occurred around the Bermuda Triangle. Truth is, however, at the time Shakespeare wrote the Tempest, the Bermuda triangle was not as popular then, as it is now. [Also Read: 20 Netflix Original Movies You Need To Watch]
In fact, Shakespeare’s play was based on a shipwreck that occurred in 1609. The belief that Shakespeare’s inspiration for his book, The Tempest was drawn from the Bermuda Triangle began to grow after news of a ship which was put off track into a storm between the Bermuda and Florida and never reached its destination.
Soon after, the story spread quickly and people began to talk about it and believed the play was inspired by it.
6. It Sank The USS Cyclops (AC-4)
In the beginning, we talked about how small boats and enormous ships got sunk by the Bermuda triangle, or as supposed. Well, one of the earliest reported cases involving the Bermuda triangle had to with the sinking of a ship known as the USS Cyclops in 1918.
The ship was really large and was carrying over 300 crew members, including the captain, several suppliers, including 10,800 long tons (11,000 t) of manganese are used to produce munitions according to History.com. The ship, however, never made it to its destination after voyaging in March of 1918. The ship was suspected to have gone down somewhere between Barbados and the Chesapeake Bay. [Also, Read: 12 Dangerous Dogs In The World, You Probably Don’t Know ]
The strangest part of this mysterious loss was that the ship went missing without any sign or case of emergencies, not even an SOS was sent or heard from it.
5. The Triangle Sank a Whole Marine Tanker
With more and more facts about the Bermuda triangle sinking ships and falling planes from the skies, this is one strange fact that still packs a lot of controversy to it. The triangle was reported to be the cause of the sinking of a 7,240-ton ship. The ship was called “Sufler Queen” and got sank in 1963, along with 39 well-trained navy men on board. [Also Read: 14 Amazing Game of Thrones Facts You Didn’t Know]
According to History.com, the ship, which was 300 feet high, was tasked with delivering sulfur to the southern coast of Florida. It was reported that the ship sailed off course when they reached the southern part of the Bermuda Triangle.
Everyone who heard about the strange and tragic incident was shocked, as to how the ship just disappeared out of thin air with all 39- crew members presumed to be lost.
4. The Bermuda Triangle Moves
What’s more strange about a place that swallows anything that comes close to it? It is a place that swallows anything that comes to it and moves. Scared yet? Well, you don’t have to be. It’s not like it’s going to move up to your local beach and swallows everyone there now, is it? [Also, Read: 12 Mind-blowing Mandela Effects With Example]
Everyone believes that there’s something weird going on inside the Bermuda Triangle, and everyone seems eager to find out. But, like the mystery going inside the triangle that no one has any knowledge of, nobody really knows where the borders of the triangle are. This is because they don’t stay put in one spot for long.
They move according to weather and the time of year. The walls of the triangle could be small, or really larger than what can be seen on maps.
3. The Triangle Dismantled Two Planes in 2017
While it is important to talk about strange historical events involving the Bermuda Triangle, it is equally important to mention some recent happening also involving the triangle. [Also, Read: 10 Most Expensive Cars in The World]
In 2017, two planes were reported to have experienced weird turbulence when flying over the Triangle. The first plane, a Turkish Airlines flight TK183, experienced strange technical problems mid-air. The result of which, scared the pilot, forcing him to make an emergency landing.
The second event, which happened later on in the same year, witnessed a private plane get lost after the pilot contacted traffic control saying he had lost control of the plane and got lost at sea right above the Bermuda Triangle.
2. It Builds Cyclones
According to scientific research, it was discovered that the Bermuda Triangle has a high rate of producing cyclones. Located where most of the hurricanes are formed during hurricane season, it is no surprise that many of the hurricanes and cyclones formed to pass through the Bermuda Triangle. Seems the Triangle builds upon these cyclones that have already been produced and just shoves them towards the coast. [Also, Read: 16 Most Richest Drug Dealers of all Time]
1. Dragons Triangle
As if one very dangerous area in the ocean is not enough for sinking ships and pulling down aircraft, the Bermuda Triangle has a counterpart that was discovered in the Pacific ocean. It is called the Dragon’s Triangle and was announced a war zone in 1950 when about 700 sailors disappeared in two years. The area is located in the Pacific, south of Tokyo. It is described as dangerous by the fishing authorities of Japan. [Also, Read: 10 World most expensive fidget spinner Of 2019]