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Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle

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Published by: Saranya Ravi on Sep 06, 2010
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This paper is about the Devil's Triangle, a mysterious triangle of oceanassociated with the disappearances of many ships, planes, and small boats. Thepaper describes records showing that over 1,000 vessels have inexplicably beenlost in this area of ocean and highlights some of the more recent ships andplanes that have disappeared there. The paper also looks at the explanationgiven by scientists for these disappearances and points out that none of theseexplanations fully accounts for all the losses.It is in fact one Vincent Gaddis who first coined the phrase “BermudaTriangle” and gave an approximate idea of its location. Whether or not there isanything mysterious about this area, it has since become one of the greatestmysteries of our times and continues to evoke the interest of millions till today.
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is a region inthe western part of the North
in which a number of 
are alleged to have disappeared in mysterious circumstanceswhich fall beyond the boundaries of 
, equipment failure, or 
. Popular culture has attributed some of these disappearancesto the
,a suspension of the
, or activity by
The Triangle area
The boundaries of the triangle cover theStraits of Florida, theBahamas  and the entireCaribbeanisland area and the Atlantic east to theAzores; others add to it theGulf of Mexico. The more familiar triangular boundary in most writtenworks has as its points somewhere on the Atlantic coast of Miami,San Juan, Puerto Rico; and the mid-Atlantic island of Bermuda, with most of the accidents concentrated along the southern boundary around the Bahamas and the FloridaStraits.The area is one of the most heavily-sailed shipping lanes in the world, withships crossing through it daily for ports in the Americas,Europe,and theCaribbean Islands. Cruise ships are also plentiful, and pleasure craft regularly goback and forth between Florida and the islands. It is also a heavily flown route for commercial and private aircraft heading towards Florida, the Caribbean, andSouth Americafrom points north.
History of the Triangle Story
History of Bermuda Triangle is dated to the age when ChristopheColumbus lived. According to the Triangle authors, Christopher Columbus wasthe first person to document something strange in the Triangle, reporting that heand his crew observed "strange dancing lights on the horizon", flames in the sky,
and at another point he wrote in his log about bizarre compass bearings in thearea.
From his log book, dated October 11, 1492 he wrote:
The land was first seen by a sailor (Rodrigo de Triana), although theAdmiral at ten o'clock that evening standing on the quarter-deck saw a light. Butit was so small body that he could not confirm it to be land. So he called PeroGutiérrez, groom of the King's wardrobe and told him he saw a light and bid himlook at it. He saw it. Rodrigo de Triana did the same to Rodrigo Sánchez of Segovia, whom the King and Queen had sent with the squadron as financeofficer, but he was unable to see it from his situation. The Admiral againperceived it once or twice, appearing like the light of a wax candle moving up anddown, which some thought an indication of land. But the Admiral held it for certain that land were near.In December 1872, a ship called theMary Celestewas found drifting justoutside of the Bermuda Triangle. Money, food, and cargo were all founduntouched, but the entire crew was gone. The Mary Celeste measured 103 feetlong and weighed 282 tons. Estimate to find the approximate number of tons per foot of the ship.Modern scholars checking the original log books have surmised that thelights he saw were the cooking fires of Taino natives in their canoes or on thebeach; the compass problems were the result of a false reading based on themovement of star 
There have been a substantial numbers of documents and reports fromthe triangle that show some incidents have been inaccurately reported and evenadd extra details on by many. Though at the same time there are many other disappearances that have clearly been correctly reported and have remainedunexplained despite considerable investigations and deny explanation. Incidents

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