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The Legend
In the past 100 years, the Bermuda Triangle has claimed over 1000 lives. In reality, that is only10 a year. Though these lives lost are tragedies, this is not that incredible of a figure. It is howthey died that have sparked many legends. These flames were given fuel by V. Gaddis article in"Argossy: Magazine of Masterpiece Fiction" where the term "Bermuda Triangle was first used.The first legends of the Bermuda Triangle begin already with Cristopher Columbus. As acaptain, he was greatly respected, and his brave sailing efforts helped revolutionize the world.Much of the information we have about Columbus is picked up directly from his journal, so weare able to trace his footsteps to the New World. His first problem occured as he ran into theSargasso Sea. The crew was greatly disappointed when seaweed and land birds were sighted,but after a few days no land was to be seen. Soon after, Columbus reported his compassacting strangly. He did not report this to his crew due to their deep superstitions. Days later,Columbus saw a large meteor fall from the sky. He described it as "a large ball of light fallenfrom the sky." It is unsure whether he mentions this occurences in awe, because of its greatsize, or in fright. Later in their trip, Columbus and a few crew members sighted a few dancinglights on the horizon. They wandered about in the Carribbean for over a week yet beforesighting land.Since Columbus, as many as 100 ships and planes have been reported missing, taking over1000 lives. A select few of them are reported here...1872: The Mary Celeste1945: The disappearance of 5 Navy avengers - Flight 191947: Army C-45 Superfort vanishes 100 miles off Bermuda1948: Four-engined Tudor IV lost with 31 lives1948: DC-3 lost with 32 passengers and crew1949: Second Tudor IV vanishes1950: Giant US Air Force Globemaster lost1950: American freighter, SS Sandra (350 ft), sinks without a trace1952: British York transport plane lost with 33 aboard1954: US Navy Lockheed Constellation vanishes with 42 aboard1956: US Navy seaplane, Martin p5M, dessappears with crew of ten1962: US Air Force KB-50 tanker plane lost1963: Marine Sulpher Queen vanishes without a trace1967: Military YC-122, converted to cargo plane, lost1970: French freighter Milton latrides disappears1972: German freighter Anita (20,000 tons), lost with crew of 321997: Passengers dissappear from German yachtOther people believe that the Triangle houses the famous lost city of Atlantis. No evidence hasbeen brought forth to prove this theory, but many claim to have seem or "felt the powers" ofthe lost city. Other people look at the lack of information and mystery involved and turn to theonly other possible solution--Aliens! Again, thereis little evidence to show any sign of UFOs inthe area. Several people have claimed to have made UFO sightings, but even popular UFOexperts and enthusiasts do not support the photographs involved.Perhaps the ocean is to remain a secret to man, a mystery, to keep us away from the power
nature truly has over man. This mystery can serve as a warning and to inspire awe into men'sheart, looking at the greatness and power this great Creation.
The Possible Truth
I don't claim to have discovered the truth as many other researchers do, but would rather layevidence before and let you judge for yourself. I find that so many legends are purely fictitiousmyths. However, cynics often go too far in their criticisms, making their claims less credible.The area is undoubtedly an area of great tragedy and even mystery. Many good points havebeen pointed out by scholars, historians, and scientists alike. 1. Tropical Weather. Many short and intense storms build up quickly and dissipate quickly,undetected by satellite surveillance. These even hold such dangerous elements aswaterspouts that could easily destroy any passing plane or ship. 2. Amateur Sailors. This area is a boon for the inexperienced or unknoweledged boater. TheCoast guard gets over 8000 distress calls a year (more than 20 a day!). However, most aresailors who have run out of gas or encountered some other foolish problem. The beautiful areais highly deceptive in its calmness, so sailors are often not prepared for what the sea canthrow at them. 3. Underwater Earthquakes. Though none have been officially recorded, scientists have founda great deal of seismic activity in this area. In shallow areas, underwater earthquakes have thepower to cause such disturbances such as the tsunamis of the far east.4. The Gulf Stream. This ocean current is extremely strong. It has been reported to move fasterthan 5 mph in some areas. This is enough to throw many boaters hundreds of miles off coarsebecause they did not know how to compensate for the current. This, combined with theunusual effects of magnetism on the area, is the cause of many confused sailors. 5. The Gas Bubble Theory. A theory also exists among serious scientists that a highconcentration of gas hydrates that exists in the area causing the water to become less densewithin small patches. This would cause ships to sink quickly and without a trace. 6. Pirates. A common way to get into the drug smuggling business in the '70s and '80s was topirate a boat for your business. Suspicion also arises at the coincidence of the World Wars andthe greatest count of mysterious acts in the Triangle. 7. Traffic. There is undeniably a great deal of boat and airplane traffic over this area. It is not asgreat as some critics claim, but still a much visitedarea. Logic would have it that accidents willhappen. In fact, it is reported that there are many other areas on earth where more "mysteriousdisappearances" have occured, such as the Devil's Sea near Japan. The ocean is a dangerousplace.

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