Scientists and paranormal experts alike have been studying the Bermuda Triangle for 72 years now. The tales surrounding the triangle do not stop at only disappearances. Sea monsters, UFO’s, ghosts, and more have been reported within the confines of the area. With so many years of exploration and investigation behind us, what exactly do we know about the notorious triangular area? Here are ten interesting facts.
1. It’s also called the Devil’s Triangle.
When talking about Bermuda Triangle, we’re really referring to an area in the Atlantic that is located between Bermuda, Florida, and Puerto Rico. This area is also referred to as the Devil’s Triangle.
2. The mystery of Flight 19 was never solved.
Five bombers departed from Fort Lauderdale in December of 1945. The group flew into the Bermuda Triangle and disappeared. There were 14 pilots in total and none were ever located. Even stranger, no wreckage of any of the five bombers was ever found.
3. The Flight 19 story is even darker than you knew.
A sea plane was dispatched to searched for wreckage from the Flight 19 disappearance. The plane, a PMG Mariner, also disappeared. It is suspected that the search plane exploded and killed the dozen crew members that were inside.
4. The single larges loss of life in Naval history took place in the triangle.
Many other disappearances have taken place since the Flight 19 mystery. Some of these involved planes, while others involved boats. There are also stories of disappearances that took place prior to Flight 19. One of these was the disappearance of the USS Cyclops, which went missing in 1918. Over 300 people were aboard and the event is recorded as the single largest loss of life in Naval history.
5. The theories behind the Bermuda Triangle can be quite strange.
There are many different explanations given for Bermuda Triangle disappearances. While many involve some form of the paranormal, others do not. For example, at least one person has linked the triangle with a machine that was located in the (mythical) city of Atlantis. UFOs and aliens are also often linked to the mysteries and disappearances that have taken place in the Devil’s Triangle.
6. Some disappearance mysteries were actually resolved.
In 2015, a US cargo ship disappeared not far from the Bahamas. Hurricane Joaquin was at least partly to blame for the disappearances. The vessel remained missing for over a month, but was eventually located thousands of feet below the surface of the ocean.
There are plenty of people who do not believe that the Bermuda Triangle holds any special power. Even so, the stories and legends surrounding the area continue to be shared and of all the mystical places on earth, the triangle remains one of the most interesting.