First, let’s get this straight: The Bermuda Triangle theory is not what you expected and there isn’t any reason why planes and boats are missing in this specific place, between Puerto Rico Florida and Bermuda. And even if there are many natural mechanisms that can sink boats over the oceans, almost none of them exist on this specific geographical spot.
Despite that, somehow we are still hearing about this phenomenon on the news. The only difference is that now, for the first time in many years, the reports are in fact saying that the Bermuda triangle simply doesn’t exist.
A science communicator from Australia named Karl Kruszelnicki mentioned that actually, the number of vessels and aircraft that are disappearing in this specific spot “is the same as anywhere else in the world on a percentage basis.”
“It is close to the equator, near a wealthy part of the world, America, therefore you have a lot of traffic.”
According to Karl Kruszelnicki, the myth behind this Bermuda Triangle phenomenon actually started when few high-profile military convoys went down in the period between the First and the Second World War.
Some of the pilots back then just got lost, some were also drinking high amounts of alcohol and they were leaving without the appropriate aviation equipment that is needed in order to stay safe.
But this is the case even today – there are a lot of planes and boats that can’t be that easily located, despite all the tracking technology nowadays.
NOAA – the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has noted that even though there are some environmental conditions that may actually explain some of the disappearances that happened – “ the US Board of Geographic Names does not recognize the Bermuda Triangle as an official name and does not maintain an official file on the area.”
“There is no evidence that mysterious disappearances occur with any greater frequency in the Bermuda Triangle than in any other large, well-traveled area of the ocean,” said the researchers from NOAA.
There isn’t any (at least not reputable) scientific organization that actually considers the Bermuda Triangle to be a bona fide thing. Well, it was about time.