Last modified on 03/10/2014, 10:34 AM
From the end of World War II, in an area between Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Florida, several disappearances of planes and ships drew attention on what would soon be called the Bermuda Triangle.
The name "Bermuda Triangle" is due to the journalist Vincent Gaddis In 1964, he described an area of 75,000 square miles, in the Atlantic Ocean, near the Tropic of Cancer, in which occurred unexplained disappearances of planes and ships. Long before being baptized, that damn triangle had already claimed victims. The first drama inside the triangle occurred in March 1918 when a U.S. ship, the USS Cyclops, disappeared with all hands, ie 306 passengers and crew.
But the world was at war. The U.S. Navy suspected that the ship had been torpedoed, the U.S. mourned for their victims and things stayed like that.
The legend will start only after the next war, on December 5th, 1945, when five Navy Grumman Avengers took off from Fort Lauderdale in Florida for a routine flight with 14 crew members. The mission being completed, the planes headed for the base. The radio transmission reported strange phenomena during the return flight, then radio contact was lost. It was 5:35 p.m., the five Avengers were flying over the Bermuda Triangle. They will never reach Fort Lauderdale.
The wrecks of the planes will not be found. "Disappearance for unknown reason" will say the U.S. Navy. And the triangle continued to make victims. Other disappearances occurred there in 1948, 1949, and 1951. On October 5th, 1954, a U.S. Navy ship called Super Constellation vanished with its 52 passengers: no trace of a possible shipwreck. In 30 years, in this area, over a hundred aircrafts and ships have vanished, over a thousand human lives have been lost, no one body or one wreckage have ever been found.
If Americans keep silent on this, their former adversaries of the Cold War are more talkative. The Russian archives of the Soviet period have recently been declassified. A lot of mysterious events took place in the Bermuda Triangle region, remembers the retired rear admiral Yury Beketov. The instruments go wrong for no apparent reason or detect strong interference. This could be voluntary disruptions made by UFOs, according to a hypothesis proposed by the former officer.
"On several occasions could be observed on the instruments objects moving at incredible speed. Speeds around 230 knots or 250 mph, according to calculations. To navigate so quickly is a challenge, even at the surface. The resistance of water is much too great," said Beketov. "It was as if the objects were defying the laws of physics. There is only one explanation: the creatures who have built them far surpass us" explained the former officer.
"The oceans UFOs often show where our fleets or those of NATO concentrate," observes for his part the veteran of the Naval Information Igor Barclay. "Near the Bahamas, Bermuda, Puerto Rico. They are seen more often in the deepest area of the Atlantic Ocean, in the southern part of the Bermuda Triangle, and also in the Caribbean Sea," he claims.
In any case, this feature is not unique. The triangle is intersected by the meridian 78 ° west, the longitude where true north and magnetic north coincide. On the other side of the Earth, its anti-meridian is 101 degrees east, along which magnetic north and true north also merge. Surprising singularity, especially as some authors have argued that this meridian runs through the middle of Devil's Sea, the Sea of the Devil, which is the Japanese equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle:
hundreds of ships and planes have disappeared there in the same way.
"These unexplained losses have prompted the Japanese government to launch an investigation. An oceanographic expedition took place aboard the Kaiyo Maru, which cruised in the Devil's Sea. Eight days later, the vessel disappeared as if by magic with his crew and his men of science!" (source)Charles Berlitz, Bermuda Triangle And yet, the sea traffic is intense there, as in the Bermuda Triangle. Many shipping lanes pass through one or the other. So the characteristic common to these two meridians is not the cause of the disappearances.
Along these two meridians, the merging of the two Norths is permanent: if it were the cause, the disappearances would be much more numerous. It is also continuous: why would it act only under these two latitudes, which are different? Every day, for thousands of ships and aircraft, the Bermuda Triangle and Devil's Sea are chokepoints. You can not reroute a container ship because of a legend, the oil is too expensive and time is too precious. Nobody seems to care about.
The name "Bermuda Triangle" is not even recognized by the U.S. Office of geographical names, nor is the Devil's Sea by its Japanese counterpart.
In fact, after checking, you can notice that the meridian 101 ° east does not go through Japan at all, but much further west, where it intersects Siberia, Mongolia, China, and further south, Laos. If we wanted to find an equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle in Asia, we would have to seek in the sea, this China Sea formerlyformerly, really? infested with pirates, who took advantage of the countless islands to ambush the liners they plundered and scuttled before ransoming the passengers.
We would have to look south of Laos, in the Gulf that separates it from Malaysia, or even lower, near Bali. In fact, the antipodes of the Bermuda Triangle are much further in the south, along the Tropic of Capricorn, off the west coast of Australia. On that coast, there is a remarkable point called Sharks Bay. Yet Wikipedia tells us this: "During the 1960s, NASA had set up a tracking station within the context of its Gemini and Apollo flights. The station was closed and demolished in the mid-1970s."
Well, well? You must admit that the choice of this particular point, at the exact antipodes of the Bermuda Triangle, can not be coincidence. NASA researchers had another purpose behind the monitoring of the space program. They maintained facilities for ten years time to see... that there was nothing to see? Or that it was better not to draw attention to this point?? To those who are wondering why the hell NASA seeks the truth about the Bermuda Triangle, we must remember that Cape Canaveral is not far from there... and NASA takes interest in everything, including crop circles and Jesus.
In any case, NASA has pulled up stakes. Notice to the intrepid explorers willing to read an extraterrestrial message: the spot is free!