The Bermuda Triangle is a 1.5-million-square-mile area of ocean roughly defined by Bermuda, Puerto Rico and the southern tip of Florida. Some believe it is a paranormal site in which the laws of physics are violated or altered.
It is said that within this area a number of ships and planes have disappeared under highly unusual circumstances. The United States Coast Guard and others disagree with the assessment of paranormal activity, arguing that the number of incidents involving lost ships and planes is no larger than that of any other heavily traveled region of the world.
The Bermuda triangle has its reputation for more than 1000 disappearances.
The biggest mystery of the Bermuda triangle is that no one knows how the disappearances happen. There are many theories on how it happens: ships and planes being taken by UFOs, ships and boats entering time warps, freak waves and boats going thru a portal to the “Hidden City of Atlantis”. Of all the theories, the most belived (and weirdest) one is the boats entering the city of atlantis, but the most common explanation is freak waves hitting the boats and sinking them.
There has also been weird magnetic activity recorded in “the Bermuda Triangle” because is one of the two places on Earth that a magnetic compass does point towards true north, Normally a magnetic compass points toward magnetic north. The difference between the magnetic north and the true north is the amount of variation changes by as much as 20 degrees as one circumnavigates the Earth. If this compass variation or error is not compensated for, a navigator could find himself far off course and in deep trouble.
There have been lots of famous incidents in “the Bermuda Triangle”, one of the most well known is Flight 19. That was the designation of a training exercise that took place on December 5, 1945 from Ft Lauderdale Naval Air Station, Florida, involving five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers of the United States Navy, which disappeared under still unknown circumstances and claimed the lives of 27 men: the fourteen men in the flight, as well as an additional 13 men onboard a search and rescue aircraft sent to find them. Although Navy investigators concluded that Flight 19 became disoriented and ditched at sea when the aircraft ran out out of fuel, some have questioned the Navy's version in the years since; the resulting speculation helping to develop “the Bermuda Triangle” legend.
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- An area called the "Devil's Sea" by Japanese and Filipino seamen, located off the east coast of Japan, also exhibits the same magnetic characteristics. It is also known for its mysterious disappearances too.
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