The Bermuda Triangle is also known as the Devil’s Triangle. It has claimed numerous airplanes, yatchs and ships under mysterious circumstances. Here are 10 of the weirdest Bermuda Triangle facts you probably didn’t know:
10 There have been sightings of UFOs at the naval Area 51, the United States Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center, which is located near the Bermuda Triangle.
9 27 men in six United States Navy bombers as well as their rescuers vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945. One pilot was heard saying, “Everything looks strange, even the ocean,” just before their plane mysteriously vanished.
8 In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed through the still waters of the Bermuda Triangle. However, he documented strange compass readings and a fireball in the sky. That’s when it all began.
7 On November 3, 1978, Irving Rivers’ Eastern Caribbean Airways plane mysteriously disappeared from the radar seconds after the controllers at the airport in Saint Thomas cleared it for landing. Surprisingly, the plane was less than two miles from the airport. Search rescues have never found the plane.
6 The mysterious disappearance of the USS Cyclops ship and its 306 crew and passengers at the Bermuda Triangle is the single largest loss of life in U.S. Naval history not directly involving combat.
5 Contrary to popular belief, insurance companies do not charge higher premiums for shipping in the Bermuda Triangle.
4 It is believed that the legendary ‘lost’ city of Atlantis exists under the Bermuda Triangle.
3 On average, the Triangle claims four aircrafts, and 20 ships and yachts every year. Over 1,000 lives have been lost at the Triangle since 1900.
2 There exists high levels of methane gas beneath the waters of the Bermuda Triangle. Studies have shown that these hydrates can sink a scale model ship by decreasing the density of the water and any wreckage rising to the top is rapidly dispersed by the Gulf Stream.
1 A pilot by the name Bruce Gernon is the only person in the world to witness what creates the Bermuda Triangle. He traveled through a time-warping cloud tunnel for 28 minutes without sight of the Earth or the skies only to find himself on the Miami Beach afterwards.
+ Bonus Knowledge Nuggets
The Dragon’s Triangle, also known as the Devil’s sea, is the Pacific Ocean’s equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle. The Lake Michigan Triangle is also another location shrouded with mysterious disappearances. It stretches from Ludington to Benton Harbor, Michigan and to Manitowoc, Wisconsin.