The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, has baffled scientists for decades. But one scientist has recently claimed he found the answer to the long-standing enigma.
For several years, planes and ships are reported to have disappeared in the triangle, which lies between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. Many theories have been suggested as to what may explain the strange phenomenon - and they include scientific as well as paranormal explanations. One supernatural theory blames technological remains from the mythical continent of Atlantis. Others attribute the mysterious disappearances to the existence of a parallel universe in the triangle, which they believe causes a time-space warp that pulls in objects surrounding it. As for the scientific theories regarding the Bermuda Triangle, perhaps the most famous explanation involves compass variations. According to this theory, there are local magnetic anomalies in the area of the Bermuda Triangle, which can cause compass malfunction.
However, Karl Kruszelnicki from the University of Sydney in Australia has other explanations. According to him, it's not magnetic anomalies or supernatural causes that are responsible for the phenomenon. Rather, he claims the bad weather and human error are to blame for the disappearance of planes and boats over the years. “According to Lloyd’s of London and the US Coastguard the number that go missing in the Bermuda Triangle is the same as anywhere in the world on a percentage basis," he pointed out. What makes disappearances in this particular area stand out, he explains, is the number rather than the percentage. "It is close to the Equator, near a wealthy part of the world – America - therefore you have a lot of traffic," he explains. He says that the area is a lot more traveled by than other parts of the world, which raises the number of disappearances as well.
Kruszelnicki also mentioned Flight 19, one of the Bermuda Triangle's most famous disappearances, which happened in 1945. These aircrafts, which carried a total of 14 crew members on board, vanished completely without leaving a trace behind. According to Kruszelnicki, the incident was likely due to the massive waves in the Atlantic Ocean that day. The extraordinary depth of the ocean in the region, he said, made it nearly impossible for any remains of the plane or its passengers to be recovered. While some experts agree with Kruszelnicki's theory, others aren't too convinced. But we'll definitely be staying tuned to find out more!