The Bermuda Triangle.
The square of the Bermuda Triangle makes up approximately a million of square kilometers.
The triangle spreads from Florida to the Bermuda islands, then to Puerto Rico and back to Florida via the Bahamas.
The news about mysterious disappearances of ships and planes in the area appeared at the end of the 1940s. A group of five Avenger bomber planes did not return to the base on December 5, 1945.
The pilots only had time to say that they were entering the “white water.” A hydroplane was sent to rescue the people, but the aircraft disappeared as well.
Nearly 50 vessels and aircraft disappeared in the triangle in 50 years. However, the triangle “lost its appetite” in the middle of the 1980s.
So many theories – pseudoscientific, paranormal and ufological – have been analyzed in an attempt to explain the mysterious phenomenon. The most reliable theory was set forth by Joseph Monaghan of Australia’s Monash University.
In 2003, the scientist published an article in American Journal of Physics titled “Could Methane Bubbles Sink Ships?” The researcher described the experiments, which he conducted to prove that it could be possible.
His theory was supported by many other scientists.
According to Monaghan, huge bubbles can erupt from undersea deposits of solid methane, known as gas hydrates. An odorless gas found in swamps and mines, methane becomes solid under the enormous pressures found on deep sea floors.
The icelike methane deposits can break off and become gaseous as they rise, creating bubbles at the surface, the AP wrote.
The gas, when concentrated on the surface, can trigger malfunctions in the work of electronic equipment on board aircraft and ships.
Ships can sink in such places because of the sudden reduction of the water density.
Another Bermuda phenomenon is the so-called Flying Dutchman – the inexplicable disappearance of ship crews. Most likely, the reason for such incidents is the infrasound.
Some scientists believe that the infrasound is created by gas bubbles as they rise to the surface.
The infrasonic vibrations trigger dangerous resonance of the heart and the blood vessels. When having such resonance, a human being may have a panic attack.
It can be possible that sailors, gripped with fear and panic, jump overboard in an attempt to get rid from the bizarre feeling.
However, there is no theory in the world to explain why the Bermuda Triangle stopped devouring ships and planes in the middle of the 1980s. Lawrence David Kusche, the author of “The Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Solved,” said that there was no mystery at all.
According to Kusche, the mystery does not exist – it was made simply made up by people.
Kusche approached the problem seriously. He studied the files of insurance companies, coast guards reports, investigation reports, etc.
Nevertheless, the sad title of the Bermuda Triangle as the most mysterious place of the world ocean is justified by several peculiarities.
The compass always points to the southern magnetic pole, whereas the opposite side – the north – automatically points to the north.
What is more, spaceships registered considerable deviations of earth gravity in the area.
The gravity in the Bermuda Triangle is stronger than anywhere else in the world, which causes the formation of the Gulf Stream and its movement to the north of Europe.
As for the reduction of the number of mysterious catastrophes, many explain this phenomenon with the appearance of space navigation. In addition, the equipment of planes and vessels has become much more technologically advanced during the years.