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The Bermuda Triangle

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The Bermuda Triangle is a region in the Atlantic Ocean that has gained a mysterious reputation due to numerous reports of unexplained disappearances of ships and planes. This area is delimited by points in Miami (Florida), Bermuda, and Puerto Rico, forming an imaginary triangle on the map.

The Bermuda Triangle theory began to gain notoriety in the 1950s, mainly due to the publication of various articles and books highlighting cases of disappearances and strange events in the region. One of the most notable events was the disappearance of Flight 19 in 1945, a group of five United States Navy planes lost during a training exercise.

However, do we really know what the Bermuda Triangle is? What is legend, and what is reality? Is it true that in this geographical area ships, planes, and people disappear without a trace? Let's take a journey through the significant events of its history to find out what is true about its mysterious fame.

There are various theories, all unproven, attempting to explain the phenomenon that occurs in this area. Here are some of the most surprising:

Black Hole: While black holes exist, it is unlikely that one exists in that area. A black hole is a finite region of space where concentrated mass is so powerful that nothing escapes its gravitational pull. In other words, if there were a black hole in the waters—or in the sky—everything passing through it would disappear without exception.

Surface of the Lost Continent, Atlantis: The mythical city-continent is known from Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias, where the Atlanteans lose sovereignty over the Earth to the Athenians, undoubtedly superior to them. This theory was followed by the psychic Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), claiming that the Atlanteans had highly developed technology consisting of "fire crystals" that literally emitted rays and obtained energy. 

The experiment went so wrong that their wonderful island ended up sinking, and the power of these crystals, which supposedly remains active today, interferes with the technological devices of ships and planes.


Sea Monsters in the Bermuda Triangle: The Kraken is a gigantic sea monster that devours everything in its path. This and others like it would inhabit the waters of the Bermuda Triangle, literally eating everything that comes before them. This myth may have come from sightings by sailors and pirates of giant squids, 14 to 15 meters in length, inhabiting the deep waters of the high seas. The rest is legend.
And what is the reality of the Bermuda Triangle? Science speaks.

Like legends, there are also many possible scientific theories. We tend to attribute a supernatural meaning to what we cannot explain, but reality can also put an end to a good fiction story. 

Here are some of the most likely theories:

Human Errors: Unfortunately, human errors happen. Many accidents in these areas are related to calculation errors, technological failures in large devices, or bad decisions. It is something that can never be proven simply because it occurs in areas that, being so extensive and far from the coasts, make recovering debris practically impossible.

Meteorology: Another possible theory revolves around meteorology. Typhoons, hurricanes, and large storms that cause waves of hundreds of meters can easily be the causes of accidents for large vessels in the sea and aircraft in the sky.

It is important to note that, despite the notoriety of the Bermuda Triangle, the incident rate in this area is not significantly higher than in other parts of the ocean. Furthermore, many stories and theories associated with the Bermuda Triangle have been criticized for their lack of scientific basis and the exaggeration of disappearance reports. In general, the scientific community tends to consider that the reputation of the Bermuda Triangle is more related to myths and legends than to inexplicable phenomena.


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