"Devil's Sea": three eerie secrets of the Bermuda Triangle that puzzled the world

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Bermuda triangle
The Bermuda Triangle. Illustrative photo

The Bermuda Triangle, also called the Sea or the Devil's Triangle, is a conventional area in the Atlantic Ocean between Miami (Florida, USA), Puerto Rico, and Bermuda (an overseas part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). There is a widespread belief that this place is "anomalous" or even "dangerous".

However, in a 2013 study, the World Wide Fund for Nature identified the 10 most dangerous waters in the world for navigation, and the Bermuda Triangle was not included in this list. Scientists do not deny that there have indeed been horrific plane crashes or shipwrecks in the area, but in fact the number of alleged disappearances is relatively small when considering the number of ships and airplanes that regularly pass through the Bermuda Triangle.

Bermuda Triangle on the map

Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle

  • The incident with the ship "Maria Celeste"

Mystics talk about this case as one of the most mysterious marine disappearances. Such stories are often overgrown with unverified details.

It is known that the American merchant ship Maria Celeste left the port in New York on November 7, 1872, and was headed for Genoa (Italy). On October 4, it was discovered by the Canadian brigantine Dei Gratia about 400 miles east of the Azores. There were no people on board, the only lifeboat was missing, and the valuable cargo of 1,700 barrels was intact.

For decades, the lack of exact facts only fueled speculation about what might have happened. Theories ranged from mutiny and pirate attacks to an attack by sea monsters or deadly water tornadoes.

The captain of the Maria Celeste, Benjamin Bragg, his wife, their two-year-old daughter, and a crew of seven disappeared without a trace.

By the way, the ship itself continued to serve its new owners. In 1885, the captain of the Maria Celeste deliberately wrecked her off the coast of Haiti to attempt insurance fraud.

  • The disappearance of the Cyclops

This American ship was named after a character in Greek mythology. It was built for the U.S. Navy a few years before the outbreak of World War I.

Around March 4, 1918, the ship disappeared without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle. The fate of the Cyclops and the 306 people, crew and passengers on board has not been established.

On February 16, 1918, the ship left the port of Rio de Janeiro and headed toward the North Atlantic states. It was last seen in the Barbados area, where it made an unscheduled stop.

"The Cyclops was carrying about 10,000 tons of manganese ore, which was slightly higher than its maximum carrying capacity. At the same time, an investigation in Rio showed that the ship's cargo was allegedly loaded and secured properly.

The crew did not give any alarms - it seems that the Cyclops simply disappeared. Despite a thorough search, no traces, wreckage or bodies were found.

It was suggested that the ship could have been sunk by a German submarine, but Germany denied this version. There were also reports of a possible storm or emergency on the ship. The investigation did not provide a definitive answer.

Cyclops ship
  • The fall of the MU-2B

On May 15, 2017, a private Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprop was to fly Jennifer Bloomer, founder and CEO of Skylight group, and her two young sons, aged three and four, to Titusville, Florida, USA, from Borinquen Airport in Puerto Rico. Pilot Nathan Ulrich was at the controls.

The takeoff went well, but when the aircraft reached an altitude of 8,000 meters, it suddenly disappeared from the radar.

The search and rescue team worked in the suspected crash site for 30 hours before finding the first wreckage in the water 15 miles east of Elluthera in the Bahamas. The bodies of the pilot and three passengers were not recovered.

The probable cause of the accident was "the pilot's intentional flight into a zone of known icing and convective thunderstorm activity, which caused the loss of control of the aircraft."

Mitsubishi MU-2 wreckage

Scientists explain the "phenomenon" of the Bermuda Triangle

Australian scientist Karl Kruzelnicki does not support the supernatural reputation of the Bermuda Triangle. In his opinion, the extraordinary events in the area are just a reflection of the theory of probability.

The US National Association for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research is of the same opinion. Its 2010 report states: "There is no evidence that mysterious disappearances occur in the Bermuda Triangle with any greater frequency than in any other large, heavily visited area of the ocean."

Kruzelnitsky explained to The Independent that the sheer volume of traffic in the area, which is difficult to navigate, shows that "the number of [ships and aircraft] that disappear in the Bermuda Triangle is the same as a percentage of the world's ships and aircraft."

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