The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle is shrouded, in a thick cloud of mystery, in a thick cloud of controversy, and a
thick cloud of argument. Not even the location of the Triangle is agreed on. The most common
description of its location is the triangle formed by linking Bermuda, Miami, and Puerto Rico. But there
is also two other descriptions: The Devil's Triangle is more like a blob that covers most of the western
Caribbean. The Limbo of the lost is an area that stems from Miami to Barbados to the coast of
Ireland. All these areas are easily confused, mainly because people are over zealous to blame ship/
plane disappearances on the Triangle. There is also a theory by Ivan T. Sanderson that describes 12
"vile vortexes," that are places around the world with similar dimensions, where ship and other vessels
tend to disappear. The most reported upon disappearance has to be the unexplained disappearance of
flight 19. Flight 19 was a routine training flight in 1945 that mysteriously disappeared until 1992, when
wreckage was finally uncovered. Five Grumman TBM Avenger bombers took off from the Naval Air
Station at Ft. Lauderdale Florida. From that point on, nothing is agreed on. Some will say that all the
pilots were experienced. But others say only one had any significant flying time. And he was drunk.
Some say the weather was "ideal" for flying, but others say that later in the day the weather turned
afoul. Of course, then the infamous conversations from planes to the base. Accounts of the recordings
differ as well. Certain discrepancies are apparent in each account given by different expert offers on
the subject. Some give accounts of instruments failing (which will be explained later), and yet others
say that the instruments were just misread by the hung-over, famished flight leader Lt. Charles C.
Taylor. There are also Another mysterious disappearance is the Raifuku Maru a Japanese freighter
that disappeared in 1925. The most bizarre characteristic of the disappearance is a radio message
send just before the ship disappeared. The message is as follows: "Danger like Dagger. Come quick!"
Experts have been working on an explanation for what kind of object has the characteristic danger of
a dagger, but none have come. Although, the Homeric the vessel that picked up the distress call, might
have also picked up some electrical interference, distorting the message. Another translation of the
message, that is done with the assumption that electrical interference was prevalent is as follows: "Now
very danger. Come quick!" And with this there is a report that the Homeric also saw the Raifuku Maru
sink, but as always this too has not been proven or disproved, so the debate rages on... The accounts
of disappearances have been around since 1800, when the USS Pickerney disappeared on a route
from Guadeloupe to Delaware. But there is evidence that even Columbus' crew avoided the region as
they described it a "of the devil."...