Bermuda Triangle 2007 Essay

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Bermuda Triangle

Over the past century, the Bermuda Triangle was always a mystery; in fact till this day it still remains a mystery. With dozens of ships and airplanes going missing and never to be found again, people think alien abduction maybe the answer, or it was that a sea monster had ate them. However the truth is the Bermuda Triangle is all work of science, and human mistakes. One answer to the Bermuda Triangle can be the severe weather there. Strong winds in the triangle with a speed over 100km per hour, this kind of wind can easily knock over a ship, and sink it. To add to that, the violent storms and hurricane in the triangle. These storms can generate lighting and knock your plane down within seconds. The pouring rain can flood your ship, if it's not covered, and possibly sink it with the weight of the water. With the hurricane in the triangle, if you are anywhere near the hurricane, with ease it will suck you down like a black-hole. Furthermore with the deadly waves, sometimes without warning it can go over 80 feet, knocking you ship down easily, and if you are flying low; well, say goodbye to you and your plane. With these kinds of weather it would be pretty hard to not get knocked out and go missing.

Over the last 10000 years, gases called methane hydrate had produced in the triangle. These are very strong gases, and if it was released, these gases cause the density of the water to decrease, and it will make the ship lose buoyancy, with gravity winning, it will sink your ship and can be never seen again with the triangle’s deep trenches. If these gases are flamed, it will rise to the top of the ocean then slowly to the sky. If the gas make contact with a plane, it can stall the airplane engine, and it can even be ignited by an engine spark, making the plane simply blow up. The Bermuda Triangle is about 500,000 square miles, if half or even a quarter of that is contained with methane hydrate, that would be about 125,000-250,000 square miles of that gas in that one area. It is like getting out of 250,000 square miles of poison, that is how strong methane hydrate is.

Science may be a good logic to the answer but you certainly can't rule out one thing, human errors. Human mistakes can be simple as not double checking the engine or fuel before leaving, or it could have simply been horrible radio connection, making the pilot go off course. The Bermuda Triangle is famous for the magnetic field pointing the wrong way. In the triangle the compass points to true north instead of magnetic north, which is a 11° difference. This can easily set a pilot off course. Not everything that went missing in the triangle was science. For example the USS Cyclops in 1918; the ship's mission was to go to Brazil to refuel British ships in the South Atlantic. She set out February 16th and after a short stop from March 3rd-4th the ship was never seen again. Many believe that the captain was hated by his fellow staff, and they claimed him of being Pro-German. So if was true the captain may have crashed the ship. Another factor was that if the captain was German he may have been working for the German force, and the Germans may have known that the ship was coming and blew it up with an underwater torpedo. Another incident was on December 27th, 1948. The DC-3 NC16002 set off at San Juan airport, and it was scheduled to return in a short period of time, but it never did. There can be a simple explosion that could have the happened, shatter it in pieces and never to be seen again, or it could have been