Bermuda Triangle Research Paper

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Should the Bermuda Triangle be a no-fly, no-sail zone? A region in the Atlantic Ocean called the Bermuda Triangle continues to be a dangerous place for ships and planes; many have vanished without a trace or distress call. This is a significant issue to the thousands of planes and ships traveling near and within these waters annually on their way to warm weather destinations in the Caribbean. Strange happenings in the area date back in history to 1493 and the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the New World. The Triangle claims ten lives per year on average and has logged over 1000 disappearances (Quasar, p. 1). Some people believe the greater concentration of magnetic power in the area causes the issues; others believe significant weather …show more content…
Another notable occurrence involved the 1945 disappearance of Navy training Flight 19. The flight included five U.S. Navy torpedo bombers. The squadron left Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with 14 crewmen and disappeared after radioing in several distress messages. A seaplane sent in search of the squadron also vanished (The Bermuda Triangle, p.2). These disappearances are frequently discussed with others in articles and writings related to the Bermuda Triangle legend.
In the last six centuries, over 1000 ships and planes have been lost in the area adding evidence and support to the idea that the area is dangerous (Bermuda Triangle Mystery, p. 1). The disappearances are mysterious apparently with no pre-warnings by the crews to contacts on land, leading to the idea that no human error was involved with any of the disappearances. Wreckage and evidence of the lost vessels have rarely been found adding to the controversy and the perpetuation of the legend. Many theories have been developed to explain the
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The ocean floor in the Bermuda Triangle area has sandbars around islands as well as some of the deepest marine trenches anywhere in the world. The interaction of the weather coupled with the strong currents over the reefs creates a constant flux and development of new, unknown navigational hazards (The Bermuda Triangle, p. 2). Another theory involves water density changes due to methane gas emanating from the ocean floor (The Bermuda Triangle, p. 2). The water density differences could allow ships to sink that would normally float. Others theorists believe an electronic fog may appear causing electronic equipment and instruments to start malfunctioning (Bermuda Triangle, p. 3). This would wreak havoc with ships and planes instrumentation causing them to loose navigational ability and potentially