The Bermuda Triangle
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Gas Bubbles from Beyond
UPDATED:Where did it happen?
Not in the Triangle, that's for sure!
Geographic, Celestial, and Magnetic North.
Lloyd's Of London, Maritime Insurance
First known use of the term Bermuda Triangle
Black Boxes, ELTs, &
Occurrences: The Myths & The Facts
FAQS & Facts of the Triangle.
Flight 19, The Lost Patrol
The Mary Celeste
Carroll A Deering
December 1948, DC3
Latitude and Longitude
of the Triangle:
(Before "Creative License" Takes Over)
NW edge, Bermuda: 32.20 N, 64.45 W.
SW edge, San Juan: 18.5 N, 66.9 W
NE edge, Miami: 25.48N, 80.18 W
Okay Let me tell you right off that
the Bermuda Triangle is a myth that started off as old-time
stories that sailors used to tell new ship mates to give them
the heebie-jeebies. Now let me go on to say that
the myths have become a great money making scam by people
who like to stretch the truth. With that said, let me add
I love the stories of the Bermuda Triangle and I love the
way many FICTION writers have used the Bermuda Triangle as a
premise for several fascinating STORIES. My beef is with the Pseudo-Scientists who
ignore the truth and propogate myths in order to turn a buck.
I should point out that there are also people out there who have gone
that they truely believe were caused by paranormal activity. While scientists can assure
nothing strange actually happened, they will cling to their belief that something truely strange
happened. For them the Bermuda Triangle is as real as the air we breathe. This isn't actual
in the existence of the Triangle but unfortunately their strong belief is shamelessly used by
of the myth. You will find similar witnesses for just about every aspect of the paranormal
world. (The belief in
Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster, UFOs, Area 51, Atlantis, ad nauseum.)
The Purpose of this page is to show the flaws of the pseudo-scientific
publications that try to turn the Bermuda Triangle into some mystical
place. Current possible theories involve the Lost Civilization of Atlantis,
a Warp in the Space/Time Continuum, a Beacon for UFOs,
an Intermittent Black Hole, Giant Gas Bubbles and God only knows what else.
While some people will believe this stuff no matter
what they read here, this page is an attempt to explain away the
myths and get to facts that created them.
What this page will explain is why currents in the area around
the Bermuda Triangle can be dangerous, how a ship or plane can be lost
without a trace, why many of the occurrences that are truly a
mystery cannot be attributed to the Bermuda Triangle, and why most if not all
of the so-called mysteries are no more than over-active
This page used several sources in its creation.
The most important have been provided so you too can check out the truth
behind the myth.
All rights and priviledges concenring copyright should, for the time being
be directed to (BlindKat.
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Who Am I?
I created this web page based on research done in high school back
in 1973. I've remained interested in the Bermuda Triangle all the
way through College and Graduate School and still remains an avid
student of the Bermuda Triangle and things nautical.
However the Bermuda Triangle is not an all consuming interest in
my life and I don't have enough time in my life to debunk every half-baked theory that could easily be explained away by the oriiginator
if more complete research had been done in the first place.
I lived in an around the area of the Bermuda Triangle for approximately
ten years while growing up. I have been researching so-called paranormal
activity, particularly the Bermuda Triangle, off and on, for over
two decades. I do this as a hobby and not for pay. As you can tell
from my home page, I
have several other areas of interests.
Use Of The Phrase Bermuda Triangle
|According to the Oxford English Dictionary,
2d edition, the first recorded use of the term "Bermuda Triangle"
or "Devil's Triangle" was in February, 1964 in an article
appearing in Argosy. The article, The Deadly Bermuda
Triangle, by V. Gaddis can be attributed to all the hype
and craziness centered around the mythical Bermuda Triangle.
For those not familiar with Argosy, maybe its subtitle
will give you a clue about what it publishes:
Obviously not a major source for nautical research
but definitely a place to spin a tale or two.
While I don't agree with many of the conclusions drawn, this is by far the best and most
site that purports the myths around the Bermuda Triangle.
The journalist who does the page claims to do it as a hobby
but seems to have connections with many cable channels that continue to purport the myth.
The author also likes to trash this site
and Larry Kusche's book. Still, it is a very useful site. He has sections devoted to all the
theories. Unfortunately, the theory that weather and nature
are the culprits is the one section he has yet to develop (as of March 27, 2001).
He has a low opinion of this site because it is on Tripod and I don't pay for it to
be on the web (I'm not sure how this makes my site inaccurate or flawed).
He also claims it is easier to just debunk a myth rather than support or
create one. The site has lots of pretty pictures, many of which are glorified icons for sponsors (I'm not sure how this differs from a Tripod Banner Ad) and may load slow
but is definitely worth a look, despite the difference in opinions.
- Kusche, Lawrence David. The Bermuda Triangle Mystery--Solved
(New York : Harper & Row) ©1975, 1995
(Latest reprint, © 1995, Prometheus Books ISBN: 0879753307)
This 302 page books takes a close look at the most
the biggest fraud of the twentieth century. More importantly
it reveals where to go for the original sources. Where possible
I've looked at the original sources that are discussed in the 13
page bibliography provided to verify the accuracy of this book.
All of the other so-called research books that discuss the Triangle
as some strange phenomenon have a bibliography of no more than three
- Bibliography: p. 279-294.
- Berlitz, Charles, The Bermuda Triangle
(Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday) © 1974.
- This is the book that started it all. It is pseudo-science
at its best/worst. The questions that this book ponders have been
answered by Kusche. Berlitz could have answered the questions himself
if he would have looked at some sources instead of manipulating them...
but then his book would have never sold multiple printings and a movie
based on the book would have never been made.
Berlitz has since used this book as springboard for bad movies,
TV speicals and numerous farfetched theories that claim other mysteries
of the oceans. One such mystery is the Dragon's Triangle and strange
channeling spots and vortices located through out the world. It would
seem from Charles Berlitz point of view is that the whole World is
nothing more than a huge homing beacon for extra-terrestrials.
- Bibliography: p. (201)-203.
- Kusche, Larry. The Disappearance of Flight 19 1st ed.
(New York :Harper & Row) c1980.
A book devoted to Flight 19. Well researched, Kusche tracks down the original
sources of the legends
and reports what is fact and and fantasy. Answers the most mystifying
questions about the
famous "Lost Patrol"
Bibliography: p. (203)-205.
- The Case of the Bermuda Triangle (video recording)
(BBC-TV. Stamford, CT : Vestron Video)1988.
An excellent "must see" video, although somewhat dated. I first saw this
when it aired on NOVA in 1976. At the time I was skeptical but I could find no
explanation for the Bermuda Triangle except for the what Leonard Nemoy gave on
In Search Of. This answered the questions that bothered me so.
For laughs, you can watch the In Search Of episode and this
video back to back.
1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. (Nova)
Videocassette release of the 1976 film by WGBH Educational Foundation and BBC Enterprises Ltd.
"1111" On container: Bermuda Triangle.
- Credits: Writer-producer, Graham Massey. Summary:
Investigates the various myths, stories, and theories
that describe and attempt to explain the mysterious
occurrences in the Bermuda Triangle.
- Whipple A.B.C. Restless Oceans
(Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books) © 1983
- A nice easy to read general reference book on Oceans.
Complete with a two page bibliography and excellent index.
The book is well written with lots of nice photographs. Good
entries on the Sargasso Sea, water spouts, currents, ocean depths,
and a lot of general information that is very useful in understanding
the ocean's natural mysteries.
- ISBN: 0-8904-4340-6
- Gilbreth, Alice River in the Ocean: The Story of the Gulf Stream
(Minneapolis, Minnesota: Dillon Press) ©1986
- A good book designed for younger readers. The book describes the Gulf
Stream and charts its course, explaining how it affects the entire Atlantic
Ocean and in doing so affect the entire world. It has a two page bibliography
for further research as well as a glossary and two appendices, one on
learning more about the Gulf Stream and the other covers scientific
names for Sea Animals. The book is well indexed and while it is written
primarily for 8-14 year olds the novice Gulf Stream enthusiast will find
it extremely helpful and informative.