The Mysterious Bermuda Triangle finally revealed after Investigators Explore its Terrifying Depths
The whole world knows about the notorious Bermuda Triangle where more than 300 ships and airplanes including the huge cargo ship Cyclops all vanished without a trace into the sea. Many of these wrecks have never been recovered till date making it the world’s biggest mystery. Even more intriguing was the case of the Mary Celeste, a ship that ran adrift and was found without a single crew member aboard. Branded “The Isle of the Devil” several theories abounded as to the reasons behind the Bermudas Triangle, from freak waves to methane gas and gigantic whirlpools sucking in ships.
A recent documentary has now endeavored to investigate the mysteries of the Bermudas Triangle in an attempt to uncover and explain the mysterious phenomena.
1 USS Cyclops
The Bermuda Triangle is situated270, 000 sq miles section between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico. It was on March 4th, 1918 that the USS Cyclops disappeared without a trace within the vicinity of the triangle. It carried 309 crew on board and 10,000 tonnes of manganese ore. Two more sister ships subsequently disappeared in the same area. Till today dive teams have been unable to locate the wreckage.
One theory says that the ship was overturned by storms caused by tectonic plate movement. The documentary titled “draining the Bermuda triangle” aired on channel 5 explored the deepest point of the triangle which is the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean “the Puerto Rico Trench”. Tectonic plate movement occurring in this area could be the cause of underwater volcanoes causing huge destructive waves that could have easily caused a giant tsunami destroying a ship like the Cyclops.
2 Flight 19 – five torpedo bombers and a flying boat disappear
Flight 19 was one of the most famous cases of disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle. On Dec 5th 1945, five Avenger torpedo bombers with 14 airmen took off on a routine mission from Fort Lauderdale station in Florida. Halfway through the mission, Flight Commander Charles Taylor reported that he was having compass problems and bad weather conditions. The entire squadron disappeared. Even a Martin Mariner sent out to locate Flight 19 also vanished and was never heard of again.
Although there were reports of an explosion, no wreckage of any airplane was ever found. Several theories have been attributed to the disappearance including electromagnetic fog and alien abduction.
3 The El Faro disaster
Another mysterious case was a very recent one in 2015 when the El Faro was caught in a hurricane off the south coast of the Bahamas. The entire ship along with its 33 crew vanished although the wreckage was found a month later lying 15,000 feet beneath the sea.
The big question remains as to why the captain of the El Faro steered his ship towards the Bermuda Triangle knowing fully well that there would be bad weather and poor sea conditions there.
4 The theories – Breakers
The documentary draining the Bermuda Triangle follows various teams who try to analyse and investigate the vortex of death using sonar mapping that will reveal features of this mysterious section of the ocean. Sonar mapping has also revealed that the Bermuda Triangle is located atop a huge sea mountain lying marooned in the Atlantic Ocean and is 4000 ft high.
It is believed that a volcanic eruption during the early phase of development of the Atlantic may have created the mountain which grew bigger ultimately towering above the ocean’s surface. The volcano became extinct 30 million years ago and was eroded by wind and rain into a flat plateau. The subsequent rise of sea levels after the ice age caused Bermuda to remain as a small island perched atop an isolated sea mountain.
5 How breakers developed
Further sonar mapping has revealed that the Bermuda triangle is in effect hundreds of reefs which have become boilers or breakers. Constant accumulation of millions of shells of tiny mollusks and rocky algae has led to the formation of these breakers. The fusing of these features ultimately developed into limestone structures that sometimes grow 12 meters from the sea bed and break the surface during low tide. It is these breakers that posses the ability to puncture a ship and what makes them deadly is the fact that they cannot be spotted even when the sea is flat and calm.
6 Sink holes and whirlpools
The investigation team also found traces of methane hydrate deposits on the sea bed. Organic material sinking into the ocean forms methane hydrate which can dislodge through a major disruption and travel up to the surface as a gas. This can create huge sinkholes which have been reported in the triangle. This was one of the later theories in the Bermuda triangle revealed.
Another theory about the deadliness of the Bermuda Triangle lies in theories of its strong whirlpools according to Tom Iliffe, professor of marine biology. Whirlpools in sinkholes like the blue hole on Long Island Bahamas contain tunnels that can create immense suction capable of sucking in huge ships beneath the surface. As Tom explains: “It’s like going to no other place on the planet.”
7 Hexagonal clouds
Very recently scientists also claimed that the triangle was also an area where hexagonal clouds created terrifying winds of speeds upto 170mph having the potential to lift up large ships and dash them back onto the oceans. The reasons behind the Bermuda triangle have been revealed to be a place of hurricanes, equatorial storms and erratic weather activity where storms converge and create high speed winds and turbulent sea activity such as giant tsunamis.
With new technology, who knows what else will be revealed below the murky depths of the notorious Bermudas Triangle.