The Mysteries Of The Bermuda Triangle


“Shipwreck Vixen in the Bermuda Triangle” by colddayforpontooning is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

By: Sophie Veas, Reporter

There is a large triangular shape between Miami, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. It’s is estimated that it covers between 500,00-1,000,000 square miles. Through 1946-1991 there were over 100 disappearances of ships and planes. The first report of odd behaver in the Bermuda Triangle was Christopher Columbus’s famous journey to “discover” America. When he was in the Bermuda Triangle noticed a lot of weird occurrences. The compasses began moving violently, with mysterious light over the water, and the sea was rougher than it had been the whole trip. At one point they reported seeing a flaming fireball fly over them and crash into the sea. On March 4, 1918, the U.S.S Cyclops, the biggest ship of its time disappeared somewhere around Barbados. The captain or crew never sent out any distress signals and no one aboard answered any radio calls. On December 28, 1948, a Douglas Dakota airplane carrying 26 people disappeared 50 miles from its destination in Florida and it was never heard or found again. In October 1951 a ship called The Southern District after being seen near The Bermuda Triangle suddenly disappeared, then 4 years later in 1955 a piece of evidence from the ship was found on the Flordia coast, a life vest with the same boat name on it. Then on December 22, 1967, a 23-foot cabin cruiser “Witchcraft” which was said to be unsinkable disappeared along with its 2 passengers, an experienced sailor Dan Burack. Even if the boat was filled with water, the front of the boat would have stayed afloat because of the flotation device in the boat. No one knows what happens in the Bermuda Triangle but scientists are trying to figure out why and how they happened and to prevent them from happening.