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Monday, November 20, 2017

Five Things You May Not Know About The Bermuda Triangle

By Dorraine Fisher

The Bermuda Triangle is a stretch of water in the Atlantic that reaches from Bermuda Island to Florida to Puerto Rico is said to be a hotspot of mysterious or even paranormal activity. Strange and frightening activity has been recorded there for centuries, as boats and planes and people have regularly vanished without a trace. And, it is said, in just the last 100 years, nearly a thousand lost lives have been attributed to it.
1. The first recorded account of strange activity in the Bermuda Triangle was logged by none other than Christopher Columbus. On October 10, 1492 Columbus and his crew found their compass readings were inaccurate. And they spotted an enormously bright light rise up out of the water and shoot up into the sky.  Columbus described it in his log as being like “the flicker of a wax candle going up and down in the night.” But it was only a mere five hours later that he and his crew reached the new world. Was it some kind of beacon leading Columbus where he needed to go? We’ll probably never know, but the rest is history. And the Bermuda Triangle is said to be the only place on earth in which compasses don’t point to true north.

2. The legendary lost city of Atlantis is believed by some to be under the waters of the Bermuda Triangle. Psychic Edgar Cayce once predicted that the city would eventually be found near Bimini in the Caribbean. And later, the famous stone formation known as the Bimini Road Formation was found under the waters there in 1968. Many believe this underwater stone formation to be an Atlantean structure as described by the philosopher Plato from ancient Greece. And sonar has picked up evidence of large stone structures under the water off the coast of Cuba. But strained relations with Cuba have made further research difficult.

3. Back in March of 1918, during the first world war, a 19,000 ton, 522 foot long bulk carrier ship carrying fuel and a load of manganese ore, known as the USS Cyclops, and its entire crew of 306 were lost inside the Bermuda Triangle. The huge ship simply vanished. This was the largest military loss of life in history ever recorded in which combat wasn’t involved. To this day, it’s not known what happened to the boat. No trace of it or its crew has ever been found. One of the ship’s main functions was to fuel other ships moving through the area, but no trace of fuel or the manganese ore was ever detected. The giant boat, its contents and its crew were just completely gone without a trace.

 4. The US Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center or AUTEC is, according to alien conspiracy theorists, the Area 51 of the Atlantic. It’s objective is to perform “integrated three-dimensional hydrospace/aerospace trajectory measurements of the entire spectrum of undersea simulated warfare, which includes calibration, detection, and destruction.” It is said that it’s mission is to assist the Navy’s warfare abilities through underwater research and testing. That’s what they say, anyway. But interestingly, the facility is located on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle in the Bahamas, of all places, and there have been reports of strange lights and possible UFO activity in the area. AUTEC activity would explain these sightings in modern times, but it doesn’t explain Columbus’s sighting back in 1892.

5. You’d think that, due to it’s bad reputation, the Bermuda Triangle would be a place most sea travelers would avoid.  Every year the Bermuda Triangle claims an average of 20 ships and 4 aircraft. And yet it’s still a very heavily traveled stretch of ocean. But experts say, that compared to the danger of other hazardous bodies of water around the water, like the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea and the South China Sea, the Bermuda Triangle doesn’t even crack the top ten of dangerous waters on earth.


This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, photographer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!

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