Mysteries, controversies, spectacular disappearances, space-time distortions, and inexplicable phenomena. These are just a few of the "ingredients" of a subject that has already fascinated humanity for several decades: The Bermuda Triangle.
The mere mention of the Bermuda Triangle stirs people's emotions, imagination, and desire to find out the truth behind the mysterious phenomena that made this place famous.
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the "Devil's Triangle", is a triangular area in the Atlantic Ocean, roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. Apparently, this place does not lack paranormal phenomena and mysterious disappearances. People, boats, and even planes disappeared there out of the blue. And we are not talking about isolated cases, but about a significant number of incidents.
Over time, various hypotheses have been put forward in an attempt to explain these disappearances, ranging from unusual weather conditions, strange magnetic fields, and the release of methane gas from the ocean floor, to bizarre technologies, dimensional vortices, and alien abductions.
The Bermuda Triangle - An Unsolved Mystery
It seems that this mystery dates back to the time of Christopher Columbus, who wrote in his journal that a great flame of fire (probably a meteor) crashed into the sea one night and that a strange light appeared in the distance a few weeks later. He also wrote that the compasses behaved strangely. On another occasion, he described something resembling a falling meteor.
According to pureinsight.org, the first time the "mysterious disappearances" in the Bermuda Triangle became the subject of the press was in 1951, when Edward Van Winkle Jones, an Associated Press correspondent, wrote an article in which he referred to the area as the "Devil's Triangle " and emphasized the "mysterious disappearances" of a number of ships, planes, and small boats in the region. A year later strange phenomena in Bermuda Triangle were mentioned again in an article in Fate magazine signed by George X.
However, the inventor of the name "Bermuda Triangle" is considered to be Vincent Gaddis, who, in 1964, published an article entitled "The Deadly Bermuda Triangle".
From the late 1960s, until the early 70s, numerous publications began to write about the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle, the subject gaining some notoriety.
In 1974, Charles Berlitz published a book - "The Bermuda Triangle" - which included a collection of mysterious disappearances that had taken place in this area. The book became a best-seller, and after its publication, theories about the unusual features of the Bermuda Triangle became particularly popular. Later, however, it was found that some facts revealed in the book were erroneously presented.
A year later, the book "The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle: Solved" written by Lawrence David Kusche saw the light of day. The author tried to convince the readers that nothing supernatural or mysterious was happening in that area. The book is said to be based on long research and conversations with various eyewitnesses of the incidents. But, as in the case of the previous book, people noticed numerous errors and discrepancies.
The Most Famous Disappearance In Bermuda Triangle
Mysterious disappearances in the area have fascinated people's minds since the early 1960s. Among the most famous and mysterious of these is the disappearance of an entire squadron of American military aircraft.
Five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising Flight 19 took off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine three-hour training mission. After having completed their objective, they never returned.
Two hours after the flight began, the leader of the squadron, who had been flying in the area for more than six months, reported that his compass and backup compass had failed and that his position was unknown. The other planes experienced similar instrument malfunctions. Radio facilities on land were contacted to find the location of the lost squadron, but none were successful. A last distorted radio transmission from the squadron leader was heard at 6:20 p.m., apparently calling for his men to prepare to ditch their aircraft simultaneously because of lack of fuel.
According to History.com, by this time, several land radar stations finally determined that Flight 19 was somewhere north of the Bahamas, and at 7:27 p.m. a search and rescue Mariner aircraft took off with a 13-man crew. Three minutes later, the Mariner aircraft radioed to its home base that its mission was underway. The Mariner was never heard from again.
The disappearance of the 14 men of Flight 19 and the 13 men of the Mariner led to one of the largest air and seas searches to that date, and hundreds of ships and aircraft combed thousands of square miles of the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and remote locations within the interior of Florida. No trace of the bodies or aircraft was ever found.
After 25 years of silence, in 2003, Gian Quasar J. published a book on this subject - "Inside the Bermuda Triangle: Pursuing the Truth Behind the World's Greatest Mystery". The author has gathered together the collected information, taken from official sources such as the Coast Guard, Air Force, or US Navy, and many foreign archives. We are talking about a whole list of planes that disappeared without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle.
In addition to the approximately 100 ships and large planes that have disappeared in the last hundred years in the Bermuda Triangle, there are also reported cases in which perfectly functional vessels have been left deserted, and abandoned by the crew members. There are also numerous accounts of witnesses regarding strange phenomena, such as the strange behavior of compasses, entering tunnels, unusual clouds, instantaneous space transport, temporal anomalies, and strange luminescence.
The Bermuda Triangle - A Gateway To Another Dimension?
One of the most interesting theories is the one according to which the Bermuda Triangle is a gateway to another dimension (space-time). World-renowned scientists such as Michio Kaku and Albert Einstein have theorized about time refraction, stating that time travel is theoretically possible.
Einstein described time as a river, which follows its course around the universe, speeding up and slowing down near stars and planets. For example, time moves faster on the Moon, and slower on Jupiter, than it does on Earth. But what is really interesting and has captured the attention of physicists all over the world is that Einstein's theory allows the "river of time" to have whirlpools and even fork into two rivers. In this situation, time travel is possible.
Princeton's Kurt Gödel, perhaps the most important logician of the last millennium, found a new solution to Einstein's equations that allowed time travel. He discovered that if the universe is spinning and you travel around the universe fast enough, you could go back in time, and you could even arrive before you left.
In Einstein's equation, time is a flow, similar to a river. It accelerates, meanders, and slows down. The river of time can bend and curl, at which point a "temporal vortex" is formed through which it is possible to enter other time spaces. Also, the river of time can branch into several rivers, in which case you will have a parallel reality and thus you can become a time traveler and you don't have to worry about causing a paradox", argued Michio Kaku for his part.
Here it is worth mentioning the case of the famous air marshal named Robert Victor Goddard, a former senior commander in the British Royal Air Force (RAF), who fought in the Second World War. His testimony is fascinating. A similar case is that of J. Bernard Hutton, a reporter for a German newspaper who claims to have traveled 11 years into the future.