The mysterious reputation of the Bermuda Triangle began on December 5, 1945, when Flight 19, a squadron of five torpedo bombers from the US Navy, vanished into thin air during a routine training exercise. The planes were fully equipped and had been thoroughly checked before they left Fort Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida. What made the disappearance even more mysterious was that it happened in times of peace, making it less likely that they would be brought down.
The Bermuda Triangle is a geographical area in the shape of an equilateral triangle located in the Atlantic Ocean between the Bermuda Islands, Puerto Rico and the US city of Miami (in the state of Florida). By joining these three points with an imaginary line, a triangle of about 1600 to 1800 km on each side is formed, and an area of approximately 1.1 million km².
The term was created in 1951, by several writers who published articles in magazines about the presumed dangerousness of the area. However, the statistics of the United States Coast Guard do not indicate that in that area there are more disappearances of ships and planes than in other areas of equal traffic.
The ships are actually sinking in all regions of the various oceans and science has not been able to confirm that there are particularly dangerous conditions in the seas around the island of Bermuda, located in the Atlantic off the east coast of the United States.
In fact, a study commissioned in 2013 by the international environmental organization World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) found that the most dangerous waters on the planet are in the South China Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the North Sea.
The Bermuda Triangle is not even among the top ten on the list, although it is one of the busiest shipping lines in the world.
And several theories, such as the anomalies supposedly recorded by magnetic compasses when entering the area, do not provide evidence to support the bad reputation that the Triangle has acquired in the past.
There has been no ship sinking since 1967.
Source: Periodista Digital