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The Bermuda Triangle: 10 Facts You May or May Not Know

The Bermuda Triangle is in the north western part of the Atlantic Ocean. A number of aircraft have gone strangely missing while flying over the area, and likewise with surface objects like boats. So, here are 10 facts on the Bermuda Triangle, that you may or may not know.

As already discussed, the Bermuda Triangle is subject to much debate as to whether there are indeed things that make planes and boats disappear. Whether or not that is the case is largely unproven, but here are 10 facts that you may or may not know. 

1. Many people have heard of the Bermuda Triangle, but did you know that it is also known as The Devil’s Sea and also The Hoodoo Sea?

2. The first person to document strange goings on in the area was actually Christopher Columbus, on his first trip through the area. He stated that he saw mysterious lights and had difficulty with the compass as it did funny things.

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3. In alleged occurrences that happen in the Bermuda Triangle, there are often no signs of debris or anything to do with the object that has gone missing. This is said to be because the Gulf Stream runs the Bermuda Triangle and it can very quickly get rid of any debris, thus leaving no sign of any incident.

4. The area of the Bermuda Triangle is said to be around 440,000 miles of sea. This is an area much larger than Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma combined.

5. The most famous case to date of the Bermuda Triangle is the disappearance of a plane called flight 19 and also search planes that was sent out to try and find them. Combined 27 men and 6 planed were never found. This happened in 1945.

6. Possible theories include UFOs, the lost city of Atlantis, a Wormhole and even natural reasons like bad weather.

7. There have been approximately 1,000 lives taken in the past 100 years, apparently caused by the Bermuda Triangle. Not all of these in suspicious circumstances, but it just goes to show that it is tricky to navigate the area.

8. There is also another mystery in a mystery as the exact location of the Bermuda Triangle is not actually known, making it even more of a talking point.

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9. The said three points of the Bermuda Triangle are said to be Florida, Puerta Rico and of course Bermuda. As said before though, the exact co-ordinates are not known precisely.

10. In the Bermuda Triangle, it is one of two places on Earth, that on a compass will not point true north. This means that you have to compensate, otherwise you could end up of course- which could be why so many have done so.

As you already know, the Bermuda Triangle is a mysterious, if not dangerous place, that in fact is quite intriguing. Every year millions will fly or cruise through the area when going to America or the Caribbean, or from those countries to Europe. Scary thought i think that you could be going along nicely, then all of a sudden, something happens.

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  1. bobie

    On October 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    good information . i love to read bermuda triangle story .

  2. giftarist

    On October 15, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Very interesting. Never knew some of the info.

  3. Raj the Tora

    On October 15, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    One of the greatest mysteries that is yet to unravel itself. Thanks

  4. rebell115

    On October 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    wow ive never really looking in to the triangle, though have heard of it, and this is some interesting facts.

  5. clandestinef

    On October 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Great post. Nice to know more about this Bermuda triangle.

  6. CA Johnson

    On October 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    This is a very interesting article. I did not know this many facts about the Bermuda Triangle. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  7. achilles2010

    On October 15, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Compass does not point to true north is something very strange. Other occurrences might have some scientific explanation but certainly not this.

  8. giritharanj

    On October 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    nice share – gj

  9. Heather Dawn

    On October 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    And the legend grows. I thought I’d heard everything about the Bermuda Triangle, but, thanks to your article, now have a couple more facts to add to the list. Great article.

  10. Brewed Coffee

    On October 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Always intrigued by this “mystery” It does leave a lot for having theories and imagining things for something that we cannot explain at the present. Still, it is a very interesting topic.

  11. Sweety

    On October 15, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Great share. I loved reading the story behind this ber tri.

  12. bryeunade

    On October 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I’ve read a lot above the bermuda triangle, there are other triangle like areas scattered around the world. but the bermuda triangle is the most legendary. nice story..

  13. GodsGrace

    On October 15, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Very Nice Work

  14. Noeal V

    On October 16, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Nice Share.

  15. suhail

    On October 16, 2010 at 4:46 am

    i am very much intrigued by the endless possibilities of the triangle!

  16. Phoenix Montoya

    On October 16, 2010 at 5:17 am

    Great facts here. Good to know :)

  17. Michal Dorcak

    On October 16, 2010 at 6:57 am

    This might sound perverse, but you just made me want to go there.

  18. Minister Marlene

    On October 16, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Really good article and facts of great interest. I wonder what it really is?

  19. albert1jemi

    On October 16, 2010 at 11:23 am

    thanks for the share

  20. Brenda Nelson

    On October 16, 2010 at 11:28 am

    ships sink there because gases are sometimes released from under the seabed bubble up and thus the boats are heavier than the water – since the water is mostly air.. and the boat goes down.

  21. strategy03

    On October 16, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Nice write dear ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  22. princess serenity

    On October 19, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Thanks for sharing this! I always find Bermuda to be intriguing. And Amelia Earhart was also lost here right?

  23. jennifer eiffel01

    On October 24, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Fantastic article. I just love anything to do with things like the Bermuda Triangle, or aliens and other supernatural things.

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