Meaning of the Bermuda Triangle - encyclopedia - 2023



What is the Bermuda Triangle:

The Bermuda Triangle is an area that covers 500,000 mi² or 1,294,994 km² and is located between Miami, Puerto Rico and the islands of Bermuda.

The Bermuda Triangle is a term invented in 1964 by the tabloid journalist Vincent Gaddis, although the one who made the mystery famous was the science fiction writer Charles Berlitz in his book The Bermuda Triangle, written in 1974, and which sold more than 20 million copies.

Legend of the Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle or Limbo of the Lost, is a mythical area that boasts hundreds of seemingly inexplicable mysterious disappearances since 1918.

There are many myths around the triangle. Some of them are:

  • Magnetic field anomalies in the area.
  • It is a wormhole, that is, a portal to another dimension of space-time.
  • It is a base of aliens who kidnap people for studies.
  • It has artifacts from the missing Atlantis.

See also Limbo.

Explanation of the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

There are two scientific explanations for the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle:

  1. Magnetic declination: magnetic north (indicated by the compass) has a variation with respect to geographic north. This would explain why many sailors and pilots lost their way.
  2. Methane bubbles: This theory is based on the theory of fluid dynamics and has proven that the presence of methane hydrates creates bubbles that grow geometrically as they reach the surface and even above it. When they reach the surface, they create foamy areas with a density that would make it difficult for a boat to float. When the bubbles cross the surface, planes in the area are in danger of their engines catching fire.